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 Abraham Fisher

Abraham Fisher

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Death 1 Jan 1907
Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 34168169 · View Source
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Abraham Fisher was born in Poland in January 1832, nothing more is known about Abraham's early life, his place of birth or his parent's names. He immigrated to the United States around 1850 and apparently stayed in New York for a few years where his brother Newman and sister Matilda were also resident. Around 1855, the three siblings made the trip to San Francisco then to Jacksonville Oregon where they were partners in a retail business. Abraham was a pioneer merchant and one of the first Jewish to set a business in Oregon, in the early 1850's a gold strike occurred in Jacksonville following a boom in population. Around 1855-1856, the Rogue Rivers Indian war started in Jacksonville and local people use a brick building with iron doors as a fort, this building was owned by a Jewish merchant and it is highly probable to be Abraham's store.
In 1860, Abraham met his wife Yetta Solomon and a year later their first child Adaline, a daughter was born. In Feb 1862, Abraham and Newman bought a brick store in the corner of California and Oregon street, this corner is today known as the oldest business site in Jacksonville and the building standing there at the present time is still named the Fisher brothers store. Abraham went then in business with different partners and continued to be successful as a general retail merchant.

During the 25 years of his residence in Oregon, five more children were born of Abraham and Yetta ‘s union, Baruch in 1863, Abraham in 1866, Joseph in 1871, Julia in 1876 and Bertha in 1877. Unfortunately Abraham and Joseph died in their prime childhood and are buried in the Jewish cemetery in Jacksonville.

In 1880, Abraham decided to move to San Francisco and entered in business with Morris Baum there. Soon after his two older children Adaline and Baruch move to Tulare with their respective spouse when the two youngest girls started to learn to play piano and singing. In 1897, tragically his wife Yetta died at 48 years old, soon after Abraham retired and was living with his youngest daughter Bertha who was teaching elocution and voice culture at that time. In 1902 Bertha got married to Max Schiller and Abraham lived with them until his death in 1907. This probably explains why all the old family pictures, one ambrotype and several tintypes were passed to Bertha and then to her descendant.


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Beloved husband of Yetta Fisher. Native of Poland. Aged 74 years


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  • Maintained by: Stephanie Schiller
  • Originally Created by: Diane Reich
  • Added: 24 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34168169
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Fisher (unknown–1 Jan 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34168169, citing Salem Memorial Park and Garden, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Stephanie Schiller (contributor 47525457) .