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Lewis Ludwig Fischer (b. October 23, 1710, d. 1773)Lewis Ludwig Fischer (son of Johann Sebastian Michael Fischer and Susanna) was born October 23, 1710 in Hanover, Germany, and died 1773 in Culpepper County, Virginia.He married Barbara Ann BLANKENBAKER on 1730 in Orange County, Virginia, daughter of Hans Balthazar Blankenbaker and Ann Margaret Utz.
Notes for Lewis Ludwig Fischer:
Ludwig Fisher immigrated about 1726 to Germana, Virginia.Ludwig had poached a deer from the German Royal Game Preserve and was banished to America.He served in the military in Mar 1756 in the Culpepper County, Virginia, militia.In Apr 1763 he was shoe maker.He diedafter Feb 4, and before Jul 19 in Virginia.
His father's farm joined the Gaar farm. He was buried on his farm on a beautiful hillside, near a giant chestnut tree. The grave was plainly marked in June of 1893 when it was shown to John Calhoun Gaar by Capt. A. Newton Finks of Criglersville, Madison Co. Virginia.
Lewis made and dated his will 4 Feb 1773 and it was probated 19 July 1773.
Some early records of Lewis Fisher in Virginia follow:
25 Nov 1736 - Orange County Order Book, Page 136 his reference to his suit for debt against William Russell. Further references, Page 160 & Page 207.
23 Feb 1737 - Orange County Order Book, Page 271 charged with assault and battery my Michael O'Neal.
1739 - Orange County Clerks's Index he appears as a tithable.
28 Nov, 1741 - Orange County Order Book, Page 74. He sued and got judgement against Jacob Cassall. The same day, page 90, he got judgement against Jacob Heber.
CULPEPER COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Will Book B, Page 94
Made: February 4, 1773 Proved July 19, 1773
"In the name of God Amen, I Lewis Fisher of Culpeper County, being in a low state of health, but sound and perfect memory, thanks be to Almighty God for it, and calling to mind the uncertainty of this worldly affairs and have thought fit to make and ordain this my last will and Testament, in manner and form, following.
I desire my body may be buried in such decent and Christian like manner as my executors shall think fit and as to these worldly goods, where with it hath pleased God to bless me, I will and bestow in manner and form following, viz:-
I give and bequeath to my loving wife, Barbara Fisher, all my personal estate to dispose of as she shall think proper. Likewise I lend to by loving wife the plantation and land whereon I now do live during her life. After her decease I give it to my son Barnett Fisher.
It is my will that Barnett Fisher and Adam Fisher shall pay my son Steven Fisher twenty pounds as the land I gave them was of more value than Stevens, Barnett must pay fifteen pounds and Adam five pounds which is the difference of their lands.
Also my will is if my Germany estate should be recovered it should be equally divided amongst all my children and I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons Steven Fisher and Adam Fisher, Joint Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disannulling all other will or wills, testament or testaments before me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of February, one thousand seven hundred and seventy three."
Lewis Fisher (L.S.) Sealed and delivered in the presence of:
One of the latest records of Lewis Fisher during his life is found in the old Evangelical Lutheran Register of Frederick, Maryland. It is now in the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore. This is at page 171. Lewis Fisher served as a private foot soldier in Culpeper County, Virginia militia in March 1756, as shown by Hening's Statutes, Vol VII, page 22-23.
It is thought that Lewis Fisher remained in about the same neighborhood during his many years residence in Virginia. However, the changing county lines changed him from the jurisdiction of one county to another. He was buried in what was then Culpeper County, but his grave is now in Madison County, formed from Culpeper in 1790.
Although the old Hebron Lutheran Church records carefully preserved in the County Clerk's Office at Madison Court House, Virginia, contain many references to his widow and descendants, not one record was found of him. Whether his church affiliations were elsewhere is not known.
The records show where the Church Wardens of Brumfield Parish apprenticed to Lew Fisher one William Rawlins to learn the trade of Cardwainer, April 21 1763. Then on November 25, 1767 he purchased articles at sale of the property of Stephen Conrad in Augusta Co., Virginia.
More About Lewis Ludwig Fischer:
Burial: On the Family Farm In Madison County, Virginia.
Record Change: November 28, 2003
More About Lewis Ludwig Fischer and Barbara Ann BLANKENBAKER:
Marriage: 1730, Orange County, Virginia.
Children of Lewis Ludwig Fischer and Barbara Ann BLANKENBAKER are:
- +Stephen Fischer, b. 1736, Orange County, Virginia, d. May 20, 1817, Mercer County, Kentucky.