COLBERT COUNTY, ALABAMA
JOHN H. FISHER
JOHN H. FISHER was born May 4, 1843, in Vanderburg
County, Ind., and is a son of Philip and Catharine (Gottschalk) Fisher.
The senior Mr. Fisher was born in Darmstadt; his wife in Hesse. He located in Evansville, Ind. Where he was married and reared one child, the subject of our sketch.
John H. Fisher was reared in Evansville, Ind., and in 1852, moved with his grandfather to Mt. Vernon, Ind., where he received his education. In 1857 he began the tinnerís trade but did not complete it on account of the war. In May, 1861, he enlisted in Company c, Twenty-fifth Indiana Volunteers, and participated in the battles of Donelson and Shiloh and the siege of Corinth, where he was wounded in the foot and sent to the hospital. In January, 1863, he was discharged from the hospital and came home, where he was engaged in a drug store for three months, after which he was employed in the postoffice eighteen months. In 1864 he located in Sedalia, Mo., and clerked in a dry goods store four months. He returned to Mt. Vernon, and shortly afterward started a tin shop of his own which he conducted for a short time, thence removing to Evansville, and accepting a position as traveling salesman, in which he was engaged for about twelve years. He then entered business for himself in Poseyville, and in January, 1884, located at Tuscumbia, where he opened a hardware and queensware house and has been doing a large business. He is a very enterprising and public spirited citizen and is always active in the interest of the town. He is now serving the people as alderman.
Mr. Fisher was married, in June, 1866, to Miss Nettie Grant, of Evansville, Ind., and has had born to him four children, namely: Catherine E., Fannie G., Alice C., and Edward A. Mrs. Fisher died March 16, 1873, and on November 9, 1876, Mr. Fisher was married to Miss Liddie A. Mears, daughter of Benjamin F. Mears, of Daviess County, Ind. To this union four children have been born, of whom two are living, namely: Frank A. and William H. The family are members of the Methodist Church, and Mr. Fisher is a Knight of Honor and a Knight of Pythias.
[SOURCE: Northern Alabama Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Smith and De Land, Birmingham, Ala. 1888., p. 441-2.] Typed for inclusion here by Linda Ledlow.
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