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Jacob Fetterman
December 1847 - May 1909

Grace United Church of Christ Cemetery, Millgrove, PA

Jacob Fetterman

Jacob was the fifth child born to Elizabeth and Charles Fetterman, of Locust Township, Columbia County, PA. He was first married on August 18, 1867, to Mary Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Catharine and Samuel Keller, of Locust Township. Their marriage was announced in the Bloomsburg Democrat on August 21, 1867. Seven children were born of this marriage:

In 1870, Clinton and his family were living in Centralia Borough where Jacob was working as a blacksmith. By 1880, they were living in Montana Village, and at this time, Jacob was now working in the mines. Although there are no census images for the year 1890, they were in fact still living in Montana Village when both his wife and son Clinton Freeman died in 1892. They are buried at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery in Numidia, PA.

On July 4, 1896, Jacob married for a second time, Susannah Mensch Craig, the widow of J. Amzy Craig. The married was announced in the Catawissa News Item July 6, 1916, in the “Retrospects”column. This marriage lasted only a year when Susannah passed, and no children were born of this marriage. At this time, the family was living in Roaring Creek Township, Columbia County, PA.

Sometime in 1900, Jacob remarried a third time to a Catharine, last name unknown. By this time, he was now farming in Roaring Creek Township, PA, and only his youngest two children were still at home. The census shows that he and Catherine were married for 0 years and had 0 children. Because Jacob died before 1910, it is unknown if there were children born of this marriage. According to his obituary in the Catawissa News Item on May 20, 1909, Jacob lived to be 61 years, 4 months, and 24 days at the time of his death. He died of a heart attack. Because Catharine is not buried here with Jacob, it is assumed that she remarried.

Picture of headstone was taken on September 25, 2003.