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BONES | FETTERS | FIMPLE
American Republican; 8/14/1866
Estate of Rebecca Bones, dec'd.
Late of Tredyffrin township.
NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration on the above estate have
been granted tot he undersigned to whom all persons indebted to said estate will
please make payment and those having claims or demands against the same will
present them for settlement. ELIJAH LAIRD, Tredyffrin township
Daily Local; 3/12/1892
Rebecca S. Bones
Rebecca S. Bones, widow of Davis S. Bones, died in Philadelphia on Thursday,
aged 87 years. She was a daughter of Conrad and Dorothy Shearer. The
family of deceased formerly resided near Pottstown, also at Spring City and
other places in Chester county, and were well known people. The remains of
the aged woman will be taken to Spring City on Monday morning next for
American Republican; 10/19/1841
DIED, In Charlestown township, on the 20th ult. ANN B., daughter of George
an Catharine Fetters, aged five years and twenty days.
Village Record; 10/06/1846
On the same day, at the residence of Mr. Culp, by the same, Mr. JOSIAH FETTERS,
to Miss MARY ANN CULP, all of West Vincent.
Village Record; 12/14/1847
Estate of John Laubaugh, deceased.
LETTERS Testamentary on the Estate of John Laubaugh, late of the township of
Uwchlan, dec'd, having been granted to the subscriber living in Charlestown
township all persons indebted will please make payment and those having demands
will present them to GEORGE FETTERS, Executor.
Chester County Times; 2/02/1861
FETTERS-BARKER On Thursday evening, January 24th, at the house of the
bride's father, by the Rev. R. M. Patterson, Mr. John A. Fetters and Miss
Maggie, daughter of Matthew Barker, Esq., all of East Whiteland, chester county.
By the Rev. J. B. Knipe, at the residence of the bride's father, on Christmas
day, Mr. Abraham Fetters, Jr., to Miss Rebecca Brownback, of U. Uwchlan.
FETTERS-- In Charlestown, Oct. 15th, Catharine, wife of George Fetters, aged 60
years, 8 months and 18 days.
At the funeral of Mrs. Fetters, of Charlestown, 160 carriages were in
attendance, and over fifty different families of relatives were represented in
By the Rev. J. B. Knipe, on the 27t of Jan., Mr. John L. Fettters to Miss Hannah
Jane Kugler, both of Charlestown, Chester county.
John Fetters, one of the oldest residents of Upper Uwchlan, died on Sunday
evening, the 20th. He was in his 82 year.
Daily Local; 3/10/1875
FETTERS. Died March 8th, Abram Fetters, Sr., in the 82nd year of his age.
Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his
late residence, on Friday, March 12th, leave the house at 11 o'clock.
DEATH OF AN 1812 SOLDIER. We regret to announce the sudden death of Abram
Fetters, Sr., which occurred at his residence in East Whiteland township, on
Monday evening last. Deceased was 81 years old, and was one of the oldest
residents of that neighborhood. He resided in the above named township all
his life and was highly respected by all who knew him. In hi death the
community loses a valuable and highly esteemed member and his family a kind and
indulgent father. He served in the war of 1812 and was for a long time
connected with the several military organizations of Chester county. Of a
family of eight children, four brothers and four sisters, there are now but two
surviving--one brother and a sister, both being nearly 90 years of age and in a
remarably good state of health.
Daily Local; 3/11/1875
West Chester Local News.
FUNERAL. The funeral of Abram Fetters, Sr., will take place to-morrow at
11 o'clock, from his late residence in East Whiteland township, to proceed to
the Great Valley Presbyterian Church Burying Ground. The remains will be
placed in the vault at that place.
