Biography of Daniel Fisher



Berrien County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

Mr. Fisher's parents, John Fisher and Elizabeth (Shape) Fisher, were of German descent, although natives of Giles Co., Va. Their son Daniel was born in the same county, near Parisburg, March 6, 1801, and after becoming of sufficient age pmployed his time at farming and working at the blacksmith's trade, which he had learned. In June, 1829, he was married to Miss Lucinda McCoy, and removed the next year to what is now Howard township, Cass Co., Mich, driving a six-horse team from Virginia to that place; he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of government land and settled upon it; he furnished the lumber for the first frame building erected in Niles; worked two months and a half for the Indians at Carey Mission and upon the organization of Howard township was elected supervisor and treasurer, serving two terms in that capacity.

Mrs. Fisher became the mother of seven children, Paris Decatur, John Harvey, George McCoy, Daniel Madison, Harriet Maria, William Henry, and Giles Montgomery, and died Nov. 9, 1867. July 8, 1873, Mr. Fisher was married to Mrs. Fannie (Harvey) Rathbun; and in March, 1874, removed to the township of Niles, Berrien Co., and located three miles north of Niles City, having rented his former home. For twelve years he has been a member of the Advent Church. Politically, he was a Whig until the formation of the Republican party, of which latter he has since been a supporter. Mr. Fisher has retired from active business, and is enjoying the comforts of life in a quiet way at his pleasant home near Niles.

History of Berrien and Van Buren Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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