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Frank Henry Fischer

Lil Duquaine (View posts)
Posted: 10 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fischer, Gams
I am looking for information about my father Frank Henry Fischer. He married my mother Josephine E. Bogan. He was married once before my mother and had three children. He had seven children with my mom. His father was Roudolph Fischer and his mother was Barbara Gams. Bothers include Joseph, and Rudy. Sister Clara. I know he had more brother ans sisters, but do not have the rest of the details. He was from Oshkosh and Appleton. His parents came from Austria Germany. I would appreciate any info.
Thanks!

Re: Frank Henry Fischer

Posted: 13 Aug 2003 10:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jun 2005 12:33PM GMT
I am most interested in your name Lil Duquaine. Do you know any of your Duquaine family?

Re: Frank Henry Fischer

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 12:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
What do you need to know about the DuQuaine family?

Re: Frank Henry Fischer

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 4:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I am not related. Assuming that this is the family you are seeking, then Frank Fischer had the following brothers and sisters....

Mary, who married Jacob Spanbauer (Mary died 1957)
Carrie/Caroline, who married William Schneider
Verona/Verna, who married Alois Stutz
Anna, who married John Lang (Anna died 1957)
Clara, who married Henry Eichinger (Clara died 1957)
Rudolph Jr., who married Constance Steinert (Rudolph Jr. died 1957)
Joseph, who married ??

Frank's 1st marriage was to Verna Bast, and they had 3 children listed in the 1940 census...Milan, Kenneth, and Jean.

Barbara died February 1918. Her obit does not give much information, and the obits themselves are not very legible in the Oshkosh newspaper.

Sometime between the 1920 & 1930 census, Rudolph Sr. married a woman named Minnie. Her married name seems to have been Eichinger because her son Frank Eichinger was living with Rudolph & Minnie in the 1930 census. Minnie also seems to have had a married aughter Amelia Kempinger.

Rudolph Sr. most likely died March 1944, but I do not have access to his obit. I found him in the Oshkosh obit index.

I believe I found this particular Fischer family immigrating in 1905 from Hamburg to New York. Their last residence was listed as Turjasebes. Don't know if this is the right spelling. But the 1920 census states that Rudolph Fischer was naturalized in 1919. So, I would suggest you obtain his immigration papers, especially his Declaration of Intention and Petition for Naturalization papers, as these 2 documents would hold the most genealogical information. And because the family immigrated after 1900, there is most likely a lot of good information on these documents.

Hope this helps, Ruth P.
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1910 United States Federal Census, Oshkosh Ward 6, Winnebago, Wisconsin

120 Knapp Street, Enumerated April 18, 1910

Rudolph Fisher, head, age 42, 1st marriage, married 18 years, born about 1868 Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated 1904, papers filed

Barbara Fisher, wife, age 40, 1st marriage, married 18 years, 10 children, 7 living, born about 1870 Germany, parents born Germany

Mary Fisher, daughter, age 19, born about 1891 Germany, parents born Germany

Carrie Fisher, daughter, age 15, born about 1895 Germany, parents born Germany

Veroni Fisher, daughter, age 12, born about 1898 Germany, parents born Germany

Annie Fisher, daughter, age 12, born about 1898 Germany, parents born Germany

Joseph Fisher, son, age 9, born about 1901 Germany, parents born Germany

Clara Fisher, daughter, age 5, born about 1905 Germany, parents born Germany

Frank Fisher, son, age 2, born about 1908 Wisconsin, parents born Germany
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1920 United States Federal Census, Oshkosh Ward 6, Winnebago, Wisconsin

120 Knapp Street, Enumerated January 14, 1920

Rudolph Fischer, head, age 51, widow, born about 1869 Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated 1906, Naturalized 1919

Joseph Fischer, son, age 18, born about 1902 Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated 1906, Naturalized

Clara Fischer, daughter, age 15, born about 1905 Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated 1906, Naturalized

Frank Fischer, son, age 11, born about 1909 Wisconsin, parents born Germany

Rudolph Fischer, son, age 9, born about 1911 Wisconsin, parents born Germany

Verna Stutz, daughter, age 21, married, born about 1899 Germany, parents born Germany

Alouis Stutz, son-in-law, age 24, married, born about 1896 Wisconsin, parents born Germany
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1930 United States Federal Census, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin

120 Knapp Street, Enumerated April 25, 1930

Rudolph Fischer, head, age 63, married age 25, born about 1867 Czechoslovakia, parents born Czechoslovakia, immigrated 1905, Naturalized

Minnie Fischer, wife, age 60, married age 26, born about 1870 Germany, parents born Germany, immigrated 1907, Naturalized

Frank Fischer, son, age 22, born about 1908 Wisconsin, father born Czechoslovakia, mother born Germany

Rudolph Fischer, son, age 19, born about 1911 Wisconsin, father born Czechoslovakia, mother born Germany

Frank Eichinger, step son, age 21, single, born about 1909 Wisconsin, father born Czechoslovakia, mother born Germany

Amelia Kempinger, step daughter, age 19, married, married age 16, born about 1911 Wisconsin, parents born Germany

Norman Kempinger, step grandson, age 2[2 3/12], born about 1927 Wisconsin, parents born Wisconsin
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1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Rudolph Fisher
Respondent: Yes
Age: 73
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Austria
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin
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Street: Knapp Street
House Number: 120
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935: Same House
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 3A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 60
Household Members: Name Age
Rudolph Fisher 73
Minnie Fisher 70
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1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Frank H Fischer
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin
Street: Harriet Street
House Number: 1501
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 16B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 285
Household Members: Name Age
Frank H Fischer 32 head
Verna C Fischer 26 wife
Milan F Fischer 7 son
Kenneth G Fischer 5 son
Jean L Fischer 2 daughter
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1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Rudolph J Fischer
Age: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin
Street: East Newberry Street
House Number: 1930
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 17A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 298
Household Members: Name Age
Rudolph J Fischer 29 head
Constance E Fischer 32 wife
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More next posting.

Re: Frank Henry Fischer

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Wednesday, February 10, 1932 | Page 8

Local Girl Bride Of Appleton Man

Frank Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Fischer, 120 Knapp street, and Miss Verna Bast, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bast, 1514 East Gunn street, Appleton, were married Mondav morning at 9 o'clock at Sacred Heart church, Rev. M J Schmitz the tne pastor of the churcn, performed the ceremony.
Attending the couple were Miss Gertrude Schneider and Rudolph Fischer Jr., both of this city.
Following the ceremony the wedding party went to Appleton where a wedding dinner and supper were served at the home of the bride's parents. In the wedding about 200 guests were entertained at a dance at the Eagle's hall in that city.
The couple will reside at Appleton.
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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Monday, May 13, 1957 | Page 4

Mrs. John Lang, Ill 11 Years, Dies

Mrs. John Lang, 58, of 929 10th St., died Saturday at 10:45 p.m. at her home, following a heart attack. She had been an invalid for the past 11 years.
The former Anna Fischer, she was born Sept. 8, 1898, in Austria, and came to Oshkosh with her parents in 1905. She was married to John Lang on July 2, 1917.
Mrs. Lang was formerly employed by Wisconsin Telephone Company in Oshkosh. She attended Sacred Heart School .and was a member of St. Vincent's Catholic Church and Christian Mothers of the church.
Surviving are her husband, John; two daughters,. Mrs. Joseph Kellerman and Mrs. Francis Salzer, Oshkosh; one son, Stephen Lang, Oshkosh; three brothers, Frank and Rudolph Fischer, Appleton, and Joseph Fischer, Oshkosh; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Spanbauer, Mrs. William Schneider and Mrs. Alois Stutz, Oshkosh, and Mrs. Henry Eichlnger, Appleton; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at. 7:30 a.m. at Poklasny Funeral Home and 9 a.m. at St. Vincent's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Louis M. Schorn officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Friends may call at .the funeral home from this evening at 6 o'clock until the hour of services. The rosary will be recited this evening at 7:30 o'clock and Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.
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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Tuesday, June 04, 1957 | Page 6

