Jacob Fisher II

History of Fulton County, Illinois; together with Sketches of its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Peoria, Illinois, 1879, page 753, Kerton Township
  Jacob Fisher, farmer and stock-raiser, sec. 30; P. O., Bluff City; among the leading farmers of this township Mr. F. finds a place in the biographical department of this work. He is a native of Germany, where he was born in 1823. His father, Jacob Fisher, was a farmer by occupation and married at Baden Miss Elizabeth Taylor. Our subject was their youngest child. At the age of 11 he brought him to the U. S. At Buffalo his father died. Young Jacob went to Coshocton Co., Ohio., where he was a farm hand. In 1845 he came to Schuyler Co., Ill., where he remained until the Mexican war broke out when he enlisted in Col. Dunlap’s regiment. He returned to Schuyler Co., where he remained 6 years and married Miss Louisa Miller, and about 1859 moved to Kerton tp., where he purchased 160 acres of land. He has increased his possessions through uncommon perseverance to one section of land. The marriage above referred to has been blessed with 9 children, 7 of whom are living: Mary, Valentine, Mahala, George, Laura, Anna and Ellen. Melissa and John deceased. Mrs. F. died April 5, 1876.

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