Nicole, My Fifer family is from Philadelphia area also. The oldest family members I have found are Jesse Fifer b.abt.1815 married Rachel Andrews b.abt.1820. They had children, the names I have so far are: Richard Anderson b.1840, Edward Andrews b.1842, Elizabeth b.abt.1846 (also known as Lizzi), Neil b.after 1850, and Hannah b.abt.1844. Richard Anderson married Mary Ann Sickels 1865 in the First Presbyterian Church in Kensington, Phila., PA. They had five children that lived, and three that died as infants. If this sounds familiar, please email me! Thanks, Mark F. Fifer Sr.