William Bruce Bisher

William Bruce Bisher

Male 1869 - 1947  (78 years)

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  • Name William Bruce Bisher  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 9 Apr 1869  Clermont Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer & Rancher, Taylor, NE  [2
    Died 30 Dec 1947  Taylor, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 9
    Buried Taylor Cem., Loup Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Person ID I2678  Bishir Family | John & Angelina Bishir
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2013 

    Father Lewis Bisher,   b. 1 Aug 1835, Mason, Warren Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1905, Taylor, Loup Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Sarah Lucinda Waits,   b. 15 May 1845, Brown Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1922, Halfway, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1866  Mason, Warren Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Family ID F1180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kate Maria Woods,   b. 20 Jul 1878, Burwell, Garfield Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1969, Ord, Valley Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1900  Garfield Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. William Lewis Bisher,   b. 30 Oct 1901, Burwell, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1912, Taylor, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    +2. Lillie Iola Bisher,   b. 8 Feb 1903, Burwell, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1966, Burwell, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Fannie Lucinda Bisher,   b. 3 Aug 1904, Burwell, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1911, Taylor, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    +4. Mabelle Anne Bisher,   b. 24 Nov 1905, Burwell, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1983, Portland, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +5. Arthur Everett Bisher,   b. 17 Jan 1907, Taylor, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1984, Boise, ID Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +6. Leola Helen Bisher,   b. 28 Jun 1908, Taylor, Loup Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1996, Ord, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     7. Johnnie Leo Bisher,   b. 26 Mar 1910, Taylor, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
     8. Bethelyn Bisher,   b. Abt Mar 1910, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
     9. Kathryn Violet Bisher,   b. 30 Oct 1911, Taylor, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1977, Ord, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     10. Nina Vivian Bisher,   b. 24 Jul 1913, Taylor, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1998, Ontario, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     11. Alvia Ora Bisher,   b. 7 Apr 1915, Loup Co., NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1966, Fort Morgan, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +12. Evelyne Tessibell Bisher,   b. 4 Jun 1920, Taylor, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 2007, Hall, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    BISHER, William Bruce & Kate (Woods) on their wedding day
    BISHER, William Bruce & Kate (Woods) on their wedding day
    Contributed by Karron Miller

    Documents
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, page 1
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, page 1
    Contributed by Karron Miller
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, page 2
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, page 2
    Contributed by Karron Miller
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, Page 3
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, Page 3
    Contributed by Karron Miller
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, Page 4
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, Page 4
    Contributed by Karron Miller
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, Page 5
    BISHER, William Bruce, Bible, Page 5
    Contributed by Karron Miller

  • Notes 
    • William B. Bisher is a native of Ohio and was born in the year 1869. His father, Lewis Bisher, was also a native of Ohio and was one of the pioneers of Loup county, Nebraska. Our subject's mother, Sarah (Waits) Bisher, was also a native of Ohio.

      When William B. Bisher was ten years old the whole family moved to Indiana, where he was reared on a farm. In 1888 the family came west, settling near to Taylor, the county seat of Loup county, Nebraska. Our subject began working out by the month, continuing to do so for ten years. He worked hard and faithfully to get some money ahead, but his fortune did not grow very rapidly, especially during the depressing times from 1890 to 1896, when he could earn only fifty cents to seventy-five cents per day. In 1900, he located a homestead in the sand hills of Garfield county, where he remained about a year, then purchasing a farm near Burwell, making his headquarters there for six years. In 1906, he bought the farm where he now lives, on section 31, township 21, range 18, and has been devoting his energies to making it one of the model places of the community. He has two hundred and four acres in the place, with about one hundred and twenty acres under cultivation, and has a good house, barns, fences and other improvements. Industry and enterprise have been among his chief characteristics and his well directed efforts have brought him a very comfortable competence. He holds an honorable position in the regard of his fellows.

      William B. Bisher was married in 1900 to Miss Kate Woods, whose father, Ross Woods, was one of the first pioneers on the North Loup river - her mother's maiden name was Fanny Olger. Mr. and Mrs. Bisher have six children: Willie, Lilly, Fannie, Mabel, Arthur and a baby, not named.
      (Compendium of History Reminiscence & Biography of Western Nebraska)

      William Bruce invented a sand trap pat number 195238 filed july 5 1934 serial no. 733932 to keep sand out of ditches and canals. As he lived in the sand hills of Nebraska this must have been important to him. [Bob Mahan]

      William served in the Spanish American War. [Karron Miller]

      RESEARCH NOTES:
      Conflicting information about the location of his birth (Indiana or Ohio?).

      Karron Miller has Sarah Waits Bisher's wedding dress and the family bible.

      The 1910 census shows an infant, Bethelyn, born about the same time that Johnnie Leo was supposed to have been born. The census indicates that Kate had 7 children all living, so this does not account for Johnnie. Perhaps "Johnnie" and "Bethelyn" are the same child.

      The family was living in Taylor, Loup, Nebraska in 1920 and 1930.

  • Sources 
    1. [S810] Compendium of History Reminiscence & Biography of Western Nebraska.

    2. [S861] Correspondence with Karron Miller.

    3. [S457] Census 1900 Wm Bisher, Highland, Garfield Co., Nebraska.

    4. [S560] Census 1910 William Bisher, Taylor, Loup Co., Nebraska.

    5. [S597] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005).

    6. [S619] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002).

    7. [S829] Correspondence with Bob Mahan.

    8. [S409] Pension file for Lewis Bisher.

    9. [S405] Pedigree chart from Mary Ann Garman.

    10. [S996] Index of Taylor Cemetery, Loup Co., NE.