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William Henry Fetterman
1870 - 1918

Sarah A. Wertz Fetterman
November 3, 1870 - December 14, 1933

Roselawn Cemetery, Berwick, PA

Sarah A. Wertz and William Henry Fetterman

Henry was born in Roaring Creek Township, Columbia County, PA, the son of Caroline and Peter Fetterman. On June 18, 1892, he married Sarah A., daughter of Isreal and Sarah Wertz of Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, PA. Sarah was born in Armstrong Township, Lycoming County, PA. Their marriage was performed by W. A. Shoemaker in Mount Carmel. At the time of their marriage, Henry was working as a miner.

By 1900, they had made their home in Berwick Borough where they resided on Eleventh Street with four of their children. At this time, Henry worked as a laborer in a rolling mill. Eleven children were born of this union:

  1. George H., b. June 1892 – d. November 26, 1933;
  2. Israel H., b. February 21, 1895 – d. March 4, 1974;
  3. Walter L., b. March 11, 1898 – d. September 5, 1967;
  4. Gertrude R., b. April 5, 1900 – d. July 3, 1976;
  5. Caroline F., b. August 2, 1902 – d. April 20, 1978;
  6. Laura F., b. December 6, 1904 – d. August 10, 1971;
  7. Raymond E., b. January 28, 1907 – d. March 14, 1993;
  8. Spurgeon W., b. February 16, 1909 – d. April 25, 1980;
  9. Mabel Viola, b. 1912 – d. December 18, 1964;
  10. William Franklin, b. 1916 – d. August 8, 1944; and
  11. Harry R., b. November 5, 1917 – d. October 14, 1986.

By 1910, Henry and his family were settled into their home at 1144 First Avenue in Berwick, and Henry was still employed at the rolling mill as a shipping clerk.

After his death, Sarah remained in their home in Berwick on First Avenue.

William Henry Fetterman (1870-1918) & Sarah A. Wertz Fetterman (1870-1933)

As of 1920, nine of their 11 children were still at home with her son Walter and daughters Caroline and Gertrude working to support the family. At this time, the children ranged in age from 21 to two years old. By 1930, just six children lived with Sarah. Sarah was a charter member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church.

Picture of headstone taken May 30, 2004. A special “thank you” to the Rev. Dr. Charles D. Hiller for providing this photo of his great-grandparents.