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Michael FISCHER (1788-1853) m. Catherine HAIN (1788-1848)
s/o Johann Heinrich Fischer 1758-1823 and Susannah Ruth 1761-1821
d/o Peter Hain 1761-1811 & Magdalena Ruth 1768-1831

1788 Sep 24 Catherine Hain born Berks, PA

1788 Sep 20 Michael Fischer born Tulpehocken, Heildelberg, Berks, PA [Death Register states birth date and location; PA Find a Grave Index lists birth as 20 Sep 1788]

1788 Dec 4 Michael, son of Henry Fisher, born Nov 20, 1788, baptism at Hain's Church Wernersville, Berks, Pa; Sponsor, Abraham Kessler [St John’s Hain’s Church Baptisms p73] PA Church Records Adams, Berks, & Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881] (doc)

1790 Federal Census Fisher Heidelburg, Berks, PA [Male <16, 4; Males >16, 2; Females 3] (doc)

1790 Federal Census Heidelberg, Berks, PA [Record of father Peter Hain: Males <16=2; Males >16=1; Females=3] (doc)

1796 Sep 27 Son
Daniel Hain born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [one source says Nov 13 1791 which does not fit into his father’s dates]

1800 Berks Co, Pennsylvania Septennial Census, lists Daniel, Michael, John Nicholas, and Henry as “yeoman” —
above a labourer but below a land-owner — a tenant farmer]

1800 Federal Census Heidelburg, Berks, PA [Male 10-15, 1; Male 16-25, 2; Male 45+, 1; Female 10-15, 2; Female 26-44, 1] [Male<10, 1; Male 26-44, 1; Female <10, 2; Female 26-44,1](doc)

1808 Jul 3 son Michael Jacob Fisher born in Franklin, Franklin, Ohio, USA [m.1 Mary Dyer Briggs 30 May 1830 in Fairfield, OH; m.2 Nancy Newell 20 Aug 1829; m.3 Mary Brown; m.4 Elizabeth _____]

1810 Federal Census Heidelburg, Berks, PA [husband Michael Fischer record: Male <10=2; Male 10-15=2; Male 26-44=1; Female <10=1; Female 10-15=1; Female 26-44=1](doc)

1810 May 22 daughter Maria Magdalena Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [m. Hudd Boyer] (Death Register states she was living as of death of father, Mar 1, 1853)

1811 Nov 16 father Peter Hain died in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, PA [PA Wills & Probate, doc] [
Reading Adler: HEHN, Peter, a resident of Heidelberg Twp., this county, died last Sunday. (11-19-1811 ed.)

1812 Hain's Church; Michael listed as sponsor at a baptism

1813 Nov 26 daughter Ellen Nora (aka Clara) Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [m. John O D Reed 1835] (Death Register states she was living as of death of father, Mar 1, 1853) [PA Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 Index lists her birth date as Nov 26, 1813]

1814 christening for Clara Fisher at St John’s Hains Reformed Church, Lower Heidelburg, Berks, PA. [PA Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 Index lists parents as Michael and Catherine]

1815 Dec 8 daughter Mary Ann Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [m. Issac Hemmich Boyer 25 Oct 1846 in Reading, Berks, PA] (Death Register states she was living as of death of father, Mar 1, 1853) [PA Births and Christenings, 1709-1950 Index lists parents as Michael and Catherine, and date of Christening event as 14 May 1815 at Christ Maratawny or Delons Reformed Church, Bowers, Berks, PA]

1817 Dec 25 daughter Elizabeth Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [d. 17 Jun 1832; age 14]

1820 Aug 7 Federal Census Heidelburg, Berks, PA [Male <10, 1; Male 26-44, 1; Female<10, 3; Female 10-15, 1; Female 26-44, 1; number engaged in manufactures 1] [Male <10, 2; Male 26-44, 1; Male >45, 1; Female <10, 1; Female 16-25, 4; Female 26-44, 1; Female >45, 1]

