Daniel Hain Fischer 1791-1873, age 82 m. Martha Middleswarth (1794-1877)

S/o Michael Fischer 1788-1853 and Catherine Hain 1788-1848


1791 Nov 13 — Born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania

1800 — Berks Co, Pennsylvania Septennial Census, lists Daniel, Michael, John Nicholas, and Henry as “yeoman” — above a labourer but below a land-owner — a tenant farmer]

1800 — Federal Census Heidelburg, Berks, PA [Male 10-15, 1; Male 16-25, 2; Male 45+, 1; Female 10-15, 2; Female 26-44, 1] (doc)

1808 Jul 3 — Brother Michael Jacob Fisher born in Franklin, Franklin, Ohio, USA [m.1 Mary Dyer Briggs 30 May 1830 in Fairfield, OH; m.2 Nancy Newell 20 Aug 1829; m.3 Mary Brown; m.4 Elizabeth _____]

1810 — Federal Census Heidelburg, Berks, PA

1810 May 22 — Sister Maria Magdalena Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [m. Hudd Boyer]

1812 — Hain's Church; listed as sponsor at a baptism

1813 Nov 24 — Sister Ellen Nora Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [m. John O D Reed 1835]

1813 Nov 24 — Sister Clara Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [m. John Reed?]

1815 Dec 8 — Sister Mary Ann Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [m. Issac Hemmich Boyer 25 Oct 1846 in Reading, Berks, PA]

1817 Dec 25 — Sister Elizabeth Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [d. 17 Jun 1832; age 14]

1820 Aug 7 — Federal Census Heidelburg, Berks, PA [Male <10, 1; Male 26-44, 1; Female<10, 3; Female 10-15, 1; Female 26-44, 1; number engaged in manufactures 1]

1822 Sep 23 — Sister Matilda Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [d. 25 Apr 1824; age 19 mos.]

abt 1824 — Married Martha Middleswarth [no location known]

1825 May 27 — Brother Harrison Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [m. Louisa Smith]

1827 Apr 5 — Sister Catharine Fisher born in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania [d. 28 Oct 1829; age 2]

1827 May 4 — Son Abner Fisher born in Blair, Pennsylvania [m. Sarah E Brenneman]

1828 Jul — Son John L Fisher born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania [m.1 Elizabeth S Brenneman 12 May 1853; m.2 Mary Magdalena Hickle 1856]

1829 Oct 10 — Son David Middleswarth Fisher born in Blair, Pennsylvania [m. Sarah Ann _____]

1830 — Federal Census Cumru, Berks, PA [Male 5-9, 2; Male 40-49, 1; Male 50-59, 1; Female 10-14, 1; Female 50-59, 1] (doc)

1838 Jan 13 — Son Daniel Webster Fisher born in Blair, Pennsylvania [m. Amanda D Kouns 25 Apr 1860, Jackson, WV]

1840 — Federal Census Heidelburg, Berks, PA

1848 Oct 22 — Mother Catherine Hain died in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania; buried at St John Cemetery, Wernersville, Berks, Pennsylvania [age 60]

1850 Sep 26 — Federal Census in Tyrone, Blair, Pennsylvania; shows Daniel Fisher 58 (farmer); Martha Fisher 56; John Fisher 24 (farmer); David Fisher 20 (laborer); Daniel Fisher 12; Saml Beachel 22 (laborer); Jane Breneman 19 [$19,000 value of real estate] (doc)

1851 Oct — Granddaughter Mary Alice Fisher (daughter of Abner Fisher) born in Tyrone, Blair, Pennsylvania

1852 Apr — Grandson Charles Howard Fisher (son of Abner Fisher) born in Tyrone, Blair, Pennsylvania

1853 Mar 1 — Father Michael Fischer died in Berks, Pennsylvania; buried at Wernersville, Berks, Pennsylvania [age 64]

1856 — Son John L Fisher married Mary Magdalena Hickle

1856 — Grandson Horace G Fisher (son of John L Fisher) born in Pennsylvania

1858 Feb 24 — Grandson Jeremiah B Fisher (son of Abner Fisher) born in Walnut City, Wayne, Iowa, USA

1860 Jul 18 — Federal Census Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania; lists Daniel 63 (farmer), Susannah 62, Daniel 27 (day laborer)

1860 Apr 25 — Son Daniel Webster Fisher married Amanda Kouns in Jackson, Virginia

1862 — Granddaughter Anna M Fisher (daughter of John L Fisher) born in Pennsylvania

1862 Jul 4 — Grandson Walter Lowrie Fisher (son of Daniel Webster Fisher) born in Wheeling, Virginia

1866 Jan 25 — Grandson Howard Lowrie Fisher (son of Daniel Webster Fisher) born in Wheeling, West Virginia

1869 Oct 8 — Granddaughter Mary Edith Fisher (daughter of Daniel Webster Fisher) born in Wheeling, West Virginia

1870 Aug 19 — Federal Census Tyrone, Blair, PA [Danl 75 (retired farmer, $25-120 real estate value; $1000 personal property value), Martha 76 (keeping house)] (doc)

1873 Nov 27 — Died in Arch Spring, Berks, Pennsylvania; son Walter confirms the date and location

Buried; one source says 27 May 1873; officiated by Hain's Church Cem. (
German Reform Cemetery); Rev. Charles Pauli 14 AUG 1845 Wernersville, Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA; Son John and his wife, Mary M. UNKN also buried near his father, but have not found that information yet.

TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTION: Fischer, Daniel B. (son of Michael Fischer), born Sept. 27, 1796, d. May 24, 1869. O. Tombstone inscription recorded in 1936 by Adella Fink Spangler and assisted by Mrs. James Runkle. Spangler Collection, Book 122, p 50-52, Pa. Room Bellefonte Public Library. 81y. 6m. 14d.

1877 Jun 26 — Wife Martha Middleswarth died in Blair, Pennsylvania; buried at German Reform Cemetery, Tyrone, Blair, Pennsylvania

1906 Jan 13 — Death Certificate (#1047) for son John Fisher indicates both parents and their birth locations [Daniel, Berks, PA and Martha New Jersey]



In the book,
A Human Life, An Autobiography with Excursuses, by Daniel Webster Fisher, (written 1909), page 21, he states that he is the son of Daniel Fisher 1791 Pa and Martha Middleswarth Fisher born 1794 New Jersey. Daniel W Fisher says that his father was a native of Berks County, Pa, and was of German descent. Daniel W Fisher says his father spoke German only when someone German would come to visit, but he wrote in German. Daniel Webster Fisher said he had a German family bible, and Daniel Fisher 1794's father was Michael Fisher, and Michael Fisher's father was John Fisher.