FISHER, Wesley, grocer, was born in Yocumtown, York County, Pa., May 23, 1855; son of Martin and Leah (Spangler) Fisher, natives of that county. The father was a farmer in York county, and was of German ancestry. The family has lived in the Fishing Creek Valley over a hundred years. David Fisher, their ancestor, was one of the original owners of the canal. Wesley was reared in York county and educated in the township schools and in the Millersville State Normal School. He spent one year in California, but not being pleased with the country returned to Harrisburg and clerked in a grocery store. In 1879 he established a business in that line of his own on Ninth street. He purchased the property of George W. Brinton, on the corner of Race an& Dock streets, where he conducted business five years, after which he sold the property to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and went to Canton, Ohio, where he engaged in business. He returned the same year and established himself in his present location, No. 128 Dock street, and has since continued in business at that place. Mr. Fisher is a Republican and was elected member of the school board from the First ward in 1892, and elected for a second term to the same office in 1895, serving in the board on the finance and teachers committees. He is a member of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, F. & A.M.; Perseverance Chapter, No. 21; Pilgrim Commandery, No. 11, and Lulu Temple, of Philadelphia; and is also a member of John Harris Council, Jr. 0. U. A. M., of Harrisburg. Mr. Fisher was married, in 1884, to Miss Lottie Winand, daughter of William Winand, of Harrisburg. Their children are: Daisy W., Mary E., Charles Wesley, Clarence, deceased, Pearl E.,and Clyde E. The family are members of the Vine Street Methodist Episcopal church, and Mr. Fisher has served on the board of stewards and as superintendent and assistant superintendent of the Sunday-school.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 16 May 2001
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