Rudolph Fischer Dies at Appleton

Information has been received of he death of a former Oshkosh resident, Rudolph Fischer, 46, Monday morning at St. Elizabeth's Hospial, Appleton. He had been ill for he past 13 months.
He was born in Oshkosh on Sept. 15, 1910, and attended Sacred Heart School here. On Nov. 8, 1939, he was married to Miss Constance Steinert, and they had since resided in Appleton. Mr. Fischer was employed by the Walters Brewing Company.
Surviving are his wife, Contance; two sons, John and Wiliam Fischer, Appleton; four sisers, Mrs. Jacob Spanbauer, Mrs. William Schneider and Mrs. Alois Stutz, Oshkosh, and Mrs. Henry Eichinger, Appleton; two brothers, Joseph Fischer, Oshkosh, and Frank Fischer, Appleton. One siser, Mrs. John Lang, died last month.
Services will be held Thursday at 9.30 a.m. at Brettschneider Funeral Home, Appleton, and 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church here. Burial will be in St. Joeph's Cemetery, Appleton The roary will be recited this evening and Wednesday at 8 p.m.
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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Monday, October 07, 1957 | Page 2

Final Rites Thursday

Mrs. Henry Eichinger, 53, of 148 S. Walter Ave., Appieton, will be buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Appieton, Thursday.
Mrs. Eichinger was born Oct. 1, 1904, in Austria and lived in Appleton for the past 36 years. Mr. and Mrs. Eichinger operated Heime' s Tavern for 24 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Appieton.
The funeral cortege will leave the Brettschneider Funeral Home at 9.30 Thursday morning to go to Sacred Heart Church, Appieton. The Rev. Emil Schmidt will officiate at the funeral rites at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Friends may call at the funeral home from Wednesday until the hour of service. The rosary wfll be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Survivors are her husband; one daughter Mrs. Ione Smit Jr.. San Francisco: two sons. Robert and Steven. Appleton; two brothers, Joseph and Frank Fisher, of Oshkosh and Appieton. respectively; three sisters Mrs. Mary Spanbauer, Mrs. William Sneider and Mrs. Alois Stutz, all of Oshkosh, and several grandchildren
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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Wednesday, November 06, 1957 | Page 4

Dies Unexpectedly

Mrs. Mary B. Spanbauer, 67, of 1128 Fifth St.. died unexpectedly Tuesday at 8 p.m. at her home.
She was born June 6, 1890, in Austria, and had resided in Oshkosh for the past 53 years. Her husband, Jacob, preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1951. Mrs. Spanbauer was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lady Foresters, Altar Society and Ladies Aid of the church.
Surviving are two sons, George and Jacob Spanbauer, Oshkosh; five daughters. Mrs. Henry Goerlitz. Mrs. Frank Schmid, Mrs. Anton Schmidt, Mrs. Sidney Hogue, and Mrs. Eugene Sommerfeld, Oshkosh: two brothers, Joseph Fisher, Oshkosh, and Frank Fisher, Appleton: two sisters. Mrs. William Schneider and Mrs. Alois Stutz, Oshkosh; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding her in death this year were two sisters. Mrs. John Lang and Mrs. Clara Eichinger, and one brother, Rudolph Fisher.
Services will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Fiss & Bills 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 Thursday at 10 a.m. until the hour of services. The rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:30 p.m.. at which time Lady Foresters will gather.
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http://www.oshkoshpubliclibrary.org/vitalrecords.html

Last Name First Name Event Newspaper Date Page Column
Photocopy

Fischer Barbara Obituary Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 2/18/1918 4 Request
Fischer Barbara Obituary Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 2/19/1918 9 Request