Daily Local; 1/02/1880
EDGEFIELD INSTITUTE. Upper Uwchlan, Chester county, Pa. A day and
boarding school for girls or boys. The twelfth annual session will
commence on MONDAY, Oct 27, 1879, and continue five months. A thorough
course in all the English branches, together with Latin, music, drawing and oil
painting. A class will be formed especially for those desiring to
teach. For terms, which are very moderate apply to or address
A. FETTERS, Principal
Uwchlan, P.O., Chester county, PA.
Daily Local; 9/11/1885
Death from Tetanus.-- We gave an account in a previous issue of this paper
of an injury received by John Fetters, of Lionville, through which he had been
attacked with lock-jaw by the running of a nail in his foot, and but little hope
was entertained of his recovery. Since the attack of the malady on
Wednesday he has been growing rapidly worse and suffered fearfully until
Thursday afternoon, when death came to his relief. The young man is a son
of Abram Fetters, proprietor of Edgefield Institute and had just been entered
for a course in Ursinus College, Montgomery county, having decided to enter the
ministry of the Reformed Church. He was rigidly correct in his deportment
and was highly esteemed and beloved by all who knew him. That one so young, only
18 years old, should be called away in this manner is particularly said.
Daily Local; 9/12/1885
FETTERS. On September 10, John B., son of Abraham and Rebecca Fetters,
aged 18 years.
Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the
residence of his father, Abraham Fetters, in Upper Uwchlan township, on Monday,
September 14, to leave house at 11 am Interment at St. Matthew's Reformed
Church Cemetery. Conveyances will meet the morning train at Byers'.
Daily Local; 9/15/1885
A Large Funeral. The funeral of John Fetters, son of Abram Fetters, which
took place on Thursday, was the largest seen in northern Chester county in a
long term of years. There were over 300 carriages in the solemn procession
and 150 awaited them at the church where the interment took place. There
were four ministers in attendance, namely: Rev. Mr. Rentz, of Lionville;
Rev. Mr. Barrows, of Windsor; Rev. Mr. Wettach, of St. Matthew's and Rev. Mr.
Daily Local; 9/16/1885
John B. FETTERS.
It is seldom that a community is so shocked and that there is so much to call
forth their sympathy as was the case in the death of John B. Fetters, Upper
Uwchlan. The circumstances were of a very sad and peculiar nature, and as
there have been a great many reports in circulation that were not correct it
would be proper to state a few facts connected wit his life ad death.
John B. Fetters, son of Abraham and Rebecca B. Fetters, was born October 19,
1867, died September 10, 1885, aged 17 years, 10 months and 21 days. He
was a delicate child, yet he grew a he advanced in years to be healthy and
strong. He was consecrated to God by holy baptism July 5th, 1870. He
showed brightness of mind and an early attachment to devotional exercises and
Christian worship. He attended Sabbath School regularly from almost his
infancy, and never losing until his death his interest in the work of a
faithful scholar. Only a few Sabbaths before his death a young man almost
his own age through his influence walked with him for the first time to the
Bible class, taking his seat beside him to study God's words. He was early
convinced that it is the duty of every on to give himself or herself to
Christ He made a public profession of his faith and united wit the St.
Matthew's Reformed Church on April 9, 1882. He was a regular attendant and
faithful member, missing but one communion service during his membership.
He was afforded a good opportunity in his father's school (Edgefield Institute)
of an education, which he took advantage of as a dutiful student and son.
