John G. Fisher
Sketches from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted by: Vera Burnham
John G. Fisher is one of the pioneers of
the city of Paducah. He was born in Germany in the year 1816, and there
attained his eighteenth year, coming to the United States in 1834. He first
located in the city of Philadelphia, Penn. where he completed his trade
that of baker, having served an apprenticeship in his native country. He
engaged at his trade in various places until 1838, when he removed to Paducah
which place has since been his home. In Paducah, Mr. Fisher engaged in
the bakery buisness for several years, but in 1857 he established a brewery,
which he conducted for some sixteen or more years. He is now the proprieter
of a bakery and confectionary store on the corner of Court and Locusts
Streets. Mr Fisher is a gentleman of good discriminative powers, of public
spirit, and is one of the most worthy citizens of Paducah. His administrative
ability was early utilized in the management of the public matters of this
City, and his name is found among the first boards of trustees of the town
of Paducah; later as a member of the city council for four years; then
in 1863 he was elected to the office of Mayor of this city,
serving two terms and ending 1867. in 1874 he was a third time honored with the mayoralty of Paducah, acquitting him self with credit in all his various public services including the responsibilty of the office of the city tax. Mr. Fisher was married in McCracken County in 1842, to Miss Mary F. Greif.
Of the nine children born to them, five are living.