Bio: Fisher, Joseph (Family History) 

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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 organ. 

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 village. 

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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