Hannah Marie Graybill

Female 1842 - 1907  (64 years)


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  • Name Hannah Marie Graybill 
    Born 3 Aug 1842  near Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Aug 1907  Underwood, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 4 Aug 1907  H.G. Fisher Cemetery, Underwood, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I606  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2015 

    Father George Washington Graybill,   b. 26 Jun 1821, Bloomfield Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1900, Underwood, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary Smith,   b. 16 Sep 1823, of Liberty Township, Henry, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1860, of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1841  Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry George Fisher,   b. 18 Jun 1837, , York, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926, Underwood, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1862  , Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F440  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Reviewed Rootsweb.com Worldconnect 22 Dec 2002.

      2. Censuses:
      1850 US: District 21, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 97b, household 532:
      George Grabill, 29, farmer, OH.
      Mary, 27, OH.
      Hannah, 8, IL.
      Brigham, 7, IL.
      George, 4, IA.
      Polly, 1, IA.

      1856 Iowa: (From Ancestry.com) Kane, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 10 of 63, 59/60:
      George W. Graybill, 35, 9 years in Iowa, OH, farmer.
      Mary, 32, 9, IN.
      Hannah, 13, 9, IL.
      Brigham, 11, 9, IL.
      Geo., 9, IA.
      Polly, 7, IA.
      John, 5, IA.
      Isaiah, 3, IA.
      Massey, 1, IA.
      Mary C., 0, IA. [Same person as Sarah A.]

      1860 US: Council Bluffs Post Office, Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 362, dwelling 469, family 412, living next door to Simeon P. Graybill:
      George W. Graybill, 38, farmer, $1650 real estate, $400 personal property, OH.
      Hannah, 17, housekeeper, IL.
      Brigham, 16, farmhand, MO.
      George, 13, IA.
      Polly, 10, IA.
      John, 9, IA.
      Wm. P., 7, IA.
      Massie J., 5, IA.
      Catharine, 2, IA.
      Lydia J., 4/12, IA.

      1870 US: Council Bluffs, Boomer Twp., Pottawattamie, IA, p. 1b, dwelling 10:
      Henry Fisher, 33, farmer, $2500, $200, PA.
      Hannah, 27, IL.
      George, 6, IA.
      Edmund, 5, IA.
      Lucenda, 2, IA.
      Mary, 2/12, IA.

      1880 US: Norwalk, Pottawattamie, Iowa, NA film T9-0361, p. 47C:
      H.G. Fisher, farmer, self, married, 42, PA Ger Ger.
      Hannah Fisher, wife, 37, IL OH IN.
      George, 16, IA PA IL.
      Emanuel, 15, IA PA IL.
      Lucinda, 12, IA PA IL.
      Mary, 10, IA PA IL.
      Anna, 6, IA PA IL.
      Jacob Martingeir, Laborer, other, single, 21, Ger Ger Ger.

      1895 Iowa: Hanwalk [Norwalk], Pottawattamie, IA:
      Henry G. Fisher, 58, PA.
      Hannah Fisher, 52, IL.
      Lacinda Fisher, 26, Potta. Co. IA.
      Henry, 11, Potta. Co. IA.
      Sally, 8, Potta. Co. IA.

      1900 US: Norwalk, Pottawattamie, Iowa, p. 254A:
      Henry Fisher, June 1837, 62, m. 36 years, PA NY Ger, farmer.
      Hannah, wife, Aug 1842, 57, m. 36 years, 11 total children-7 living, IL OH IN.
      Henry, son, Mar 1883, 17, IA PA IL.
      Allie, dau, May 1885, 15, IA PA IL.

      3. Susan Easton Black, compiler, "Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," (Religious Studies Center, BYU, 1993, copy in Family History Library in Salt Lake City): "Graybill, Hannah M.; Birth: 3 Aug 1842, near Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; Married: H.G. Fisher, 25 Sep 1862, near Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa; Death: 2 Aug 1907; Burial: Underwood Cemetery, Underwood, Pottawattamie, Iowa. Hannah M. Graybill moved to Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa. She joined the [RLDS]. She moved to Underwood... before her death from a paralytic stroke. Sources: 'Saints' Herald' Obituaries, 1907, p. 798; Early Reorganization Minutes, 1852-71, book A, p. 302."

      4. For biographical sketch of husband Henry G. Fisher, see full citation with his notes of "History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa," 1883, O.L. Baskin and Co., Historical Publishers, Chicago, p. 200. Mentions some biographical data on Hannah and her family as cited below under marriage.

