Jacob I. Fish

M, b. 1862, d. 1942
     Jacob I. Fish was born in 1862. He married Mary L. Snyder. Jacob I. Fish died in 1942. He was buried in 1942 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA, Findagrave #19313149.

Children of Jacob I. Fish and Mary L. Snyder

Citations

  1. [S201] 1900 Federal Census, Benton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 417; FHL #1240417.

Jay Fish

M
     Jay Fish married Helen Servis.

Marianna Louise Fish

F, b. 6 April 1946, d. 7 May 2019
     Marianna Louise Fish was born on 6 April 1946 at Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA. She was the daughter of Orville Dean Fish and Nina Bernice Ludden. Marianna Louise Fish lived in 2010 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA. She died on 7 May 2019 at Hiwawatha, Linn Co., IA, at age 73

Obituary -- Phillips Funeral Home, Vinton IA; 2019 (via Findagrave.com):

Marianna Louise Fish Nichols

Marianna L. (Fish) Nichols, age 73, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Vinton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Dennis and Dona Oldorf Hospice House of mercy in Hiawatha, with her family by her side, following a two year battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton with Pastor Rick Gail officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Friday also at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.
A memorial fund has been established for the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids.

Marianna was born on April 6, 1946 in Shellsburg, the daughter of Orville and Nina (Ludden) Fish. She attended school in Shellsburg and graduated from Washington High School in Vinton with the class of 1964. She graduated from the Paris Academy of Beauty Culture in Cedar Rapids in 1965.

On August 3, 1968, Marianna married David Nichols in Cedar Rapids.

Marianna worked in a beauty salon in Vinton until opening Marianna’s Beauty Salon, which she operated from 1968 until 1995. Marianna and David moved to Cedar Rapids in 1996 and she worked at Transamerica from 1998, until her retirement in 2009.

She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Cedar Rapids.

Marianna was a talented musician and could play the organ and accordion by ear. She loved to shop and always tried to look her best. She was an accomplished cook and baker, and her “bunny cakes” were a family favorite. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart and she very much enjoyed helping with her triplet grandchildren. She loved to play Rook, and taught the game to all her grandchildren.

Marianna bravely fought her illness, which enabled her to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary, granddaughter Karlee’s high school graduation, daughter Amy’s 25th wedding anniversary and a special family trip to Branson.

She is survived by her husband David; her daughters, Amy (Jeff) Pregon of Cedar Rapids, and Sarah (Brad) Brotherton of Polk City; 10 grandchildren, Joseph, Holly, Brian, Michael, and Steven Pregon, and Karlee, Kassidy, Emma, Sofie, and Tristan Brotherton; her sister, Donna (Gary) Lindsey of Vinton, and her brother Ron (Connie) Fish of Shellsburg; her aunt Lois Trull of Whittier, CA; as well as many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Marianna was preceded in death by her parents.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Leila Kutteh and the staff at Hall-Perrine Cancer Center for their excellent treatment of Marianna.

She was buried in May 2019 at Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, Benton Co., IA, Findagrave #198959901.

Mary Ann Fish1

F, b. 26 August 1848, d. 16 June 1929
     Mary Ann Fish was born on 26 August 1848 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH.1 She married Andrew Luther Algire on 29 December 1869 at Clark Co., OH.1 Mary Ann Fish died on 16 June 1929 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH, at age 80.

Child of Mary Ann Fish and Andrew Luther Algire

Citations

  1. [S229] 1880 Federal Census, Clark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 999; FHL #1254999.

Myron Lester Fish

M, b. 22 August 1922, d. 24 June 2017
     Myron Lester Fish was born on 22 August 1922 at Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA, WW II draft registration.1 He was the son of Rollie Lee Fish and Mamie Anita Nabholz. Myron Lester Fish began military service WW II service, U.S. Marine Corps. He married Venice Maude Pardun on 21 June 1942 at Brandon, Buchanan Co., IA. Myron Lester Fish died on 24 June 2017 at Shellsburg, Benton Co. (probably), IA, at age 94.
Note: The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 29 Oct 1950; Page 23; (Newspapers.com):

"Pig Hatching" Is an Old Story To Fish Family

SHELLSBURG -- This business of "pig Hatcheries" isn't new to Rollie Lee Fish and his sons, Myron and Orville. They've been doing it for years.

