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Biography & Obituary of Jacob Fisher

"1883 History of Howard and Cooper County"

 pg. 378 & 379 JACOB FISHER

Mr. FISHER is of German descent. His grandfather, Daniel FISHER, was a native of Pennsylvania and was a soldier in the colonial army during the war for independence. After the close of the war he went to Augusta county, Virginia, where he settled and reared a family, and in that county, Jacob, his grandson, was afterwards born. Daniel FISHER, the grandfather, married a Miss JONES, a young lady of Welch extraction, and they reared a numerous family, of which Daniel FISHER Jr., was a member. Daniel, Jr., was a soldier of the war of 1812, and served in the American army throughout that struggle. He was married in Virginia to Miss Elizabeth CORNELL, also a native of Augusta county, and of this union ten children were reared to majority, viz.: John and Robert came to this county in 1853, where they still reside; Jane died here in 1842; Mehala is the wife of Wm STIPE of this county; Dorcas married Wm. PHILLIPS, and Mary married John WISEMAN, and each with her family and husband live in this county; George is a resident of Greene county, Indiana; Addison died in Illinois; Payton died in this county; Daniel now lives in Oregon, and Jacob, the subject of this sketch, is a citizen of Fayette. Jacob FISHER was born in Augusta county, Virginia, October 14, 1819. Having learned the tanner's trade in 1838, he came to Howard county and here entered into the tanning business with Randolph Haupe & Sons, in which he continued about seven years. In 1845, he conducted a tannery in Cooper county, and in 1846 established a tannery between Boonsboro and Boone's Lick in this county, which he managed until 1854. From that date until 1830, he was engaged in farming and the saw-mill business, and he still owns several excellent farms. In the meantime in 1869, he had moved to Fayette for the purpose of educating his children, and here he bought a hardware establishment to which he added a stock of family groceries, and at once secured a large trade. Before coming to Fayette, however, in 1852, he was elected justice of the peace of Boone's Lick township, which office he filled nearly consecutively for fourteen years. After he came to Fayette, he was elected to the responsible office of treasurer of the county, and the duties of this position he discharged with honesty and ability. He is now, and for two years has been, a member of the city council of Fayette, which he was inducted to enter by the earnest solicitation of the citizens of the place. He now gives his whole attention to the management of his real estate interests, consisting of farms and town property, and to the care of his family and the education of his children. On the 18th of March, 1849, he was married to Miss Jane ALLEN and they now have five children living, James D., Elizabeth J., Emma S., Ellen E. and Rosalie V. The career of Jacob FISHER, from the apprentice boy at the tanner's trade to the position in life he now occupies - that of an honest and honorable citizen, is an enviable one.

  Text: Howard Co., Richmond Twp.

  Note: 1

From the "Howard County Leader" (Fayette MO)
Page 1, Column 4

Jacob Fisher
An Honored Citizen and Christian Gentleman Goes to His Reward

Died, at his home in this city, Thursday morning, Nov. 28th, Jacob Fisher, aged 76 years, 1 month and 14 days. Deceased had been ill for about two weeks of a carbuncle on his neck and other ailments. The world is the loser by the death of such men as Jacob Fisher. He was the very soul of honor; a Christian gentleman in all the word implies; generous to a fault, a true and devoted husband and a loving father and kind friend. During his life he held many offices of trust and in such capacity exhibited the strictest integrity and uprightness. Born in Virginia Oct. 14, 1819, he came to Howard county MO, in 1838 and engaged in the tanning business near Boonsboro. In 1852 he was elected justice of the peace in Boonslick Township and served for 14 consecutive years. In 1869 he moved to Fayette to educate his children. He engaged in the mercantile business. He was elected to the responsible position of treasurer of Howard county and served several terms with honor and credit. He was also a member of the city council for several years. In 1840 Mr. Fisher was married to Miss Jane Allen, who with 1 son and 4 daughters survive him. The life of such a man is a rich legacy to his family. Funeral services were conducted at Centenary Chapel Saturday morning by Revs. T. E. Sharp and H. D. Groves, and the remains conveyed to Boonsboro, his old home for interment. Peace to his ashes.


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