Fifth Generation


72. Harold Melvin Fischer was born on 16 December 1914 on the family farm in rural Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He died on 29 August 1999 at the age of 84 in Salem, Marian County, Oregon. He was buried in City View Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

Harold Melvin Fischer and Ruth Johanna TeKolste were married on 17 December 1938 in Firth, Lancaster County, Nebraska.. Ruth Johanna TeKolste, daughter of Christian John TeKolste and Johanna Vanderbeek, was born on 29 August 1916 in rural Holland, Hickman, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She died on 20 January 2008 at the age of 91 in Salem, Marian County, Oregon. She was buried on 23 January 2008 in City View Cemetery, Salem, Marion County, Oregon. They started married life on a farm south of Hickman, Lancaster County,Nebraska. Their son Kenneth was born there. They then purchased the Henry & Ann Fischer family farm from his parents and lived there for many years until relocating to Keizer, Marion County, Oregon in 1954. They returned to Nebraska a year later. They moved back onto their family farm and operated it along with a custom fertilizer business for several years. Harold heard the call of Oregon again so they sold the fertilizer business, rented their family farm and returned to Oregon in 1964 and lived there the rest of their lives. They owned and operated a U-Haul franchise in Keizer, Oregon for many years. After he sold the U-Haul business Harold was self employed contractor in the Salem, Marion County, Oregon area and installed garage doors for many years until his retirement. They live in Oregon in retirement in 1999.
They were active church members all their lives. They were members of the Firth Reformed Church, Firth, Lancaster County, while living in Nebraska and the Salem Christian Reformed Church, Salem Oregon after their move to Oregon. Harold served on the Consistory at both locations.

Harold Melvin Fischer and Ruth Johanna TeKolste had the following children:

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Kenneth Fischer.