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Catherine Wheeler Fisher and Jacob G Fisher

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Story provided to me by Mary, a Fellow Wheeler family member., there may be a page 2 or further in my archives - will add when and if I find it.

Catherine Wheeler Fisher and Jacob G Fisher

Catherine Wheeler Fisher, daughter of Phoebe (Hall) Wheeler and David Wheeler, and Grand-daughter of Thomas Hall was born in 1836, in Harrison County, Virginia. She moved with her family, after 1840, to Norther Indiana near Leesburg, where they lived a short time. They then moved to Henry County, Ill. After living in Illinois for a short time they moved to Grundy Count, Mo., where they lived for a short time. They also lived in Johnson County, Missouri, around Warrensburg.

They finally settled in Holton, kansas in 1866.

Catherine Wheeler was married to Jacob G. fisher around 1862-3. They were probably married in Johnson County, Missouri and lived in the Warrensburg vicinity until 1870, when they moved to Holton, Kansas.

Catherine Wheeler was married to Jacob G. Fisher around 1862-3. They were probably married in Johnson County, Missouri and lived in the Warrnesburg vicinity until 1870, when they moved to Holton Kansas. Catherine died March 9, 1879, and buried in Holton, Kansas. Her sister Elizabeth (Wheeler) Chapman died the same night in Iowa. Catherine left five sons and one daughter.

Jacob G. Fisher, husband of Catherine had one daughter by a previous marriage. She was Malinda Fisher Dawson born August 28, 1852. She is buried in the Beasley Cemetery, south of Columbus, Kansas.

After Catherines death, Jacob was married to a women with 2 children. ME. (Maggie) Foster. Her children were Malinda M. Fisher (Mast) , born December 31, 1869. She died January 24, 1943. John A. Frank Foster (He went by the name of fisher). He was born October 27, 1879 andd died in the state of Washington. He never married.

Jacob Fisher moved with his family to Southeast Kansas, Cherokee County in 1888. He was born May 4, 1825, and died February 12, 1901. He is buried in a county cemetery southeast of Columbus, Kansas, on Clem road. It is known as Oakhill Cemetery. his widow Maggie Foster Fisher was born March 13, 1850, and died August 21, 1920. She is also buried in Oakhill Cemetery.

Jacob fought in the Civil War on the side of the North. He came originally from Johnson County, Missouri, near Knob Noster, Sedalia, and Warrensburg. he had relatives who still live there.

Children and Grand-children of Catherine Wheeler Fisher and Jacob Fisher

(1) Daniel Grant Fisher was born June 18, 1865, in Warrensburg, Mo. He died about the age of 21 and is buried in Holton, Kansas.

(2) William Sherman Fisher was born March 22, 1867, in Warrensburg, Mo. He moved with his parents to Holton, Kansas, in 1870. He spent most of his adult life in Wichita, Kansas, He worked for the City Street department in Wichita. He died and is buried in Wichita. He had one son, Clair fisher who lives in Wichita.

(3) Philip S. fisher was born August 22, 1869, near Warrensburg, MO., and moved with his parents at age of one year to Holton, Kansas. In 1893 he came to Cherokee County to be near his father who had moved there. On September 12, 1902, he and Minnie Cox were married. They lived for a while south of Columbus and later in Columbus. They moved to the County Farm in January, 1910 where he served as Superintendent for 17 years. He was one of the most widely known men in Cherokee county. He had a large circle of friends who held him in highest regard. he was kind hearted and generous to all with whom he was thrown in contact with. He was active in politics and as County Sheriff at one time. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Consistory at Ft. Scott, Kansas., The Redman and odd-Fellow lodges and the Christian church. They had one daughter, Juanita Fisher Brownlee. They also had a foster daughter, Roberta Ratcliff, and a foster son, Sam Cameron.

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