Tombstone Tuesday – January 26, 2021 – Henry William Fisher

Henry William Fisher was the son of Daniel Fisher and his first wife Sophia Myers. He was born in Wells County, Indiana on March 17, 1853. Daniel and Sophia Fisher had three children before Sophia died in 1857. Their children were: Elizabeth (1851), Henry William (1853), Margaret (1855). Daniel was a farmer in Wells County, Indiana.

After the death of his first wife, Daniel remarried, Sarah Jane Shull in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. By the 1860 Federal Census, Daniel and Sarah have three children listed with them; Elizabeth, Henry Wm and Emmet (1859). Elizabeth and Henry Wm are Daniel’s from his first wife and Emmet is Daniel and Sarah’s son. There is no mention of Margaret. They live in Union Township, Wells County, Indiana. Daniel is a farmer.

By the time of the 1870 Federal Census, Daniel and Sarah are listed in Markle, Indiana. They have nine children; Elizabeth, Henry Wm, Margaret, Emmett, Matilda (1861), Clara (1863), George (1865), Ellsworth (Ellsmore) (1866), Rachel (1869). Notice that Margaret is listed. Henry and Emmett are listed as no longer in school and helping his father on the farm.

On January 23, 1879, Henry Wm Fisher married Flora J Crites in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Henry and Flora are second cousins. Each of them are descendants of Jacob Crites and his wife Elizabeth Kintner. Henry is the grandson of Elizabeth Crites Fisher and Flora is the granddaughter of Andrew Crites, Elizabeth’s brother. They returned to Wells County Indiana after they married in Ohio and settled in Union Township, Wells County, Indiana. This is where they lived and raised their seven children; Maude (1879), Mable (1883), Royal (1886), Von Earl (1888), David H. (1890), Frank D. (1890), Chauncy A. (1898)

In the 1880 Federal Census, Henry Wm and Flora live in Wells County and they have one daughter whose name is Maude. By the time of the 1900 Federal Census, they have five children; Mable, Royal, Earl V, David H and Chauncy. (Frank D is not shown in the census.)They live in Lafayette Township Allen County, Indiana.

In the 1910 Federal Census, Henry and Flora have three children and a grandchild living with them; Maud (Fisher) Dennis, Von Earl, Chauncy and Elda Dennis(1901). Maud is a widow. And the census states that Flora has had six children and that two have died so she had four living children. Earl is helping his father on the farm. They remain in Lafayette Township, Allen County, Indiana. I noticed that David and Elizabeth Dennis are next door neighbors in the 1910 census. Wonder if they are Maud’s Inlaw’s? Good question for another blog.

At the time of the 1920 Federal Census, Henry Wm and Flora live on Center Road in Lafayette Township, Allen County, Indiana, Henry is 66 years old and Flora is 61 years old. They have one adult son and two grandchildren living with them; Frank D Fisher (whose wife has died) and his children, Mable Pauline (1911) and Glenn Leroy(1913).

In the 1930 Federal Census Henry Wm is 77 years old. The Census indicates that he is Harvey Fisher and that he is a widow but his wife Flora is listed with him, she is 71 years old. They live in Fort Wayne Indiana on Broad Street.

Eighty seven years ago on January 26, Henry William Fisher died in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is buried in Hoverstock Cemetery in Zanesville, Indiana. I do not have a tombstone picture for Henry William. I have may Ancestors buried in this cemetery so the next time I go there I will get a picture and add it to this blog and to Findagrave.

Hoverstock Cemetery – Zanesville, Indiana

Rest in peace, Henry William!

Love, Jan

Henry William is the older half brother of Daniel B Fisher from last weeks post. He is my first cousin 4 time remove as is his wife Flora J Crites.

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