Stephen J Fisher

Brief Life History of Stephen J

When Stephen J Fisher was born on 4 September 1847, in Kosciusko, Indiana, United States, his father, James Fisher Sr., was 30 and his mother, Sarah Royer, was 26. He married Sarah Ulery on 3 June 1870, in Kosciusko, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and San Dimas, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He died on 23 July 1928, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Eel River Ulrey Memorial Cemetery, Silver Lake, Lake Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen J Fisher
Sarah Ulery
Marriage: 3 June 1870
Elizabeth Ione Fisher
Anna Elizabeth Keister
Norman Fisher
Mary Estelle Fisher
John Fisher
Rose Fisher
Cora May Fisher
Elva Fisher Graham
Erba Fisher
Thomas Grover Fisher
Emma Jane Fisher
James Fisher
Opal F Fisher
Jessie Beulah Fisher

Sources (44)

  • Stephen Fisher in household of Orrien Clemmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Steven J Fisher, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Stephen J Fisher, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Los Angeles, California, United States

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle English fis(sc)her(e) ‘fisherman’ (Old English fiscere). In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from many other languages, including German Fischer and its Slavic(ized) variant Fišer (see Fiser ), Dutch Visser , Hungarian Halász (see Halasz ), Italian Pescatore , Slovenian Ribič (see Ribic ), and Croatian Ribić or Ribar .

English: in a few cases, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived near a fish weir on a river, from Middle English fis(sc)hwere, fisshyar ‘fish weir’ (Old English fiscwer, fiscgear), or a habitational name from a place so named, such as Fisher in North Mundham, Sussex.

Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. See Braden .

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

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