Fischer, George A.

Who Is George A Fischer?

Birth: 27 MAR 1808 • Langenau, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (?)
Death: Unknown

Georgena Hendy’s August 7, 1890, letter to her future husband, Albert G. Fischer, mentions a visit from “your cousin Geo and Roy.” Roy is almost certainly Carrie Fischer Filkins’ son (and Albert’s nephew). However, the exact identity of Albert’s “cousin Geo” is still a mystery, though it appears he played a significant role in Albert’s business dealings–and lived in the same household for a time.

There was a George A. Fischer living with Albert and his mother Henrietta at 736 South Street in Springfield in 1999, according to the city directory. In addition, his business is shown as G. A. Fischer, cigar manufacturer–and both Albert and Mollie are shown as workers for G. A. Fischer.

Albert’s October 1, 1895, letter to Georgena is written on letterhead showing G. A. Fischer as the successor to Fischer & Ferneau. By 1897, however, a newspaper article about Albert’s cigar business used the name A. G. Fischer.

The St. Louis city directory shows a George Fischer in the cigar and tobacco industry, starting by at least 1872. The information shown in the family tree below is the product of an effort to find additional information on this George A. Fischer–and to track down sources explaining the relationship between George and Albert’s father Frederick, perhaps leading to clues about Frederick’s parentage. Unfortunately, none were found, and, even the information on George A. is inconsistent and inconclusive. However, it is being maintained because what we do know about the George A. Fischer living with Albert’s family seems worthy of further consideration and research.

Here are a few other bits of information that may (or may not) fit into the puzzle of our family history:

  • Before the article on A. G. Fischer’s factory was published in October 1897, several advertisements for G. A. Fischer cigars appeared in the Springfield paper during the summer of 1897.

  • In May 1898, an advertisement for the sale of a business owned by G. A. Fischer appeared in the Springfield paper.

  • In March 1900, the Springfield paper published several articles on the disappearance of cigar manufacturer Al G. Fischer, who was renting space over Holland’s bank. This article lays out the details, but it is not clear how (or if) this A. G. Fischer might be related to our A. G. (or G. A.) Fischer.

It may be only coincidence, but 1900 was also the year Albert moved his family and business from Springfield to Chickasha, though his mother and brother remained in Springfield for at least another three years.

George A. Fischer
b: 27 Mar 1808
d: 2 Juli 1884
George Fischer
22 Sep 1720 -
Georg Fischer
22 Jul 1761 - 15 Apr 1816
George A. Fischer
27 Mar 1808 - 2 Juli 1884
Susanne Lang
Abt. 1775 -
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Georg Fischer
Birth22 Jul 1761Nerenstetten, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death15 Apr 1816 Nerenstetten, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Marriage10 Sept 1794to Susanne Lang at Wettingen, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
FatherGeorge Fischer
MotherCatharina Schmied
PARENT (F) Susanne Lang
BirthAbt. 1775Nerenstetten, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Marriage10 Sept 1794to Georg Fischer at Wettingen, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
FAnna Fischer
Birth3 Feb 1800
Death1 Oct 1801Nerenstetten u. Wettingen, Württemberg, Deutschland
FKatharina Fischer
Birth9 Feb 1802Langenau, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death29 Oct 1871Noblesville, Hamilton, Indiana
MGottlieb Fischer
Birth9 Aug 1804
MPhilipp Fischer
Birth23 Okt 1806
MJohannes Fischer
Birth19 Sept 1797
FBarbara Fischer
Birth19 Jan 1795
Death18 Feb 1810
MGeorge A. Fischer
Birth27 Mar 1808Langenau, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death2 Juli 1884
Marriage27 Nov 1833to Catharina Friederika Mueller at Asperg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) George A. Fischer
Birth27 Mar 1808Langenau, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death2 Juli 1884
Marriage27 Nov 1833to Catharina Friederika Mueller at Asperg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
FatherGeorg Fischer
MotherSusanne Lang
PARENT (F) Catharina Friederika Mueller
Birth06 Jul 1811Asperg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Marriage27 Nov 1833to George A. Fischer at Asperg, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
FatherJohann Friderich Müller
MotherRegine Catharina Fink
FCatharine Friederika Fischer
Birth3 Sept 1832
Death27 Dec 1833Asperg, Württemberg, Germany
FPauline Katharine Fischer
Birth14 Jan 1840
Death4 Jan 1915Schwäbisch Hall, Baden Württemberg, Deutschland
FAmalie Wilhelmine Fischer
Birth12 Dec 1852
MGeorg Friedrich Fischer
BirthNov 1848
MGottlieb Fischer
Birth29 May 1843
FCarolina Fischer
Birth20 May 1838
MWilhelm Friedrich Fischer
Birth22 Nov 1833
Death27 Dec 1833
Descendancy Chart
George A. Fischer b: 27 Mar 1808 d: 2 Juli 1884
Catharine Friederika Fischer b: 3 Sept 1832 d: 27 Dec 1833
Pauline Katharine Fischer b: 14 Jan 1840 d: 4 Jan 1915
Amalie Wilhelmine Fischer b: 12 Dec 1852
Gottlieb Fischer b: 29 May 1843
Carolina Fischer b: 20 May 1838
Wilhelm Friedrich Fischer b: 22 Nov 1833 d: 27 Dec 1833