Sunday, March 5, 2017

Peter Fetterolf

POSSIBLY Dan's Maternal 4th great grandparents
Susan's baptism record shows her parents as Peter & Maria Dunkleberger, but I do not have a copy of this record, and Floyd's history does not list Susan as one of Peter's children.  Look at the will, and look for that baptismal record.

Peter Fetterolf
son of Peter & Susana (Seitz) Fetterolf
Born June 30 1774
Died Nov. 2 1848
Anna Maria Dunkleberger
Daughter of

Elizabeth Fetterolf 1797–1874 m. Josiah Geist
Samuel Fetterolf 1800–1880
Peter Fetterolf 1806–1861
Johannes Fetherolf 1807–1870

"His ten children were: Samuel, Peter, John, Joseph, George, Joseph (2), Daniel, Mrs. Josiah Geist, Mrs. Joseph Dunkelberger and Mrs. John Zimmerman. " - Floyds

He married Anna Maria Dunkelberger abt 1795 in Northumberland Co., PA.

Peter died in Upper Mahantongo Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA.


Biography, J.L. Floyd & Co., 1911, "Genealogical and Biographical Annals of Northumberland County Pennsylvania", (Chicago), pp. 82-84

Excerpt from "FETTEROLF. ..."

"... Johann Peter Fetherolf, ancestor of the Northumberland county branch of the family, was born June 30, 1774, in Hereford township, Berks county, and was one of the six children of Peter Federolf, son of the emigrant Peter Federolf, mentioned as in the latter's will. He came to this region before his marriage and here wedded Anna Maria Dunkelberger, who was born Sept. 2, 1772. They lived for some years in Cameron township, where their children were born, later settling on a large farm in Upper Mahantango township, across the line of in Schuylkill county, which Mr. Fetherolf purchased from a man named Carl, who got the best of the bargain. He did not tell Fetherolf that there was a mortgage upon the property, which he (Fetherolf) was obliged to pay, so that the transaction proved an expensive one. Nevertheless, he became a most successful man, and by the of time of his death had accumulated a large estate. His original tract in Upper Mahantango township is now divided into three farms, the one on which the first set of buildings was erected, and on which Johann Peter Fetherolf, lived, being now the property of William Mattern. When he came to the Mahantango Valley the Mahantango creek was alive with fine fish, and he, and his family found them an acceptable addition to the larder in those days when variety in food could not always be obtained even by the well-to-do. Johann Peter Fetherolf died Nov. 2, 1848, his wife on Feb. 7, 1853, and they are buried at the Salem (Herb) Church, located immediately across the Northumberland county line in Schuylkill county, where some of their children also rest. In religious faith the family were all Lutherans. Johann Peter Fetherolf was a saddler by trade, and he was a short-set man physically. His ten children were: Samuel, Peter, John, Joseph, George, Joseph (2), Daniel, Mrs. Josiah Geist, Mrs. Joseph Dunkelberger and Mrs. John Zimmerman. We give some account of the six sons who reached maturity. ..."

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