My Great grandfather was also Alexander Fischer. Born Dec 29, 1832 at Hokenheim Baden Germany. He died 09 21 1923 at Hampton, Iowa. Is this is the Alexander Fischer you are inquiring about? My information comes from a family history booklet done in August of 1978. You mention the marriage in Freeport, Ill which makes me think we are referring to the same Alexander Fischer. I got into this while updating my own family for someone in Iowa who is updating this family history and in doing so I got curious and started checking out the net. If you do not have this booklet I would be happy to copy it and mail it to you as I believe we are from this same Fischer clan from your dates etc. My booklet does not have the sailing dates so you are more updated than I am, but everything seems to match, including where some of his children were born. I am showing 9 children is that correct?