Biography - William Fisher

William H. FISHER was born in Middlesex County, N. J., October 15, 1829, where he lived until six years old, when his parent moved to Ohio, residing at Mt. Vernon for eight years. In 1845, his parents came to Illinois and settled on a farm in Jersey County, where William H. lived ten years. In 1856, he married Elizabeth IVENS, of Dayton, Ohio, and, the same year, bought forty acres of land three miles from Litchfield, adjoining the county line of Macoupin County, and in ten years he acquired 480 acres of valuable land, which he sold in 1865, and moved to Litchfield, and, a short time thereafter bought 160 acres within the corporate limits of the town where he has since lived and been engaged in farming near the city, possessing about four hundred acres, the larger portion of which is in Montgomery County. The father of our subject, William B. FISHER, was a native of New Jersey, and a farmer in that State, but keeping a hotel after moving to Ohio. After moving to Illinois in 1845, Mr. FISHER, Sr., resumed farming, which he continued until his death, some ten years later; he was the father of ten children, nine of whom are living, William H., our subject, being the second son; the mother is still living, aged seventy-seven years. Our subject has three children; is a member of the Baptist Church.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 142-143.

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