1822 Sep 23 daughter Matilda Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [d. 25 Apr 1824; age 19 mos.]

abt 1824 Son Daniel Hain Fischer married Martha Middleswarth [no location known]

1825 May 27 son Harrison Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [m. Louisa Smith] (Death Register states he was living as of death of father, Mar 1, 1853)

1827 Apr 5 daughter Catharine Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [d. 28 Oct 1829; age 2]

1827 May 4 grandson Abner Fisher born in Blair, Pennsylvania [m. Sarah E Brenneman]

1828 Jul grandson John L Fisher born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania [m.1 Elizabeth S Brenneman 12 May 1853; m.2 Mary Magdalena Hickle 1856]

1829 Oct 10 grandson David Middleswarth Fisher born in Blair, Pennsylvania [m. Sarah Ann _____]

1830 Federal Census Tuplehocken Twp, Berks, PA [Male <5, 1; Male 20-30, 2; Female <5, 1; Female 20-30, 2] (doc)

1838 Jan 13 grandson Daniel Webster Fisher born in Blair, Pennsylvania [m. Amanda D Kouns 25 Apr 1860, Jackson, WV]

1840 Federal Census Heidelburg, Berks, PA [Male 15-19, 1; Male 50-59, 1; Female 50-59, 1](doc)

1848 Oct 22 Catherine Hain died in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania; buried at St John Cemetery, Wernersville, Berks, Pennsylvania [age 60]

1848 Oct 24 Catherine Hain buried at St John Cemetery, Wernersville, Berks, Pennsylvania [age 60] [TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTION: Fisher, Catharine, wife of Michael Fisher, b. Sept. 24, 1788, d. Oct. 22, 1848 (daughter of Peter Hain and wife, Magdalena (nee Ruth). O.]

1850 Aug 28 Federal Census in Lower Heidelburg Twp, Berks, Pennsylvania; shows Michael 62 (farmer), Harrison Fisher 27 (gunbarrell maker), Louisa Fisher 24, Henry Fisher 1 (doc)

1853 Mar 1 Michael Fischer died in Berks, Pennsylvania; buried at Wernersville, Berks, Pennsylvania [age 64, 5 mos, 11 days] (PA Registration of Deaths, p14, Record #58 (doc)] (Death Register states names of his parents [Henry and Christianna] [Death Register states cod as thyfoid fever] [Death Register states occupation as “splayer”] [Berks Co, PA Death Index shows him listed in Volume 1852, P20, line 1][PA Find a Grave Index lists his birth as 20 Sep 1788 and death as 1 Mar 1853 and burial in Wernersville, Berks, PA]

1853 Mar 8 buried at Hain’s Church, Lower Heidelburg, Berks, PA [Death Register states location of burial and implies that it had occurred before the date of filing of Death Register by son Harrison Fischer]

In the book,
A Human Life, An Autobiography with Excursuses, by Daniel Webster Fisher, (written 1909), page 21, he states that he is the son of Daniel Fisher 1791 Pa and Martha Middleswarth Fisher born 1794 New Jersey. Daniel W Fisher says that his father was a native of Berks County, Pa, and was of German descent. Daniel W Fisher says his father spoke German only when someone German would come to visit, but he wrote in German. Daniel Webster Fisher said he had a German family bible, and Daniel Fisher 1794's father was Michael Fisher, and Michael Fisher's father was John Fisher.

Walter Fisher: The old homestead of Michael Fisher not long ago was still standing on Tulpehocken Creek, Berks Co, Pa — a stone building. Whether Michael Fisher preceded him to that locality I do not know, but probably so. I remember nothing concerning John or Jacob. Kathy (Mrs. Stier) resided in western Penn (Jefferson or Clarion Co, I think). Betsy resided in Sinking Valley. Both left several children.

RECORDS/DOCUMENTS Michael Catherine
Birth
Marriage
Death
1790 Census
1800 Census
1810 Census
1820 Census
1830 Census
1840 Census
1850 Census