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Henry FISHEL (1774-?) of NC and Johnson Co., IN

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Henry FISHEL (1774-?) of NC and Johnson Co., IN

Dan Stevenson (View posts)
Posted: 7 Feb 2004 12:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fishel, Fuhrman, Hollandback, McCoy, Fleener, Beech, Beach, Winkler, Whitaker, Swisher, Collins
I am working on a large FISHEL family tree. Dan_Stevenson@sparta.com

Heinrich (Henry) FISHEL Sr. was born 25 Jul 1774 at York Co., PA, the ninth of 12 known children of Johann Adam FISHEL (1730-1802) and Ursula Catharina THOMAS (1738-1815). The FISHEL family (they were Moravians) moved to the present day Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina area in 1779. Henry was said to have married 1st to Anna Maria BOYER (BOGER?) and then to Catherine Magdelena (Polly) FUHRMAN on 19 Feb 1805 at NC. Polly was born 11 Nov 1770 at Saccona, Pennsylvania (or New Jersey??).

In 1850 Henry, Catherine (Polly), Catharine (age 40, born NC) and Jonah FISHEL (age 12, born IN) were living at White River Township, Page 53B, Johnson County, Indiana. Was the younger Catharine a daughter? or a widowed daughter-in-law with Johan a son of her? The parents can't be found in the 1860 census and it is assumed they died between 1850 and 1860 at Johnson County, Indiana. Three known children were known for Henry:

1. Anna Maria FISHEL (b. 09 Apr 1804), nothing known.

2. Christian FISHEL (b. 1807 in NC), more later

3. Henry FISHEL Jr. (b. 11 Feb 1810 in NC), more later.

Christian FISHEL (b. 1807 in NC) married Rebecca (b. c1818 in VA) and had eleven known children between 1840 and 1859 (Mary, John, Catherine, Daniel, Lamech, Samuel, Henry, David, Levinia, Elizabeth and Andrew). In 1850 the parents and five children were living at White River Township, Page 53A, Johnson County, Indiana. In 1860 the parents and ten of the children (all but Lemech) were living at White River Township, Page 417, Johnson County, Indiana. Were Samuel and Lamech the same child? The name Lemech was hard to read in the 1850 census. Living next door to Christian FISHEL in 1860 was Catherine FISHEL (age 52, born NC) and Jonas FISHEL (age 22). These were the same two as living with Christian's parents in 1850. Was Catherine a widow of one of Christian's brothers?

In 1870 Daniel FISHEL, wife Catherine (age 23, born IN) and son Ira (age 3 months, born IL), along with Daniel's siblings David, Louisa (Lavinia?), Elizabeth and Andrew were living at Martin Township, Page 71, Crawford County, Illinois. Thus I assume that Christian and Rebecca died between 1860 and 1870.

Henry FISHEL Jr. married Theresa Elizabeth (went by Sarah) HOLLANDBACK (many spellings found, including HOLLAND) on 06 Mar 1838 at Johnson County, Indiana. Sarah was born 04 Mar 1823 in North Carolina. It is not known where Henry and Sarah are buried.
In 1850 the parents and their first five children were living at White River Township, Page 53B, Johnson County, Indiana. In 1860 the parents (wife listed as Sarah E.), Solomon, Adam, Jacob, Barbara, Christian, William, Sophia (age 5, was this Susan?), female (age 3, can't read name, starts with E) and a son, age six months were living at White River Township, Page 417, Johnson County, Indiana. In 1870 the parents, Christian, William, Susan, Carolina (age 12) and Elizabeth C. (age 10) were living at Jackson Township, Page 331, Brown County, Indiana. In 1880 the parents were living alone at Jackson Township, Page 311, Brown County, Indiana.

Henry and Sarah were the parents of eleven known children:

a. Solomon FISHEL (1839-1910) married Mary (Polly) McCOY (1840-1910) in 1863 at Brown Co., IN. They were living at Brown Co., IN in 1870 with one son (Jacob, age 5).

b. Adam FISHEL (1840-1928) married Elizabeth Ann McCOY (1842-1930) in 1864 at Brown Co., IN. They both died at Elm Grove Township, Tazewell County, Illinois. In 1870 the parents and their first three children were living at Jackson Township, Page 331, Brown County, Indiana next door to Adam's parents. In 1880 the parents and first five children were living at Jackson Township, Page 311, Brown County, Indiana. In 1900 the parents and son Isaac were living at Washington Township, ED53, Sheet 3B, Page 165B, Brown County, Indiana with Adam listed as a farmer. Elizabeth said she was the mother of six, all living. In 1910 the parents and son Isaac were living at Hopedale Township, ED135, Sheet 6, Page 133, Tazewell County, Illinois. In 1920 the parents and son Isaac were living at Hopedale Township, ED167, Sheet 4, Page 141, Tazewell County, Illinois. Elizabeth was the daughter of Cornelius McCOY and Alicy STEVENS. Adam and Elizabeth were the parents of six children: Joseph (1865-1924), William Henry (1866-1951), Martha (1867-1925, married Lawson D. TACKETT), John (1873-1947), Susan (1880-???, married Charles M. GANT) and Isaac Edward (1884-1945).

c. Jacob FISHEL (1842-1931) married Eliza C. FLEENER in 1866 at Brown Co., IN. They were living at Johnson County, IN in 1880 with six children.

d. Abraham FISHEL (1844-???), nothing known, died young?

e. Barbara FISHEL (1846-???), married Thomas J. BEECH (BEACH?) in 1870 at Brown Co., IN. Living at Morgan Co., IN in 1880 with 3 children.

f. Christian FISHEL (1848-???) married Elizabeth WINKLER in 1872 at Brown Co., IN. In 1880 parents and two sons (Moses N. and Charles W.) living at Brown Co., IN.

g. Emoline FISHEL (1851-???) nothing known, died young?

h. William FISHEL (1853-???), did he marry MARY E. (born c. 1857 in IN). William and Mary were living at Morgan Co., IN in 1880.

i. Susan FISHEL (1855-1896) married Joshua J. WHITAKER (1855-1944) in 1875 at Brown Co., IN. They had six children and Joshua (and Susan?) is buried at the East Hill Cemetery at Morgantown, Morgan Co., IN.

j. Caroline FISHEL (1858-???) married Andrew J. SWISHER in 1879 at Brown Co., IN. LIving at Morgan Co., IN in 1880.

k. Elizabeth Catherine FISHEL (1860-???) married Cassius Michael COLLINS in 1878 at Brown Co., IN. Living at Morgan Co., IN in 1880. They had three sons and one daughter.


Does anyone have any information to trade on Henry FISHEL Sr. and his descendants? Dan_Stevenson@sparta.com

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