I have not thoroughly researched the Fisher family. This information comes primarily from my encounters with them while researching other families. You will notice many question marks in the dates. There are huge gaps in this tree, partly due to my lack of knowledge of the Fishers in Hunterdon County, partly due to their being so ubiquitous in the County, and partly due to the fact that so many of them moved away. It also did not help that the early Fishers often seem to have avoided recording their land purchases and wills.

While working on this tree I realized there are just too many Fishers, so I’m stopping after four generations. And also, that Fisher being a rather common name, there are several different Fisher Families, quite unrelated. This particular tree concerns the family that settled in East Amwell at a very early date. I am publishing this branch today because Jacob and Peter Fisher (2d and 3rd generations) figure in an article also being published today, Owners of the Hart-Taylor Cemetery.1 I hope to publish more Fisher families in the future.

Feel free to offer additions or corrections, but please do it in the comments section below so other readers can share the information.

First Generation:

(1) Johannes Peter Fisher (1698 – 1775) & Anna Maria Young (1701 – 1775)
This is the immigrant couple, who came from the Palatine region of Germany in the 1720s. After a few moves, they settled on land at the village of Rocktown in East Amwell, Hunterdon County, NJ.

Second Generation:

|     (2) Anthony Tunis Fisher (1725 – 1800) & Margaret Elizabeth Snyder (1731 – 1799)
|     (2) Elizabeth Fisher (1729 – 1760) & Jacob B. Snyder (1731 – 1819) no further information
|     (2) Christopher Fisher (c.1730 – 1787)
|     |    m. 1) Mary Lequear (c.1740 – 1821)
|     |    m. 2) Mary Young (1736 – 1821)
|     (2) Wilhelm William Fisher (c.1727 – 1806) & Charity Youngblood (c.1730 – ?)
|     (2) Jacob Fisher Sr. (c.1735 – c.1821)
|     |    m. 1) Sarah Hoppock (c.1740 – after 1788)
|     |    m. 2) Margaret
|     (2) Mary Fisher (c.1735 – bef. 1810) & Barnet Bellis (c.1730 – c.1810)
|     (2) Anne Fisher (c.1733 – bef. 1836) & Christopher M. Kuhl (c.1735 – 1827)
|     (2) John Fisher (c.1737 – 1789) & Frances Kuhl (c.1740 – 1830), left H.C. after marriage
|     (2) Peter Fisher (c.1730 – 1816)

Third Generation:

|     (2) Anthony Tunis Fisher & Margaret Elizabeth Snyder
|     |     (3) Joseph Fisher (1750 – 1835) & Rebecca Blum (no further information)
|     |     (3) Mary Fisher (1751 – 1829) & Jacob Housel (1764 – 1825)
|     |     (3) John Fisher (1758 – 1826) & Mary Hoagland (c.1752 – ?)
|     |     (3) Tunis Fisher (1759 – 1832), left H.C.
|     |     |   m. 1) Sarah Meloby (c.1755 – c.1800)
|     |     |   m. 2) Mary Larew (c.1775 – ?)
|     |    (3) Christopher Fisher (1760 – 1804) & Charity Boss (c.1758 – ?)
|     |     (3) Margaret Fisher (1764 – 1820) & __ Stryker (no further information)
|     |     (3) Jacob Fisher (1768 – 1855) & Ann Wilson (1768 – 1839)
|     |     (3) Elizabeth Fisher (1773 – 1855) & George E. Lott (1773 – 1846)

|     (2) Christopher Fisher & 1) Mary Lequear2
|     |     (3) Elizabeth Fisher (c.1755 – ?) & Daniel Griggs (c.1750 – ?)
|     |     (3) Mary Fisher (c.1758 – ) & John Hortman (c.1755 – 1820)
|     |     (3) Anne Fisher (1764 – 1856) & William Case (1760 – 1853), left H.C.
|     (2) Christopher Fisher & 2) Mary Young
|     |     (3) Christopher Fisher Jr. (1779 – 1804) & Jane Stout (c.1780 – ?)

|     (2) Wilhelm William Fisher & Charity Youngblood
|     |     (3) Mary Fisher (1753 – 1829) & Sgt. Abraham Adrian Hagaman (1751 – 1836)
|     |     (3) Elizabeth Fisher (c.1755 – 1792)
|     |     (3) Peter Fisher (1758 – 1821) & Alice Johnson (1763 – 1821)
|     |     (3) Sarah Fisher (1767 – 1792) & Lewis Chamberlain (1750 – 1813)
|     |     (3) William Fisher (1768 – 1842) & Lucretia Slack (1771 – 1847)
|     |     (3) Ann Fisher (1769 – 1846)
|     |     |   m. 1) Lewis Chamberlain (1750 – 1813)
|     |     |   m. 2) Jonathan Hoagland (1778 – 1851)
|     |     (3) John Fisher (c.1770 – ?) & Sarah Prall (c.1774 – ?), left H.C.
|     |     (3) Hannah Fisher (c.1770 – ?) & Lewis Ketchum (c.1770 – ?)

