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  Johan Wilhelm Fischer ID0430
Elizabeth Gertrude Hain ID0431

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Parents - Johan Weigel Fischer and Anna Lorchen - MRM Page -
Parents - Elizabeth John George Hain and Veronica Koch - MRM Page -
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Timeline       Family Group Sheet      (Updated 16 Sept 2013)    -

11 April 1706 Johan Born/Baptized  - Langenselbold, Hesse, Germany  S2  |  S3 page 2  |  S4 page 12  |  S5  |  Find a Grave Page  |  S10 p 2  | 
1711 Elizabeth Born - Livingston Manor, Sullivan, New York 
S3 p 6  |  S4 p 12  |  S5  |  Find a Grave  |  S11  |  S12  |  S13  |  S14  | 
1733 Johan Emigration:  Sailed from Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the Ship Samuel - S4 page 12  |  S1 page 24  |  S3 page 4  | 
1733 Johan Immigration:  Arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania aboard the Ship Samuel -
Sources:  S1 page 24  |  S3 page 2  |  S4 page 12  |  S6 pages 107-112  |  S7 page 85-86  |  S8  |  S9  | 
1733 Marriage of William and Elizabeth -
Sources:  S1 pages 17, 24, 25  |  S3 page 2  |  S4 page 10 and 12  |  S5  |  S10 p 2  |  S12  |  S14  | 
17 Nov 1943 Elizabeth is named in her Father's Will - S1 p 25, 26  | 
15 Jul 1750 Elizabeth was a sponsor of a baptism - S1 page 30  | 

"1750, July 15. ...., a daughter of Casper Hain and wife Catharine. Sponsor, Elizabeth, wife of William Fisher."

1752-1760 Elder of Hain's Church - S4 page 12  | 
1757 Sponsors of Baptisms - William and Elizabeth - S1 page 31  | 

Extract: "1757, Oct 2. William, a son of John Heckert and wife Elizabeth Gertrude, born Sept 19, 1757. Sponsors, William Fisher and wife Elizabeth (grandparents)."

Extract: "1757, Nov 20. William, a son of George Hain and wife Elizabeth, born Oct 14, 1757. Sponsors, William Fisher and wife Elizabeth
 

14 June 1768 Elizabeth Dies  - Wernersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania  - S3 p 2  |  S5  |   S12  |  S13  | 

BurialHain's Church Cemetery  |  Find a Grave  |  I6  |

Will:  Nov 1768

 

Will for William - Will and Estate Papers Page  (Complete copies and transcriptions of the will and estate papers)

The following are only extracts - not complete

Extract: Abstract of William Fischer Will Berks County, PA
To son Peter four several pieces of land lying continuous in Heidelberg as shown in draught or plan signed with my hand January 15 1763 paying therefore 270 [pounds??]. To son Philip - three several pieces of land in same Twp. Paying 150 [pounds??] to Exrs. - To son John - three Tracts in same Twp. Paying to Exrs. 290 [pounds??] To son Henry- Tract of land in Heidelberg- where he now dwells- pay to Exrs 280 [pounds??]. To son Michael- three pieces of land being my present dwelling place- paying 600 [pounds??] to Exrs. Personal estate to be sold and whole proceeds divided into eleven equal parts. Sons Peter, Philip, John, Henry, Michael, Frantz, Frederick and George, and daughters Elisabeth, Susanna and Rosina to have one share each. Son Peter and son in law John Heckert, - Exrs. Witnessed by Michael Schmohl, Peter Ruther, Frederick Weitzel. A translation.  S3 page 5  | 

Extract: ". . . his will in Berks County Will Book Z, page 132; also Will Book 2, page 9."  S4 page 13  | 

Extract:
FISCHER, WILLIAM, Heidelberg.
November 2, 1768 - November 25, 1771.
To son Peter 4 several pieces of land, lying contiguous in Heidelberg, as shown in draught or plan signed with my hand, January 15, 1763, paying therefore £270. To son Philip, 3 several pieces of land in same Twp, paying £150 to Exrs. To son John, 3 tracts in same Twp, paying to Exrs £290. To son Henry, tract of land in Heidelberg, where he now dwells, paying to Exrs, £280.
To son Michael, 3 pieces of land being my present dwelling place, paying £600 to Exrs.
Personal estate to be sold and whole proceeds divided into 11 equal parts, sons Peter, Philip, John, Henry, Michael, Frantz, Frederick and George, and daus Elisabeth, Susanna and Rosina, to have one share each.
Exrs: son Peter and son in law John HECKART.
Wit: Michael SCHMOHL, Peter RUTH, Freedrich WEITZEL.
Translation.  Link

23 Oct 1771 Johan Dies  - Wernersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania  -  S3 page 2  |  S4 p 12  |  S5  |  S10 p 2  | 

BurialHain's Church Cemetery  Find a Grave Page

Estate: 
25 Nov 1771
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10 Oct 1774
Will and Estate Papers Page  (Complete copies and transcriptions of the will and estate papers)
   
