FISHER, CHARLES FREDERICK WILLIAM, Harrisburg, Pa., was born at Siaux, Germany, September 25, 1835. He is a son of Christian and Lora (Miller) Fisher. His paternal grandfather was engaged in the grocery business and his maternal grandfather was a farmer. Christian Fisher, father of Charles F. W., was born in Rasshan, Germany. He was a stonemason. His wife, Lora Miller, was a native of Albro, Germany. Of their family of seven children, two are living, Ernest and Charles F. W. Their deceased children are: Caroline, Rosanna, Minnie, and two who died in infancy. Christian Fisher died in March, 1841, aged fifty-four; his wife died in July, 1862, aged sixty-five. They were both members of the Lutheran church.
Charles Frederick W. Fisher received a limited education in his native country, his school days having been shortened by his yielding to an inclination to learn a trade. He chose that of a miller and followed that occupation for forty years. Mr. Fisher carne with his family to the United States in 1882, and was employed at his trade in various places. In 1887 he came to Harrisburg, Pa., where he was employed for nine years in the flour mill of John Hoffer. Mr. Fisher bought the farm lately owned by Mr. Cassel and known as Cassel's tannery, in Swatara township, to which he removed, and where he now resides, engaged in farming. He was married, February 5, 1865, to Miss Amelia, daughter of Colonel and Julia (Bottgar) Shoeman, natives of Saxenburg, Germany. They have had seven children, of whom five are living: Frederick; Helena, wife of George Kishman; Sidonia, Charles, and Mary. Their deceased children are: Paul, died March 7, 1887, aged nineteen; Elizabeth, died in infancy. Mrs. Fisher was born August 3, 1835. Her parents were both born in Saxenburg; her father was a miller. They had six children, of whom five are living: Emilia; Nathalie; Charles; Amelia, wife of Mr. Fisher; Moritz, and Earnest. Graf, a step-brother of Mrs. Fisher, came to America before 1882 and has not been heard from since. Any information concerning him would be gladly received. Mrs. Fisher's father died at the age of thirty-five years, and her mother at the age of seventy-eight.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 25 August 2001
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