It's pretty widely accepted that some people can raise pigs and some can't.

Mr. Fish and his sons have little trouble saving pigs, but if they tried to fatten them for market they’d run into another problem -- no feed. So they sell their pigs as feeders -- between 600 and 700 of them a year. -- and have no trouble finding a market.

Most is Untillable

More than half of the hilly land on the farm operated by Mr. Fish and Myron north of Shellsburg has to be left in timber or permanent pasture. If cropped it would become barren waste-land in a few years. "And I like to see a little grass growing out there, Mr. Fish said.

Orville has the same problem on his farm a half mile north of his father's. Only 45 of the 140 acres on his farm are tillable.

"This year," Orville said, "I have only 15 acres of corm, which won't even be enough to feed my sows. I have raised hundred-bushel-to-the -acre corn, but I can't grow corn every year. We usually figure on corn about one year out of four. That's the only way to keep all the topsoil from washing off.

But while the fish hills aren't too well suited for row crops, they seem to be a good place for raising pigs. Orville, who has saved 115 pigs from 14 sows so far this fall, gives the topography part of the credit for his success at pig raising. As he put it: "Every time it rains it washes the disease germs off -- and some of the soil along with it, I guess."

Farrow In Barns

Neither Mr. Fish nor Orville have any special equipment for farrowing their sows. Two horse barns on the farms serve the purpose.

"I keep about 40 portable gates handy," Orville said, "and when a sow gets ready to farrow, I just pen her up.

He has plans, however, for building a new farrowing house -- perhaps next summer.

"Then I'll probably keep the hog house and barn both full of sows and pigs," he said.

Orville thinks a good disposition is the best quality a brood sow can have, and he chooses his breeding stock with that in mind.

"An old sow that's cranky isn't worth a dime to you whether she has one teat or a dozen," he explained. "I like to keep sows that won't jump up and trample pigs every time I climb into a pen."

Pick Brood Sows

Soon after they've farrowed, Orville ear-notches healthy gilts from big litters providing their mother's have quiet dispositions. Then, before they would be sold as feeders, he saves back about half those with ear marks -- the ones that are the best doers. He also watches for even markings -- they''re Spotted Poland Chinas -- to keep his herd looking uniform. Sows are grade, but he keeps a purebred boar.

Orville likes to castrate his pigs when they're about two weeks old.

"At that age," he said, "they never miss a meal. And then there's nothing to stop me from vaccinating when the pigs are six to eight weeks old."

Citations

  1. [S3720] 1910 Federal Census, Benton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 391; FHL #1374404.

Nancy Elizabeth Fish

F, b. 3 December 1877, d. 19 February 1948
     Nancy Elizabeth Fish was born on 3 December 1877 at Jackson Co., IN. She married Albert Persinger, son of James H. Persinger and Mary Ann Hall, after 11 June 1900 at Republic Co. (probably), KS. Nancy Elizabeth Fish died on 19 February 1948 at Belleville, Republic Co., KS, at age 70.

Orville Dean Fish

M, b. 29 May 1920, d. 25 November 2014
     Orville Dean Fish was born on 29 May 1920 at Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA.1 He was the son of Rollie Lee Fish and Mamie Anita Nabholz. Orville Dean Fish married Nina Bernice Ludden, daughter of Leon Lester Ludden and Luella R. Swaim, on 22 June 1940 at Vinton, Benton Co., IA. Orville Dean Fish died on 25 November 2014 at Vinton, Benton Co., IA, at age 94

Obituary -- The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Thursday, 27 November 2014; Page P12; (Newspapers.com):

Orville Fish

SHELSBURG -- Orville Dean Fish, 94, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at the Vinton Lutheran Home following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Vinton, with Pastor Bob Gaston officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

A memorial fund has been established.

Orville was born May 29, 1920, in Shellsburg to Rollie L. and Mamie (Nabholz) Fish. On June 22, 1940, he was united in marriage to Nina Ludden in Vinton. She preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 2014.

Orville farmed in the Shellsburg area and loved working. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, dominoes, rook and reading. Orville was a great cook and he taught Sunday school for many years.

