Biography of Frederick Fehl
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FREDERICK FEHL, one of the leading farmers of his township, was born February 10, 1820, in Adams County, Penn. He is the son of John and Sarah (Wolf) Fehl, natives of Pennsylvania and of German and Scotch parentage respectively. His father. John Fehl, was drafted for the war of 1812, but before presenting himself the war closed. His grandfather, Wolf, was drafted for the Revolutionary war, but owing to physical disability was exempted from the service. John Fehl was born September 1, 1792, and his wife, Sarah, April 16, 1794. They were the parents of, nine children, five of whom are still living, namely: Valentine, Frederick, Elkana, Delilah and Margaret. The deceased are Christina, Elizabeth John and Caroline. John Fehl emigrated to Wyandot County in 1834, settling where our subject now resides, entering eighty acres of land, and subsequently purchasing 100 acres more. His death occurred July 8, 1871. His wife is still living, "hale and hearty," in her ninetieth year. Frederick Fehl, the subject of this sketch was educated in the common school, and remained at home till the event of his marriage, which took place in 1865; Miss Mary McCleary, daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (McCormick) MeCleary being his chosen wife. They have been blessed with nine children, five of whom are still living, viz.: Jane (wife of Byron Rubens), Almira (wife of Charles Vanorsdall), Henry, John and Valonia (wife of Robert Watt). The deceased are Sarah, Alexander, James and Clara, and these were joined by their mother, Mrs. Mary Fehl, in 1881, her death occurring on the 6th of September of that year. By purchase, and as an heir, Mr. Fehl obtained the old homestead of 180 acres, of which, five and onehalf acres have since been appropriated as the "Orchard Grove Cemetery." Of this tract of land Mr. Fehl has cleared fifty acres, besides spending twenty five years in the old grist mill, the remains of which still stand on the premises. The farm is in good repair, being provided with over one mile of tile under draining. In politics, Mr. Fehi was formerly a Whig, but is now a Republican. He is noted for his benevolence, and is highly esteemed as a citizen.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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