  Land and Land Warrants for William Fisher -
Fisher Land Warrants Page -
Extract from Hain's Church History   (This Page)

Extract: "He became the owner of about one thousand acres of land in what are today Lower Heidelberg and Spring Townships, Berks County."  S4 p 12
 

  Alternate Names, Johan Wilhelm Fischer:  William Fisher
   
   

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Children
All Sons served in the Continental Army during the Revolution  S4 p 13  | 
Elizabeth Gertrude Fischer ID0429  MRM Page
Peter Fischer ID0539   MRM Page
Philip Fischer ID0540    MRM Page
Henry Fischer ID0542    MRM Page
John Fischer ID0541   MRM Page
Susannah Fischer ID0537    MRM Page
Michael Fischer ID0543    MRM Page
Rosina Fischer ID0538    MRM Page
Frantz Fischer ID0544    MRM Page
Frederick Fischer ID0545    MRM Page
John George Fischer ID0546    MRM Page

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Fisher Land in Berks County, Pennsylvania 
-  Berks County was formed 11 March 1752 from part of Lancaster County
-  Most of the original Warrants were issued in Lancaster County before Berks County was formed

"The general extent of the Hain lands has been traced.  Below Furnace Lane, or east of it, and on the south side of the main highway, extending east as far as the Cacoosing Creek, is a tract of land settled and owned by the Fisher family.  William Fisher married Gertrude Elizabeth Hain, daughter of George Hain.  The family homestead was established on the present John Bowman farm along the pike, east of the borough line of Wernersville, by a William Fisher, who we conclude, from reading the will of Georg Hain, was the father of the William Fisher who married a daughter of George Hain the ancestor.  We call attention to two homesteads belonging now or in the past to descendants of these Fishers.  John Fisher, a grandson of the ancestor William, married Rosina Hain.  His homestead was the farm still owned by one of his descendants, Samuel Fisher.  It lies in the valley of Spring Creek, midway between Hain's Church and Robesonia.  Here at an early day, about 1820, John Fisher established a paper mill, later turned into a woollen (sic) mill.  Farther up stream some of the Eckert family had established a mill and distillery, and the 'big spring' farm next adjoining was the homestead of the Bechtel family.  All of these represent names found in the early baptismal records of the congregation, which have been worked out with much patience and labor for publication in this book.  The homestead farmed by Fred G Hain (a short distance north of the church) was for some years a Fisher home.  We call attention to it as having been the boyhood home of Rev Peter S Fisher, a man of much influence in the life of the Reformed Church in Pennsylvania.  It was an early Hain property, and later came into the possession of William Fisher and his wife. They built on this property in 1820 the large stone barn still standing in excellent condition.  On the tombstone erected on the graves of William Fisher and his wife in the old graveyard adjoining Hain's Church is this meaningful sentence: 'They were the parents of Rev P S Fisher.'  Two sons of Rev Peter S Fisher came to prominence and influence in their lifetime.  General B F Fisher, who was an eminent lawyer and veteran of the Civil War.  The writer of this recalls very distinctly the firs t political meeting and torchlight parade in the Garfield campaign, where General Fisher and ex-Governor Hartranft spoke from the same platform.  A second son, Rev Nevin Fisher, of Philadelphia, was for a number of years rector of St John's Catholic Church on 13th Street, opposite the Wanamaker store, and is now a monsignor, an office of high rank and dignity in the Church."   [S1, p 464-467]

 

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S1 Kershner, William Jacob and adam G Lerch. History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed Church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna. Reading, Pa: I. M Beaver, 1916. Bk2954 - http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofstjohns00kers#page/n5/mode/2up  
S2 Baptismal transcription in German, translated by Google Translate, 17 June 2013. Acc002790/Doc1725.pdf  
S3 Marjorie Van Couwenberghe [ID0381] and Wilma Lucas [ID0379], The Haas Family: Including Fischer, Hain, Heckert & Whetstone families c1630 to 1983 (December 1983). Bk3396  
S4 Frances Hain Swope and Henry B Warner, compiler, History of the Hain Family: Descendants of George and Veronica Hain. Reading, PA: Reading Eagle Press, 1941 - Bk2921 - Ancestry.com
S5 Haas, Wilma, Descendants of Wilhelm Fischer (Jonesboro, Indiana: Author, Nov 2006; Acc000640  
S6 Strassburger, Ralph Beaver, Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia From 1727 to 1808 (1934; reprint, Norristown, Pennsylvania: n.p., 1980), ; digital images, Ancestry.com. Bk2952,
Ancestry.com, page 107 - Page 112 -
 
S7 Book:  Israel Daniel Rupp, A Collection of upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. (Philadelphia: Leary, Stuart & Co, 1898; digital images, Google Books; Bk3394) Google Books
S8 Database Online: "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1733. www.ancestery.com  , accessed 13 June 2010. (Original data: Rupp, Israel Daniel. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand names of German---Immigrants in Pennsylvania, Bk3394. pgs 85, 86) Acc001477

