GREGORY E. FISCHER
Gregory E. Fischer
(Photo from Ancestry.com: U.S. School Yearbooks, 1900-1999)
Gregory E. Fischer gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)
B. December 10, 1948
D. August 5, 1964 in McHenry County, IL
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- Father: Clarence J. Fischer born September 3, 1912 in Rock Falls, Whiteside County, IL; married Esther Louise Hildebrand on October 31, 1943 in Sterling, Whiteside County, IL: Clarence died September 12, 1990 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Clarence J. Fischer buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Mother: Esther Louise (Hildebrand) Fischer born March 25, 1923 in Dixon, Lee County, IL; Esther died May 15, 2002 in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL, daughter of Christian “Chris” Hildebrand (1878-1960) and Hattie Bell (Johnson) Hildebrand (1898-1984) (See section pertaining to Esther Louise (Hildebrand) Fischer buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
- Denise (Fischer) Simon; married Thomas Simon
- Clarence J. Fischer; married Esther; married Hope
According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Bureau Township, Bureau County, IL, the household members were:
“Clarence J Fischer, head, age 27, married, born in Illinois, Occupation: Farmer – Farm; Esther L Fischer, wife, age 26, married, born in Illinois; Clarence J. Fischer, son, age 5, never married, born in Illinois; Denise Fischer, daughter, age 3, never married, born in Illinois, Was he living in this same house a year ago?: No; Was he living on a farm a year ago?: No, Was he living in this same county a year ago?: Yes, What country were his father and mother born in?: US; Gregory E Fischer, son, age 3, never married, born in Illinois”
According to the Daily Sentinel (Woodstock IL) Thursday, August 6, 1964, page 1:
“Two Killed in Cycle
Crash At McHenry
Two youths, from Grayslake and Round Lake, became McHenry County’s 16th and 17th traffic fatalities Wednesday night when their motorcycle collided with a truck on state route 120, about two miles east of McHenry, about 10 p.m.
Dead were the driver of the cycle, Jonathan G. Brokaw, 18, 382 S. Lake St., Grayslake (See section pertaining to Jonathan George Brokaw buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) and a passenger, Gregory Fischer, 15, Rt. 1, Box 473, Round Lake. According to state police who investigated the accident, Brokaw and Fischer were traveling west when their cycle collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by Robert H. McCauley, 19, 4016 Riverview Dr., McHenry, who was not reported injured.
Authorities said that the cycle had apparently gone out of control and veered across the center line, when it and the eastbound vehicle collided “headon”.
Brokaw the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brokaw and Fischer’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fischer.
The bodies were taken to the Peter M. Justen and Son funeral home in McHenry and then transferred to the Strang funeral home, Grayslake. A 10 a.m. inquest will be conducted Aug. 22 in the Justen funeral home.”