Peter S Fisher Sr.
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Parents
Paul Fisher
Paul Fisher
1773 - 1823
Maria Schmitt
Maria Schmitt
1793 - 1855
Spouse
Katherine Wiesen
Katherine Wiesen
1831 - 1923
Elizabeth Pool
Elizabeth Pool
1832 - 1862
Children

1856


Age: 38y
1856 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives Norfolk Island to the population of the colony at Pitcairn Island, most being descendants of the Mutiny on the Bounty. They first settle on Norfolk Island on June 8.

1859


Age: 41y
1859 September 2 – The solar storm of 1859, the largest geomagnetic solar storm on record, causes the Northern lights to be visible as far south as Cuba and knocks out telegraph communication. (This is also called the Carrington event).

1860


Age: 42y

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Sharon, Portage, Wisconsin, USA ⇓
Peter Fisher bought land from the U.S. Government in 1860. This 40 acre purchase was in Section #31 of the Sharon Township (top of map, 2nd from right side).
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1860 Vladivostok is founded in Russia.

1862


Aug 25
Age: 44y
1862 • American Civil War – Battle of Glorieta Pass: In New Mexico, Union forces succeed in stopping the Confederate invasion of New Mexico Territory (the battle began on March 26).
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1863


Age: 45y

1864


Age: 46y
1864 American Civil WarBattle of Peachtree Creek: Near Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate forces led by General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attack Union troops under General William T. Sherman.

1867


May
Age: 49y
1867 • The British North America Act receives royal assent, forming the Dominion of Canada in an event known as the Confederation. This unites the Province of Canada (Quebec and Ontario), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia on July 1. Ottawa becomes the capital, and John A. Macdonald becomes the Dominion's first prime minister.

1870


Jun 15
Age: 52y
1870 • The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman Empire.

1874


Mar
Age: 56y
1874 Gold is discovered in the Black Hills.

1876


Age: 58y

1879


Oct 22
Age: 61y
1879 • The Naval Battle of Angamos is fought during the naval stage of the War of the Pacific.

1894


Nov 8
Age: 76y
1894 • The Owl Club of Cape Town, South Africa, a dining club, has its first formal meeting.

1894


Nov
1894 Dreyfus affair: French Army officer Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.

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