Emmet H. Fisher was born on January 13, 1860 in Wells County, Indiana. He was the son of Daniel and Sarah Jane (Shull)Fisher. Daniel and Sarah had nine children; Emmet (1860), Matilda (1861), Clare (1863), George (1865), Elmer (1866), Rachel(1867), Daniel(1871), Della (1874), Mary (1877). Daniel had three children from his first wife, Sophia Myers who died in 1857. They were Elizabeth (1851), William Henry (1853), and Margaret (1855).
I am first cousins to both Daniel Fisher through his mother, Elizabeth Crites who is my fifth Great Aunt and his first wife was the sister of Elizabeth Myers who is my three times Great Grandmother making Sofia my fourth Great Aunt. Jesse Crites and Daniel Fisher were first cousins and they married sisters; Elizabeth and Sophia Myers. Jesse Crites and Elizabeth Myers are my three times Great Grandparents.
In the 1870 Federal Census, Daniel and Sarah (his second wife) are living in Wells County Indiana. They have 9 children living with them. The first three, Elizabeth, Wm Henry, and Margaret are Sophia and Daniels children and Emmett, Matilda, Clara, George, Elmer and Rachel are Daniel and Sarah’s children. Emmett is still in school but also claims to be helping with the farm. The family lives in Markle, Indiana.
In the 1880 Federal Census, Daniel and Sarah have eight children living at home; Emmett, Matilda, Clare, George, Elmer, Rachel, Daniel, Della and Mary. Emmet is working on the farm with his father. The three older children have married and left home.
On August 3, 1887, Emmet H Fisher married Mary Alice Young in Wells County, Indiana. By the 1900 Federal Census, Emmet and Alice have seven children; Lola (1887), Flossie (1888), Iva (1890), Frank (1892), Glenn (1895), William (1897), Carl (1900). By the time of the 1910 Federal Census, The children living with Emmet and Alice are Frank, Glenn, William, Carl and a two year old daughter Delores. Emmett has been a farmer his whole life. In the 1920 Federal Census, Emmet and Alice have two children remaining at home, nineteen year old Carl and eleven year old, Delores.
I do not find the Fisher family in the 1930 Federal Census.
Eighty nine years ago Emmett died in Uniondale, Indiana on June 30, 1931. He had chronic vascular disease.
He is buried in Markle Cemetery in Markle, Indiana.
Rest in peace, Emmett!
Emmett is my second cousin four times removed….It’s complicated!