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FISHER, John G., Middletown, deceased, was born near Elizabethtown, in Lancaster county, Pa., in 1830; son of John Fisher. George, the grandfather of John G., was born in Germany in 1752, came to America and became a soldier in the Continental army, after which he engaged in farming in Lancaster county, where he died. John Fisher, father of John G., was born in Lancaster county, and was engaged in farming. He served in the war of 1812. John G. was reared in Lancaster county, and learned the trade of coach builder. In 1856 he came to Dauphin county and located in Middletown, where he opened a shop for building coaches, and conducted the enterprise for many years. His death occurred in March, 1888. In politics Mr. Fisher was Democrat, and served on the school board and in the borough council. In 1849 he was married to Miss Amanda, daughter of Rev. Henry G. Stecher, of Hummelstown. She was a member of the Lutheran church, and died in 1893. Four of their children lived to maturity: Henry S., insurance agent, at Middletown, married Clara Rodfong, and they have one child, Hattie Romain; Frank Z., learned the shoe business, and engaged in the manufacture and sale of boots and shoes in 1888, and has since continued in the business; Sarah E., and Walter R., of Middletown. The family are members of the Lutheran church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Phyllis Edwards,, for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 10 Feb 2001

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