Here is Barbara's obit. Not much info.
Joseph Fischer's wife was Mary Wooley/Heisler. Not sure which name she was born with. Mary died on the same day as Clara (Fischer) Eichinger did, as they were both in a car-train accident in 1957. I already gave you Clara's obit. RP
Caroline Fischer may have been Mrs. ??? Poklasny before marrying William Schneider. She was the only one I couldn't account for in the obits and census records....
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Monday, February 18, 1918 | Page 4
FISCHER. The death of Mrs. Barbara Fischer (wife of?) Rudolph Fischer occurred at the home 120 Knapp street, Saturday afternoon at ?? o'clock following a lingering illness. She was forty-eight (years of age?). Surviving are the husband and five daughters Mrs. ???? Spanbauer; Mrs. ???? Poklasny, Mrs. John Lang, ??ron? and Clara Fischer and three sons Joseph Frank and Rudolph Fischer. Funeral services will be (held?) Tuesday morning at 9? o'clock at the Sacred Heart Catholic church Rev M? I? Schmitz officiating. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart cemetery.
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Tuesday, February 19, 1918 | Page 9
FISCHER. The funeral of Mrs. Barbara Fischer was held this morning at 9 o'clock from Sacred Heart church, Rev. M. J. Schmitz officiating. The bearers were Frank Keppinger, Anton Robe? George Putzer, Ignatz Stutz, John Spannbauer and Joseph Rieeb?
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Saturday, February 03, 1923 | Page 4
The wedding of Joseph Fischer and Miss Mary Wooley, both of this city, was solemnized on Wednesday, Jan, 24. Rev. M. J. Schmltz, rector of Sacred Heart. Catbolic church, performed the ceremony. Joseph S. Heisler of this city, and Miss Anna Eichinger, of Appleton, acted as the attendants.
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Monday, October 07, 1957 | Page 1
(Photo above this article)
RAIL CROSSING CRASH KILLS TWO
Trainmen uncoupled a Soo Line freight to free this 1957 auto which was struck at the West Irving Street crossing Sunday afternoon. The driver, Mrs. Clara L Eichinger, 53, of Appleton, and a passenger in the front seat. Mrs. Joseph Fisher, 52, of Oshkosh, were killed. Two passengers in the rear seat were critically injured. They are Mrs. Fisher's son, Donald, 20, of Oshkosh, and his daughter, Joby, 1. The photo was taken on Division Street on the east side of the tracks, facing northward.
Then the major article....
Two Die, Two Hurt In Car-Train Crash
Oshkosh, Appleton Women Die In Irving Street Crossing Accident
Two women were killed and a man and his daughter critically hurt in a car-train accident at the Soo Line Railroad crossing on West Irving Street Sunday afternoon.
Dead are Mrs. Joseph Fisher, 52. of 120 Knapp St., and Mrs. Clara L. Eichinger, 53, of 148 S. Walter Ave., Appleton. The two are sisters-in-law.
Critically hurt are Mrs. Fisher's son, Donald, 20. of 1710? Seventh St.. and Donald's daughter, Joby, 1. Oshkosh police said Donald suffered head injuries and lacerations on both arms. Joby suffered a skull fracture and lacerations of her tongue and forehead.
Police said Mrs. Eichinger, driver of the 1957 auto in which the four were riding, apparently was blinded by the rays of the setting sun as she drove west on West Irving Street. Her car drove onto the tracks and was struck on the right side by the southbound diesel-driven freight train.
Police and ambulances were called to the scene at 4 p.m.
Taken to Hospital
Both women were taken to Mercy Hospital in the miller ambulance, Mrs. Eichinger suffered skull fracture and broken left leg and Mrs. Fisher sustained internal injuries. Donald Fisher was taken to the hospital in the city ambulance and his daughter in a police squad car.
Witnesses, who told police the flasher warning signals were operating at the time of the collision, said the train's engine struck the right side of the car and threw it
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off the track onto Division Street,. The car continued south on Division Street, parralleling the train for a distance of 137 feet. Then it veered back into the train, where it became wedged between the second and third box cars, and dragged southward for 242 feet.
Death of the two women brought to four the number of persons killed in traffic mishaps in Oskosh so far this year. The 1956 traffic toll in the city was one.
The double fatality raised the countywide toll so far this year to 11, compared to 16 up to the same date in 1956.
This obit was listed right after the crash article, then Clara's came after this one.....
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Monday, October 07, 1957 | Page 2
Native of Oshkosh
Mrs. Fisher had been a lifelong resident of Oshkosh. The former Mary Heisler, she was born here Jan. 10, 1906, and was married here to Joseph Fisher on Jan. 24, 1923.
She was a member of Sacred Heart catholic Church, Altar society and Ladies Aid of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Michael Binder and Miss Nancy Fisher, Oshkosh; three sons, Joseph Jr., Harold and Donald Fisher, Oshkosh; five brothers, James Woolley, in California, Louis, Ernst, Joseph and Frank Heisler, Oshkosh; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Frank, Miss Mary Heisler, Mrs. Lawrence Putzer and Mrs. Frank Sippl, Oshkosh; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at Poklasny Funeral Home and 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. David S. Bunkleman officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from Tuesday at 2 p.m. until the hour of services. The rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., at which time Lady Foresters of Sacred Heart Court 1176 will gather.