Fischer, Anthony (Anton)

Born: 1828-XX-XX Hungary

Died: 1860-XX-XX Chicago, Illinois

Flourished: 1859 to 1860 Chicago, Illinois

Anthony (Anton) Fischer, civil engineer and surveyor, was described as a Hungarian exile. He was active in Republican politics in Chicago from at least 1858 until his death, serving for a time as secretary of the Seventh Ward Republican Club. Fischer represented Cook County at the 1858 Illinois Republican Convention and the 1860 Illinois Republican Convention. He was unsuccessful in a bid to become city surveyor in 1860. Fischer left a wife and children at his death.

Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 16 June 1858, 2:2; Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (IL), 13 October 1858, 1:2; 19 January 1859, 1:3; The Press and Tribune (Chicago, IL), 6 July 1859, 1:1; 4 February 1860, 1:7; 20 February 1860, 1:3; 28 July 1860, 1:4; Wayne C. Temple, “Delegates to the Illinois State Republican Nominating Convention in 1860,” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 92 (Autumn 1999), 291; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Ward 7, Chicago, Cook County, IL, 70.