Tombstone Tuesday–Carolina E. Fisher

Carolina E. Fisher, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2017 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Carolina Elizabeth Fisher, located in row 12 of Kessler, aka Liberty Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker, broken and resting on the ground, is inscribed:

Carolina E Fisher
J.C. & M.A.
Nov 20, 1873
1 J 10 M & 7 T

Carolina E. Fisher, daughter of J.C. & M.A. Fisher, died 20 November 1873, aged 1 year, 10 months, and 7 days.

Carolina Elizabeth Fisher was born 13 January 1872, at the family home in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. She was daughter of John Christian and Mary Ann (Bollenbacher) Fisher. Her mother’s name was spelled Bullengbaugh in her county birth record. [1]   

Carolina died of whooping cough at home in Liberty Township on 20 November 1873. She was only 1 year, 10 months, and 2 days old. [2]

According to her tombstone she was 1 year, 10 months, and 7 days old, which would agree with age according to her recorded date of birth.

Her parents are buried a few rows away in Kessler Cemetery.


[1] “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003, database with images,, Caroline Fisher, 18 Jan 1872; Liberty Township, Mercer County, Births, Vol. 1, p.74, no. 277; FHL microfilm 914953.

[2] “Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images,, Elizabeth C Fisher, 20 Nov 1873; Liberty Township, Mercer County Deaths, Vol. 1-2, p.44, no. 2; FHL microfilm 914, 954.

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