John Fisher and Theresa (Hegele) Fisher
The Death Roll
John Fisher, the well known butcher died at the Fisher Home, No.231 Water Street, Fifth Ward at 11:20 o'clock last night in his seventy-eighth during the past twelve months, but was able to be about his home until within the past few weeks.
The deceased wasborn in Reckenhaven, Germany, October 15, 1827, being a son of John and Mary Fisher.He was one of a family of three childrenand is the second of the number to pass away.His brother is living in Germany, coming to America in 1854.He began work here in Cambria Furnace and later dug ore with his brother-in-law George Kabler until after the Rebellion.He then opened a saloon in Cambria City and conducted it until 1869, when he engaged in the butchering business.Since then he had conducted a market on the Burggraf property onClinton Street.In 1888 Mr. Fisher purchased the Trefts homestead and slaughtery on Water Street and he and his family have since resided on the South Side.
The deceased was married three times.His first wife was Miss Frances Kabler, to whom seven children were born.His second wife was Mrs. Margaret Eichensehr and to them one child was born.Miss Theresa Hegele became his third wife and to them ten children were born.All of the child by his first marriage, the one by his second wife, together with two of the present union - Mary, wife of Joseph Schonhardt and John - are dead.The living are: Cecelia, wife of George Limbacher of Chestnut Street; Lena, wife of Harry Aultman of Thomas Avenue; Frances, wife of F. H. Freidhoff of No. 128 H Street; Kate, wife of Dr. Thomas Carroll of California, who will start tomorrow for Johnstown; Miss Anna, at home; George, also at home; Henry, married and living on Church Street and Frank at home.Mr. Fisher is also survived by his third wife.
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from St. Joseph's German Catholic Church of which Mr. Fisher had been a member for the past fifty years.He was on several occasions a member of the Church Committee of St. Joseph's Church and was one of the oldest members of St. Joseph's Society connected with the congregation.The remains will be laid to rest at the church cemetery in Geistown.A solemn requiem high mass will be said for the repose of the sole of the departed at 8 o'clock Monday morning at St. Joseph's Church.
-Tribune Democrat - Johnstown, PA January 27, 1905
Mrs. Theresa H. Fisher
Theresa Hegele Fisher, widow of John Fisher, died of a complication of diseases Saturday evening at the Fisher home. No. 355 Somerset Street formerly of Jacob Trefts homestead, in her sixty-fifth year.
The deceased was born in Germany in May, 1843, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bolser Hegel, who came to America over fifty years ago.The family settled in Johnstown, where Miss Theresa Hegele was married in 1864 to John Fisher, one of Johnstown's first meat dealers.Mr. and Mrs. Bolser Hegele left Johnstown thirty years ago for Californiam where they have since passed away.
Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, seven of whom are living as follows:George, Frank, and Mrs. Harry Aultman, at home; Mrs. George Limbacher of Patton; Mrs. Frank Carroll of Chico, Cal.; Mrs. Frank Friedhoff, of this city, and Henry Fisher of Upper Yoder Township.Mrs. Joseph Schonahrdt, a daughter died here a few years ago, and Miss Anna fisher, another daughter, passed away within the past month or so.One of the Fisher children, died here in infancy many years ago.John Fisher has been dead for about ten years.
The funeral of Mrs. Fisher will take place at 9 o'Clock tomorrow morning from St. Joseph's German Catholic Church, of which the deceased was a member.A mass of requiem will be said by one of the priests of the parish after which interment will be made in the church cemetery at Geistown.
- Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA, February 24, 1908