      5. The book "Mormon Redress Petitions, Documents of the 1833-1838 Missouri Conflict," edited by Clark V. Johnson, contains a copy of the "Scroll Petition" dated 28 Nov 1843 at Nauvoo, IL addressed to the U.S. Congress by members of the LDS Church who had property destroyed by Missouri mobs in the 1830's. Included with over a couple thousand signatures is Hannah Graybill.

      6. FHL book 929.273 P684pn: "Graybill/Stoker/Eller/Smith/Koons/Pitt Connections," by Norman E. 'Gene' Pitt, 1996, pp. 72-75, extensive downline of this family is in the book: "Hannah Graybill, b. 5 Aug 1842, Hancock Co., IL; md. to Henry Fisher. He was b. 18 Jun 1837, York, PA. Their children were George, Manuel, Lucinda E., Massa Ann, Mary C. and Stephen Ira."

      7. Nauvoo LDS Land and Records Office research file (copy in my possession as of 2 Jun 2007) provides the following information (also partially viewable at www.earlylds.com): Hannah Graybill was baptized a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1862 by George Sweet. Source: Early Reorganization Minutes, 1872-1905, Book C.

      BIRTH:
      1. Both the marriage citation below and Black's RLDS membership citation above concurs with 3 Aug 1842. I use this date since it appears better documented than the variances below.

      2. See death citation for variance of 1841.

      3. Undocumented variance of 5 Aug 1842 in the book "The Howard Leytham Stoker Von Dollen Family Histories," FHL 929.273 H833a, by Doris Lewis, 2017 So. 80th Ave., Omaha, Nebraska, 68124, pp. 90-91. Same variance in Pitt book; Pitt and Lewis copy each other on much of their data.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Per "History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa," 1883, O.L. Baskin and Co., Historical Publishers, Chicago, p. 200, entry for Henry G. Fisher: "September 25, 1862, six miles east of the Bluffs, he was married to Hannah Graybill, who was born in Hancock County, Ill., August 3, 1842. She is the daughter of George and Mary (Smith) Graybill. Her father was a native of Ohio and her mother was born near Indianapolis, Ind. They were among the first settlers in Pottawattamie County, coming here when Mrs. Fisher was only three years old."

      2. Per FHL book 977.771 V2p" Pottawattamie Co., IA Early Marriages 1848-1869" and Internet site www.genexchange.org for Pottawattamie IAGenExchange marriage records: "Hannah M. Graybill, Henry G. Fisher, 24 Sep 1862." Since this date varies from the one cited above, I will use this one.

      DEATH:
      1. FHL film 1477205 "Pottawattamie Death Records, 1898-," register entry #53: "Hanna M. Fisher, b. 1841, 66 years old, married, born in Illinois, housewife, H.G. Fisher was informant, died Aug. 2, 1907, of apoplexy, physician was A.D. Wyland, buried Aug. 4, 1907 at Fisher cemetery, undertaker was Woodring of Council Bluffs."

      2. The Saints' Herald, 28 Aug 1907, p. 798:
      "Died. Mrs. Hannah M. Fisher, who passed from this life to the life beyond, on the morning of August 2, 1907, was born near Nauvoo, Illinois, August 3, 1842. When a mere babe, her family moved from Illinois and journeyed westward across pioneer Iowa to Council Bluffs and settled there on a farm. Here she spent the greater part of her girlhood, and a sweet, pure girlhood it was, full of love and sympathy. At one time Missouri was looked to as a future home, the family moved there for a time, but returned again to Iowa for a permanent living place. On the 25th day of September, 1862, Miss Hannah M. Graybill was married to Mr. H.G. Fisher near Council Bluffs, and they started their wedded life on a farm at that place. This happy union was blessed with eleven children, five sons and six daughters, two sons and two daughters having died at an early age. They came to Underwood, Iowa, as its first family. Here she passed the greater part of her married life; here she saw her three sons and four daughters grow to manhood and womanhood, and here she lived to be blessed with the love and reverence of her thirteen grandchildren. When a young girl, she was baptized into the Latter Day Saints' church, and her whole life was one deep, true, religious devotion. Her Bible was her great friend and comforter, and especially in her later years she studied it closely. The death of Mrs. H.G. Fisher was very sudden and unexpected, and was caused by a stroke of paralysis. For years she had been failing gradually, but her passing away was most sudden. The funeral was held on Sunday, August 4, at the Latter Day Saints' church, Rev. Joshua Carlile conducting the services, and the interment was made at the Underwood Cemetery. Those who survive her are her husband, H.G. Fisher, her sons, George E. Fisher, E.D. Fisher and H.R. Fisher, and her daughters, Mrs. Isaac Carlile, Mrs. A. L. Klopping, Mrs. C.C. Hoss, and Miss Allie Fisher. Below is given a favorite poem of Mrs. Fisher's, and throughout her Bible are marked passages, showing the beauty and purity of her sweet, true life.
      "Who can tell what lies before us?
      What of joy and what of woe,
      Who can tell what fate hangs o'er us?
      Nay, 'tis well we do not know!
      Who could sing a song of gladness?
      If he knew what was to be;
      If he saw the sights of sadness
      That his eyes are sure to see?
      Better far to be unknowing!
      And without question bow;
      Else the future would be throwing
      All its shadows on us now."