This fall his parents, wishing to give him better advantages of an education,
resolved to send him to the Ursinus College at Collegeville, Montgomery
county. It was his intention to be a farmer and to at his mind for that
useful employment. He entered Ursinus College on Monday, August 31st,
expecting to return to his home on Friday evenings and go back to school on
Monday mornings, hoping to assist his parents and to enjoy the pleasure of home,
to which he had a strong attachment. He returned home on Friday
evening, September 5th. On Saturday following in the forenoon, he was
engaged in plowing. A rain following at noon changed the work and with his
father and younger brother he was engaged in repairing an old building. He
accidentally stepped upon the fatal nail, which penetrated his foot at the base
of he great toe of the left foot. Immediate attention was given the wound
which showed no seriousness at the time, and using all precautions to prevent
setious consequences. The wound showed no suppuration and very little
On Monday Dr. Prizer, of Lionville, was called in to examine the wound and to
have his opinion in regard to its results. The physician pronounced it
doing as well as could be expected. On Tuesday the patient seemed so well
that he thought he could return to school on Wednesday morning. On
Wednesday morning he did not see so well and did not start to school; at 10 am
he spoke of a slight stiffness of the jaws and a soreness of the back of the
neck, but thought it came from a diseased tooth. At noon the case seemed
to be worse and the doctor was again summoned. At 2:20pm it was a
developed case of tetanus, or lock-jaw. His father being absent from home
on returning at 7 pm hastened messengers were sent for Drs. Fussell and Prizer,
who responded promptly and treated the case vigorously as was consistent.
The power of swallowing was paralyzed. Injections and vapor baths were
applied in vain. The paroxysms increased and continued until within one
hour of his death, which occurred on Thursday, September 10, at 1:15pm.
The last hour his breathing was easy and his life flashed away on a gentle
zephyr. In a very short time the life of this noble, promising boy took
its flight to its Maker. He bore his sufferings with great heroism and
with Christian fortitude. He said to his mamma, who was so tenderly caring
for him, "Don't worry, Manna, it will be all right." His parents
and near relatives could scarcely realize that the life of their dear son and
child had so suddenly departed and that he was dead. Neighbors and friends
were shocked at the report of his death. Yet it was true and the lesson
should be brought home to every individual, that the messenger may not come as
it did so suddenly in this case but it will meet us all at some future time and
it is important that we should prepare for it. On Monday a very large
number of sympathizing relatives and relatives gathered at the house of
mourning. The business of the whole neighborhood for miles around appeared
to be suspended. There was some universal manifestation of sympathy and
A short service was observed at the house. Rev. William Barrows spoke very
feelingly of the young man. His heart was almost overcome with grief and
he uttered but the sentiments of many others that were present. A
procession of carriages nearly two miles in length followed the body tot he
church. A congregation of many hundred persons gathered at this place. It
was particularly noticeable that the young people were largely
represented. Rev. Mr. Wettach, the pastor, spoke words of comfort and
consolation from the text, "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but
then, face to face; now I know in part, but then shall I know even as I also am
known. " . . .
Daily Local; 9/07/1891
FETTERS. In Phoenixville, on September 4th, George Fetters, Sr., in his
Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend his
funeral from the residence of his son, George Fetters, Jr., on Tuesday,
September 8th, at 10:30 o'clock. To proceed to Pikeland Cemetery.
George Fetters, son of George and Margaret Fetters, was born on Christmas Day
1800 and died on Sept. 4, 1891. He was the youngest and last living of
eight children, four sons and four daughters, all of whom grew to manhood and
womanhood, married and have left many descendants, who are amongst our most
useful citizens. George Fetters was born in Charlestown township, and had
been a citizen of Chester county all his life. He learned the carpenter
trade, following it for several years. He married Catharine, daughter of
John and Sarah Sanbaugh, of Uwchlan and soon after purchased a farm in
Charlestown township, which he greatly improved and successfully managed for
many years. He was a man of decided character, a true friend and a kind
neighbor, ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress or
affliction. The deserving poor never left his door without some testimony
of his liberality. As a citizen he was respected alike for his honesty,
integrity and uprightness. He was a pronounced Democrat and voted for
every Democratic candidate for President since 1824. He was seldom if ever
sick, and was a hard worker until the infirmities of age compelled him to take
life more quietly. He came from Revolutionary parentage.
His mother, Margaret Fetters, nee Smith, was a daughter of John and Sarah Smith,
who were German immigrants and had settled in Montgomery county previous to the
Revolutionary war. Their home was near White Marsh, and after the battle
of Germantown, October 4, 1777, three wounded American soldiers were cared for
at her father's home. She was then seventeen years old and assisted her
mother and sisters in doing the work and nursing those wounded soldiers.
