James Fisher and Catherine Lenhart

3rd great grandparents < Henry William Fisher < Viola May Fisher < Arthur Eugene Ferrell

James Fisher was born in 1819 to James Fisher and Elizabeth Betsy Kale. James married Catharine Lenhart on September 19, 1843 in Carroll, Ohio. Catharine may have been the daughter of Peter Lenhart and Nancy Ann Thomas. She was born about 1826 and died sometime after 1870. James died September 12, 1864 and is buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Perry Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio.

In 1850 and 1860, James and Catherine were living in Clay Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio. No employment is listed for either in 1860; in 1850 James was a farmer.

Their children were:

  1. Elizabeth Ann Fisher born 1844, died 1858. Buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Tuscarawas, Ohio.
  2. Henry William Fisher
  3. Sarah E Fisher born August 15, 1847 died January 15, 1911. She married ? Carruthers. She was a homemaker. She died from ruptured blood vessels at the heart or brain, as determined after death.
  4. Samuel P Fisher born 1849, died 1867. Buried at Mount Carmel in Perry Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio. The record states he was the son of J and C Fisher. James is buried there as well.
  5. James M. Fisher born March 18,  1855, died 1919 of cancer. He was a carpenter. He was married but no info on his spouse. No autopsy was done because he had hereditary symptoms.
  6. Mary Alice Fisher born 1860, died 1914 of cancer. She married Albert Hilliker (b. May 1851) of New York. He was a machinist. Oddly, the 1920 Census states her father was born in England, her mother in Maryland.


This photo of Mary Fisher was shared on Ancestry.com along with the photograph below of the Hilliker family.


The Hilliker children were:

Ella S born September 14, 1878. In 1880, Sarah E Hilliker is listed on the census record as “other” while Ella is noticeably missing so it’s reasonable to assume they are the same individual. Married ? Edwards.

Frances (Fannie) May  born May 27, 1880, died Jan 23, 1945. She married Harry Nelson Rank (Jan 7, 1879 – September 26, 1962). Harry worked in wholesale grocery in 1910, was a clay worker in the sewer pipe industry in 1930, and was a laborer at a clay plant in 1940.


Frances M Hilliker

William Madison born September 5, 1882,  died March 14, 1948. He married Mary M. Mccollam (1882). He retired as a foreman for a gas company. As of the WWI draft record, he was working for the Dennison RR shops as a machinist. He was tall, slender, with blue eyes and brown hair. By WWII, he was working for the East Ohio Gas Company in Dennison. At that time he was 5’11” and 168 pounds, described as having a ruddy complexion. Their children were:

William Lewis May 27, 1905 -October 15, 1987. He married Florence B. Lash of Coshocton  (1908 – 1984). They had at least two sons, William (married Alma Watson) and Robert L.

Margaret January 27, 1910 – 14 Aug 2000. She died in Dover, Ohio. She married ? Wood.

female infant, died March 10, 1914. stillborn.

Charles A Feb 1, 1916 – December 20, 1985. He died in Gahanna, Franklin, Ohio. He married Vivian Veley. He was a cabinet maker and bench carpenter. There is a record which dates him serving during WWII, having served 27 Apr 1945.

Bessie C. born June 21, 1884. She married Harry H Treadway (1878.) She died July 27, 1954 in Oklahoma City, OK:

Services for Mrs Bessie C Treadway, 70, 2501 S Shartel, will be 2 pm Thursday in Smith & Kernke Funeral Chapel with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs Treadway died at her home early Tuesday after an illness of several months. She had lived here the past 16 years, coming from Ohio.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Women’s Bible Class, Deborah Circle, and the WCTU. She was also past president of the Capitol Hill Bird Club.

Survivors include husband, Harry, of the home; three daughters, Mrs Gillen Nourse, 312 SW 24; Mrs J R Creech, 3512 NW 26; and Mrs D E Harder, Tulsa; a sister, Mrs Ella Edwards, Uhrichsville, OH; and 4 grandchildren.

Published in The Oklahoman, Wed, July 28, 1954

Their children were:

Donald  H December 15, 1909, stillborn. Buried December 16, 1909.

Helen E born 1912

Wilma R born 1915

Mary Louise born October 27, 1922. She died March 26, 1986 in Oklahoma City. She married James Richard Creech (November 6, 1919-October 1, 2011) of Oklahoma. At least one son, Donald Ray Creech born July 6, 1948, died December 26, 1949.


Mary Louise Treadway


Donald Ray Creech

Albert Clarence Jr. born June 9, 1886, died March 11, 1927. He married Hester A. Harper (1888 – Feb 12, 1940)

Note: I found record of a Mary Catherine Lenhart of Tusc. County, Ohio who married Abraham France. Their youngest child was born 1859 in Indiana. She should not be confused with Catherine Lenhart Fisher.



“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDFH-GBS : 8 December 2014), James Fisher and Catharine Lenhart, 19 Sep 1843; citing Carroll,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0333249 V. 1-3.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZHT-YP8 : 8 December 2014), James Fisher and Catherine Lenhart, 19 Sep 1843; citing Carroll, Ohio, United States, reference p212, rn 1407; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 333,249.

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX3Z-KV4 : 9 November 2014), James Fisher, Clay, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States; citing family 1947, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCPC-7RR : 30 December 2015), James Fisher, 1860.

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8JS-K2C : 8 December 2014), James Fisher in entry for Henry W. Fisher and Anna Edie, 22 Dec 1909; citing Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, reference cn 28580; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,369.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X88B-HTG : 8 December 2014), James Fisher in entry for Sarah E Carruthers, 15 Jan 1911; citing Rush, Tuscarawas, Ohio, reference fn 5837; FHL microfilm 1,952,772.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8FS-KBQ : 8 December 2014), James Fisher in entry for Mary Alice Hilliker, 12 Apr 1914; citing Uhrichsville, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, reference fn 25372; FHL microfilm 1,953,914.

“Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6JW-9Z2 : 13 December 2014), James Fisher in entry for Mary Alice Hilliker, 12 Apr 1914; citing Death, Uhrichsville, Mill Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, source ID v 1 p 248F, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 890,361.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X82Z-LXZ : 8 December 2014), James Fisher in entry for James M Fisher, 23 May 1919; citing Orange Twp., Carroll, Ohio, reference fn 31266; FHL microfilm 1,984,694.