Emma Fisher

27 June 1889–
St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emma

When Emma Fisher was born on 27 June 1889, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob Fischer, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Krauss, was 32. She married Arthur Louis Eckert on 20 August 1911, in Millstadt, St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Millstadt, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1920 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1930.

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Arthur Louis Eckert
Emma Fisher
Marriage: 20 August 1911
Edward Eckert
Raymond Eckert
Elvira Eckert
Lilian Eckert
Clarence William Eckert

Spouse and Children

    Arthur Louis Eckert



20 August 1911
Millstadt, St. Clair, Illinois, United States


    Edward Eckert


    Raymond Eckert


    Elvira Eckert


    Lilian Eckert



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 3

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Age 31

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Emma Eckert in household of Arthur L Eckert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma Eckert in household of Arthur J Eckert, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Fischer in household of Jacob Fischer, "United States Census, 1900"

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