Her father and three of her older brothers being with the American army, her
father as a teamster, the brothers as soldiers. While being in camp at
Valley Fore her father, who was a miller, was appointed a flour inspector.
One of her brothers served with the Northern Division of the American army and
was present as a guard and saw Major Andre hung. She saw General
Washington several times on horseback. She gave the writer of this, when a
boy, a personal description of Washington; what a commanding and fine appearance
he made as he road on a large gray horse and accompanied by his body
guard. George Fetters' father, George, also served in the American army
until the close of the war, and was discharged from the same near New York,
marching through New Jersey to his home in Pennsylvania. He was the
ancestor of all the Fetters families in Chester county. The late Hon. John
C. Smith, of Pottstown, was a great-grandson of the first settlers, John and
Sarah Smith. George Fetters leaves four sons, Samuel, David, John and
George, two daughters being deceased. His remains will be interred at
Pikeland Cemetery to morrow, where the remains of his grandparents, John and
Sarah Smith and his parents, George and Margaret Fetters, are buried.
Daily Local; 9/09/1891
There was a very large number of people in attendance at the funeral of George
Fetters, which took place from his late residence in Charlestown township,
yesterday forenoon. The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. I. Calvin
Fisher, pastor of the Reformed church of Pikeland. The bearers were Joseph
G. King, Charles Gill, Clinton Radcliff, George March, Peter Hartman and John
Oldwine. The interment was at Pikeland Reformed Church Burying Ground.
Daily Local; 10/22/1892
FETTERS. At his residence, in Lionville, Uwchlan, on Friday, October 21st,
1892, John Fetters, aged 68 years.
Funeral on Tuesday, October 25th, 1892. Leave the house at 11 am Services
at St. Paul's Reformed Church, Uwchlan, at 11.30 am Friends and relatives
are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.
John Fetters, of Uwchlan
John Fetters died at his residence in Lionville, Uwchlan township, on Friday,
October 21st, 1892, aged 68 years. He was the eldest son of the late
Samuel and Mary Fetters and was born in Uwchlan township, where he spent his
entire life with the exception of the two years that he resided in East
Whiteland. He was a farmer, and owned the homestead farm in Uwchlan since
the settlement of his father's estate in 1862. His farm was a model for
good management, thrift and productiveness. About ten years ago he retired
from active farm work to his present residence. He was a good neighbor, a
true friend and the poor ever found in him a readiness to assist the
deserving. He was a member of St. Paul's Reformed Church, Uwchlan and
filled the office of Trustee for the pat fifteen years. Also that of
Treasurer of the Sunday school for the same time. He was unmarried and his
sister Elizabeth has always resided with him. He was an exemplary citizen,
always taking an interest in measures that would tend to improve the conditions
of society, by his industry and frugality. He leaves an estate of
Daily Local; 8/24/1893
This morning a large number of persons were shocked to learn of the sudden death
of one of the most highly respected and influential citizens of the county,
Abraham Fetters, of Upper Uwchlan, had committed suicide. This
announcement, followed so closely upon the suicide of James H. Brambery, of West
Grove, the explosion in Uwchlan where one life was sacrificed and another nearly
so, together with the fact of the drowning of George Oberholtzer, a former
Uwchlan resident, out in Iowa, served to create almost a painful sensation in
the minds of Chester countians.
Mr. Fetters' death is indeed a sad closing of a useful and well spent life,
which was full of conscientious toil and devotion to duty and principle.
He was in the midst of the enjoyment of the fruits of a substantial career,
being possessed of ample competency and as a specimen of physical manhood few
men could equal him.
Strictly temperate and pure in mind, honest, industrious and useful in the
highest degree to both the home and the State, his suicide has struck his host
of friends and acquaintances with wonder and amazement, and so far as can be
learned his finances are in the best of condition.
