Obit: Fisher, John Sr. (1854 - 1928)

Contact: Audrey Roedl


----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 10/04/1928

Fisher, John Sr. (1 JAN 1854 - 26 SEP 1928)

John Fisher, Sr., a pioneer settler of Sherman township for over fifty years, passed away at his residence Wednesday morning, Sept. 26th of heart failure, at the age of 74 years and nine months.

He was born in Sandusky City, Ohio Jan. 1, 1854. When but only 14 months old his parents removed to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, at which place he was reared. It was in the fall 1876 that he came to Clark Country and was there married, Feb. 17, 1877 to Augustina Frederica Siegfried, a native of Germany, who came to the United States with relatives.

He had erected a small shack of logs on his place, and on his return with his wife they walked from Spencer, the nearest railroad point, five miles through the woods to the cabin, in which they began domestic life, modestly enough.

There he and his wife lived for almost sixteen years, during which time he cleared fifty acres of land and built a good house and barn of logs. He then sold the farm and in 1893 bought 160 acres of land in section 34 Sherman township. Forty acres of this tract, was cut over and he afterwards cleared a large part of the land, built a good house and barn, set out shade and fruit trees, and carried on general farming.

About 1910 Mr. Fisher sold his second farm and buying seven acres in section 34, built a comfortable residence in which he has since made his home. From his earliest years in the township he has at various times taken an active part in local government, becoming a member both of the School board and side board in 1877 and having served the school board of district number 8, town of Sherman, Clark County, Wis. faithfully, well, and continuously for fifty years. In the year 1927 he gave his resignation because ad- [?] with reluctance. He was also assessor at interval for eighteen years.

He and his wife are the parents of two children John Jr. and Mary.

He leaves to mourn, his Life’s companion, his son John Fisher, Jr. and daughter Mrs. Mary Woodruff, also nine grand children and three sisters and two brothers namely: Mrs. Mary Littlefield, Mrs. Gustave Trutchel and Mrs. John Brickbour all of Plymouth, Wis., and George and Gottlieb Fisher of the town of Sherman.

Those relatives from away attending the funeral were Mrs. Frank Littlefield, Mrs. John Brickbaur, Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Trutchel all of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Herman fisher and children of Dorchester, Chas. Fisher of Auburndale, Mr. and Mrs. John Brenenburgh and daughter Vernelda and sons Alvin and Wilbur and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vedder and son.

The funeral services were conducted Saturday September 29th at 1:00 P. M. from the residence with Rev. August Draeger officiating. Interment was made in the Veefkind Salems Lutheran cemetery.

The Tribune joins with the many friends of the deceased in expressing their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.



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