He was buried in November 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, Benton Co., IA, Findagrave #139221645.
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Articles:

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 29 Oct 1950; Page 23; (Newspapers.com):

"Pig Hatching" Is an Old Story To Fish Family

SHELLSBURG -- This business of "pig Hatcheries" isn't new to Rollie Lee Fish and his sons, Myron and Orville. They've been doing it for years.

It's pretty widely accepted that some people can raise pigs and some can't.

Mr. Fish and his sons have little trouble saving pigs, but if they tried to fatten them for market they’d run into another problem -- no feed. So they sell their pigs as feeders -- between 600 and 700 of them a year. -- and have no trouble finding a market.

Most is Untillable

More than half of the hilly land on the farm operated by Mr. Fish and Myron north of Shellsburg has to be left in timber or permanent pasture. If cropped it would become barren waste-land in a few years. "And I like to see a little grass growing out there, Mr. Fish said.

Orville has the same problem on his farm a half mile north of his father's. Only 45 of the 140 acres on his farm are tillable.

"This year," Orville said, "I have only 15 acres of corm, which won't even be enough to feed my sows. I have raised hundred-bushel-to-the -acre corn, but I can't grow corn every year. We usually figure on corn about one year out of four. That's the only way to keep all the topsoil from washing off.

But while the fish hills aren't too well suited for row crops, they seem to be a good place for raising pigs. Orville, who has saved 115 pigs from 14 sows so far this fall, gives the topography part of the credit for his success at pig raising. As he put it: "Every time it rains it washes the disease germs off -- and some of the soil along with it, I guess."

Farrow In Barns

Neither Mr. Fish nor Orville have any special equipment for farrowing their sows. Two horse barns on the farms serve the purpose.

"I keep about 40 portable gates handy," Orville said, "and when a sow gets ready to farrow, I just pen her up.

He has plans, however, for building a new farrowing house -- perhaps next summer.

"Then I'll probably keep the hog house and barn both full of sows and pigs," he said.

Orville thinks a good disposition is the best quality a brood sow can have, and he chooses his breeding stock with that in mind.

"An old sow that's cranky isn't worth a dime to you whether she has one teat or a dozen," he explained. "I like to keep sows that won't jump up and trample pigs every time I climb into a pen."

Pick Brood Sows

Soon after they've farrowed, Orville ear-notches healthy gilts from big litters providing their mother's have quiet dispositions. Then, before they would be sold as feeders, he saves back about half those with ear marks -- the ones that are the best doers. He also watches for even markings -- they''re Spotted Poland Chinas -- to keep his herd looking uniform. Sows are grade, but he keeps a purebred boar.

Orville likes to castrate his pigs when they're about two weeks old.

"At that age," he said, "they never miss a meal. And then there's nothing to stop me from vaccinating when the pigs are six to eight weeks old."


The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 01 Jul 1990; Page 51; (Newspapers.com):

Fish

SHELLSBURG --- The 50th wedding anniversary of Orville and Nina Fish, Shellsburg, was noted June 23 with a buffet supper at Collins Plaza Hotel. a Family dinner was held June 22 at Cedar Rock, Independence.

Their children and spouses are: Ron and Connie Fish, Shellsburg; Gary and Donna Lindsey, David and Marianna Nichols all of Vinton.

The former Nina Ludden and Mr. Fish were married June 22, 1940, in Vinton. They have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Environmental Working Group Farm Subsidy Database; Internet:

Orville D. Fish, Shellsburg, IA 52332, received payments totaling $28,236 from 1995 through 2006.
     

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 20 Jun 2010; Page 67; (Newspapers.com):

Fish 70th Anniversary

Shellsburg

Orville and Nina Fish will observe their 70th anniversary on June 22, 2010, with a celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. at Gatherings, 905 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Family and friends are invited.

The former Nina Bernice Ludden and Orville Dean Fish were married June 22, 1940, in Vinton. They have three children, Donna (Gary) Lindsey, O. Ronald (Connie) Fish, and Marianna (David) Nichols; nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Cards may be sent to: 5944 32nd Avenue, Shellsburg, IA 52332.


http://calhailsar.blogspot.com/2014/11/grandpa-grandma-fish.html?spref=tw; November 25, 2014;

Grandpa & Grandma Fish
by Eron Linsey

I received some bad news today from my adoptive mother. My grandfather passed this morning around mid-night. This post is for him.

