Isaiah Bisher

Male 1834 - Bef 1910  (< 75 years)


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  • Name Isaiah Bisher  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 1834  White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Name Isiah /Bisher/  [5
    Birth Abt 1834  In Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Death 1889  [5
    Died Bef 1910  [7
    Death Bef 1934 
    Person ID I3926  Bishir Family | Jeremiah & Esther/Malinda Bishir
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2010 

    Father Jeremiah M Bishir,   b. 13 Jun 1800, York, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1875, Monticello, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Ester Millet,   b. 1803, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1843, White, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1827  Warren, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F1577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1870 White Co., IN Big Creek Twp., With Hornbeck family.

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      from :

      A Standard History of White County Indiana An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of Modern Developments in the Progress of Town and Country Under the Supervision of
      W. H. HAMELLE VOLUMES I and II ILLUSTRATED THE LEWIS PUBLISHING COMPANY CHICAGO AND NEW YORK 1915--
      Isaiah was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias Monticello Lodge #73 on 29 Oct 1877

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      1880 census (this is a believe to be correct, need to search more, it is the only Isaiah b. in IN in white Co. close to 1833)
      Indiana, White Co., Big Creek Twp., Chalmers, ed 184, page 2B, lines 40-49 (Isaiah is line 49) (all are white)
      Karp, Jacob, male, age 46, head of house, farmer, b. IN, parents b. PA
      Sarah, f, 43, keeping house, IN, MD, MD
      Florence, f,16,daughter, at home, in school, IN,IN,IN (all rest of children b. IN as well)
      Lydia, f,14,daughter, at home, in school
      Elija, m,11,son, at home, in school
      Edward, 8, son, in school
      Hattie, 5, daughter,
      Maggie M., 2 daughter
      Stephens, Andrew, w,m,16 servant, farmhand, IN,HJ,NJ
      Basher, Isaiah,w,m,age looks like could be 46 , boarder, farmer, IN, NY,NY

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      Monticello Herald Sep 11, 1884
      POISON IN THE JUG
      A Foul Attemp to Poison Isaiah Bishir by Putting Strychine in His Bitters
      another chemical analysis and more light thrown upon a mysterious departure

      Prof. W. H. Peters, the LaFayette chemist, upon whom White county now depends for its sensational developments, finds in this vicinity a rich field for his professional skill. Aside from the Spense and Switzer anaylses he has lately been engaged in the investigation of another case of suspected poisoning, the particulars of which, so far as can be gathered, as as follows:
      Some months ago Mr. Isaiah Bishir, a bachelor farmer, who lives south of town, being in poor health prepared for himself a jug of root bitters of which he partook from time to time as occasion seemed to require. One day soon after imbibing he suffered an attack of illness marked by a twitching of his muscles. He at once attributed it to his medicine, and after recovering from the attack he let the jug severely alone for several days. By and by having concluded that perhaps he was mistaken or that his illness was caused by an overdose, he ventured to take another drink of bitters. It was followed by the same results as before. He was now convinced that somebody had tampered with the jug and putting a number of circumstances together he settled his suspicions upon M.J. Julian, one of his neighbors, with whom he remembered drinking from the jug at a short time before his first attack, and to whom its place of concealment was known. He kept his own counsel and by a little observation was strengthened in his suspicion. Though his attacks of sickness were kept from the neighbors as far as possible, Julianne seemed to have heard of them and made inquiry of Bishir about his condition. He wanted to take the jug and have the bitters analyzed, which Bishir promptly refused, at the same time intimating that he knew that he had been poisoned and that he also knew the guilty party. Soon afterward Julian came to town and in conversation with Dr. Robison, an officer of the A.O.U.W. lodge, expressed his intention to " transfer the certificate of insurance which he held upon the life of Bishir " to some other beneficiary, as he feared that he might be charged on that account with foul play in case of the death of the insured. The subsequent flight of Julian for parts unknown, as hereto for notes it in the HERALD, has given new weight to the above the suspicious circumstances, and a sample of the contents of the jug was lately submitted to chemist Peters for analysis. On Monday he reported the finding of strychnine in the bitters, and the community is now on the alert for further developments.

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      1900 with brother Jeremiah and wife, Victoria, in Brown Co. Jackson Twp. Ed 25 p6B #118 line 70. (see their family for more info)

  • Sources 
    1. [S380] Census 1900 Jerimiah Bishir Jr.

    2. [S446] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    3. [S482] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003).

    4. [S626] Lori Myers.

    5. [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.

    6. [S427] 1850 Census, White Co., District 130, IN, 407b.

    7. [S589] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006).

    8. [S308] Warren County, OH Marriage Index.