El Dorado County
FRED F. FISHER
Fred F. Fisher, of Placerville, is one of the best known general contractors in El Dorado County, where he has been engaged in business for the past thirty-five years and has won an enviable place in public esteem. He was born in Elk Grove, Sacramento County, California, on the 3rd of April, 1872, and is a son of P. D. and Angie (Dewey) Fisher. In 1850, at the age of seventeen years, the father left Michigan and crossed the plains to California. For a while he gave his attention to mining, after which he returned to Michigan, was married, and brought his bride to the coast. He located in Elk Grove, but later sold out there and went to Sutter County. In 1888 he came to El Dorado County and during his early years did much freighting in the mountains. He and his wife died in 1908.
Fred F. Fisher received his educational training in the public schools of Pleasant Grove, after which he took a commercial course in the Healdsburg Business College. He learned the carpenter trade, and also tried mining, but with indifferent success. He was employed as a carpenter in San Francisco and Sacramento, and about thirty-five years ago came to Placerville. Here he has since engaged in contracting and has erected many of the best homes, as well as warehouses and other buildings of the city. He owns a well equipped woodworking and cabinet shop, in which he produces his own interior finish, and steadily employs eight men. He is probably the best known contractor in El Dorado County and his success has been commensurate with his efforts and diligence. He does well whatever he undertakes, is honorable in all of his business affairs, and enjoys the public confidence.
Mr. Fisher was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Hunger, a native of this state, and to them were born two children, Elwyn, was associated with his father in business, but died at the age of twenty-seven years, and Freda, who died in infancy. Mr. Fisher gives his support to the Democratic Party and shows a commendable interest in the welfare of his community. He is a member of the Knight of Pythias, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose. Hunting and fishing are his favorite outdoor sports. He is straightforward and sincere in all of his relations with his fellowmen and is recognized as one of Placerville’s best citizens.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 303-304. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.