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Leander Fetterman
June 6, 1844 - March 9, 1920

Caroline Billig Fetterman
December 9, 1845 - January 28, 1912

Frank L. Fetterman
October 1892 - January 1912

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Numidia, PA

Leander  and Caroline Fetterman and their grandson Frank L.

Leander was the son of Mary Bachman and Solomon Fetterman. He was a farmer who lived most of his life in Roaring Creek, Locust Township, Pennsylvania. He and Caroline were the parents of six children:

  1. Hannah Mae;
  2. Sadie E.;
  3. Lydia A.;
  4. Charles D.; and
  5. Dorothy E.

Frank L. is somewhat of a mystery here. The 1900 census of Roaring Creek lists him as being a son of theirs and born in October 1893 rather than 1892 as shown above. Frank L.’s death was announced in The Democratic Sentinel on January 26, 1912, and he was listed as Frank L. Fetterman. Caroline’s death was also announced in The Democratic Sentinel on January 30, 1912.

Picture documented on June 27, 2003.

Leander Fetterman
Leander Fetterman

Leander enlisted in Company U, 6th Calvary Regiment Pennsylvania on March 9, 1865, shortly before his twenty-first birthday. On June 17, 1865, his unit was transferred to Company D, 2nd Provisional Calvary Regiment Pennsylvania. Not long after his enlistment, his regiment was engaged in action at Dinwiddie Court House in Virginia on March 31, 1865. This was a part of the movement against Lee’s right that culminated in the battle of Five Forks and caused the Confederate army to evacuate Richmond and Petersburg (Source: The Union Army, vol. 5). Leander was mustered out on August 17, 1865, having served the Union Army for six months and eight days.

Children (l-r): Charles, Dorothy, Lydia, sadie, Mae, and Harvey. Seated: Caroline Billig and Leander Fetterman.
Pictures provided courtesy of R. L. Fetterman.