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Thomas Fisher
Lodomillo Twp.

Thomas Fisher, farmer, section 27, Lodomillo Township, was born in Crawford County, Pa., July 19, 1827. His parents were Thomas and Polly (McGuire) Fisher, natives of Pennsylvania. They had fifteen children, of whom Thomas was the eleventh child and fifth son. He remained on the farm till nineteen years of age, attending school during the winter months. He came to Chippewa Falls, remaining two years and a half, then returned to Pennsylvania, where he married Eliza Sturtevant, May 16, 1849. She was a native of Pennsylvania, and a daughter of Luman and Hannah Sturtevant. He came to Iowa with his wife and two children in 1857. Located in Clayton County, Mendon Township. There he built his first dwelling in North McGregor. In 1860 he went to Pike's Peak, remaining one year. Then he removed to Elkader, where, in connection with other business, he conducted the Boardman House a year and a half. Nov. 11, 1866, he was again married to Margaret Jones, of Union County, O., daughter of Lodi and Sarah (Reynolds) Jones. He came to Lodomillo in 1869, settling on section 27, where he has since resided. Mr. Fisher had three children by his first wife-- Harriet, Luman and North (deceased), and by his second wife-- Thomas Corwin (now dead), Vernon Vincent, Maggie Mabel, Thomas Earl, Shirlie Hughes, and Ethel Esther ( who died in infancy). Mr. Fisher is a Republican and has held various offices of trust in his township. He enlisted in the Ninth Iowa Infantry, and served the latter part of the war. He owns several farms in Lodomillo, amounting to 357 acres, located on sections 10,11,27 and 34. Of these, 280 acres are in cultivation.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 888
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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