Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
OTTO TISCHNER resides on a fine
farm two miles southeast of Davenport, Washington. He is a native
of Saxony, Germany, born December 20, 1868, the son of Julius and Frederika
Tischner. The father served in the Franco-Prussian War, is a shoemaker
by trade and is now living in Germany. The mother is dead.
Mr. Tischner has one sister, Mrs. Pauline Stoke, who also lives near Davenport.
Until arriving at the age of fourteen Mr.
Tischner lived on a farm in his native country, then learned the baker's
trade which he followed in Germany until the fall of 1892, when he came
to New York city. During the same year he came to Davenport.
He worked for wages for a few years and bought his present farm of two
hundred and forty acres in June, 1898. He came here a poor man and
had the disadvantage of the pioneer in that he found no land to homestead
and was compelled to purchase his land from the railroad company.
His land is all suitable to agriculture and well improved with a good house,
barn and orchard. Besides his home place he owns three hundred and
thirty acres of choice land near Rocklyn, and a one-hundred-and-twenty-acre
tract of timber north of Davenport. He has a small herd of cattle
and some horses, but his specialty is in the culture of grain.
Mr. Tischner has traveled a great deal, but
considers Lincoln county the best spot in America, and fully intends making
it his permanent home.
On February 11, 1902, Otto Tischner took for
his wife Amelia Schultz, a native of Russia-Poland. She is the daughter
of August and Lottie Schultz, both of whom are still living near Harrington,
having come to Canada from Poland twelve years ago, and from Canada to
Harrington in 1901. Her parents are well-to-do people, and have been
parents of twelve children, of whom Mrs. Tischner is the eldest.
The children were evenly divided between the sexes, and are all still living.
Mr. Tischner is a member of the A. O. U. W.,
and both he and Mrs. Tischner are members of the German Lutheran church.