Auglaize County, Ohio

History and Genealogy

Biography of Blazius Fisher

Submitted by Ken Kohnen -


1. Blazius Fisher was born on 17 Dec 1801 in Baden, Germany. He was buried in 1889 in Fryburg, OH at St. John's Cemetery. He died on 26 Apr 1889. He was married to Anna Marie Christina Wiemann on 29 Apr 1837 in St. Petersburg, OH at St. Peter and Paul Church. The church is located south of Fryburg, OH. Anna Marie Christina Wiemann was born on 22 May 1814 in Enigerloh, (Prussia) Germany. Birth records were found in Salt Lake City as reported by The Wapakoneta Daily News on November 24, 1993. She was baptized on 23 May 1814. She died on 31 May 1864. Children of Blazius Fisher and Anna Marie Christina Wiemann were:

  1. Catherine Fisher.
  2. Joseph Fisher was born on 4 Jul 1842. He died on 4 Dec 1859. He died from complications of a broken leg after being kicked by a horse.
  3. John B. Fisher.
  4. William Henry Fisher.
  5. Rosina Fisher.
He was married to Margaretta Shaefer Lang on 21 Feb 1865. Margaretta Shaefer Lang died on 24 Jul 1872. Blazius Fisher and Margaretta Shaefer Lang had no known children.


Catherine Fisher was born on 18 May 1838. She died in 1910. She was married to ? Werling in ?. ? Werling was born in ?. He died in ?. Drowned a couple of years later. He was buried in ?. Catherine Fisher and ? Werling had no known children. She was married to George Kohler. Catherine Fisher and George Kohler had no known children.

John B. Fisher was born on 7 Mar 1844. He died in 1927. He was buried in 1927 in Fryburg, OH at St. John's Cemetery. He was married to Rosana Hufman. Rosana Hufman was born in 1849. She died in 1927. She was buried in 1927 in Fryburg, OH at St. John's Cemetery. John B. Fisher and Rosana Hufman had no known children.

William Henry Fisher was born on 15 Jul 1846 in Pusheta Township (Auglaize County). He died on 22 Jun 1935. He made his mother's coffin from a hewn log when he was 17 years old. This was during the Civil War. Blazius was a very strict man. He didn't want William to go to school (Fryburg) to which he walked. The teacher didn't always show up for class (coming from Wapakoneta on horseback), so Blazius told Bill he could put his time to better use by clearing the woods to make fields. Bill regreted this lack of schooling much of his life. He was married to Wilhelmina Veit on 3 Jan 1871 in St. John's Church, Fryburg, OH.3 They were married by Rev. Gerk Blackhaus. They lived on the Blazius Fisher farm for 12 years (1871 to 1883). About this time, Bill fell out of a hickory tree and hurt his leg. So he went to Wapakoneta and ran a grocery store for about a year. This broke him up financially, so he returned to the farm again. In 1883 they purchased the Peter Brosher farm, one-half mile east of Wapakoneta, and lived there for 23 years (1883 to 1906). In 1906 Bill and Minnie moved to the Walter's Grove which had been a dance hall, and they remodeled it into a house. Later they moved to 504 East Pearl Street in Wapakoneta where they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on January 3, 1926. After Wilhelmina's death in October 1929, William moved to his daughter Alma's home until his death in June of 1935. Wilhelmina Veit was born on 6 Sep 1852. She died on 17 Oct 1929. Children of William Henry Fisher and Wilhelmina Veit were:

  1. Mary Anna Fisher.
  2. William Albert Fisher.
  3. Katherine Fisher.
  4. George Nicholas Fisher.
  5. John Charles Fisher.
  6. (Brother) Frank Lawrence Fisher C.P.P.S.4 was born on 14 Nov 1880. He died on 27 May 1923. Baptized Franz Laurence he was professed in C.P.P.S. December 3, 1921.
  7. Wilhelmina Susana Fisher.
  8. Ferd Gustave Fisher.
  9. Edith Rosaina Fisher.
  10. Harry Edwin Fisher.
  11. Caroline (Carrie) Fisher.
  12. Cora Isabel Fisher.
  13. Alma Matilda Fisher.

