Biography of John Fisher


Fisher, John, Buffalo, is a son of John Fisher, a baker by trade, and was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, October 28, 1839. In 1848 the family, consisting of the parents, three sons and three daughters, emigrated to Buffalo and moved thence to a farm in the town of Wales. where the-father died in 1853, and the mother in 1887. Mr. Fisher was reared on the farm and attended the district school winters and while at home cast his vote for Lincoln in 1860. He subsequently came to Buffalo and for three years worked for the Western Transportation Company; in 1868 he engaged in the liquor business, in which he still continues. He has always been a staunch Republican and for several years has served his party as a committeeman. Since 1890 he has held the office of supervisor of the Twentieth ward and was again re-elected in 1897, for another term. He is a Chapter Mason, a member of the Odd Fellows, the A. O. U. W. and other organizations and has been a delegate to various local and State political conventions. He has lived in the Twentieth ward since 1883. He married, first, Clara, daughter of Joseph Seal, who bore him three sons; his second wife is Melissa Hershey, and they have two daughters.

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