Bertha Fisher

30 January 1878–14 January 1921 (Age 42)
Löhningen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

The Life of Bertha

When Bertha Fisher was born on 30 January 1878, in Löhningen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, her father, Hans Ulrich Fischer, was 41 and her mother, Elisabeth Bollinger, was 41. She married James Maroni Sprague on 17 December 1906, in Union, Union, Oregon, United States. She died on 14 January 1921, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States.

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James Maroni Sprague
Bertha Fisher
Marriage: 17 December 1906

Spouse and Children

17 December 1906
Union, Union, Oregon, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Jacob Fisher



    Daughter Daughter Fischer



    Johann Jakob Fischer


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World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

Age 2

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 12

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.

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)

  • Bertha Sprague in household of James Sprague, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Sprag in household of James M Sprag, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bertha Fisher, "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975"

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