For some time past Mr. Fetters had not been feeling well and suffered a good
deal from insomnia.
He feared illness and this preyed so upon his mind that he asked his only son to
go to West Chester and consult his lawyer, R. S. Waddell, Esq., as to having him
(deceased) relied from serving as guardian of the minor children of David Lewis,
Upper Uwchlan, to which position he had but a short time ago been
appointed. The necessary papers were at once drawn up, but death
While in town his son informed Mr. Waddell that his father was worried and did
not sleep much.
Continuing to suffer for the want of sleep it was only after the most earnest
solicitation of his family that he could be prevailed upon to have the physician
and Dr. Prizer was finally sent for. He then seemed to feel better until
yesterday when he dropped back into his former condition and in an unguarded
moment slipped away from his family and while he was not out of their sight
fifteen minutes, he was found hanging in the wagon house by his neck--dead.
Temporary insanity is believed to have been the cause. The sad ending of
such an exemplary and useful life, which had been triumphant over so many
obstacles, the unhappy closing of such a popular career, the breaking down of
such a strong and conscientious will power, has cast a gloom over the entire
community in which he resided, and the bereaved family has the heartfelt
sympathy of all who know them in this hours of bitter trial.
AN ABANDONED TRIP.
He and his wife intended going to the World's Fair on Monday but postponed the
trip because Mr. Fetters did not feel well.
The deceased was a well-known citizen of Upper Uwchlan township, where he spent
most of his life. He was born in Uwchlan township September 17th,
1828. Uwchland then embraced all of what is now Upper Uwchlan township as
well as its present limits. When only four years of age he went to live
with his grandfather, John Acker, in East Whiteland township. There he
remained until he was sixteen years of age. His early educational was
received in the public school of Valley Creek, in East Whiteland township.
He was particularly distinguished in mathematics, for which he had a
fondness all his life. His first savings from the proceeds of nuts
gathered and sold he used in the purchase of books. History and biography
were favorite lines of reading with him.
After he was sixteen he returned to his father's and soon thereafter went one
term to Prospect Hill Academy, in East Bradford township, kept by Benjamin
A SCHOOL TEACHER.
When about eighteen years of age he taught Hopewell Public School, in
Charlestown township. He taught three sessions at Hopewell, nine at White
School, in Uwchlan three at Franklin Hall, West Pikeland, and three at School
No. 1, Birmingham. He was also in charge of the primary department in the
West Chester Academy for two years under Prof. Wyers as Principal. In the
course of his career as a teacher no less than twelve hundred pupils were under
As a teacher he was enthusiastic in his profession and was not disposed to
follow old ruts and do simple routine work. At White School, in 1856, he
established the first public school library int he county and it is claimed that
he was the first to introduce vocal music into his school
A large number of well educated and .........Mir. Fetters, and maintained a
profound respect and friendship for him throughout his lifetime. In 1866,
he resigned his position in West Chester Academy and retired tot he farm where
he spent the remainder of his life.
HIS DOMESTIC RELATIONS.
Abraham Fetter was a son of Samuel and Mary Acker Fetters. On Chrsitmas
Day, 1866, he married Rebecca K., youngest daughter of John and Hannah Brownback,
of Upper Uwchlan. The successful teacher now retired to the beautiful
residence and well kept farm in that township, where he delighted in the quiet
home life and the cultivation of the soil.
The old passion for school teaching revived after awhile and in the fall of
1868, having the previous winter taught school at Prospect Hill, Upper Uwchlan,
he opened "Edgefield Institute" a day and boarding school at his
residence, which was kept up afterward for quite awhile, educating both sexes.
HIS WAR RECORD
During the rebellion he was Captain of Company G, 12th Regiment P.V.M., in the
fall of 1862, and in 1863 was 1st Sergeant of Company A, 43d Regiment P.V.M.