Fischer Rudolph Obituary Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 3/11/1944 4 Request
Fischer Rudolph Obituary Oshkosh Daily Northwestern 3/13/1944 4 Request

Re: Frank Henry Fischer

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 4:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850-1934 (in German)

Name Departure Date Estimated Birth Year Port of Arrival Ship Name

Rudolf Fischer 16 Sep 1905 abt 1866 New York Batavia
Barbara Fischer 16 Sep 1905 abt 1870 New York Batavia
Maria Fischer 16 Sep 1905 abt 1892 New York Batavia
Karolina Fischer 16 Sep 1905 abt 1897 New York Batavia
Anna Fischer 16 Sep 1905 abt 1900 New York Batavia
Verona Fischer 16 Sep 1905 abt 1900 New York Batavia
Josef Fischer 16 Sep 1905 abt 1902 New York Batavia
Clara Fischer 16 Sep 1905 abt 1905 New York Batavia

Residence: Turjasebes
Ethnicity/Nationality: Ungarn (Hungarian)


Adolf Fischer 16 Sep 1905 abt 1888 New York Batavia
Residence: Obermoldau,
Ethnicity/Nationality: Österreich (Austrian)
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New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name Arrival Date Birth Year Port of Departure Ethnicity/ Nationality Ship Name

Rudolf Fischer 29 Sep 1905 abt 1866 Hamburg German Batavia
Barbara Fischer 29 Sep 1905 abt 1870 Hamburg German Batavia
Maria Fischer 29 Sep 1905 abt 1892 Hamburg German Batavia
Karoline Fischer 29 Sep 1905 abt 1897 Hamburg German Batavia
Anna Fischer 29 Sep 1905 abt 1900 Hamburg German Batavia
Verona Fischer 29 Sep 1905 abt 1900 Hamburg German Batavia
Josef Fischer 29 Sep 1905 abt 1902 Hamburg German Batavia
Clara Fischer 29 Sep 1905 abt 1904 Hamburg German Batavia

***Their nationality & race of people were both listed as German. Their last residence was Tuijakrebes?. Their final destination was Oshkosh, Wis. , and their relative/friend they were joining was Franz Kamps? brother-in-law to Rudolph, brother to Barbara, and uncle to the children. Also listed after Franz Kamps in Oshkosh was brother Johan. Whether he was a brother to Rudoplh, or to Barbara, I don't know.

Also, there was an Adolf Fischer on the same ship, same day, also going to Oshkosh to uncle Franz Kamps....Adolf's last residence was Obermoldau, Austria....

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name Arrival Date Birth Year Port of Departure Ethnicity/ Nationality Ship Name

Adolf Fischer 29 Sep 1905 abt 1888 Hamburg German Batavia

Re: Frank Henry Fischer

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 10:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
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
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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

OBITUARY

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.
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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Tuesday, February 19, 1918 | Page 9

OBITUARY

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?
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Oshkosh Daily Northwestern | Oshkosh, Wisconsin | Saturday, February 03, 1923 | Page 4

FIscher-Wooley Nuptials—
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.
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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

(Turn to CRASH on Page 2)

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.
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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.
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Rudolph Fischer

Posted: 25 Nov 2013 6:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow, this is great work! I'm very interested in this family as my God-daughter is a descendant of Rudolph Fischer. I'm wondering if anything more has been learned about his death in March of 1944? I see you saw a reference to it ... I couldn't find him on FindAGrave, just wondering if anything more is known about him or who his parents are or who his wife's parents are? Barbara's maiden name is Gams from what I've been able to learn.

I plan on mapping out my niece's chart for xmas ... so in a little bit of a hurry. Apparently the family doesn't know much about Rudolph's origins except for what you uncovered above.

Re: Rudolph Fischer

Posted: 5 Dec 2013 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
I hired a researcher and found some more information out about this family beyond what is in this thread if anyone is interested.

Still need to learn more about the Gams side of the family.

Respectfully,
-ks
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