Lee County Biography
Herman S. Fischer
Palmyra Township


The subject of this sketch is a fine example of the intelligent and enterprising class of Germans who have done so much to build up the towns and counties in the New World in which they have made their homes. He owns a fine tract of 260 acreson section 29, Palmyra Twp. this county, on which he has placed excellent farm buildings and improved in the best manner. he has been remarkably successful in all his undertakings, and occupies a prominent position in the affairs of this community in which he lives. While exercising a general supervision over his place, he has for the past five years let his farm on shares to S.M. Sleasman.

Mr. Fischer has been a resident of this county since 1869, emigrating to this country from Germany. He was a native of Hamburg, born July 21, 1845 and in that country received an excellent education in its model schools. He came of excellent stock on both sides of the family. His father, Carl G. and his mother, Bertha (Schroeder) Fischer, were natives of Hamburg, in which place they were reared and married. They came of prominent Hamburg families, many members of which were well-known physicians and lawyers, and our subject has in his possession a fine gold medal which was presented tohis maternal great-grandfather Schroeder for his services while Mayor ofHamburg. His paternal grandfather was a renowned physician of Hamburg and died during the terrible scourge of the "Black Death" The parents of our subject remained in Hamburg after their marriage, where the father is still residing, and is a prominent attorney. He has been twice married.

Our subject was the only child of his mother, who died in giving him birth. He was most carefully reared and educated in his native city, remaining there until 1869, when he decided to come to the US and on reaching NY came at once to the West, where he has since made his home. He was here married to Miss Kate F. Thummel who was born and reared in this township. Mrs. Fischer is a cultured and refined woman, well fitted to be thehelpmate of her worthy husband. She is a prominent member of the Lutheran Church. In politics Mr. Fischer is a Republican and is interested in everything which tends to the upbuilding of his township and county.

Portraits & Biograhpical 1892 Lee County Pg 412

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