Ancestors of Jean Nicolas FISTER

First Generation

1. Jean Nicolas FISTER "JN" or "Nick" was born 28 Mar 1846 in Viller, Moselle, Lorraine, France and emigrated from there to the Manhattan, New York, USA in 1872 aboard the SS Cuba.  He traveled with his best friend Jean Nicolas Decker.   They arrived in time to attend the wedding of JN's brother Jean Fister and Anna Alfs.  Decker went on to settle in Covington, Kentucky near another mutual friend Pierre Dellinger.  JN went on to settle in Lexington, Ky near the Streiff family (also from Viller) and the Keller family (also from France.)  (Read their history in the Family Info/Stories Page.)

Jean Nicolas Fister died 23 Aug 1919 in Lexington, Fayette County, KY, USA and was buried 25 Aug 1919 in Calvary Cemetery, Lexington, KY. [Parents]

JN married Anna Mary GROSSER on 9 Feb 1875. Anna was born 1851 in Hamilton Cty, Ohio.  Her parents were Margret Hauptner and John Grosser.  She died 13 Nov 1902 in Lexington, Fayette County, KY and was buried 15 Nov 1902 in Calvary Cemetery, Lexington, KY.  (Read about Anna in the  Family Info/Stories Page.)

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