FETTER,  Jacob

FETTER, Jacob

Male 1836 - 1910  (73 years)

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  • Name FETTER, Jacob 
    Born 29 Dec 1836  Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • JACOB FETTER, lumber dealer and proprietor of a planing mill, was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, December 29, 1836, son of Samuel and Mary (Wise) Fetter, natives of Cumberland county, this State. His father was a carpenter by trade and moved to Sunbury in 1832. He was captain of a militia company and was familiarly known as Captain Fetter. His wife, Mary Wise, was born, September 23,1802, and died in 1879, while he was born, February 18, 1798, and died in 1887. They reared a family of six children, four of whom are living: Henry G., a retired photographer of Peru, Indiana; Rebecca, wife of Gideon Conrad, of Purdytown; Jacob, and James H., who resides in Peru, Indiana. Our subject was reared in Sunbury and received a common school education. He learned the carpenter trade, which he followed from 1854 to 1880, when he removed to Milton and in 1881 established his present business. In 1860 he was married to Jane Ann Gossler, daughter of Samuel Gossler, of Sunbury. To this union were born two children: William G., who married October 20, 1887, Margaret B. Kremer, a daughter of Daniel Kremer of Philadelphia, and James Herbert; both of these sons are engaged in business with their father. In 1865 he went out as a corporal of the Seventy-fourth PennsIvania Volunteers. He is a member of Sunbury Lodge, No. 22, F. & A. M., is a Republican, served nine years as school director of Sunbury, and with his family belongs to the Lutheran church of Milton.
    Biography
    • Jacob Fetter was born at Sunbury, Pa., December 29, 1836. He received a common school education. He learned the trade of carpenter and gradually became a contractor and builder, being associated with his brother, William A., who was also a member of the Fraternity, being initiated in Lodge No. 22, February 19, 1867, one day after Jacob was entered in the same Lodge.

      Jacob went to Milton immediately after the great fire of May 14, 1880, where he was superintendent of a lumber yard, which he purchased a year later. In 1883 he built the large planing mill which he operated until his retirement, about 1905. His two sons, William G. and J. Herbert Fetter, became associated with their father and now conduct the business under the firm name of Jacob Fetter's Sons. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company C, 74th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, as a corporal.

      He was initiated in Lodge No. 22, February 18, 1867; was trustee 1872; withdrew April 4, 1898 ; was admitted a member of Milton Lodge, No. 256, July 4, 1898. He died February 19, 1910.
    Military 12 Sep 1862 
    • He enlisted in Company D, 3rd Inf. as a Private. He was discharged 25 Sep 1862.
    Military 14 Mar 1865 
    • He enlisted as a corporal in the 74th Pa. Volunteers during the Civil War.
    Census (desc) 1870  Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    working as a carpenter 
    Census (desc) 1880  Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    working as a house carpenter 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    living at 74 Center St. and working as a manufacturer of doors and sashes 
    _UID 31ECF6BD1DE9D748A97661D2FC84F0742BF0 
    Died 19 Feb 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Buried 23 Feb 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I105  Milton Families
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2015 

    Father FETTER, William Samuel,   b. 18 Feb 1798, Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1883, Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother WISE, Mary,   b. 23 Sep 1802, Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1879, Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family GOSSLER, Jane Ann,   b. 27 Sep 1838, Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1919, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1860 
    Children 
    +1. FETTER, William Gossler,   b. 22 Apr 1864,   d. 10 Oct 1931, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +2. FETTER, James Herbert,   b. 25 Apr 1867,   d. 22 Mar 1925, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Dec 1836 - Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a carpenter - 1870 - Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a house carpenter - 1880 - Sunbury, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 74 Center St. and working as a manufacturer of doors and sashes - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Feb 1910 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Harmony Cemetery - 23 Feb 1910 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S128] Freemasonry in Northumberland & Snyder counties, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, 414.

    2. [S26] Death Certificate.

    3. [S11] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 988.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 32 East Ward.

    5. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 8 District 168.

    6. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 4 Ward 3.

    7. [S4] Gravestone.