I believe I was 7 when I was adopted by my family in Iowa. I loved my Grandpa and Grandma Fish. They were one of the bright spots in a childhood that didn't have a lot of bright spots. As a child you don't ever really have a reason to love someone, so you can't come up with an explanation when pressed about it. You just love them. Grandparents especially. Typically you only have two sets- I was fortunate enough to have several sets to love.

We lost Grandma in 2010. I was a newly commissioned Army Officer, just coming home from my Officer's Basic Course. I didn't have a lot of time to grieve. My mother had asked me to speak at the funeral, and in a fog, I wrote and then delivered some thoughts. I was then out the door and on my way to Afghanistan. I thought about her during the deployment sometimes, during a lull in missions, when it was quiet. Then we would have troops in contact and I would be back to managing another field problem. I guess that was my way of grieving. Doing the best job I could do.

As an adult I can quantify why I loved them. Grandpa Fish was a Christian man. He walked the walk and worked the talk. See what I did there? Grandpa’s form of proselytizing was showing his faith through work. Matthew 7:15-20 says: ‘Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good? tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good?fruit.

Every tree hat bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.’

And Grandpa Fish had a job which allowed him to show all his faith, his good works, his mercy and goodness. He was a farmer. And I followed him around that farm. I baled hay, helped carry piglets down into the basement when for some reason the sows had them in the winter. I helped during out ‘wood bees’ where the cousins and uncles would gather and cut enough wood for most of the winter. We worked hard. And Grandpa taught me. Grandpa liked to have fun too. Fishing in the pond. Taking nearly, yearly trips to the boundary waters. Driving cross country in his pickup with his camper on the back to Oregon. We saw some country. Of course he was a tease too. He liked to tease Marianne- a lot. I remember he would clean his fingernails with his pocket knife and then cut a piece of fruit and offer it to her, sometimes chase her around the fire pit down at the pond.

What he exemplified the most though, was the Fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23:? ?

‘But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no?law.’

As I said before, I was a pretty angry youth. There are reasons and if you follow this blog I will get into them. When I was 14, 15 and 16 I was raging inside. I remember the summer of 1986, I was 15 years old. I was helping him around the house and he was making an ax handle. I had gotten into some trouble at school and wasn’t invited back. I was licking my wounds and thinking about how to get around the problem or run away from it. That day he told me to make a decision. He told me that if I didn’t I would live my life without anyone, alone, by myself. He told me to decide whether I was going to be a man of honor, live up to my word, listen to people and do what I was told. I didn’t answer him that day, but later that summer, as I sat on a bus headed across the state to start my life on my own I did make that decision. I am happy that he and Grandma got to see that all the time I spent with them meant something. And while today I still fail at things. I remember the joy, peace, kindness, goodness and gentleness of his nature. The fruit of his spirit.

Child of Orville Dean Fish and Nina Bernice Ludden

Citations

  1. [S3720] 1910 Federal Census, Benton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 391; FHL #1374404.

Raymond Marshal Fish

M, b. 9 November 1933, d. 17 January 2008
     Raymond Marshal Fish was born on 9 November 1933 at Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA. He was the son of Rollie Lee Fish and Mamie Anita Nabholz. Raymond Marshal Fish married Marian Nadine Robbins on 30 June 1952 at Vinton, Benton Co., IA. Raymond Marshal Fish began military service U.S. Army service

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 08 May 1955; Page 21; (Newspapers.com):

Shellsburg -- Pvt. Raymond M. Fish, son of Rollie L. Fish, recently was graduated from infantry school's wheeled vehicle maintenance course at Fort Benning , Ga.

