George Fisher, 1859

Loyal, Clark County, Wisconsin

Contributed by Janet Schwarze.



Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge, pg.


George Fisher, Jr., proprietor of the Fisher Cheese Factory in Sherman Township, was born in this township April 11, 1884, son of George, Sr., and Fredrica (Staley) Fisher. He had little chance for schooling, and has been handicapped by losing a part of his right hand and right leg, owing to an explosion on a Fourth of July, but in spite of these facts he made a success in life through determination and perseverance. Years ago he learned the art of cheese-making in the Sherman Township cheese factory, and after that attended a commercial college at Steven's Point, this being in 1906. He then built the cheese factory, of which he is now proprietor, starting business with three customers and 175 pounds of milk. His progress is evinced by the fact that he now has as many as eighty-four customers, receiving 5,000 pounds of milk a day. In November, 1915, he bought the old Sherman Township creamery, which takes in from 5,600 to 5,700 pounds of milk daily. He has built a good residence and takes rank among the prosperous citizens of Sherman Township. Mr. Fisher married Stella Thomas, of Kansas, who was brought to Clark County, Wis., at the age of 5 years, and resided at Spokeville, Loyal Township. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher have two children-Norma Jeanette and Thomas.

Additional Information

Below is an advertisement featured in the Greenwood Gleaner, Nov. 15, 1934, for the Auction of the George Fischer farm in Spokeville, Loyal twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin. 



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