He was a strong and active Democrat and was one time Jury Commissioner
representing his party in the board. Besides he was nominated for the
Legislature from his district and three years ago was a candidate for County
Commissioner. When D. M. Cox was the successful aspirant. He had
intended again being a candidate for that office at the coming election, but the
other day he wrote to West Chester stating that if John S. Mulllin was going to
be a candidate he would withdraw.
A BANK DIRECTOR.
He was a Director of the National Bank of Phoenixville and was a Director ofthe
Old Brandywine Bank of West Chester, which collapsed years since.
Deceased was a brother of Samuel Fetters, of Frazer, and also of John Fetters,
deceased, Pikeland. A wife and family survive him as dos also a sister,
Mary Fetters, who makes her home with her niece, Mrs. J. Howard Lumis, South
Walnut Street, West Chester. , Mrs. John Krauser, deceased, West Pikeland, was
also a sister.
Daily Local; 8/25/1893
ABRAHAM FETTERS' SUICIDE.
Some Additional Particulars of the Upper Uwchlan Tragedy.
Coroner J. Jone McFadgen left this morning for Upper Uwchlan township for he
purpose of holding an inquest on the body of Abraham Fetters, the announcement
of whose suicide was published in yesterday's NEWS. It has been learned
that Mr. Fetters had been missing from the house about twenty minutes when his
body was found hanging in the wagon house.
At an early hour in the evening Mrs. Fetters went into the shed above mentioned,
when she was startled to find her husband swinging in midair. Thinking he
was not yet dead, she seized him by the limbs and held him up so that there
would be no strain on hid neck, in the meantime screaming for assistance.
The body was shortly afterward gotten down and every effort made to resuscitate
it, but without avail; life was entirely extinct.
As has been stated the act was committed in a remarkably short space of
time. Deceased had gone out into the wagon house, procured a chain,
fastened one end about a beam in the building and other end about his neck; then
jumped from a cultivator on which he was standing and death followed in the
course of a few minutes. The sad affair has completely prostrated his wife
and is a great blow to his many relatives and friends.
HIS NECK BROKEN.
Investigation revealed the fact that Mr. Fetters did not die of strangulation,
but tha his neck was broken.
His funeral will take place to-morrow. Interment at St. Matthew's Reformed
Deceased has intimated that in case of his death he desired a private funeral.
It is evident that he had recently contemplated suicide, as he was closely
watched by his family. Intimating that he desired to go out into the yard
he was permitted to go alone, when he took advantage of the absence of his
family and committed the rash act.
To his son Horace he had said that in case of his death he would find papers in
his desk referring to some of his last wishes.
Coatesville Weekly Times; 8/26/1893
Captain Abraham Fetters, an influential and widely known citizen of Upper
Uwchlan, committed suicide by hanging himself with a chain in his wagon house on
Wednesday evening. He had been in ill health for some time, and it is
supposed that was the cause of his rash act.
Captain Fetters served with distinction throughout he civil war, and is best
known throughout the country for his educational work. He began his career
as a public educator when but eighteen years old, and of those who learn of his
sad end of life, none will feel it more keenly than the hundreds of his old
pupils, who are now scattered throughout the Union. To him is due the
credit of introducing the public school library into Chester county, and it is
believed that he was one of the first to use vocal music as a school
exercise. He was born in Uwchlan township, September 17, 1828, and almost
his whole life has been passed in that and East Whiteland townships. He as
a member of Upper Uwchlan Grange, No. 53, Patrons of Husbandry, a director of
the National Bank of Phoenixville and of the Dime Savings Bank of West Chester.
Daily Local; 11/01/1894
FETTERS. on the 30th instant, George Fetters, Jr., aged 48 years and 3
months. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited
to attend the funeral, from his late residence, Phoenixville, near Nutt's Avenue
Station, Frazer Branch, P. R. R., on Friday morning, November 2d, 1894. To
leave the house at 11 o'clock. Interment at Pikeland Cemetery.
