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):¤•
These data indicate:
||201 000 100 - 001 000 100
|No. & Sex
||4 or under
||= David (b. 1839/40)
= Jacob (b. 1836/7)
||= George (b. 1826)
||= George (b. 1800)
||= Catharine (b. 1828/9)
||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):¤•
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
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
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
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).