Family of Fred W. and Malissa Ellen Fisher Kibler

This is a photograph of Fred & Malissa Fisher Kibler, who were married in Mahaska County on 18 April 1883. Fred and Malissa were the parents of at least 3 children: William E. Kibler (1885-1965), Julietta (abt 1888-1965), and Ethel May (1892-1984).

Malissa Ellen Fisher, daughter of Carey Camel Fisher and Elizabeth Allen, was born in Barnes City on 4 Nov. 1858 and died 20 Apr 1923 in East St. Louis, Illinois. The youngest of 7, she was the only child in her family to be born in Mahaska County.

Carey Camel Fisher was born 5 Mar 1819 in Brown Co. Ohio and died 20 Aug 1860 in Barnes City. He was buried in the Boswell Cemetery, Jackson Twp., in Poweshiek County. Boswell Cemetery is now known as Harper's Cemetery. Elizabeth Allen Fisher was born 26 Jan 1821 in Parke Co. Indiana and died on 2 Mar 1895 in Missouri.

Carey and Elizabeth's other 6 children were born in Parke Co. Indiana and were as follows: Nancy Jane (1842-1928), Martha Ann (1844-?), Benjamin Franklin (1846-1912), Mary Angeline (1849-?), Isaac Aaron (1852-?), and Sarah Louisa (1854-?). The family moved from Rockcreek, Parke Co., IN sometime between the birth of Sarah and Malissa.

Fred Kibler was the son of Philip Kibler and Margaret Ann Derr. Philip and Margaret were both born in PA and were married in Stark Co. Ohio in Feb. 1832. The family was in Delaware Twp., Hancock Co. OH in the 1850 census and moved to Wapello before the 1870 census. The couple had 8 children.

Two of Fred and Malissa Fisher Kibler's children: Ethel and Julietta "Etta".




William E. "Will" Kibler, son of Fred and Malissa Fisher Kibler.



Will Kibler with unknown couple. They could be his Uncle Benjamin F. Fisher and Aunt Talatha Starnes Fisher. If you know the couple, please contact the submitter.





Submitted by Lori Dubay


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