History of Bureau County - Biographical Sketches 1885
Source: "History of Bureau County, Illinois," H. C. Bradsby, Editor, Chicago, World Publishing Company, 1885.
Submitted by Emily Jordan
DAVID C. FISHER, Macon, was born in Huntington County, Penn., July 16, 1815. He is the son of Ludwick and Elizabeth (Crawford) Fisher. The father was born in Maryland, but his father, Christian Fisher, was a native of Germany, and had come to the United States during the Revolutionary War. Our subject's mother was of English descent, and was married in Pennsylvania, and it was in that State they lived and died, most of the time residing in Bedford County, but died in Fulton. They were the parents of eleven children, five of whom yet survive and probably the sixth, from whom nothing has been learned for several years. David C. Fisher was reared on a farm and has made farming his occupation during life.
In 1857 he came to Bureau County and in 1862 to his present farm. September 20, 1838, he was married in Bedford County, Penn., to Charity Horton. She was born in Bedford County, July 29, 1817, and was the daughter of Thomas I., and Sarah Horton. Mrs. Fisher died March 31, 1875. She was the mother of ten children, viz.: Susan, Benjamin (deceased), Sarah, Henry (deceased), Mary, Elizabeth, Miles (deceased), Andrew, Margaret (deceased), and Wilson. Susan is the wife of Noah D. Hoskins, and resides at Plattville, Col.; Sarah is the wife of Albert Watts, of Bureau County; Mary, wife of Frederick Carper, resides in Macon Township; Elizabeth , of Buda is the wife of John W. Carper; Andrew lives in Macon Township, and Wilson in Clay County, Kan. Mr. Fisher is Republican in politics.