Andrew Lischer, a prosperous and representative resident of Wapello, has been for a number of years successfully
engaged in the poultry and egg business at that place. His birth occurred in Pennsylvania on the 22d of October,
1867, his parents being George J. and Katherine (Mentzle) Lischer, both of whom 'are natives of Maryland. They
came to Louisa county, Iowa, in 1868, locating on a farm, and have since remained respected and worthy residents
of this county, now making their home at Columbus City. Unto them were born five children, namely: Andrew, of this
review; Sophia; Martha, who is deceased; Paul E., living in Des Moines county, Iowa; and May.
Andrew Lischer attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and remained under the parental roof
until the time of his marriage at the age of twenty four years. Following that important event in his life he removed
to Florida and worked at the carpenter's trade for a year and a half. He then returned to Burlington, Iowa, where
he was engaged in the drug business for eighteen months, selling out on the expiration of that period and coming
to Wapello. After working in a grocery store for some time he embarked in the poultry and egg business, in which
line of activity he has since met with gratifying success. He owns a large poultry house and two fine residences
and enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the substantial and enterprising citizens of the community.
As a companion and helpmate on the journey of life Mr. Lischer chose Miss:Bessie J. Marsden, a native of Louisa
county and a daughter of Henry and Bessie J. Marsden, both of whom are deceased. Mrs. Lischer was one of a family
of five children, three of whom are yet living. By her marriage she has became the mother of one daughter, Helen
Mr. Lischer is a republican in politics and is now serving his fellow townsmen in the capacity of alderman. Fraternally
he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to the lodge at Columbus City, Iowa, in which
he has filled all of the chairs. His wife is a consistent and devoted member of the Presbyterian church. In business
his course has been characterized by the strictest fidelity to principle and in social relations he displays an
unfailing courtesy and a genial cordiality that have won for him many friends.
History of Louisa County, Iowa
From Its Earliest Settlement to 1912
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Decatur County, IA
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