Biography of George Fetter
Allen County, OH Biographies

GEORGE FETTER, farmer, quarryman and lime manufacturer, P. O. Lima, was born in Baden, Germany, August 15, 1826, and is a son of George and Barbara (Cupp) Fetter, who settled in Bath Township, this county, in 1837, locating on Section 21, on the farm now owned by Daniel Wollett, a part of which they cleared and improved. The mother died on that farm, and the father died in Shawnee Township, this county, in 1856, at the age of fifty six years. Their children, who grew to manhood and womanhood, were George, Catherine, (wife of Nicholas Lutz), Jacob (deceased), Daniel, Elizabeth (wife of John Onesman.) Our subject was reared in Bath Township, this county, from eleven years of age, and two months' attendance in the common schools comprised his educational advantages after he came to Allen County. He lived with his parents until twenty six years of age. and began life for himself, working by the month, though his main start was made by cutting and hauling wood to the Pittsburgh Railroad for 80 cents per cord. He rented a farm for a couple of years, then purchased forty acres of land, and has continued to prosper, until now he is the owner of several farms, aggregating 872 acres. He was for years extensively engaged in buying and selling stock, and for the past four years he has been doing a large business in the manufacture of lime, operating from one to two Kilns. He is also the owner of a large stone quarry, comprising sixty acres, th& products being used for building and piking purposes. He uses a stone crusher, steam drills, and all necessary implements to carry on that branch of his business. Mr. Fetter was married, August 23, 1853, to Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah (Ridenour) Ward, of Sugar Creek Township, this county, by whom he has nine children: John, Elizabeth (wif&of E. E. Gray), Ellen (wife of James Hull), Daniel, George R., Jacob, Ida, Julius and Allie. Mr. and Mrs. Fetter are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. He is one of the leading and enterprising citizens of Bath Township, and has filled various offices of trust. In politics he is a Democrat.

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