Frank Fisher, proprietor of a grocery store at 239 East Main street, Xenia, was born on a farm about two miles west of Xenia, in Beavercreek township, April 24, 1868, son of George and Mary (Slate) Fisher, both of whom were born in Germany and who were married in this county. George Fisher was born on February 22, 1829, and was about eighteen years' of age when he came to this country in 1847 and located at Eaton, Pennsylvania; a few years later coming to Ohio and locating in Greene county, where he spent the rest of his life. Mary Slate was born in 1833 and was seventeen or eighteen years of age when she came to this country, her family coming to Ohio and locating in Greene county, where she married George Fisher, who after living for some years on a farm west of Xenia, in Beavercreek township, disposed of his interests there and moved into Xenia, in 1870, and there engaged in the grocery business, continuing thus engaged until his death in 1909. To him and his wife were born nine children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the fifth in order of birth, the others being the following: David, who is living in Xenia; Samuel, also of Xenia; Clinton, deceased; George, Jr., deceased; Edward, who is now living in southern Ohio; Mrs. Anna Oster, of Yellow Springs, this county, and Elizabeth and Lena, also living at Yellow Springs.


Frank Fisher was but four years of age when his parents moved from the farm to Xenia and he grew up in the city and there received his schooling. He early became assistant to his father in the latter's grocery store and continued as such until his father's death in 1909, when he bought the interests of the other heirs in the store and has since been conducting it. Mr. Fisher has a small farm at the edge of town and takes delight in what "truck" farming he is able to do there. On that place he has five hundred and fifty bearing cherry trees.

 

From History of Greene County Ohio, Its People, Industries and Institutions, vol. 2. M.A.Broadstone, editor. B.F.Bowen & Co., Indianapolis. 1918