Rosina Fisher was born. She died. She was married to Adolf Nester. Their first children died at birth or very shortly thereafter. Their parish priest told them to make a pilgrimage to Maria Stein. Adolf didn't want to go, so Rosina and her brother, William (16 at the time) went on the pilgrimage, leaving Wapakoneta at two in the morning and arriving at Maria Stein about eight o'clock. They had walked all the way. At Maria Stein they attended Mass and the sacraments. After this, Rosina and Adolf were blessed with two children. Adolf Nester was born. He died. Children of Rosina Fisher and Adolf Nester were:

  1. Nester.
  2. Nester.


Mary Anna Fisher was born on 16 Oct 1871. She died on 25 Dec 1965. She was married to George Albert Wehrle on 27 Jan 1891. George Albert Wehrle was born on 28 Aug 1864. He died on 22 Jul 1946. Children of Mary Anna Fisher and George Albert Wehrle were:

  1. William Jacob Wehrle.
  2. Minnie Elizabeth Wehrle.
  3. Franklin Joseph Wehrle.
  4. Leona Kathryn Wehrle.
  5. Regina Margaret Wehrle.

William Albert Fisher was born on 11 Mar 1873. He died on 13 Apr 1957. He was married to Catherine Margaret Wagner on 15 Sep 1896. Catherine Margaret Wagner was born on 11 Apr 1874. She died on 28 May 1937. Children of William Albert Fisher and Catherine Margaret Wagner were:

  1. Edward William Fisher was born on 24 Sep 1905. He died on 31 Dec 1921.
  2. Fredonia Josephine Fisher.
  3. Alvina Marie Fisher.
  4. Franklin John Fisher.

Katherine Fisher was born on 13 Dec 1874. She died on 24 May 1960. She was married to Edward Kohler in 1895. Edward Kohler died in 1914. He was born. Children of Katherine Fisher and Edward Kohler were:

  1. Carolyn Margaret Kohler. She was married to Emil Lutegenaw on 24 Oct 1921. Emil Lutegenaw was born. He died. Katherine Fisher and Emil Lutegenaw had no known children.

George Nicholas Fisher was born on 11 Oct 1876. He died on 11 Jan 1965. He was married to Florentine Teresa Schneider on 22 Sep 1903. Florentine Teresa Schneider was born on 8 Feb 1882. She died on 13 Jul 1949. Children of George Nicholas Fisher and Florentine Teresa Schneider were:

  1. Clarence George Fisher.
  2. Fredrika Catherine Fisher.
  3. Bernard Joseph Fisher.
  4. Linda Mary Fisher.
  5. Marie Alice Edith Fisher.
  6. Florence Irene Fisher.
  7. Erma Magdalen Fisher.
  8. Frances Elnora Fisher.
  9. Alberta Rose Fisher.
  10. James Eugene Fisher.

John Charles Fisher was born on 6 Sep 1878. He died on 10 Dec 1966. He was married to Stella Mary Klein on 25 Jun 1907. Stella Mary Klein was born on 26 Nov 1881. She died on 18 Sep 1959. Children of John Charles Fisher and Stella Mary Klein were:

  1. Dorothy Rose Fisher.
  2. Rita Stella Fisher.
  3. James Francis Fisher.
  4. Ralph Augustine Fisher.
  5. Ruth Cecelia Fisher.
  6. Martha Ann Fisher.

Wilhelmina Susana Fisher was born on 2 Sep 1882. She died on 20 May 1979. She was married to Frank Joseph Oen on 22 Sep 1903. Frank Joseph Oen was born on 29 Dec 1878. He died on 19 Apr 1961. Children of Wilhelmina Susana Fisher and Frank Joseph Oen were:

  1. Leonard Francis Oen.
  2. Alodia Marie Oen.
  3. Richard Ferd Oen.
  4. (Sister) Ruth Oen C.P.P.S.6 was born on 30 Sep 1909. Professed in C.P.P.S. on August 15, 1930.
  5. Marvin Theodore Oen.
  6. (Sister Dolorosa) Monica Oen C.P.P.S.7 was born on 25 Dec 1912. Professed in C.P.P.S. August 15, 1939.
  7. Wilbur Joseph Oen.
  8. Leo Anthony Oen Sr..
  9. Mary Agnes Oen was born on 6 Jul 1921.
  10. Dorthy Marie Oen.
  11. Kathryn Ann Oen.

Ferd Gustave Fisher was born on 23 Mar 1884. He died on 17 Feb 1953. He was married to Lucy Gertrude Higgins on 18 May 1909. Lucy Gertrude Higgins was born on 27 Jul 1891. She died on 26 Dec 1947. Children of Ferd Gustave Fisher and Lucy Gertrude Higgins were:

  1. Agnes Mary Fisher.
  2. Helen Magdalen Fisher.
  3. Clem Ferdiand Fisher.
  4. Earl Henry Fisher.
  5. Louise Mae Fisher.
  6. Harold Joseph Fisher.
  7. Paul John Fisher.
  8. Leroy Edwin Fisher.
  9. William Joseph Fisher.
  10. Betty Rose Fisher.
  11. Richard Thomas Fisher Sr..
  12. Robert Louis Fisher.

