Jonathan Bishir

Male 1874 - 1922  (47 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Bishir  [1, 2
    Born 10 Jun 1874  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Soldier 
    Died 29 May 1922  [3
    Buried Clark Cemetery, Angeles, Pampanga Province, Central Luzon, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I1494  Bishir Family | Jonathan & Elizabeth Bishir
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2013 

    Father William Bishir,   b. 19 Aug 1840, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1934, Lynchburg, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Judith “Judia” Boyland,   b. 5 Apr 1849, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1938, Clark Twp., Clinton Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1866  Highland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    BISHIR brothers: Joseph Benson (Ben), John, William, 1905 Xenia, Ohio
    BISHIR brothers: Joseph Benson (Ben), John, William, 1905 Xenia, Ohio
    Courtesy of the Mark Sebastian Archive - please do not republish this photo in any form including to anywhere else on the Internet without specific permission
    BISHIR, Jonathan and Louis - 'Bishirs in jokay picture. John & Louis.' - World War I era
    BISHIR, Jonathan and Louis - "Bishirs in jokay picture. John & Louis." - World War I era
    Courtesy of the Mark Sebastian Archive - please do not republish this photo in any form including to anywhere else on the Internet without specific permission
    BISHIR, John: mystery shot of John Bishir (I'm guessing) and who else (?) on Frisco train leaving St. Louis.
    BISHIR, John: mystery shot of John Bishir (I'm guessing) and who else (?) on Frisco train leaving St. Louis.
    Contributed by John Sebastian

    Documents
    BISHIR, William & Judia family bible
    BISHIR, William & Judia family bible
    Courtesy of the Mark Sebastian Archive - please do not republish this document in any form including to anywhere else on the Internet without specific permission

    Headstones
    BISHIR, Jonathan, Headstone
Clark Cemetery 
Angeles
Pampanga Province
Central Luzon, Philippines
Plot: Section A, Plot 1J, Grave 13F
    BISHIR, Jonathan, Headstone Clark Cemetery Angeles Pampanga Province Central Luzon, Philippines Plot: Section A, Plot 1J, Grave 13F
    Photo by GulfPortBob, FindAGrave
    BISHIR, John & Louis - cenotaph memorial
    BISHIR, John & Louis - cenotaph memorial
    Contributed by Marji Bishir

  • Notes 
    • A John Bishir is listed as serving in the Spanish/American War in 1898/99. He enlisted on Nov 22, 1898 and was discharged while at sea on Nov 21, 1901. His age is about right for this Jonathan. He is serving with Company F (Hillsboro), 3rd Ohio Vol. Inf. and was mustered out as a Sgt.

      It appears that 1st Sgt Bisher was also sent to Mexico on the eve of World War I.

      A military record exists for a John Bishir who was born at almost exactly (to the month) the same time as this Jonathan. He lists his birthplace as Lynchburg, Ohio and his residence as Monterey, California. His military record is as follows:

      Co M 6 Infantry to 16 June 1917; Co M 53 Infantry to 3 Oct 1918; Army Candidate School Langres to 18 Nov 1918; 331 Infantry to 2 Apr 1919; Co M 53 Infantry to Discharge Corporal 1 June 1917; Private, first class 20 Jan 1917; Sergeant 14 July 1917; 1 Sergeant 27 Dec 1917; 1 Sergeant 1 Sept 1919. Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Forces July 6/8 to 12 June 1919. Honorable discharge 15 Dec 1919.

      John appears in 1910 with the 21st Infantry at Ludlow Barracks, Camp Keithley in Mindanao, the Phillipines. In 1920, he appears at Camp Grant, in Illinois.

  • Sources 
    1. [S355] Ohio Military Men, 1917-18, Ancestry.

    2. [S357] Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99, Ancestry.

    3. [S1435] William & Judia Bishir family bible.

    4. [S401] FindAGrave.

    5. [S840] Marriage Records of Highland Co., Ohio (1805-1880), McBride, David & Jane, (1962).