T. E. Fleischer, manager of the Sheboygan Lime Works, was born in Chicago, Illinois, September 8, 1859, the son of Frederick A. and Charlotte (Bunger) Fleischer, both of whom were natives of Saxony, Germany. In 1848 the father emigrated to the new world, settling soon after his arrival in this country in Chicago. He was a tailor by trade and followed that business for fifty years. He remained in active business life until within a few years of his death, which occurred in 1902, when he had attained the age of seventy-nine years. He was a successful business man and much respected by all who knew him. In the family of Frederick A. and Charlotte Fleischer were nine children, the subject of this review being the sixth in order of birth.
In the public and high schools of Chicago T. E. Fleischer obtained his educational advantages. Like his father, he also became a tailor by trade, a business in which he continued for twenty-four years. Upon coming to Sheboygan, in August, 1899, he was engaged by the Sheboygan Lime Works as its general manager and superintendent, a position which he has since held with distinction to himself and entire satisfaction to the company, in which he also owns a material interest.
For his companion and helpmate in life Mr. Fleischer chose Miss Emelia B. Roth, a daughter of Henry E. Roth, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. They have become the parents of a daughter, Elsa.
In his fraternal relations Mr. Fleischer is a member of the Masonic order, belonging to the Royal Arch chapter, and he is also affiliated with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He has been very succssful as a business man, possessing executive ability to a high degree and having excellent judgment in handling all the details of the lines with which he has been connected. He possesses special ability as a manager, having mastered all the details of the work in which he is now engaged and his faculty for handling employees and turning out work is peculiarly adapted to the demands of his present situation. During the years that he has lived in Sheboygan he has formed a large acquaintance both in a business and social way and wherever he is known he is greatly respected as a business man and citizen.
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