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George FETTER, Sr.
Barbara CUPP
Husband:  George FETTER, Sr. in Germany, spelled VETTER
Birth:  1800, Baden [Germany]
Death:  1856, Shawnee Twp., Allen Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  in Baden [Germany]
Migration:  1837, settled in Bath Twp., Allen Co., OH
Wife:  Barbara CUPP
Birth:  1790-1800, probably in or near 1800, Baden [Germany]
Occupation:  homemaker
born in Baden [Germany]:
1.  George FETTER, Jr., b. 15 Aug 1826; d. 1895, Bath Twp., Allen Co., OH; m. 23 Aug 1853, Allen Co., OH, Sarah WARD (c1820s-1885)
2.  Catharine FETTER, b. 1828/9; m. Nicholas LUTZ

born in Bath Twp., Allen Co., OH:
3.  Jacob FETTER, b. 1836/7
4.  David FETTER, b. 1839/40
5.  Elisabeth / Elizabeth "Lizzie" FETTER, b. 10 Sep 1840; d. 22 Feb 1926; m. 15 Oct 1862, Franklin Co., OH, John A. OHNSMAN (1831-1891)
6.  Susanna "Susan" FETTER, b. 1843/4
7.  Anna FETTER, b. 1847/8


1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: Sarah WARD
Marriage: 23 Aug 1856, Allen, Ohio
Source: patron submission
Elizabeth or Lizzie FETTER
Birth: 10 Sep 1840, Lima, Allen, Ohio; Death: 22 Feb 1926
Marriage: 15 Oct 1862, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
Spouse: John A. OHNSMAN
Birth: 10 Feb 1831, Baden; Death: 16 Mar 1891
Source: patron submission

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #6-7 of 13 the numerical data pages precede the name pages; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 OH Allen Co. Bath Twp. pp. 138A-138B Ln. 4 George Fattor 201 000 100 - 001 000 100 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = David (b. 1839/40)
= Jacob (b. 1836/7)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = George (b. 1826)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = George (b. 1800)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Catharine (b. 1828/9)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Barbara
1 person employed in agriculture

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #2 of 36):  District No. 6, Bath Twp., Allen Co., OH, p. 244B, 151/151, enumerated 19 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
George Fetter 49 M     500 Germany
George    "   Jr 24 M   Labourer   "
Catharine " 21 F       "
Jacob     " 13 M       Ohio
David     " 10 M       "
Elisabeth "  9 F       "
Susan     "  6 F       "
Anna      "  2 F       "

4.  Charles C. Miller, ed.  1906.  History of Allen County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens.  Richmond & Arnold, Chicago, IL (online at the Allen County OHGenWeb site; contributed by Kathy Arnold).  Biographical sketches of two of our subjects' grandchildren with, sadly, little information on our subjects.
JOHN W. FETTER, deceased, was one of Bath township's most reliable and respected men, and one of the large farmers of Allen County, owning and operating a well-improved farm of 100 acres.  Mr. Fetter was born on this farm October 21, 1855, and was a son of George and Sarah (Ward) Fetter.  He died January 2, 1902.

The father of Mr. Fetter was born in Germany and the mother in Ohio.  They had a family of five sons and four daughters and John W. was the eldest.  George Fetter [Jr.] operated a farm, a sawmill and a stone quarry, and his eldest son was his right-hand man for many years.

Mr. Fetter remained with his father until his marriage and then he rented the farm for a time, and subsequently bought 20 acres and his father gave him 80 acres, and here he spent the remainder of his life.  He took much pride in the cultivation and improvement of his property and he erected the excellent and substantial buildings which are now in
evidence.  In addition to carrying on his agricultural projects successfully, raising some of the best crops produced in the neighborhood, he did considerable teaming and grading and constructed turnpike roads under contract.

Politically Mr. Fetter was a stanch supporter of the Democratic party and on numerous occasions satisfactorily filled responsible offices to which the votes of his fellow-citizens elevated him.  He served two terms of two years each as township treasurer, and several terms as road supervisor.

Mr. Fetter was a man of the highest integrity and is recalled as a good neighbor, an affectionate husband, and a kind father.  He reared a family which was a credit to him and left the well provided for.

On March 3, 1878, Mr. Fetter was married to Ella E. Hadsell, who was born in this township, December 20, 1856, who is a daughter of Anson M. and Adeline (Thayer) Hadsell.  The father of Mrs. Fetter was born in Connecticut and removed to Trumbull County, Ohio, with his parents.  Later he settled in Allen County, where he owned a fine farm and being a man of education, taught school a number of terms.  He was a man of local prominence, and was justice of the peace for a number of years.  In the latter capacity it is remembered that he often performed the marriage ceremony without any charge, and that it was his habit to present to the newly wedded couple a Bible, intimating that within its pages all the counsel needed for their future lives could be found.  He was an active worker in the Methodist Episcopal Church and was notably kind and benevolent in his conduct toward others.  He married, for his second wife, Adeline Thayer, who was the mother of Mrs. Fetter.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Fetter are:  Charles E., of Bath township, who has two children, Ella E. and Frank; Mary E., wife of Brice B. Hefner of Jackson township, who has two children, Elsie J. and Fred A.; and Fred A., who has three children, Brice B., Claud K. and Harry L.

Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Fetter taught several terms of school as did her sisters.  She is an intelligent, companionable lady who has a wide circle of friends. 

JULIUS KENDALL FETTER, one of the substantial farmers and well-known citizens of Bath township, was born on his present farm in section 27, which consists of 109 acres of well-improved land, on November 27, 1870, and is a son of George and Sarah (Ward) Fetter.

George Fetter [Jr.] was born in Baden, Germany, August 15, 1826, and died on the homestead in Bath township, Allen County, on January 2, 1895, at the age of 68 years.  He came to the United States in boyhood with his parents, who settled in Allen County.  Here George Fetter's whole life was passed.  He had few early advantages of an kind, but was a man of persevering industry and frugal habits, and when he died he was the largest land-owner in the township, having fully 1,000 acres.  He was an extensive dealer in livestock and for a number of years received a good income from a fine stone quarry on his place.  For many years he was connected with financial institutions in Lima and was interested in gold mining at other points.  Always a stanch supporter of the Democratic party, he was elected to offices of trust and responsibility in his township.  He was strict in his observances of the tenets of the Lutheran Church. 

George Fetter married Sarah Ward, who was born in Ohio and died in 1885 at the age of 52 years.  She was a good Christian woman and a faithful wife and mother.  The nine children born to them were: John W., deceased; Elizabeth (Gray); Eliza Ellen (Hull), also of Bath township; Daniel E., George R., Jacob E. and Julius K., all of Bath township Allie (Mrs. Joshua Bible), of Bath township and Ida Sarah (Griffith), of Bath township.

Julius K. Fetter has always resided on the homestead farm and has followed teaming and farming.  For some years he did a great deal of teaming in the oil field and has had as many as nine teams in operation at once.  He has carried on a general line of farming, is land being well adapted to the growing of the staple grains  His buildings, which are commodious and substantial, were erected during his father's lifetime.

In 1890 Mr. Fetter was married to Susan Coon, the daughter of neighbors, William and Jane Coon, now residing in Amanda township.  They have one son, Orris D., who is attending school.

Mr. Fetter, like his father, is a stanch Democrat and he has always been a zealous party man.  He has served in local offices and during his term as road supervisor gave great satisfaction throughout the township.

5.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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