"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"

Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others. Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill. 787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.


Fisher, William H. pioneer shoemaker of Minocqua, was born in Lansing, Mich., Feb. 14, 1866, son of Guyer T. and Sarah (FAIRBANKS) FISHER. The mother was a native of Yorkshire, England, and the father of New York State; they were married in Michigan, where the father was engaged in the shoe business until his retirement in 1922; he is a resident of Lansing; the mother passed away in 1893. Four children wre born to these parents: William H., subject of this sketch; and Beatrice, Anna, and Andrew C., all living at Battle Creek, Mich. William H. FISHER received his education in Michigan and learned the trade of shoemaker from his father, which occupation he has since followed. He came to Wisconsin in 1887, remaining at Rhinelander until 1889, when he came to Minocqua, being one of the early residents of the village. He is a man of ability and during his long period of residence here he has taken a useful part in public affiars, serving as clerk and as chairman of the township board, and for the past 20 years as a member of school board. His fraternal affiliations are with the Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. FISHER was married in Minocqua, Sept. 24, 1889, to Miss Mary GOSMAN, daughter of Nick and Mary (GAGLAR) GOSMAN, both of whom are now deceased. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. FISHER: Guyer T., who served two years as a naval ensign during the World War and is now practicing law in Chicago; Maude, now Mrs. William CLOTHIER of Detroit, Mich.; Walter S., who also served during the World War and received an official citation for his services in the Argonne Forest with the 304th Field Signal Corps, 79th Division; and is practicing law in Green Bay, Wis.; William H., Jr., now attending the University of Wisconsin at Madison, who was in the army for two years during the World War, 17 months of this time being spent in France; Enos E., a sketch of who appears below; and Mary, now Mrs. Fred E. ROBERTS of San Bernardino, Calif. The family are members of the Catholic Church.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 465, History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin; Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others 1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co

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