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Fischer, George
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George Fischer, born in Quincy January 3, 1850, was the son of John J. and Walburga (Wittmann) Fischer. His parents were among the early pioneers, and his father, who worked for the merchant tailors, Powers & Finlay, died June 5, 1851, leaving his widow and the son mentioned. After attending St. Francis College for five years, George Fischer was apprenticed to Henry Ridder and learned the tinners' trade. Later he opened a tin shop of his own. This proved successful and in 1890 he bought the hardware business of Lemley Brothers. In 1896 he erected a large five-story building, in which the Fischer Iron and Steel Company for many years did a great business. George Fischer died February 26, 1916, leaving his widow, Euphemia Fischer, nee Ricker, with two sons, George Joseph Fischer, manager of the Modern Iron Work, and Joseph J. Fischer, assistant cashier of the Ricker National Bank, and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph H. VandenBoom, Jr. In March, 1918, the Fisher Iron and Steel Company sold their business to the Tenk Hardware Company.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 394.

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