|     (2) Jacob Fisher Sr. & 1) Sarah Hoppock
|     |     (3) Peter Fisher Esq. (1765 – 1829) & Anna Runk (1764 – 1850)
|     |     (3) Anna Fisher (1767 – 1851) & Caleb Farley (1757 – 1808)
|     |     (3) Tunis Fisher (1769 – ?), left H.C.
|     |     (3) Mary Fisher (1772 – 1852) & Nathaniel Wilson (1767 – 1811)
|     |     (3) Sarah Fisher (1775 – 1831) & Abraham Prall (1770 – 1851)
|     |     (3) Jacob Fisher Jr. (1779 – 1813)
|     |     |   m. 1) Anne Anna Chamberlin (1784 – 1855)
|     |     |   m. 2) Anna (1814 – 1885)
|     |     (3) John Fisher (1788 – before 1814)

|     (2) Mary Fisher & Barnet Bellis
|     |     (3) Mary Bellis (c.1755 – ?) & Richard Clark [see comment below]
|     |     (3) John Bellis (1756 – 1829) & Elizabeth Holcombe (1758 – 1832)
|     |     (3) Philip Bellis (c.1760 – ?) & Mary Young (1757 – ?)
|     |     (3) Peter Bellis (c.1760 – c.1858) & Anionche [?] Smith

Fourth Generation:

|     (2) Tunis Fisher & Elizabeth Snyder
|     |     (3) Mary Fisher & Jacob Housel
|     |     |   (4) Wilson Housel (1786 – 1856) & Abigail Lowrey (1787 – 1858)
|     |     |   (4) Amelia Housel (c.1791 – c.1805)
|     |     |   (4) Amy Housel (c.1796 – c.1863 & William Muirhead (c.1792 – ?)
|     |     |   (4) George W. Housel (c.1805 – 1881) & Ann Able (c.1810 – ?)

|     |     (3) John Fisher & Mary Hoagland, left H.C.
|     |     |   (4) John Fisher (c.1770 – ?) & Anne Leonard (c.1780 – ?)
|     |     |   (4) Tunis Fisher (c.1770 – ?) & __ Coogle
|     |     |   (4) Joseph Fisher (c.1780 – 1862) & Elizabeth Leonard (c.1788 – 1850)

|     |     (3) Christopher Fisher & Charity Boss
|     |     |     (4) Catherine Fisher (c.1774 – 1867) & William Culver
|     |     |     (4) Joseph Fisher (c.1788 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Peter Fisher (c.1779 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Hannah Fisher (c.1781 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Tunis Fisher (1783 – ?) & Phoebe Everitt
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Fisher (c.1785 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Charity Fisher (c.1790 – ?)

|     |     (3) Jacob Fisher & Ann Wilson
|     |     |     (4) Wilson Fisher (1790 – 1860) & Mary McConnell (1783 – 1865)
|     |     |     (4) Charity Fisher (c.1792 – 1873) & Uriah Phillips (c.1782 – 1851)
|     |     |     (4) Rebecca Fisher (1794 – 1873) & John Carroll Holcombe (1793 – 1882)
|     |     |     (4) Abigail Fisher (c.1798 – 1863) & Hon. John Lambert (1791 – 1882)

|     |     (3) Elizabeth Fisher & George E. Lott, left H.C.
|     |     |     (4) Phoebe Lott (1795 – 1845) & __ Gearhart
|     |     |     (4) Henry Lott (1797 – 1863)
|     |     |     (4) Tunis Lott (1799 – 1872) & Mary Lott (1802 – 1860)
|     |     |     (4) Margaret Lott (1802 – 1888)
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Lott (1804 – 1880) & James Bennett (1806 – 1878)
|     |     |     (4) Elijah A. Lott (1806 – 1895)
|     |     |     (4) George W. Lott (1809 – 1888) & Anna Maria (1809 – 1854)
|     |     |     (4) Susan Ann Lott (1812 – 1903) & Lemuel Davisson
|     |     |     (4) Thomas Lott (1815 – 1872)