He and Marian Nadine Robbins were divorced before May 1964. Raymond Marshal Fish died on 17 January 2008 at Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA, at age 74

Obituary -- The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Saturday, 19 Jan 2008; Page 14; (Newspapers.com):

Shellsburg

Raymond M. Fish, 74, of Waterloo, formerly of Shellsburg, died at Covenant Medical Center Thursday Jan. 176, 2008, following a sudden illness. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cedar Valley Community Church, Waterloo, with a military presentation of the flag.? ? Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories, Waterloo. Burial: Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, John Van Donselaar, and a great-grandson, Noah Grabe.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cleo, a son Dennis (Cathy) Fish of Cedar Rapids; a son Steve Fish of Cedar Rapids; a son Russell (Vicky) Woellert of Waterloo; a daughter, Shelly Woellert of Waterloo, a daughter Tammy (Rod) Van Donselaar Creps of Grinnell; a son, Raymond II (Bridget) Fish? ? of Sheffield, 22 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Orville (Nina) & Myron (Venice) both of Shellsburg.

Raymond M. Fish was born Nov. 9, 1933, to Rollie and Mamie Fish in Shellsburg, Iowa. He graduated from Shellsburg High School in 1951. He was married to Nadine Robbins in 1952. They later divorced and Ray married Cleo (Long) Woellert on May 15, 1964. He serves in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. He served a term as Benton County Auditor in Vinton in the early 1960s. Ray worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield as an area manager for nearly 30 years until he retired in 1991.

He enjoyed spending time with his loving wife, Cleo, as well as his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was an active member of Cedar Valley Community Church and loved living everyday for the Lord. Other interests of Raymond's included convertible cars, morel mushrooms hunting and eating, luxury cars, enjoying Pagliai's? ? and Pizza Hut pizza with his family and friends, his beloved pecan pie and steak, being an avid Hawkeye football and basketball fan and taking vacations. He enjoyed his early retirement at 51 years old as well.

Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Community Church.

Condolences may be left at www.overtonservice.com


The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa); Sunday, 20 Jan 2008; Page 24; (Newspapers.com):

Raymond M. Fish (1933-2008

WATERLOO -- Raymond M. Fish, 74, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Jan. 17, at Covenant Medical Center after a sudden illness.

He was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Shellsburg, son of Rollie and Mamie Fish. He married Nadine Robbins in 1952, and they later divorced. He married Cleo (Long) Woellert May 15, 1964.

He graduated from Shellsburg High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. Mr. Fish served a term as Benton County Auditor in Vinton in the early 1960s. He worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield as an area manager for almost 30 years until he retired in 1991.

Survived by: his wife, four sons, Dennis (Cathy) Fish and Steve Fish, both of Cedar Rapids, Russell (Vicky) Woellert of Waterloo and Raymond II (Bridget) Fish of Sheffield; two daughters, Shelly Woellert of Waterloo and Tammy (Rod) Van Donselaar Creps of Grinnell; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Orville (Nina) and Myron (Venice), both of Shellsburg.

Preceded in death by: his parents; a son-in-law, John VanDonselaar; and a great-grandson, Noah Grabe.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cedar Valley Community Church, with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Military present of the flag will be done at the church. Public visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Parott and Wood Chapel of Memories.

Memorials: may be directed to the church.

Condolences may be left at www.overtonservice.com.

He enjoyed spending time with his loving wife, Cleo as well as his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was an active member of Cedar Valley Community Church and loved living everyday for the Lord.

He was buried in January 2008 at Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA, Findagrave #24235009.

Child of Raymond Marshal Fish and Marian Nadine Robbins

Rollie Lee Fish

M, b. 12 August 1895, d. March 1981
     Rollie Lee Fish was born on 12 August 1895 at Benton Co., IA. He was the son of Jacob I. Fish and Mary L. Snyder. Rollie Lee Fish married Mamie Anita Nabholz, daughter of John George Nabholz and Mary R. Wilt, on 1 October 1919 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA, Cousins, Mamie Nabholz & William Earl Johnson, married siblings, Rollie Lee Fish & Sylvia Fish.
Note: Articles:

The Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 18 Oct 1936; Page 15; (Newspapers.com):

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Napholz entertained Sunday for Mrs. Mina Gilchrist and sons, Paul Napholz, Jr., Paul Napholz, sr., of Walker, and the Rollie Fish family of Shellsburg.

[Note: Jay "Napholz" was the brother of Mamie Anita (Nabholz) Fish.]


The Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 29 Mar 1936; Page 22; (Newspapers.com):

Monday forty relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mrs. Ida Wilt. Present were Albert Danels, Frank Kubik, John Franklin, Ed Bruce, Rollie Fish, Earl, Carl and Glenn Wilt families, the Rev. W. W. Williams and his son, and J. A. McVay of Vinton.


The Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Sunday, 29 Oct 1950; Page 23; (Newspapers.com):

"Pig Hatching" Is an Old Story To Fish Family

SHELLSBURG -- This business of "pig Hatcheries" isn't new to Rollie Lee Fish and his sons, Myron and Orville. They've been doing it for years.

It's pretty widely accepted that some people can raise pigs and some can't.

Mr. Fish and his sons have little trouble saving pigs, but if they tried to fatten them for market they’d run into another problem -- no feed. So they sell their pigs as feeders -- between 600 and 700 of them a year. -- and have no trouble finding a market.

Most is Untillable

More than half of the hilly land on the farm operated by Mr. Fish and Myron north of Shellsburg has to be left in timber or permanent pasture. If cropped it would become barren waste-land in a few years. "And I like to see a little grass growing out there, Mr. Fish said.

Orville has the same problem on his farm a half mile north of his father's. Only 45 of the 140 acres on his farm are tillable.

"This year," Orville said, "I have only 15 acres of corn, which won't even be enough to feed my sows. I have raised hundred-bushel-to-the -acre corn, but I can't grow corn every year. We usually figure on corn about one year out of four. That's the only way to keep all the topsoil from washing off.

But while the fish hills aren't too well suited for row crops, they seem to be a good place for raising pigs. Orville, who has saved 115 pigs from 14 sows so far this fall, gives the topography part of the credit for his success at pig raising. As he put it: "Every time it rains it washes the disease germs off -- and some of the soil along with it, I guess."

Farrow In Barns

Neither Mr. Fish nor Orville have any special equipment for farrowing their sows. Two horse barns on the farms serve the purpose.

"I keep about 40 portable gates handy," Orville said, "and when a sow gets ready to farrow, I just pen her up.

He has plans, however, for building a new farrowing house -- perhaps next summer.

"Then I'll probably keep the hog house and barn both full of sows and pigs," he said.

Orville thinks a good disposition is the best quality a brood sow can have, and he chooses his breeding stock with that in mind.

"An old sow that's cranky isn't worth a dime to you whether she has one teat or a dozen," he explained. "I like to keep sows that won't jump up and trample pigs every time I climb into a pen."

Pick Brood Sows

Soon after they've farrowed, Orville ear-notches healthy gilts from big litters providing their mother's have quiet dispositions. Then, before they would be sold as feeders, he saves back about half those with ear marks -- the ones that are the best doers. He also watches for even markings -- they''re Spotted Poland Chinas -- to keep his herd looking uniform. Sows are grade, but he keeps a purebred boar.

Orville likes to castrate his pigs when they're about two weeks old.

"At that age," he said, "they never miss a meal. And then there's nothing to stop me from vaccinating when the pigs are six to eight weeks old."
Rollie Lee Fish died in March 1981 at age 85

Obituaries:

The Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Friday, 07 September 1956; Page 26; (Newspapers.com):

Mrs. Rollie Fish, 61, Died; Rites Sunday

SHELLSBURG -- Mrs. Rollie Fish, 61, a lifelong resident of Shellsburg, died Thursday in a Vinton hospital following an illness of several years.

She was married on Oct. 1, 1919. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Orville, of Shellsburg; Myron, of Vinton, and Raymond, of Center Point; seven grandchildren, and three brothers, O. E., Ray, and Jay Nabholz, all of Shellsburg.

Mr. Fish was a member of the Oak Grove Christian church, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Ridge(sic) cemetery. The body is at the Fry-Holland funeral home, Vinton.


The Courier, (Waterloo, Iowa); Friday, 07 September 1956; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

DIES IN BENTON,

VINTON (CNS) -- Mrs. Rollie Fish, 61, of Oak Grove Community east of here, died Thursday at a Vinton hospital after a long illness. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Orville, Shellsburg; Myron, Venton, and Raymond, Center point. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood cemetery near Shellsburg. The body is at the Fry & Holland Funeral Home.

He was buried in 1981 at Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA, Findagrave #147095556.

