Biography of Louis Fischer


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LOUIS FISCHER, wheelwright, was born in Wheeling in 18:39. son of Louis and Johannnh Fischer, who came to Cook County in June, 1838, and located in Wheeling Township on a farm. His father died in October, 1875, at the age of sixty seven years. His mother is living, at the age of seventy. Mr. Fischer in early life learned the trade of Wheelwright. In 1861 he enlisted in Company I. 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and took part at Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, and other engagements. He was wounded at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, and disabled from service about two months. In June, 1864, he was mustered out and returned to Wheeling, and bought the wheelwright shop of S. W. Rees, of whom he learned his trade. This business he has since followed, He was married in 1865 to Miss Sophia Periolet they have had seven children, six now living Julia, George, Reinhold, Edwin, Oscar and lrving. They are Methodist in religions faith. Mr. Fischer is a Member of the Masonic frnternitv, A. F. & A. M., Virtruvios Lodge. No. 81, of which he has heen secretary for thirteen consecutive years. He has been trustee for the school fund for nine years. and school director for four years.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.