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Joseph FISHER
Margaret __?__
Husband:  Joseph FISCHER / FISHER
Birth:  1813/4, Germany or France
Occupation:  master blacksmith, brewer, merchant
Probable Brother:  Francis FISHER, b. 1828/9, Germany
Possible Nephew:  Charles FISHER, b. 1846/7, PA
Father:  Mr. FISCHER
Probably Mother:  Mary __?__, b. 1789/90, Germany

Note:  when individuals switch between France and Germany as their birthplace, it's usually a sign they are from Alsace-Lorraine.

Marriage:
Wife:  Margaret / Margret __?__
Birth:  1813/4, Germany or France
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:
born in PA:
1.  J. Francis FISHER, b. 1840
2.  Benjamin FISHER, b. 1844/5

born in Allegheny City [now Pittsburgh], Allegheny Co., PA
3.  William R. FISHER, b. 1850

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; FRG, Deutschland; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  there are several Joseph FISHERs in Allegheny County, but it's hard to be certain which one, if any, is our subject.

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #112 of 117):  Allegheny City (Ward 4), Allegheny Co., PA, Roll M432_744, p. 222B, 791/856, enumerated 11 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Joseph Fisher 36 M   Black Smith 5000 Germany
Margaret  " 36 F       do
Francis   " 10 M       Pennsylvania
Benjamine "  5 M       do
Francis   " 21 M   Black Smith   Germany
William Stailey 20 M   Black Smith   Penn
Martin Wheat 19 M   Black Smith   Germany
Michael Horse 19 M   Waggon Maker   do
Charles Fisher  3 M       Pennsylvania
Mary      " 60 F       Germany
The older Francis FISHER is most likely Joseph's brother, and Mary FISHER is most likely their mother; Charles FISHER is likely Joseph's nephew.  The other three men appear unrelated.  Listed two pages from John & Catharine FAUST and eight pages from John N. STRAUB, founder of the J.N. Straub Brewery.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #100 of 228):  Allegheny City P.O., Allegheny City (Ward 4), Allegheny Co., PA, Roll M653_1068, p. 717, PN 100, 611/764, enumerated 23 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
J Fisher 46 M   Mas Blacksmith 6000 3000 France
M   " 46 F         "
J   " 20 M   Clerk     Penna
B   " 15 M         "
W   " 10 M         "
Plus six employees not extracted.  Listed two pages from John & Catharine FAUST.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #84 of 258):  Allegheny P.O., Allegheny (Ward 4), Allegheny Co., PA, Roll M593_1291, p. 374B, PN 84, 523/585, enumerated 14 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Fischer Jos 55 M W Brewer 10,000 500 France
   "    Margt 55 F W Keep House     "
   "    Wm 20 M W Clk     Pa
Straub Anna 20 F W       "
Listed next to their son, Benjamin FISCHER (æ 25, b. PA), and two pages from John & Catharine FAUST, whose son, William Henry FAUST, later married Anna STRAUB, daughter of Frederick & Mary STRAUB.

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 40):  110 Avery Street, Allegheny City (Ward 4), Allegheny Co., PA, Roll T9_1086 (Book 1), p. 373D, PN 20, SD 9, ED 14, enumerated 8 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 14 24 25 26
* 110 160 198 Fisher Joseph W M 65     / Retired Merchant   France France France
      ______ Margret W F 65 Wife   / Keeping House   France France France
      ______ Francis W M 39 Son   / Butcher 12 Penna France France
      ______ William R W M 29 Son /   Clerk in Tanery   Penna France France
*Avery Street

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

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