August Fischer, a retired lumberman of
August Fischer grew to manhood in his native community and
there attended the common schools. As a young man he learned the carpenter’s
trade, becoming an expert in the same, and he followed that vocation until he
was 28 years old. He left
He was local manager of the W. H. White Lumber company for 27 years, his long retention in the responsible position indicating that he gave eminent satisfaction to his employers, being able, faithful and reliable. He carried on an extensive trade with the people of this section of the state and kept an up-to-date and well equipped lumber yard. He resigned his position in 1915 and retired from the lumber business, and soon thereafter opened a billiard hall in connection with a soda fountain and owns the fixtures and building. He has met with success in this new venture and his place is very popular. He is living practically retired and merely oversees his business.
In 1883, Mr. Fischer was married to Mary Hoffman, a native
To Mr. and Mrs. Fischer the following children have been born: Clara, Mary, Edward, August Jr. Fred, Frank, Herbert, William and Claude.
Mr. Fischer is a Democrat. He served as Justice of the Peace
for 4 years, as Village Treasurer for 4 years, as Health Commissioner for 6
years and as Clerk of his school district for 13 years. He has been active and
influential in public affairs since locating at
History of Clay and
Publishers: B.F. Bowen & Company-
Year of publication: 1918