Susan Fishel

9 December 1855–13 March 1896 (Age 40)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Susan

When Susan Fishel was born on 9 December 1855, her father, Henry Fishel, was 45 and her mother, Theresa E. Hollanback, was 32. She married Joshua Johnson Whitaker on 18 November 1875, in Brown, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in White River Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died on 13 March 1896, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Johnson Whitaker
Susan Fishel
Marriage: 18 November 1875
James Henry Whitaker
Ira Madison Whitaker
Zora E Whitaker
Omer Frank Whitaker
William Roy Whitaker
Clara Mae Whitaker

Spouse and Children

18 November 1875
Brown, Indiana, United States


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Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 12

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Fishl, literally ‘little fish’, used as a vernacular equivalent for the Biblical Efraym (Ephraim). Ephraim became associated with the fish because he was blessed by his father Jacob (Genesis 48:16) with the words veyidgu larov ‘Let them grow into a multitude’, the verb yidgu, containing the root letters of Hebrew dag ‘fish’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Fishel in household of Henry Fishel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Fishel in household of Henry Fishel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susan Whitaker in household of Joshua Whitaker, "United States Census, 1880"

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