Biography of Charles F. Fischer
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Charles F. Fischer, who is president of the Citizen Publishing Company, of Columbus, is esteemed as a progressive and enterprising business man of Franklin County, where he is prominent and well liked. He is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, born October 10, 1866, the son of Frederick A. and Louise (Barton) Fischer.

Both Frederick A. Fischer and his wife were born in Germany. Their marriage took place in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a young man Mr. Fischer enlisted for service in the Civil War and was wounded during the battle of Vicksburg, where he suffered the loss of a leg. He was discharged in 1863 with the rank of lieutenant of the Forty seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Mr. Fischer returned to Cincinnati, where he spent forty years as official weigher for the city. He retired in 1906 and died in 1910. His wife died in 1876. Both are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Fischer was a Republican, a member of the Lutheran Church, Grand Army of the Republic, and Loyal Legion of the Civil War. Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Fischer: Charles F., the subject of this sketch; and Frank A., who lives in Cincinnati.

Charles F. Fischer grew up in Cincinnati, attended Woodward High School, and in 1882 was graduated from Nelson Business College. He was associated with an advertising agency in Cincinnati for a time and in 1889 came to Columbus to become associated with the Columbus Press as advertising manager. He resigned from that position in 1895 to accept the position as advertising manager of the Columbus Dispatch, and nine years later was appointed business manager of the Columbus Citizen. Mr. Fischer was elected president of the Citizens Publishing Company in October, 1928.

In 1889 Mr. Fischer married Miss Anna Robertson Blair, the daughter of James Blair, of Steubenville, Ohio. Mr. Blair was a Civil War veteran. Mrs. Fischer died in January, 1916, and is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus. Mr. Fischer was married the second time in June, 1918, to Miss Mabel Barron. Her parents were natives of Michigan City, Indiana, and both are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Fischer have no children.

Mr. Fischer is a member of Kinsman Lodge No. 617, Free and Accepted Masons, Scioto Consistory, Thirty second degree, Aladdin Temple, Rotary Club, Columbus Country Club, Columbus Athletic Club, Faculty Club, Advertising Club, and Chamber of Commerce. He is a Republican and holds membership in the Broad Street Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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