William Bisher

Male 1821 - 1904  (82 years)


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  • Name William Bisher  [1
    Born 2 Apr 1821  Northhampton Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1904  [3, 4
    Buried 1904  Pine Grove Cem., Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I3559  Bishir Family | Samuel & Elizabeth Bisher
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2011 

    Father Samuel Bisher,   b. 28 Sep 1791, North Hampton County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1867, Ross, Luzerne, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Van Horn,   b. 22 Apr 1801, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1885, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Bef 1819  [5, 6
    Family ID F1426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Editha Trescott,   b. 1822,   d. 1907  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1847  [2
    Children 
     1. Adelia J. Bisher,   b. 18 Dec 1847,   d. Aft 1893  (Age > 47 years)
     2. Theodosia A. Bisher,   b. 4 Dec 1849,   d. 19 Jun 1861  (Age 11 years)
    +3. Chester I. Bisher,   b. 8 Feb 1852,   d. 1917  (Age 64 years)
     4. Emma E. Bisher,   b. 25 Jul 1855,   d. 3 Jul 1858  (Age 2 years)
     5. Ellen R. Bisher,   b. 29 Jan 1857
     6. Ada E. Bisher,   b. 7 Apr 1860,   d. Bef 1893  (Age < 32 years)
     7. Reader C. Bisher,   b. 19 Jun 1862,   d. 22 Apr 1863  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F1434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    BISHER, William & Editha, headstone, Pine Grove Cemetery, Harveyville, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania
    BISHER, William & Editha, headstone, Pine Grove Cemetery, Harveyville, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania
    Contributed by FindAGrave Contributor, Bryan Winter, btwinter2@yahoo.com

  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM BISHER, retired farmer, Huntington township, P.O. Huntington Mills, was born April 2, 1821, in Northampton county, and is a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (VanHorn) Bisher, natives of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, respectively, and of German origin. Samuel Bisher was a miller and cooper by occupation, and died in 1877, aged eighty-six years. Our subject, who is the second in a family of ten chidren, eight of whom are now living, was educated in the common schools, and at the age of twenty began life for himself as a farm laborer, which he followed four years. He then engaged as fireman on the Beaver Meadow Railroad, and in six months was promoted to engineer, in which position he served twelve years, and then moved on his farm (having purchased his present property in 1852), and farmed until 1860, when he worked six months on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad as engineer. He then came back to the farm, remaining thereon two years, when he again ran a locomotive for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company for eighteen months, at the end of which time he again returned to his farm, where we now find him. Mr. Bisher was married February 7, 1847, to Editha Trescott, daughter of Enos and Mary (Myers) Trescott, natives of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, respectively, which union was blessed with seven children, viz.: Adelia J. (Mrs. James Meekin, of Wilkes-Barre), born December 18, 1847; Theodocia A. (deceased), born Dec 4, 1849; Chesler I., born February 8, 1852 (married Martha A. Blanchard, and works the farm); Emma E. (deceased), born July 25, 1855; Ellen R. (deceased), born January 20, 1857; Ada E. (deceased), born April 7, 1860; Reader C. (deceased), born June 19, 1862. Mr. and Mrs. Bisher are members of the M.E. Church. He is a Republican, and has held the office of school director, assessor and overseer of the poor. The Bisher farm consists of seventy-three acres, situated one mile north of the Huntington Mills postoffice.
      History of Luzerne County, Pa., by H.C. Bradsby, 1893

  • Sources 
    1. [S661] Luzerne PA's Master Surname Information List (Yahoo! group).

    2. [S393] Ferguson, Bret website www.our-town.com/~brit, (Stephenville, Texas).

    3. [S1415] FindAGrave Memorials by Bryan Winter for Pine Grove Cem., Luzerne, PA, Bryan Winter.

    4. [S278] Internment.net burial record.

    5. [S424] World Family Tree vol. 28, ed. 1.

    6. [S825] Bisher, Paul Harrison II, (http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/i/s/Paul-H-Bisher/PDFGENEO1.pdf).