Rachel Fisher

Female1783–18 August 1853

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Fisher was born in 1783, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Fisher Sr, was 44 and her mother, Anna Maria Shadacre, was 38. She married Johannes Oster in 1802, in Thornhill, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 18 August 1853, in Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in York, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Johannes Oster
Rachel Fisher
Marriage: 1802
Jacob Oster
Rachael Oster
Catherine Oster
John Oster
Susanna Oster
Peter Oster
Michael Oster
Samuel Oster
Valentine Oster
Eva Oster
Valentine Oster
Mary Margaret Oster

Sources (12)

  • 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Rachel Fisher Oster, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1802Thornhill, York, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 0

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1795: Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


    Age 20

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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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