Bio: Fisher, Joseph (Family History)
Surnames: Fisher, Wing, Adrian, Meyers, Scharff, Walk
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 07/16/1953
Frank B. Wing, Historian
The Joseph Fisher Family
On June 22, 1909, Frank married Ella
Adrian, at Colby, and moved into the home on the corner. A
daughter, Beatrice, was born to them, Sept. 11, 1921. Lula spent
part of her time clerking at the A. J. Meyers and Jake Scharff
stores. Emma worked part time for Carl Walk, and in their hardware
store. The mother and girls took an active part in the Presbyterian
church, teaching Sunday school classes, and Emma also played the
Lula went to Milwaukee Feb. 1, 1910 and
engaged in beauty culture work and in 1912, Emma joined her in
operating the Fisher Sisters’ Beauty Parlors on Third Street
and North Avenue.
In 1919, the girls sold their interest in
Milwaukee and went to Los Angeles and managed two of the largest
beauty parlors, where they met many of the Hollywood actresses.
After spending two years there, they returned to Milwaukee. In
March, 1920, their father purchased a Deal high wheel automobile, a
product of the Deal Automobile Company, Janesville, Mich.
Joe Fisher was a member of the Village
board for a number of years, up to the time of his death, Sept. 27,
1914. After his death, Frank was appointed to fill the vacancy on
the village council. After selling the hardware store in 1916,
Frank purchased the fire insurance from A. J. Young. Frank also
took on the agency for the Maxwell automobile. He was quite
successful in writing insurance from A. J. Young. Frank also took
on the agency for the Maxwell automobile. He was quite successful
in writing insurance for several different companies, as
competition in this line was somewhat limited at that time. In the
automobile business, it was a different story, as he was up against
such competition as A. J. Young, with Overland, and Wells &
Chase, with Ford. He did, however, manage to sell 11 Maxwells, by
confining his efforts to prospects outside the immediate vicinity
of Abbotsford. Frank was elected president of the
His adventure into the fire insurance business and automobile business and as village president was of rather short duration, as in November, 1917, he was called for military service. He sold his fire insurance business to R. H. Treat and left Abbotsford Jan. 2, 1918. After serving a few months in the U.S. Air Force, he went to Milwaukee and was employed by a hardware company until the fall of 1918, when he accepted a position as office *** Note: The rest of the article was cut off and was not available at the time of transcription.
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