On the rostrum of county officials in Sheboygan county appears the name of Charles W. Fischer, who in 1910 was elected to the position of clerk. He was well qualified for the duties of the office, owing to his previous experience in filling out the unexpired term of E. B. Mattoon, who had been appointed postmaster. Mr. Fischer took the office in 1go8 and served until January, 1909. He was then defeated for the position by August G. Meyers, whom he in turn defeated in 1910. He is proving capable and faithful, having carefully systematized the duties of the position which he is now discharging with credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents.
Mr. Fischer was born in Plymouth, April 5, 1879, and is a son of Henry W. and Theresa (Karpe) Fischer. The father was for a number of years engaged in the shoe business at Plymouth where he established his home in 1852. He remained, thereafter, a valued and representative citizen of that place to the time of his death, which occurred in February, 1909. He not only figured prominently in business circles, but was also the first supervisor for Plymouth and was filling that position at the time of his demise. His wife had died when her son Charles was but eleven years of age.
In the place of his nativity Charles W. Fischer spent his boyhood and youth and entered the public schools, passing through consecutive grades and attending the high school. He then started out in the business world, becoming printer's "devil" in the office of the Plymouth Reporter. He continued in connection with that paper for a number of years, working his way gradually upward until he was made foreman of the office. He resigned upon his election to the position of county clerk and the Reporter thus lost one of its most capable representatives.
His present position is not the only office that he has filled. He succeeded his father as supervisor, representing the first ward of Plymouth and he was also for two years, 1909 and 1910, county superintendent of the poor. In every relation of life he has been found trustworthy, capable and energetic, and the record he has made is, therefore, a most creditable one.
In 1907 Mr. Fischer was married to Miss Emma Alten, of Plymouth, in which place her father, August Alten, a retired farmer, now resides. To Mr. and Mrs. Fischer has been born one daughter, Thersa, whose birth occurred on the 25th of February, 1912. Mr. Fischer is well known in fraternal circles, holding membership with the Elks, the Equitable Fraternal Union, the F. 0. R. and the Eagles. He is loyal to their teachings and he has many friends in those organizations. Widely known throughout the county he is popular because of his attractive social qualities and his recognized sterling worth.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL