John A. Fischer, who is vice president and sales manager of the G. S. Stewart Company, ranks among the representative
business men of Norwalk. He was born in Norwalk, July 26, 1885, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Miller) Fischer.
Andrew Fisher was born at Peru, in Huron County, and spent his early life on a farm. He followed the blacksmith's
trade and also was a carriage builder, being associated in business with his father. From 1880 until 1895 Andrew
Fischer engaged in partnership in Norwalk as a carriage builder with his brother, Lawrence Fischer, who was the
father of the famous Fischer Brothers, of Detroit, Mich. Mr. Fischer has lived a retired life in Norwalk since
1927. To Mr. and Mrs. Fischer were born three children: Bertha, who is the wife of Fred Albrecht, resides at Toledo;
John A., the subject of this sketch; and Frank S., living at Norwalk.
John A. Fischer attended St. Paul's parochial school, Norwalk, and in 1901 was graduated from Norwalk Business
College. He has spent his entire business career, a period of 30 years, in the employ of the G. S. Stewart Company.
He was elected vice president and sales manager of the company in 1917, and three years later retired from the
road as the company's leading salesman, to devote his entire time to his duties in the home office. He is also
a member of the board of directors.
Mr. Fischer was married in 1920 to Miss Ione R. Sloat, of Sandusky, Ohio, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Buddenhagen)
Sloat. The former died in 1900, and the latter lives at Sandusky.
Mr. Fischer is a Republican, a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, and belongs to B. P. P. Elks, Kiwanis Club,
Norwalk Country Club, and Plum Brook Country Club, of Sandusky.
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
North Central Ohio Biographies
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