Individual Record 390

Name}   Fishback, Henry Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Cir May 1852 Place} Koblenz, Germany (Prussia)
Marr.: Date} Exa 26 Apr 1888  M Place} Alhambra, Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Cir 1932 Place}  
Burial: Date} Cir 1932 Place} San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 115 = Interview
Source 2} 1033=1880 USA cen
Source 3} 226 = Marriage rec
Source 4} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 5} 1469=Voter record
Source 6} 364 = Newspaper
Source 7} 1093=Photograph
Source 8} 1101=Photograph
Source 9} 180 = 1900 USA cen
Source 10} 1073=Newspaper
Source 11}  44 = 1910 USA cen
Source 12}322 = Business dir
Source 13}736 = 1920 USA cen
Source 14}323 = Phone book
Source 15}1034=1930 USA cen
Source 16}872 = Voter record
Source 17}1439=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Parents not traced
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 33 = Alhambra, Los Angeles, California
      Occupation 1} Carpenter
       Occupation 2} Miner
Spouses:   Prime} Hildebrand, Rachel S.
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Henry Fishback was born in May 1852 in either Koblenz or Cologne, Germany.  Koblenz is located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, in the Rhine-Palatinate area of Germany.  Cologne is 57 miles northwest.  According to census records, Henry immigrated to the United States in 1869, and became a naturalized citizen in 1875.  In the 1880 U.S. census, he was a miner living alone in Charleston Village, Pima, Arizona.  Silver mining ended in this area in the mid 1870's, and he moved along to Southern California.
On 14 Apr 1888, Henry swoare out an Affidavit for Marriage License, to marry Rachel S. Hildebrand.  They were married on 26 Apr 1888 in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California.  Henry is listed in the California Great Registers in 1888, 1890, 1892, and 1896 as a registered voter, living in Alhambra.  He was described as 5'10", with dark complexion, gray eyes and dark hair.  He became a naturalized citizen on 4 Jul 1875 in Madison, Montana.  He was listed first as a mechanic, and in 1896 as a carpenter.

In the 1900 U.S. census, Henry is still listed as being a miner.  He and Rachel were living at 28 S. Electric Street in Alhambra.  They had five children ranging in age from 11 years to one, namely, Charles, Minnie, Harriett, Mathilda, and Francis.  Henry owned their home, which had a mortgage.  In 1905, he was the best man at the marriage of his sister Caroline to Ludvik Opid.  In the 1910 U.S. census, Henry and his son Charles are listed as carpenters.  Minnie was a telephone operator.  Henry and Rachel had had three more children, namely Henry R., Adel, and Almira.  They evidently had a ninth child, Albert, born in 1910, but who is found in census records until 1930.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Henry and Rachel now owned their home free and clear.  Only Henry R., Adel and Almira are listed in the census as living with their parents.  Henry R. was a laborer working in a lumber yard, probably the Olson Lumber Company.  Henry is found in the voter registration records in Alhambra in the years 1920, 1924, and 1926, registered as a Socialist.  The telephone directories of 1915 and 1923 list him as being a carpenter.

By the 1930 U.S. census, Henry and Rachel had left Alhambra, moving to 581 Valmont Street in the City of Los Angeles.  In the census records, Henry is listed as being a poultry farmer.  Their daughter Adele was a telephone operator, and Almira and Albert were not employed.  Henry is registered to vote at this address in 1930 and 1932.

According to his headstone, Henry died in 1932.  He is last found in the 1932 voter registration records, and is not found in the 1940 U.S. census.  His wife Rachel died in 1957.  Both are buried in the San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, California.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Henry Fishback cir 1897
Immigr'n Date} 1869 Port} Unknown
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 13 Nov 2015
Date Created}    4 Feb 1994
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