|     (2) Christopher Fisher & 1) Mary Lequear
|     |     (3) Mary Fisher & John Hortman
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Hortman (1783 – 1868) & Peter Sinclair
|     |     |     (4) Christopher Hortman (c.1785 – ?) & Julien Pickel [?]
|     |     |     (4) Annie Hortman (c.1795 – ?) & Hall Opdycke (1792 – 1844)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Hortman (c.1794 – ?) & William Apgar
|     |     |     (4) John Hortman (c. 1798 – c.1839) & Achethy Humphries
|     |     |     (4) Peter Hortman
|     |     |     (4) Dosha Hortman
|     |     |     (4) Enos [Enoch?] Hortman (c.1805 – ?) & Ann Ent

|     |     (3) Anne Fisher & William Case
|     |     |     (4) William Case (1786 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Case (abt 1790 – 1871) & Daniel Marsh (c.1791 – 1866)
|     |     |     (4) Mahlon Case (1800 – 1848) & Amelia Thurston
|     |     |     (4) John Case (1801 – 1880)
|     |     |     |    m. 1) Elizabeth Hoffman (c.1805 – bef 1844)
|     |     |     |    m. 1) Amy Hoff (c.1820 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Christopher F. Case (1804 – 1852) & Eliza

|     (2) Christopher Fisher & 2) Mary Young
|     |    (3) Christopher Fisher Jr. & Jane Stout
|     |    |     (4) Christopher Fisher (c.1804 – 1879) & Elizabeth Stevenson (1792 – 1875)

|     (2) Wilhelm William Fisher & Charity Youngblood
|     |    (3) Mary Fisher & Sgt. Abraham Adrian Hagaman
|     |     |     (4) Charity Hagaman (1776 – ) & Joshua Housel (1771 – 1852)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Polly Hagaman (1779 – 1870)
|     |     |     (4) William Hagaman (1783 – 1863) & Hannah Rose Phillips (1783 – 1879)
|     |     |     (4) Abraham A. Hagaman (1786 – 1868) & Elizabeth Wilson (1791 – 1875)
|     |     |     (4) John Hagaman (1790 – 1839) & Catharine Hankinson (1794 – 1833)
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Hagaman (1792 – ?) & Daniel Akers (1788 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Peter Hagaman (1794 – 1879)
|     |     |     |     m. 1) Keturah Bake (1802 – 1864)
|     |     |     |     m. 2) Harriet Van Buskirk (1822 – 1886)

|     |     (3) Peter Fisher & Alice Johnson
|     |     |     (4) Hon. James J. Fisher (1784 – 1870) & Rebecca Pidcock (1789 – 1854)
|     |     |     (4) Elizabeth Fisher (1786 – ?) & Mahlon Wambough (c.1780 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Charity Fisher (1788 – 1878)
|     |     |     (4) Ann Anna Fisher (1790 – 1863)
|     |     |     (4) William Peter Fisher (1793 – 1876) & Sarah Wilson (1802 – 1845)
|     |     |     (4) Cornelius Q. Fisher (1799 – 1887) & Gertrude Young (1803 – 1883)

|     |     (3) Sarah Fisher & Lewis Chamberlain
|     |     |     (4) Gertrude Chamberlain (1788 – 1865) & Christopher Danberry (1785 – 1874)
|     |     |     (4) Alpheus Chamberlain (1790 – 1848)
|     |     |     |    m. 1) Catherine Cox (c.1790 – 1853)
|     |     |     |    m. 2) Catharine Young

|     |     (3) William Fisher & Lucretia Slack
|     |     |     (4) Amos Fisher (1795 – 1856) & Mary Quick (1796 – 1835)
|     |     |     (4) Fisher (1797 – 1811)
|     |     |     (4) William Fisher (1798 – 1870) & Mary Dilts (1802 – 1881)
|     |     |     (4) James Slack Fisher (1800 – 1879) & Catharine Ann Stout (1816 – 1901)
|     |     |     (4) Charity Fisher (1803 – 1881) & Judiah Jedediah Higgins (1799 – 1890)
|     |     |     (4) Mary Ann Fisher (1808 – 1892) & Capt. Nathan Stout (1812 – 1891)

