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John Edward (Fischer) Fisher (abt. 1815 - 1873)

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John Edward Fisher formerly Fischer
Born about in Prussia Germanymap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Staunton, Macoupin, Illinois, United States of Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United Statesmap
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Categories: German Roots | German Immigrants to Illinois | Restaurateurs | Hoteliers.

John (Fischer) Fisher has German Roots.
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John (Fischer) Fisher migrated from Germany to Illinois (estimate 1835).
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Research Notes:

Note: Surname variants include: Fischer (probably original), Fisher (probably Americanized)

Note: Pedigree Reference Unsourced: " John FISHER (Fischer) Ancestral File birth: 1815 , , Germany

death: June 1873 Memphis, , Tennessee burial: Memphis, Shelby, TN

marriage: 27 November 1856, Staunton, Macoupin, IL

spouse: Huldah SAWYER

children: Flora Margaret FISHER (FISCHER), Josephine (Fannie) FISHER (FISCHER), Martha (Mattie) Ellen FISHER (FISCHER), John Edward FISHER (FISCHER), Charles Theodore FISHER (FISCHER), Frederick William FISHER (FISCHER)" [1]

Note: Great Grandfather from a wealthy German Family. He was a prominent businessman.

United States Census, 1870

Name J E Fisher

Event Type Census Event Year 1870 Event Place Tennessee, United States

Gender Male Age 51 Race White Race (Original) W

Birth Year (Estimated) 1818-1819 Birthplace Prussia


J E Fisher M 51 Prussia (Resturant Owner Operator)

Huldah Fisher F 36 Illinois (Spouse)

Josephine Fisher F 13 Illinois

Mattie Fisher F 11 Illinois

Jrw E Fisher M 5 Tennessee

Chas Fisher M 2 Tennessee Anna Burgen F 25 Kentucky Wm Burgen M 35 Indiana Carrie Burgen F 4 Kentucky


Idaho Death Certificates (Son John Edward)

Name John E. Fisher (Son)

Note: This information was given by F. W. Fisher as listed on the document.

Event Date 26 Oct 1930 Event Place Harrison, Kootenai, Idaho Gender Male Race (Original) White Race White Age 65 Birth Date 07 Jan 1865 Birthplace Memphis, Tenn. Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Ida Fisher

Father's Name John E. Fisher Father's Birthplace Germany

Mother's Name Huldah Sawyer

Mother's Birthplace Ill.

Occupation Jeweler Residence Place Harrison, Kootenai, Idaho Cemetery Harrison Cem. Burial Place Harrison, Idaho Burial Date 27 Oct 1930



John E. Fischer

Birth: 1815, Germany

Death: Jun. 13, 1873 Memphis Shelby County Tennessee, USA

Memphis Daily Appeal June 14 1873

Died in Chelsea, at 7 o'clock p.m., June 13th, John He. Fischer, proprietor of the Southern Hotel. The funeral will take place from his late residence, at 3 o'clock this Saturday afternoon. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

Memphis Daily Appeal June 15 1873

SUICIDE John Fischer, a prominent German citizen, suicided last evening at his residence in Chelsea, by taking laudanum. No cause for the deed is known

Elmwood records indicate he was 52 years old. Cause of death: Morphine.

He married Huldah Sawyer Nov. 1856 in Staunton Illinois. These are their children:

Martha Ellen Fischer Flora Margaret Fischer John Edward Fischer Charles Theodore Fischer Fredrick William Fischer

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Shelby County Tennessee, USA

Created by: Mary & Kent (Credit) Record added: Dec 19, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 102371669 [4]

(Wife) Huldah Sawyer Fisher's Memorial Obituary excerpt.

" Hulda was the daughter of Stephen Michael Sawyer and Margaret "Peggy" Jarman. She married John Edward Ficher on 27 Nov 1856 in Macon Co., IL. He was born in Germany and relocated to Staunton at age 20 (changing his name from Fischer to Fisher) His parents were grocers. At a young age, he owned and operated a wholesale grocery business in Staunton. He then managed large hotels in Memphis, TN. Soon after their marriage they purchased the beautiful "Taylor Estate" on the outskirts of Staunton. After her husband's death in June of 1872, Hulda and her children returned to the Staunton area, locating in Madison County. Then, in 1887 she and her children followed her oldest daughter Fanny and her husband Doc Spence to Spokane, WA. In 1896 she and her children moved to Wallace, Idaho where they lived for the next 9 years. Her last wish was to be taken back to Spokane, WA to be buried there. Hulda is the mother of Josephine "Fanny", Martha Ellen, Flora Margaret, John Edward, Charles Theodore and Frederick William. " Sue McCain (Credit) [5]


  1. [(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2017-09-26), entry for John FISHER.)]
  2. [("United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), J E Fisher, Tennessee, United States; citing p. 28, family 239, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm )]
  3. [("Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 August 2017), John E. Fisher in entry for John E. Fisher, 26 Oct 1930; citing Harrison, Kootenai, Idaho, reference State File #72429, Department of Health and Welfare, Boise; FHL microfilm 1,530,888.)]
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Death Certificate of John E Fisher Son of John E Fisher and Huldah Sawyer
Death Certificate of John E Fisher Son of John E Fisher and Huldah Sawyer


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