Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher

Family Group Record

John Fisher and Catherine Aber

Husband John Fisher 1

           Born: 20 Aug 1837 - Heimbolds-Hausen, Hessen-Cassel, Germany 1

         Father: Christian Fisher (      -      ) 1
         Mother: Catharine Nenstiel (      -      ) 1

       Marriage: 3 Mar 1870 1

Wife Catherine Aber 1


         Father: John Aber (      -      ) 1
         Mother: Rachel [Unk] (      -      ) 1


General Notes: Husband - John Fisher

He attended school until fourteen years old, and then served six years at the weaver's trade. In 1859 he left his native land, and came to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where, finding work scarce, he apprenticed himself to a shoemaker rather than be idle. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. B, 9th P. R., and joined the Army of the Potomac. At the battle of Gaines' Mills he was shot through the right arm and taken prisoner. After four weeks' confinement in Richmond, he was paroled, went to Chester hospital for treatment, and was discharged for disability Oct. 25, 1862. Two years later he took up his residence in Penn township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He married and they settled on the farm where his wife was born. He was a republican, and with his wife was a member of the Presbyterian Church at East Liberty.

General Notes: Wife - Catherine Aber

Her grandfather, James Beatty, was kept a prisoner for three years by Indians, who had murdered his father, and for two years was interpreter for the traders.



1 The History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Part II (Chicago, IL: A. W. Warner & Co., 1889), 665.

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