Edith Rosaina Fisher was born on 2 Apr 1886 in Pusheta Township. She died on 4 Oct 1978. She was married to Henry Oen on 22 Jun 1909. Henry Oen was born on 3 Aug 1885. He died on 30 Sep 1968. Children of Edith Rosaina Fisher and Henry Oen were:

  1. LaVere Marguerite Oen.
  2. Colette Alberta Oen.
  3. Louis Justin Oen.
  4. Ursula Catherine Oen.
  5. Daniel Anthony Oen.
  6. Bonnita Angela Oen Sr.
  7. Adrian Oen was born on 21 Sep 1928. He died on 23 Nov 1929.
  8. Shirley Ann Oen.
  9. Mary Ann Oen.

Harry Edwin Fisher8 was born on 18 Sep 1888 in Wapakoneta, OH (Auglaize County). He died on 2 Dec 1984 in Wapakoneta, OH (Auglaize County). He was buried on 6 Dec 1984 in Fryburg, OH at St. John's Cemetery. A 90th birthday celebration was given in honor of Harry E. Fisher, of Rt. 5, Wapakoneta, whose birthday was September 18. The celebration took place at his home with a covered dish supper and refreshments. Those attending were: the honored guest, Harry E. Fisher; Frederick W. Fisher; Don and Jinny Combs; Henry and Joan Kohnen; Nick Jurosic; Bruce and Clara Zwiebel and sons, Mathew and Adam; Tony Kohnen and Cathy Pummell; and David and Judy Kohnen, all of Wapakoneta. Charles and Milly Park; Andy and Ruth Strominger; Joe and Edna Miller, all of Lima. Robert and Elinor Jurosic and Louise and Bill, of Rhine. Vernon and Sylvia Heitkamp, of Maria Stein; Fred Heitkamp, of Celina; Vickie Heitkamp, of Dayton and friend Tim. Mike and Judy Jurosic and Darla, of Sidney; Steve and Evelyn Jurosic and sons, Nathan and Ryan, of New Knoxville; Joe and Carol Kohnen and Scott, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Dan and Carla Kohnen and Mathias, of Cincinnati. He was married to Clara Elizabeth Strominger on 18 Oct 1916. Clara Elizabeth Strominger was born on 20 Feb 1894 in Botkins, OH (Shelby County). She died on 6 Feb 1957 in St. Rita Hospital, Lima, OH (Allen County). She was buried on 9 Feb 1957 in Fryburg, OH at St. John's Cemetery. A Solemn Requiem High Mass was held at 9:30 a.m. by Rev. (Fr.) Lawrence Tebbe, Celebrant. Children of Harry Edwin Fisher and Clara Elizabeth Strominger were:

  1. Esther Pauline Fisher was born on 25 Jan 1918. She died on 27 Jan 1918.
  2. Fredrick William Fisher.
  3. Virginia (Jinny) Elizabeth Fisher.
  4. James Anthony Fisher was born on 24 Nov 1923. He died on 24 Nov 1923.
  5. John Henry Fisher was born on 12 Jun 1925. He died on 12 Jun 1925.
  6. Mildred Marie Fisher.
  7. Frank George Fisher was born on 22 Jun 1928. He died on 22 Jun 1928.
  8. Elinor Mae Fisher.
  9. Sylvia Ann Fisher.
  10. Mary Fisher was born on 19 Nov 1932. She died on 19 Nov 1932.
  11. Joan Martha Fisher.

Caroline (Carrie) Fisher was born on 9 Apr 1891. She died on 28 Dec 1978. She was married to Theodore E. Fisher on 20 Apr 1909. Theodore E. Fisher was born on 23 Jan 1890. He died on 28 Jan 1948. Children of Caroline (Carrie) Fisher and Theodore E. Fisher were:

  1. Regina Fisher.
  2. Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Fisher.

Cora Isabel Fisher was born on 22 Aug 1893. She died on 29 Jun 1926. She was married to Anthony Lawrence Heinl on 12 May 1914. Anthony Lawrence Heinl was born on 10 Aug 1890. He died on 14 Apr 1977. Children of Cora Isabel Fisher and Anthony Lawrence Heinl were:

  1. Hilda Mary Isabel Heinl.
  2. Joan Callista Heinl.
  3. Alice Margaret Heinl.
  4. Charles George Heinl.

Alma Matilda Fisher was born on 14 Mar 1897. She was married to Robert Joseph Wahrer Sr. on 15 Jun 1920. Robert Joseph Wahrer Sr. was born on 28 May 1895. He died on 31 Oct 1971. Children of Alma Matilda Fisher and Robert Joseph Wahrer Sr. were:

  1. Robert Joseph Wahrer Jr.
  2. Anna Marie Wahrer was born on 19 Jul 1922.