Biography of John W. Fisher
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JOHN W. FISHER.
The son of a soldier who lost his life in the Civil war, John W. Fisher, of Chester township, early learned to depend upon his own resources, and thus developed those sturdy traits of character which inevitably lead to success in business and to leadership in the community. He is a native of Tama county, Iowa, born July 31, 1862, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Cooper) Fisher, the former having been born in Ohio and the latter in Pennsylvania. They were married in 1861. The father was drafted in an Iowa regiment in defence of the Union at the time of the Civil war and died in a hospital, his body being buried in the south. The mother was married in 1868 to W. S. Harris, at that time a resident of Tama county, Iowa.

John W. Fisher received his early education in the common schools and also attended Albion Seminary near Marshalltown, Iowa. He engaged in farm work in Tama county and in March, 1892, being then thirty years of age, he came to Chester township, Poweshiek county, subsequently moving upon his present location in section 29, where he owns once hundred and twenty acres, and being also the owner of a tract of eighty acres in the same township. He has been highly successful in raising Guernsey cattle and Chester White hogs, and as an exhibitor at the fairs has carried off some of the most desirable prizes. He devotes special attention to the dairy business.

On the 12th of January, i888, Mr. Fisher was married to Miss Anna J Hendrixson, a daughter of Hugh and Sarah (Waldron) Hendrixson. The father was a physician and practiced for a number of years at Columbus, Ohio, his birth having occurred in Clermont county, that state. One child has blessed the union of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher. She has attended high school and is now engaged in teaching school No. 4 at Chester.

Politically Mr. Fisher supports the principles and candidates of the republican party. He has served with marked ability as justice of the peace and as president of the school board. In religious belief he adheres to the Methodist church. A broad minded and conscientious man, he has accumulated a competency by his industry and thrift and has set an example which reflects high credit upon himself and those with whom he is associated. He is known as an earnest and patriotic citizen who appreciates the responsibilities of American citizenship and manfully endeavors to discharge them.

From:
History of Poweshiek County, Iowa
A Record of settlement, organization
progress and achievement
By: Prof. L. F. Parker
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chiago 1911


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