Henry Fisk, a well known agriculturist of San Joaquin county lliving near Banta and holding extensive landed possessions in this part of the state, is a representative of the fatherland, his birth having occurred near Hamburg, Germany, on the 16th of September, 1853. His parents, John P. and Annie Fisk, were also natives of Germany. He spent the first fifteen years of his life in the fatherland and in 1868 crossed the broad Atlantic to America in company with his sister, Cecelia Fisk. He landed at New York and thence came to San Joaquin county, California, where Mr. Fisk has since made his home. He had acquired a fair education in his native tongue and for a time he attended school in Stockton, California. Reading and practical experience as well as observation have added to his knowledge, making him a well informed man. Throughout the years of his residence here he has followed farming and has remained continuously in San Joaquin county with the exception of a short period passed in Taylor county, Texas. Success has attended him in his business affairs, and when his labor and energy had brought to him sufficient capital he made purchase of land and added to his property from time to time. His home place now comprises three hundred and twenty acres, and he also owns six hundred and eighty-seven acres at what is now known as San Joaquin city. His landed possessions are valuable because of the improvements he has made thereon, and in his field work he is very progressive and practical. He follows modern ideas, using thelatest improved machinery, and has come to be known as one of the enterprising and successful farmers of his portion of the state.

In 1891 Mr. Fisk was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca Von Bremen, a native of Bremen, Germany. They have three children, Henry C., William H. and Cecelia W. Mr. Fisk takes an active part in political affairs and casts his ballot independent of party ties, yet the movements and measures which affect the general welfare are to him matters of deep interest and he has co-operated in many measures that have been forceful and effective factors in advancing general progress.

Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume II

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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