Extract:
Name: Joh Wilhelm Fischer
Year: 1733
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 7820
Primary Immigrant: Fischer, Joh Wilhelm

 
S9 Database Online: "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1733. ww.ancestery.com, accessed 13 June 2010. (Original data: Burgert, Annette K. Eighteenth Century Emigrants from Lanenselbold in Hesse to America. Bk3395, pgs 45) Acc001478

Extract:
Name: Joh. Wilhelm Fischer
Year: 1733
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1707
Place: America
Source Publication Code: 1031.9.50
Primary Immigrant: Fischer, Joh. Wilhelm

 
S10 Database Online: "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970" Frederick Fisher. Application No. 77845, Paul J. Bickel, Jr. Original Data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. www.ancestry.com, accessed 22 Sept 2013.  Acc002954

Notes from Images:
Page 1:
- Applicant: Paul J. Bickel, Jr., Acceptance Date: 11 March 1954
Page 2:
- Paul J. Bickel, Jr., Age 29 - Date of Application: 1 March 1954
- Frederick Fisher Born 5 May 1750 Berks County, Pa. - Died 17 Oct 1828, Berks County, Pa.
- Birth information of Paul J. Bickel and his father
and their wives
- John Fisher, [ID4991} son of Frederick Fisher - 24 Feb 1787 - 14 March 1852 - Spouse: Catharina Baum - 25 Aug 1793 - 13 May 1861 - Married 1815
- Frederick Fisher,[ ID0545] - 5 May 1750-17 Oct 1828 - Spouse: Gertrude Faust [ID1166] - 15 Feb 1751-31 Oct 1827 - Married 1775
- Wilhelm Fischer [ID0430] - 11 Apr 1706-23 Oct 1771 - Spouse: Elizabeth Gertrude Hain 1 Apr 1711-4 June 1768 - Married 1733 (?)
Frederick Fisher is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Private in Captain Miller's Company of Pennsylvania Militia.
Page 3:
- Ancestor's Service:
- Frederick (Fridrich) Fisher was a member of the Company of Capt. Sebastian Miller's Company of Militia commanded by Col. Joseph Hester, Berk's County, Pa. May 31, 1781. (1st Company, Sixth Battalion. - See Penna. Archives, Vol. 5, p. 211, (231,) Series 5.
- References: (1) Sketch of my grandfather appears in Vol. 2, Montgomery's History of Berks County, Pa. (1909) p. 874
- For further data, see Application of Paul J. Bickel, my father. National Society, S.A.R. 65,212.
Page 4:
- Reference: Penna. Arch. 5th Series, Vol. V, p. 211.
- Name, signature and address of Paul J. Bickel, Jr.

Ancestry.com Record Link
S11 Database On-line, "Family Data Collection - Births", Elizabeth Gertrude Hain. Original Data: Births database was created while gathering genealogical data for use in the study of human genetics and disease. Www.ancestry.com , accessed 26 Sept 2013. Acc002956.

Extract from DB:
Name: Elizabeth Gertrude Hain
Father: John George Hain
Mother: Veronica
Birth Date: 1711
County: Ulster
State: NY
Country: USA

Ancestry.com Record Link
S12 Database On-line, "Family Data Collection - Individual Records" about Elizabeth Gertrude Hain. Original Data: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records; Individual Records database was created while gathering genealogical data for use in the study of human genetics and disease. www.ancestry.com , accessed 26 Sept 2013. Acc002957.

Extract from DB:
Name: Elizabeth Gertrude Hain
Spouse: Elizabeth Gertrude Hain
Parents: John George Hain Veronica
Birth Place: Sullivan, Livingston Manor, NY
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1711
Marriage Place: Wernersville, Berks, PA
Marriage Date: 1733
Death Place: Heidelberg, Berks, PA
Death Date: 4 Jun 1768

Ancestry.com Record Link
S13 Database On-line, "U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970" about Elizabeth Gertrude Hain. Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. www.ancestry.com , accessed 26 Sept 2013. Acc002959

Extract from DB:
Name: Elizabeth Gertrude Hain
SAR Membership: 65212
Birth Date: 1 Apr 1711
Death Date: 4 Jun 1768
Spouse:
Wilhelm Fischer
Children:
Gertrude Faust

Ancestry.com Record Link
S14 Database On-line, "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" about Elizabeth Gertrude Hain. Original Data: Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900; This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie. www.ancestry.com , accessed 26 Sept 2013. Acc002960.

Extract from DB:
Name: Elizabeth Gertrude Hain
Gender: Female
Birth Place: NY
Birth Year: 1711
Spouse Name: Wilhelm Fischer
Spouse
Birth Place: Gr
Spouse Birth Year: 1706
Marriage
Year: 1733
Marriage State: PA
Number Pages: 1

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Hain's Church Cemetery
Memorial to Wilhelm & Elizabeth
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Memorial to Wilhelm & Elizabeth
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Rev. War Plaque at Hain's Church Cemetery Tombstone for Elizabeth
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