      3. Per burial information.

      BURIAL:
      1. Per copy "Cemetery Book, Vol. II, Book 2" of the "1980 Botna Valley East Pottawattamie County Iowa Genealogical Society" booklet provided by the Council Bluffs Library of Pottawattamie Co., Iowa which lists burials of the H.G. Fisher Cemetery which is located on the west edge of the town of Underwood, Norwalk Township, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa. In this cemetery are several related Graybills as follows:
      Row 2 in the following sequential stone order:
      Sexton, Nellie Fern 1910-1973
      (Sexton), Fannie 1872-1937 Mother
      (Sexton), John 1857-1934 Father [probably son of James and Hannah (Smith) Sexton - Hannah later marries Geo. W. Graybill and is also buried here]
      Row 5 in the following sequential stone order:
      Graybill, Hazel E. 15 Oct 1892-4 Sept 1893 dau/o J. & A.E. Graybill "We love her"
      Graybill, Guy Everett 2 Aug 1883-17 Nov 1954 AmLeg-mm Wisconsin 1st Lt 39 Infantry WWI [son of John and Annes Graybill]
      Graybill, Glen E. 1899-1935 [son of John and Annes Graybill]
      (Graybill), Mother [probably refers to next stone]
      Graybill, John 12 May 1851-10 May 1919; Annes Ervin 12 May 1858-3 Oct 1927 his wife [son of George W. Graybill]
      (Graybill), Father [probably refers to previous stone]
      Graybill, Maude E. 1881-1952 [dau. of John and Annes Grabill]
      Fay, Pearl Graybill 1889-1977 [dau. of John and Annes Grabill]
      Wilson, Florence Graybill 1894-1974 [dau. of John and Annes Grabill]
      Wilson, William J. 22 Nov 1890-25 Aug 1964 Nebr. Pvt. 3 Bn 55 Engineers WWI [husband of Florence]
      Row 9 in the following sequential stone order:
      Graybill, Alice 1904 [daughter of George H. and Flora A. Graybill]
      (Graybill), Mother [probably refers to B.Y. Graybill stone]
      Graybill, Family Stone
      Graybill, B.Y. 1844-1931 and Theresa S. 11 Aug 1842 - 8 Mar 1900 [son of George W. Graybill]
      (Graybill), Father [probably refers to previous stone]
      Graybill, William I. 1854-1941 [son of George W. Graybill]
      Graybill, Zenas 1868-19__ [son of George W. Graybill]
      Graybill, Samuel F. 1865-1939 [son of George W. Graybill]
      Hegarty, Eva F. 29 Sept 1901-23 May 1919 [dau. of Patrick Hegarty and Julia Ann Graybill]
      (Graybill?), Mother [probably refers to next stone]
      Graybill, George W. 26 June 1821-5 Mar 1900; Hannah 27 Dec 1826-6 Nov 1903 Wife
      (Graybill?) Father [probably refers to previous stone]
      Row 10 in the following sequential order:
      Hegarty, Patrick 1863-1944 [Husband to Julia Ann Graybill]
      Hegarty, Julia A. 1863-1938 [Julia Ann Graybill, dau. of George W. Graybill with Patrick as husband]
      Graybill, Flora A. 1863-1933 Mother; George H. 1846-1912 Father [son of George W. Graybill]
      Row 11 in the following sequential stone order:
      Fisher Family Stone
      Aney, Allie Fisher 1886-1972 Daughter
      Fisher, Hannah 1842-1907 Mother [Hannah Grabill]
      Fisher, Henry 1836-1926

      2. Per death information.

      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. FHL Book 929.273EL54h "George Michael Eller and Descendants of His in America," compiled by James W. Hook, 1957, also on FHL film 896571, item 2, p. 98.