From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 987

WILLIAM T. FISH, firm of SORENSEN, FREDRICKSEN & FISH, proprietors of the Madison planing-mill and lumber yard, and contractors and builders; was born in England in 1833, and came to the United States in 1852, and, after working in various cities, he settled in Madison in 1856; is a stone mason by trade; since 1875 has been in partnership with SORENSEN & FREDRICKSEN. He was married in 1858 to Miss Harriet I. WHARNBERJ, formerly of England; have seven children, two boys and five girls, and have buried three children; resides corner of Wisconsin avenue and Gorham street; he was eleven years fireman and two years Chief Engineer of the Fire Department; four terms as Alderman of the First Ward, and one year was President of the City Council; in 1870, he ran for Assembly against Judge VILAS, and was "left at home" by eighty-one minority; was Foreman of the first wing of the new capitol and was afterward heaviest contractor during its subsequent erection; has done two hundred thousand dollars of mason contract work in one year; was contractor of the greatest portion of the fine buildings in Madison, both public and private. Is a member of the A.F & A.M., and I.O.O.F.; he is a man of positive convictions and has many business friends; the firm ware prosperous and useful citizens.

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