|     |   (3) Ann Fisher & Lewis Chamberlain
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Chamberlain (1792 – 1869)
|     |     |     |    m. 1) Lewis Labaw (1795 – 1862)
|     |     |     |    m. 2) __ Fisher (c.1790 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Lewis Chamberlain (1797 – 1846) & Elizabeth Higgins (1805 – 1865)
|     |     |     (4) William Fisher Chamberlain (1799 – 1852) & Mary Sutphin (1807 – 1889)
|     |     |     (4) Alanson Chamberlain (1802 – 1884) & Elizabeth Gulick (1804 – 1886)
|     |     |     (4) Clarinda Chamberlain (1804 – 1887) & Anthony Learch Case (1798 – 1877)
|     |     |     (4) Levi K. Chamberlain (1806 – 1889) & Aletta V. D. Voorhees (1802 – 1877)
|     |     |     (4) Beulah Chamberlain (1808 – 1900) & Hiram Dilts (1800 – 1877)
|     |     |     (4) Jonathan Chamberlain (1813 – 1869) & Catharine Stothoff

|     (2) Jacob Fisher Sr. & 1) Sarah Hoppock
|     |     (3) Peter Fisher Esq. & Anna Runk
|     |     |     (4) Jacob P. Fisher Esq. (1786 – 1845) & Sarah Stevenson (1786 – 1864)
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Fisher (1788 – 1859) & John H. Hoffman (1796 – 1868)
|     |     |     (4) Ann Nancy Fisher (1790 – 1869) & Thomas T. Holcombe (1795 – 1838)
|     |     |     (4) Frances Fisher (1791 – 1865) & Elias Holcombe (1793 – 1865)
|     |     |     (4) Rachel Fisher (1794 – 1883) & Jacob Miller Kline (1799 – 1878)
|     |     |     (4) John Fisher (1796 – 1833) & Susan Runkle (1796 – 1875)
|     |     |     (4) Peter R. Fisher (1798 – ?)
|     |     |     |     m. 1) Mary Ann Honeyman (1802 – 1847)
|     |     |     |     m. 2) Francenka Lane (1823 – 1874)
|     |     |     (4) Hiram Fisher (~1800 – c.1800)
|     |     |     (4) Julia Fisher (1804 – 1871) & Matthias S. Cramer (1800 – 1849)
|     |     |     (4) William Fisher (c.1805 – ?)

|     |     (3) Mary Fisher & Nathaniel Wilson
|     |     |     (4) Thomas Wilson (c.1793 – 1867) & Susanna Anderson (1796 – 1875)
|     |     |     (4) Jacob F. Wilson (1795 – 1821) & Mary C. Williamson (1798 – 1872)
|     |     |     (4) Asa Wilson (c.1800 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) George F. Wilson (c.1800 – 1872)
|     |     |     |    m. 1) Lucretia W. __ (1808 – 1832)
|     |     |     |    m. 2) Mary Ann __ (1809 – 1869)
|     |     |     (4) Hart Denis Wilson (1802 – 1887) & Amelia C. Hart (1808 – 1844)
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Wilson (c.1810 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Nathaniel Wilson (c.1811 – ?) & Sarah Ann Hart (1810 – ?)

|     |     (3) Sarah Fisher & Abraham Prall
|     |     |     (4) Peter Prall (1796 – 1839) & Catharine Sutphin (1798 – 1867)
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Prall (1799 – 1842) & Jacob Sutphin (1797 – 1827)
|     |     |     (4) Jacob Fisher Prall (1800 – ?)
|     |     |     |    m. 1) Margaret Case (1810 – 1837)
|     |     |     |    m. 2) Mary Young (c.1815 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Ann Prall (1801 – 1829) & Christopher Griggs (c.1800 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Catharine Prall (1803 – 1847) & John Griggs (1800 – 1872)
|     |     |     (4) Abraham Jacob Prall (1811 – 1843) & Hannah Bellis (1813 – 1883)
|     |     |     (4) John F. Prall (1814 – 1816)
|     |     |     (4) Eliza Prall (c.1815 – ?)

|     |     (3) Jacob Fisher Jr. & Anne Anna Chamberlin
|     |     |     (4) Sarah Fisher (1801 – 1837) & Gideon Quick (1793 – 1872)
|     |     |     (4) Maria L. Fisher (1803 – 1886) & John Wilson Larison (1801 – 1889)
|     |     |    (4) John Chamberlain Fisher (1806 – 1874)
|     |     |     |    m. 1) Cornelia M. Skillman (1809 – 1844)
|     |     |     |    m. 2) Adaline (c.1817 – ?)
|     |     |     (4) Caleb Farley Fisher (1809 – 1892) & Rebecca Ann Holcombe (1810 – 1883)
|     |     |     (4) Lucretia Ann Fisher (1811 – 1813)

Footnotes:

  1. Long-time readers may recall I published a few articles in which one Henry H. Fisher figured prominently. He is not a member of this branch of Fishers. His tree will have to come later.
  2. I have very little information on the families of Christopher Fisher.