Lischer surname is German
in origin: probably an occupational name for a mediator or arbitrator, or possibly
for a fireman, from the Middle High German term leschære, meaning
extinguisher. The Coat of Arms: A shield divided quarterly:
1st and 4th, gold with a black lion rampant crowned gold; 2nd and 3rd, red with
a silver pail.
Another branch of this family are the Loeschers,
connected to our Hause line, first
recorded in Lueneburg, where the family can be traced as early as the year 1277.
line of the family was first located in Austria, where the name became noted for
its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence
which was enrolled by the princes.
Our lineage traces back
to MARGARETHA LISCHER, born in Bauer n Tagloshner. She married JOHANN
MICHAEL MANZ in Wurtemburg.
On April 23, 1837, they had
a daughter, named EVA CATHERINE, in Oberkollbach, Calw, Germany (Baptism
certificate). She is our direct ancestor. They also had a son:
OF JOHANN MANZ AND MARGARETHA LISCHER
MANZ was born in 02 Aug 1830 in (Ober) Colbach, Wurtemberg, Calw. He traveled
to America and became a farmer, and married BARBARA HAAB on 19 Jul 1872 in Freedom
Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan. Martin died in 1896.|
CATHERINE MANZ was born on 23 Apr 1837 in Oberkollbach, Calw, Germany. Family
Margaretha died at Heute Gemeinde Oberreichenbach Pfarrant n Altbourg. After she
died, Eva Catherine
and her brother, MARTIN, didn't stay in Germany, like their parents. They traveled
to the United States, to a new state called "Michigan."