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The Fetzer Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on Fetzer. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deals in part with the Fetzer family. It is: Lois Heller's Samuel Shank 1811-1890, Fetzertown and Yarnell, Annie Fetzer 1819-1893 (Coatesville, Pa., 19--).

There are 8 first-name entries for Fetzer in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there is one reference to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' FETZER neighbors in 1890:

In BOGGS Township:

Adam, 65, farmer--Milesburg
	Hannah
	Franklin P. 37
	Theodore 34
	Harry M.
	Elmer E. 26
	Arvilla
	Gertrude
Andrew, 63, farmer--Milesburg
	Hannah
	Oscar 25
	Murtie
	Oris 15
	Toner 8
	Martin 6
George M., 45, farmer--Milesburg
	Elizabeth
	Alice
	Anna
	Bass 15
	Harry 13
	John 10
	Lula
	Austin 8
	James 6
	Bessie
John B., 47, laborer--Milesburg
	Nancy M.
Joseph M., 36, farmer--Milesburg
	Emma S.
	Maud B.
	Charles A. 7
	Lula M.
	Clyde C. 4
	Edith H.
Mary A.--Milesburg
	Mary C.
Mary E.--Milesburg
	Nora
	Harvey 13
	Hannah
Michael W., 58, laborer--Milesburg
	Nancy J.
	Homer 12
William A., 39., laborer--Milesburg
	Alice
	Mary J.
	Samuel M. 7
	Lewis 5
	Anna
	Matilda

In UNION Township:

Laura J.--Fleming