Joseph Fisher

25 November 1801–21 March 1867 (Age 65)
Ohio Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Fisher was born on 25 November 1801, in Ohio Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jesse Fisher, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Martin, was 25. He married Evaline McLean on 16 November 1831, in Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 March 1867, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Fisher
Evaline McLean
Marriage: 16 November 1831
James Madison Fisher
Hellen Maria Fisher
Curtis G. Fisher
Elizabeth Jane Fisher
Thomas T. Fisher
Joseph Armstrong Fisher
Henry Charles Fisher
Reuhannah Fisher

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1831Beaver, Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 17
    Illinois is the 21st state.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 18
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    Story Highlight

    Autobiography of James Madison Fisher, Sr.

    The following autobiography was written by James Madison Fisher, Sr. in the year 1906, a year before his death, concerning his father's family. His parents, who were the first Fisher family to join t …

    Sources (46)

    • Joseph Fisher, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph Fisher in entry for James Madison Sr. Fisher, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joseph Fisher, "United States Census, 1840"

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