Tombstone Tuesday – January 19, 2021 – Daniel B Fisher

Photo from Findagrave

Daniel B Fisher was born on March 26, 1871 in Union City, Indiana. He was the son of Daniel Fisher and Sarah Jane Shull. Daniel and Sarah Fisher had ten children; Ellsworth (1858), Emmet Edward (1860), Matilda (1861), Clara (1863), George Albert (1865), Elmer (1866), Rachel (1869), Daniel Bert (1871), Della (1875), Mary E. (1876). Daniel was a farmer.

By the time of the 1880 Federal Census, Daniel B Fisher was and eight year old. He is living with his parents and six of his siblings; Emmet, Matilida, Clara, George, Elmer, Rachel, Daniel B. The elder Daniel is a farmer and the children are attending school eith the exception of four year old Daniel B.

The next records I find on Daniel is his marriage record in Wells County Indiana to Asenath Savilla Plasterer on Sept 19, 1897 in Zanesville, Indiana. Daniel and Savilla had seven children; Leland Herbert (1898), Nellie Bell (1899), Edna Merle (1903), Rollyn P (1905), Truman Shull (1908), Raphael E. (1911), Edward Dale (1914).

Special thanks to Shirley Beeching for sharing this photo on Ancestry in 2014.

By the time of the 1900 Census, Daniel and Savilla have two children living with them in Zaneville, Indiana. The children are Leland and Nellie. In the 1910 census, They have five children; Leland, Nettie, Edna, Rolland and Truman. Daniel is remains a farmer in Union Township, Wells County, Indiana.

Savilla Fisher died on March 22, 1918 in Huntington Indiana leaving Daniel with seven children.

Daniel and the children are found in the 1920 Federal Census. They live in Union Township, Huntington County, Indiana. Leland and Nellie are twenty one and twenty years old. Leland is helping his father on the farm. Nellie and Edna are no longer in school. They are likely running the household since their Mother has died. The remaining children are attending school except Edward who is still too young.

By the time of the 1930 Federal Census, Daniel is living with two of his sons in Huntington, Indiana. In the 1940 Federal Census, Daniel lives along in Huntington, Indiana. He is sixty nine years old.

Sixty eight years ago Daniel B. Fisher died on January 19, 1953. He is buried in Union Cemetery in Huntington, Indiana with his wife, Asenath Savilla Fisher.

Rest in peace, Daniel Bert!

Love, Jan

Daniel Bert is my first cousin four times removed.

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