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Noah Fetterman
April 4, 1828 - November 8, 1859

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Congregation Cemetery, Old Zionsville, Lehigh County, PA

Noah Fetterman

Noah was the son of Sybilla Frantz and Jacob Fetterman. He died as a result of a fall, leaving behind his wife, the former Anna C. Kuhns, and six children: Hiram Jacob, Lovena Sarah Ann, Catharine Ann, Jane, Elmina, and Simon Peter Noah. Letters of Administration were granted to Levi Fetterman and Elias Kuhns, and a final accounting of his estate was filed on December 18, 1860. Noah's estate, worth $1,671, was distributed as follows:

  • 1/3 to the widow
  • remainder to the children

I have a copy of the above Letter of Administration which I secured through the Lehigh County Courthouse on a recent visit.

In my research on this couple, I discovered that Noah's widow married a second time to Samuel Fegley, and they resided in Longswamp Township, Berks County, PA. In the 1870 census, none of her children were living with Anna and her second husband. I did locate her son, Hiram Jacob living in South Whitehall Township in Lehigh County in 1870 and in this census image, he was listed as Hiram Kuhns, so it may well be that the children were raised in the homes of various relatives. In the 1880 census, Simon appeared in the home of his mother and stepfather.

According to the Anniversary History of Lehigh Valley, Vol. II ©1914, his daughter Lovena Sarah Ann married Lefenus Stettler, and his daughter Jane married Calvin Becker. His daughter Elmina married a J. Bieber, and I have not located any information on this couple to date (9/28/03). This book listed only five children, so I would assume that his daughter Catharine Ann died young. I will be researching this further.

Had I not had the Burial Records of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Congregation listing his date of death, I would not have been able to identify this headstone, as his name is almost entirely worn away.

Picture documented on August 17, 2003.