1842 - 1923 (~ 81 years)
||Christopher Bishir [1, 2] |
||Indiana, USA 
||Christopher /Bisher/  |
||Christopher /Bishir/ |
||22 Dec 1923
||Santa Ana, Orange, California 
||Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, CA
||Bishir Family | Jeremiah & Esther/Malinda Bishir
||3 Jan 2016 |
||Jeremiah M Bishir, b. 13 Jun 1800, York, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 21 May 1875, Monticello, White, Indiana, USA (Age 74 years) |
||Elizabeth Welch |
||2 Nov 1837
||Tippecanoe Co., Indiana 
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Caroline Marshall, b. Feb 1841, Edinboro, Eire Co., Pennslyvania, USA , d. 23 May 1934, Santa Ana, Orange Co., California (Age ~ 93 years) |
||14 Apr 2017 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||BISHIR, Christopher, Obituary, 1923|
Contributed by Art Ashbey, firstname.lastname@example.org
||BISHIR, Christopher, obituary, Hutchinson News, 31 Dec 1923|
||BISHIR, Christopher, to move to California (news article) |
Hutchison News, Kansas, 1897
||Bishir, Christopher & Carrie, and Carley Bisher Worth by the gravesites, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Orange, CA|
Christopher is in front of Carley, slightly right. Carrie's is unmarked to the right of Christopher's marker.
||Bishir, Christopher, Jr., Fairhaven Cem., Orange, CA|
- There is evidence that Christopher Bishir ran for Congressman at Large in Kansas on the Socialist ticket in 1904 (but was not elected). (Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, by Frank Wilson Blackmar, Chicago, 1912, p. 128)
From “History of Reno County, Kansas” by Sheridan Ploughe:
“In the election of 1886, T. T. Taylor had but little opposition in the election. His opponent was C. Bishir. Bishir was a peculiar man, honest, but very narrow and very selfish. He was a Greenbacker and opposed bonds of any and all kinds, opposing the issuing of bonds for any purpose. In this election, Taylor made no campaign and the universal dislike of Bishir made it evident that the latter would receive but few votes. The result of this election justified the lack of effort on Taylor's part, as he received 1,009 votes and Bishir, 84.”
From the Alumni and Former Student Catalogue of Miamia University, Oxford, Ohio, June 1892:
Class of 1866
CHRISTOPHER BISHIR, Nurseryman, Hutchinson, Kan. B. S. Taught school for six years after graduation and has since been engaged in the nursery business, farming and fruit growing. Address, 201 West Sixth street.
in the Missouri 1870 Census, Chariton Co., Twp 54 Range 20 #533/564 line 7
Bisher, Christopher age 25, male, white, school teacher/farmer, 1000 dollar real estate value, born in IN, and box 19 is checked.
Is this our Christopher? I think he is the one that didn't make it home for the funeral of the Elder Jeremiah, but no proof.
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1880 Reno County, Reno KS ED 291
Bishir, Christopher, w,m,35,married, nursery man, b. IN,OH,OH
Carrie w,f,35 wife, married, keeping house, b. PA, Ireland, PA
Unable to find their marriage in marriage records 1872-1913
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RUDESILL HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD
C. BISHIR AND HIS WIFE CARRIE, who were partners in the Orchard Addition, arrived in Hutchinson in the early 1870“s. In 1873, they planted an apple orchard west of 7th and Adams. They were successful, and when they moved from Hutchinson in 1905, they had made $25,000 to $30,000 in property and real estate dealings.
Christopher Bishir appears in 1905 in Port Townsend, Washington, where he builds a nursery there. There are several articles about him in the local newspaper. [Port Townsend Daily Leader, 1905] He and his wife later move to Orange, California where they are buried.
- [S446] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).
- [S626] Lori Myers.
- [S552] 1900 Census, KS, Reno Co., Hutchinson city.
- [S362] One World Tree (sm), Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.), Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.
- [S217] Obituary for Christopher Bishir.
- [S1580] Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages from 1850.