Biography of Jacob Fisher
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Fisher, Jacob, was born in the Grand Duchy of Baden, October 29, 1831, first settled in Rochester, in 1872 came to Lyons and rented the Lyons Pottery plant for five years, and in 1878 purchased the business and real estate of the Harrington estate. The Lyons Pottery is a well known manufactory throughout the United States, the merchandise having a well deserved reputation for excellence and durability. The plant was first established in 1825 by N. Clark & Co., and was rebuilt in 1889 by Mr. Fisher who has continued to add to the plant since he bought the property in 1878, having a building of two stories and basement of 175x50 feet including two kilns of 10,000 gallons capacity each, and having an average yearly output of 650,000 gallons of all kinds of stoneware. At the age of twenty six he married Theresa Burger, and they have seven children, four of whom are now living: Edmund, William Frederick, Amelia and Louisa. Our subject is one of the most active business men in his town, identified in advancing its best interests, and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity and high character.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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