Children of Rollie Lee Fish and Mamie Anita Nabholz

Sylvia Mabel Fish1

F, b. 14 March 1889, d. March 1975
     Sylvia Mabel Fish was also known as "Sylvie". She was born on 14 March 1889 at Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Jacob I. Fish and Mary L. Snyder.1 Sylvia Mabel Fish married William Earl Johnson, son of Robert Elson Johnson and Deborah Helen Wilt, on 9 June 1909 at Benton Co., IA. Sylvia Mabel Fish died in March 1975 at Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA. She was buried in 1975 at Oakwood Cemetery, Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA, Findagrave #11474569.

Children of Sylvia Mabel Fish and William Earl Johnson

Citations

  1. [S201] 1900 Federal Census, Benton County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 417; FHL #1240417.

Agnes Fishbach1

F, b. 28 July 1689
     Agnes Fishbach died at Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen.
Note: Probably died young. She was born on 28 July 1689 at Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen. She was the daughter of Philipp Fischbach and Elisabeth Heimbach.

Citations

  1. [S21] B. C. Holzclaw, Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714 - 1750, 161.

Anna Catherine Fishbach

F, b. 1714, d. 1775
     Anna Catherine Fishbach was born in 1714 at Germanna Colony, Orange Co. (now), VA. She was the daughter of Johannes Fishbach and Agnes Haeger. Anna Catherine Fishbach married Johann Jacob Rector circa 1733. Anna Catherine Fishbach died in 1775 at Rectertown, Fauquier Co., VA.

Children of Anna Catherine Fishbach and Johann Jacob Rector

Anna Elisabeth Fishbach1

F, b. 15 April 1685, d. 1711
     Anna Elisabeth Fishbach was born on 15 April 1685 at Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen. She was the daughter of Philipp Fischbach and Elisabeth Heimbach. Anna Elisabeth Fishbach died in 1711 at Germantown, Fauquier Co., VA.

Citations

  1. [S21] B. C. Holzclaw, Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714 - 1750, 161.

Clara Fishbach1

F, b. 1684
     Clara Fishbach died at Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen.
Note: Probably died young. She was born in 1684 at Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen. She was the daughter of Philipp Fischbach and Elisabeth Heimbach.

Citations

  1. [S21] B. C. Holzclaw, Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714 - 1750, 161.

Elizabeth Fishbach

F, b. 13 February 1721/22, d. 21 February 1768
     Elizabeth Fishbach was born on 13 February 1721/22 at Germantown, Fauquier Co., VA. She married John Peter Kemper, son of Johannes Kemper and Anna Catherina Otterbach, on 7 September 1738 at Frederick Co., VA. Elizabeth Fishbach died on 21 February 1768 at Warrenton, Fauquier Co., VA, at age 46.

Hermann Fishbach1

M, b. 12 May 1693
     Hermann Fishbach was christened in 1693 at On Laetare Sunday, godfather was Hermann Grimm. He was born on 12 May 1693 at Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen (now in Nordrhein-Westfalen), Germany. He was the son of Philipp Fischbach and Elisabeth Heimbach. Hermann Fishbach married Mary Noe in 1745.

Citations

  1. [S21] B. C. Holzclaw, Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714 - 1750, 161.

Johannes Fishbach1

M, b. 12 July 1691, d. 1735
     Johannes Fishbach was also known as John Fishback. He married Agnes Haeger. Johannes Fishbach was christened in 1691 at Godfather was Johannes son of Johann Holzklau. He was born on 12 July 1691 at Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen. He was the son of Philipp Fischbach and Elisabeth Heimbach. Johannes Fishbach immigrated in 1714 to Germanna Colony, Orange Co. (now), VA. He died in 1735 at Germantown, Fauquier Co., VA.

Child of Johannes Fishbach and Agnes Haeger

Citations

  1. [S21] B. C. Holzclaw, Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714 - 1750, 161.

Mary Elizabeth Fishbach1

F, b. 7 August 1696
     Mary Elizabeth Fishbach was born on 7 August 1696 at Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen (now in Nordrhein-Westfalen), Germany. She was the daughter of Philipp Fischbach and Elisabeth Heimbach.

Citations

  1. [S21] B. C. Holzclaw, Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714 - 1750, 161.

