Third Generation


13. Herman Bernard Fischer was born on 12 March 1852 in Groenlo, Gelderland Province, Netherlands.4 There is no record that he emigrated to America. However He did visit his mother and his children in America. The 1900 Nebraska, Lancaster County, South Pass, census image 2, lists Herman living with his mother Hendricka Fischer in Holland, Hickman, Lancaster County Nebraska. The Fischer name is misspelled Fisher, the listing includes Hendrika's daughter, Johanna, son Herman Bernard, and two of Herman Bernard's children - daughter Gertrude and son Hendrickus. Hendrickus Americanized is Henry who was know as Knop. All are shown born in the Netherlands. This matches information from other sources. He probably died in Holland, Hickman, Lancaster County, Nebraska. This is consistent with the family legend that he died in the early 1900's in Holland, Lancaster County, Nebraska while visiting his mother and children. This was confirmed in a 1998 conversation with his granddaughter Helen Early. She said he died while in Nebraska on a visit and was buried near his mother, in an unmarked grave, in the Holland Nebraska cemetery. The Holland Church cemetery records were lost in a church fire.
He was probably buried in Holland Cemetery, Hickman, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Herman Bernard Fischer and Catharina Johanna Gantvoort were married on 17 July 1882 in Groenlo, Gelderland Province, Netherlands.7 Catharina Johanna Gantvoort1, daughter of Hendrikus Johannes Gantvoort and Johanna Geertruijda Milius, was born on 21 March 1850 in Groenlo, Gelderland Province, Netherlands She died on 29 October 1886 at the age of 36 in Deventer, Gelderland Province, Netherlands.1

Herman Bernard Fischer and Catharina Johanna Gantvoort had the following children:

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Johanna Gertrude Fischer.

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Henry J.(Knop) Fischer.