Fred W. Fischer, 1864

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org on Tue, 13 Feb 2001

 

Surname: FISCHER, PHISTORIA, WAGNER, PETERS

 

----Source: History of Clark County, Wisconsin (1918), by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge


                Fred W. Fischer and Family

FRED W. FISCHER, a prosperous citizen of Worden township, proprietors of a good farm in, 240 acres, on which he is doing a good stock and dairying business, was born in Washington County, Wis., June 13, 1864, son of William and Jeanette (Phistoria) Fischer. His parents were born in Germany and came to America in 1862. The father engaged in farming in Sheboygan County, W7is., where he resided most of his life after coming to this country. He died in 1910 at the age of 79 years, his wife dying in 1913, at the age of 83. Their children were: Louisa, Jeanette, William, Fred W. ,Kate, Chors, Mary and Henry. Fred W. Fischer first engaged in farming in Sheboygan County, coming to Clark County in Mar., 1907, when he bought a farm in sections I and 12, Worden Township, to which he has since added eighty acres in section 31, Withee. His original place was partly improved, and he has continued the improvements, the most marked of which -have been the erection of a barn, 155 by 42 feet in size, with concrete floor, and installing an electric light plant for the illumination of his house and barns.

Mr. Fischer specializes in raising full-blooded Holstein cattle, having a registered sire and milking thirty cows. He also raises full-blooded Percheron horses, four of those he owns being registered. His principal crops are hay, corn and oats. He has served as treasurer of the local school board for six years. He is a director in the Big 4 Canning Factory at Stanley, and takes an active part in its progress.

Mr. Fischer was married, Jan. 27, 1891, to Elizabeth Peters, who was born in Washington County, daughter of Michael and Mary (Wagner) Peters. Her father was a farmer by occupation and, a prominent citizen of that county, taking an active part in local affairs and serving on the county board and also several terms as county treasurer. He died in 1906 at the age of 67 years. His wife, who survived him, is still living in Washington County. Their children were: Mary, Michael, Elizabeth, Katile, John, Steven, Caroline, George, Frank and Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Fischer are the parents of six children, who were born as follows: Alma, now the wife of Frank Smith, of Worden, born Nov. 6, 1891; Leo, Aug. 25, 1893; Cardulia, Mar. 3, 1897; Anton, Mar. 21, 1898; Charley, Feb. 24, 1904, and Jeanette, April 18, 1908. The daughter, Alma, has two children: Raymond, born May 4, 1913, and Dorothy, Mar. 15, 1916.

The family faith is that of the Roman Catholic Church, in the local congregation of which, Mr. Fischer is a member of the finance committee.

 

 


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