Ulysses Grant Fishbaugh

M, b. 1870
     Ulysses Grant Fishbaugh was born in 1870 at Ohio. He married Eliza A. Colvin, daughter of Robert Columbus Colvin and Mary Jane Coil, in 1889.

Rosella Fishburn1

F, b. 12 April 1872, d. 2 February 1957
     Rosella Fishburn was born on 12 April 1872 at Illinois.1 She married Isaac Polhamus circa 1895.1 Rosella Fishburn died on 2 February 1957 at Orange Co., CA, at age 84.

Child of Rosella Fishburn and Isaac Polhamus

Citations

  1. [S789] 1910 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 85; FHL #1374099.

Mary Fishcbach1

F, b. October 1843
     Mary Fishcbach was born in October 1843 at Milwaukee Co. (probably), WI, Mother born Baden, father born Germany or France (Alsace-Lorraine.)2,1 She married William Horn circa 1864.1

Child of Mary Fishcbach and William Horn

Citations

  1. [S435] 1900 Federal Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1252 - 1261; FHL #1241252 - 61.
  2. [S4894] 1850 Federal Census, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 1003.

Adaline Cecelia Fisher

F, b. 22 December 1861, d. 15 May 1930
     Adaline Cecelia Fisher was born on 22 December 1861 at Indiana. She married Lewis Parker Silvers. Adaline Cecelia Fisher died on 15 May 1930 at Montpelier, Blackford Co., IN, at age 68. She was buried in May 1930 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Montpelier, Blackford Co., IN, Findagrave #62259670.

Child of Adaline Cecelia Fisher and Lewis Parker Silvers

Albert Fremont Fisher

M, b. 1856, d. 1925
     Albert Fremont Fisher was born in 1856. He married Mollie B. Tallman, daughter of Benjamin Tallman and Nollie Ann Carroll. Albert Fremont Fisher died in 1925.

Child of Albert Fremont Fisher and Mollie B. Tallman

Alford P. Fisher1

M, b. circa 1904
     Alford P. Fisher was born circa 1904 at Jefferson Twp., Franklin Co., OH.1 He was the son of Jesse Greenberry Fisher and Hannah Maggie Conrad.1

Citations

  1. [S514] 1910 Federal Census, Franklin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1182; FHL #1375193.

Alice Fisher1

F, b. 19 October 1863
     Alice Fisher was born on 19 October 1863.1 She was the daughter of Josiah Fisher and Susanna Pennypacker.1 Alice Fisher married Benjamin P. Kern, son of Ignatius Kern and Sophia Price, on 26 June 1920.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.58.

Alice E. Fisher1

F, b. circa 1867
     Alice E. Fisher was born circa 1867. She married Frank Pennypacker, son of John B. Pennypacker and Mary A. Kramer, circa 1891.1

Child of Alice E. Fisher and Frank Pennypacker

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.110.

Alice O. Fisher1

F, b. circa 1907
     Alice O. Fisher was born circa 1907 at Jefferson Twp., Franklin Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Jesse Greenberry Fisher and Hannah Maggie Conrad.1

Citations

  1. [S514] 1910 Federal Census, Franklin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1182; FHL #1375193.

Alyce Louise Fisher

F, b. 12 April 1925
     Alyce Louise Fisher was born on 12 April 1925 at Eugene, Lane Co., OR. She was the daughter of Earl Fisher and Pearl Anna Pittsley. Alyce Louise Fisher married Verneil Victor Faulhaber, son of Neil Victor Faulhaber and Elvie Merle Hunter, circa 1943 at Lane Co., OR.

Anna Fisher

F, b. June 1850, d. 1933
     Anna Fisher was born in June 1850 at Pennsylvania.1 She married Simon Beachler. Anna Fisher was buried in 1933 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #20756663. She died in 1933.

Child of Anna Fisher and Simon Beachler

Citations

  1. [S525] 1900 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1272; FHL #1241272.

Anna K. Fisher1

F, b. circa 1883
     Anna K. Fisher was born circa 1883 at Ohio.1 She married Albert H. Wiesler circa 1905.1

Child of Anna K. Fisher and Albert H. Wiesler

Citations

  1. [S3571] 1910 Federal Census, Erie County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1178; FHL #1375191.