Peter Joseph Fischer, the well-known manufacturer of feed cutter machines of his own invention, died yesterday after a long illness. The deceased was born in Thorn, Rhenish Prussia, in the year 1835, from where he emigrated to America in the year 1847. He came directly to Milwaukee, where he has since lived continuously. His wife, whom he married in the year 1873, preceded him in death on the past 24th of February. The deceased leaves seven children. The funeral takes place on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at the mourning home, 356 Clinton Street.
Translated from the "Abend Post", 20 Apr 1897, pg 5, col 1; Milwaukee Public Library