Coatesville Record; 5/25/1899
In his 68yth year, Captain Levi Fetters, who for a long time has been an honored
citizen of this county, died yesterday at his home at Barneston. In 1869
he married Mary, daughter of Isaac King, of East Whiteland, and to them were
born two sons, Arthur H. and Lawrence K. He later resided at Barneston, in
West Nantmeal township, where he was ticket and freight agent of the
Pennsylvania Railroad at that station. He was Postmaster there for many
years and was also engaged in the mercantile and warehouse business.
Morning Republican; 5/27/1899
Captain Levi Fetters.
After a useful and eventful life Captain Levi Fetters of West Nantmeal township,
passed away at his home at Barneston station on Wednesday, after a brief illness
with a complication of diseases incident to old age. The deceased was in
his sixty-eight year.
Levi Fetters, the son and second child of Abraham and Elizabeth (Acker) Fetters,
was born November 3d, 1831. He had a fair chance for a common school
education, having attended two years the school of Miss Elizabeth Jones,
daughter of the late Judge Thomas Jones, a most estimable lady and an
accomplished teacher. He also spent two winters at the Howard Academy,
Rockville, under charge of Professor James McClune. He taught school from
1854 to the breaking out of the war, in the winters. In 1859 he visited
Europe on a tour of six months and contributed a series of letters to the
Chester County Times, then owned by Samuel Downing and published in West
Chester. They were read with great favor and largely copied by other
papers. During the war he was First Lieutenant in the Twenty-first
Pennsylvania Militia, and Captain of Company C, 175th P. V. he served in
Virginia and North Carolina until his regiment was mustered out. His
reputation as an officer was such that on one occasion his company was elected
from the whole brigade for a special service. He taught infantry tactics
in the Free Military School, 1210 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, for six months
during the war. This school was established and paid for by the Union
League of Philadelphia, for instructing officers and colored troops. It
was a most successful institution, and sent over four hundred well qualified
young officers tot he front and field.
In 1869, he married Mary, daughter of Isaac King, of East Whiteland, and to them
were born two sons, Arthur H. and Lawrence K. He latterly resided at
Barneston, West Nantmeal township, where he was ticket and freight agent of the
Pennsylvania Railroad at that station. He was also agent of Adams Express
Company and a director in the Phoenixville Fire Insurance Company. He was
a postmaster there for many years, and was also engaged in the mercantile and
warehouse business. He was at one time a candidate in the county
Republican convention for the nomination for the Legislature and received
forty-four votes, being next to the one nominated. All his ancestors were
of German or Swiss extraction and all honest and successful farmers. His
grandfather, George Fetters and others of his ancestors were soldiers in the
patriot army in the Revolution. His father, Abraham, when a young man,
walked, in 1817 to Cincinnati, Ohio and back to his home in this county and was
for many years a commissioned officer in a military company commanded by the
late John G. Wersler, of Charlestown. Levi Fetters had acted as school
director. He had been for many years a member of the I.O.O.F.
In 1866 he was in Florida in the cotton culture and in 1872 embarked at
Barneston in the mercantile business, where he was most successful.
Daily Local; 4/05/1909
FETTERS. In Philadelphia, on April 3, 1909, John L. Fetters, in the 66th
year of his age.
Relatives and friends of the family, also Mt. Pickering Lodge, No. 446, F. &
A., M., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral without further notice at
Lower Pikeland Church on Thursday, April 8th, 1909, at 10 o'clock am
Interment in adjoining cemetery. Carriages will meet train at Pikeland
Daily Local; 7/11/1913
Lawrence King Fetters.
