Lemuel Fisher

26 December 1829–14 October 1861 (Age 31)
Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Lemuel

When Lemuel Fisher was born on 26 December 1829, in Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Farlee Fisher, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Parkes, was 36. He had at least 1 daughter with Elizabeth Rupp. He lived in Roaring Creek, Mayberry Township, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Locust Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 14 October 1861, at the age of 31, and was buried in Bear Gap, Ralpho Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lemuel Fisher
1829–1861
Elizabeth Rupp
1840–
M Fisher
1858–

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 1
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail
Age 1
Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1846
Age 17
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a fisherman, Middle English fischer. The name has also been used in Ireland as a loose equivalent of Braden . As an American family name, this has absorbed cognates and names of similar meaning from many other European languages, including German Fischer, Dutch Visser, Hungarian Halász, Italian Pescatore, Polish Rybarz, etc.2 In a few cases, the English name may in fact be a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from the Old English term fisc-gear ‘fish weir’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, Yiddish fisher, German Fischer.

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

Possible Related Names

Poisson
Poissant
Salmon
Braden

Sources (4)

  • Lemuel Fisher, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lemuel Fisher in household of Jacob Fisher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lemuel Fisher, "Find A Grave Index"

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