Lawrence King Fetters, formerly of this county, died of Bright's disease at his
home in Harrisburg, on July 5, aged 39 years. He was the youngest son of
the late Levi and Mary King Fetters and a grand-nephew of the late John
Acker. he is survived by his widow, a brother, Arthur Haldeman Fetters, of
Omaha, Nebraska, and a sister, Mrs. Howard Millard, of Loag, this county.
The funeral was held on July 7, in Harrisburg, with interment at Paxtang.
Daily Local; 1/23/1923|
John A. Fetters
Full of years and honors, John A. Fetters died yesterday at his home in the
Chester Valley. He would have been ninety years old on the 5th day of the
Mr. Fetters was all his life a farmer and a member of Great Valley Presbyterian
Church, in which he had been a Sabbath School teacher, Superintendent of the
School, Elder and Clerk of the Session.
His wife died eight years ago, leaving him three daughters, Jennie B., Elizabeth
A., and Katherine H., all single and at home.
Mr. Fetters was a cousin of Samuel Fetters, who conducted a mill that section
for many years.
Daily Republican; 6/29/1953
George Lewis Fetters, 72, well known contractor, of Third and Lincoln Aves.,
died at his home this morning after a long illness.
Born in Charlestown Twp., he was a son of the late George and Sarah Emery
Fetters and was a builder by trade. At one time he built all the bridges for
Chester Co and repaired them.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and belonged to the Grand Lodge of
Phoenix chapter 212, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Phoenix Encampment
In addition to his widow, Helen Miller Fetters, a teacher in the Charlestown
Twp. Consolidated School, he is survived by a daughter, Evelyn, wife of Harold
M. Jarrett, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Also three grandchildren and two
brothers, Orlando B., Llanerch, and Roger T., Birchrunville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 in the Kepp Funeral
Home, 416 South Main St., with burial in Grove M. E. Cemetery, near West
Chester. Friends may call Wednesday night from 7 to 9.
Village Record; 1/08/1861
On the 27th ult, at the house of the bride's father by Rev. Jos. W. Porte,
Mr. ISAAC L. FIMPLE to MISS LIZZIE HUGHES, all of Charlestown, Chester Co.
FIMPLE--HUGHES. On the 6th inst., at the parsonage of the Willistown
Baptist Church, by Rev. Jas. L. Sagebeer, Mr. Isaac Fimple, of Willistown,
to Miss Anna Maria Hughes, of Charlestown, all of Chester county.
Daily Local News; 1/23/1925
FIMPLE.-- In Tredyffrin, on Friday, Jan. 23, Isaac L. Fimple, in his 91st
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral
without further notice from the home of his nephew, Harry J. Jacobs on
Tuesday, Jan. 27. Services at the house at 11 o'clock.
Interment at Lower St. Matthew's Cemetery. Autos will meet trains at
Paoli going west at 10:04 and going east at 10:12.
Daily Local News; 1/8/1925
Isaac Fimple, a long-time resident of Chester county, died at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jacobs, in Tredyffrin township, near Malvern, on Friday
evening, at an advanced age of 91 years. Mr. Fimple was born in
Marple, Delaware county, August 20, 1834. He was a son of Isaac and
Jane Fimple, whose parents emigrated to this country long before the
Revolutionary War, father and son living together in three
centuries. In 1856 he moved with his parents and three sisters to
Charlestown township, where he met and happily wedded Miss Elizabeth
Hughes. This promising marriage was soon broken by the hand of
death. He afterwards married Miss Maria Hughes, a sister of his
first wife, with whom he lived for more than forty years in the complete
joy of a common interest. She, too, preceded him some years ago to
the great beyond.
Many years ago, desiring to be relieved from the burden of a large farm,
he disposed of his property in Charlestown and moved to East Nantmeal
township, near Bethel Church. He was well and favorably known,
steadfast in his convictions and as honest as the sun. He had the
confidence and trust of all who knew him. He was a Republican in
politics and in faith a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The few closing years of his life were spent in quietness and peace in the
home of his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jacobs, as he desired.