Name: Jacob FETTER
Given Name: Jacob
Birth: 24 May 1768 in Orrstown, Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA
Death: 20 Mar 1852 in Pleasant Hall, Letterkenny Tp, Franklin Co PA
Burial: Orrstown Presby Ch Cm, Rt 433 & Muddy Run Rd T604, Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA
Reference Number: 56
Event: Cabinetmaker, Carpenter, Farmer.
Religion: Lutheran, then Presbyterian.
Note: Pvt with Carlisle Light Inf which marched with Gen George Washington in Whiskey Rebellion, 11 Oct - 5 Dec 1794 ( HIST OF CUMB CO, 1886, p. 102).
Change Date: 1 May 2014 at 19:45
«b»Genealogy Web Page:
Lot #13, 165-171 W High St & 164 Dickinson Alley, Carlisle PA:
«/b»1798 Direct Tax List:
Lot #13, 20' by 15' 2 story stone house, 7 windows, 72 lights + 18' by 16' wood stable + 20' by 18' unfinished wood house
29 Apr 1809 Cumberland Co Deed (1-T-442):
Lot #13, John Pollock dec'd. to Isaac Cauffman Of Shippensburg PA
7 Oct 1813 Deed, Cumberland Co PA (1-AA-22):
Lot #13, Stone House on western half of lot in Carlisle, Wagonmaker Isaac Coffman and wife Margaret to Margaret Logan of Carlisle
8 Oct 1813 Cumberland Co Deed (1-PP-73):
Lot #13, Eastern half of lot in Carlisle, Will of Isaac Cauffman to wife Margaret Cauffman with remainder to Eliza Caufman, Jacob B Cauffman, and Maria Marlin.
26 May 1832 Cumberland Co PA Deed (1-PP-73):
Lot #13, Jacob G Caufman of Carlisle to Jacob Fetter of Carlisle for $310.
1836 Cumberland Co PA Deed (1-RR-176):
Lot #13 (30' wide by 240' deep) on N side of High (or Main) St (with a 20' wide Dickinson Alley on the N) in Carlisle to Jacob Fetter from Margaret Cauffman, Jacob Cauffman and Maria Marlin for $200.
1853 Cumberland Co PA Deed (2-D-524):
Lot #13, with 2 story brick house in Carlisle from Jacob & Maria Fetter to Rev Otis H. Tiffany for $2700 (same lot as in Deed 1-RR-176).
«b»Lot #21, 157-163 W High St«/b»,«b» Carlisle PA:«/b»
Log House from sheriff's sale of Wm Brandt's property to Jacob FETTER, 19 Sep 1823 (S D B-38). Western half sold by father to son Jacob Fetter Jr of Carlisle for $500, 3 Jul 1824 (1-HH-307) which Jr then sold in 1836 (1-RR-306) with a brick house on property.
«b»Lot #55, N side of W Louther St bet West St & Pitt St, 125-133 W Louther & 122-130 W Locust Alley, Carlisle PA:
«/b»30 Jun 1792 Deed, Cumberland Co PA (1-K-559):
Lot #55, 60' wide by 240' deep Lot #55 on N side of Louther St in Carlisle (20' Locust Alley on N edge) to Jacob Fetter of Cumberland Co from Peter Drayer (2 pages) for 83 pounds.
1798 Direct Tax List:
Lot #55, Jacob Fetter owner, 35' by 18' 1 story wood house, 5 windows, 60 lights + 18' by 21' 1 story wood work shop, 5 windows, 45 lights + 18' by 12' wood stable.
19 Oct 1811 Cumberland Co PA Deed (1-V-377):
Lot #55, Carlisle from carpenter Jacob (signed) & Cathrine (made her mark) Fetter of Carlisle to Abraham Musser for $700 (same as in Deed 1-K-559).
«b»Lot #192, 34-36 E North St, & #200«/b»,«b» Carlisle, PA:
«/b»Thos Neelin g heirs sold for taxes to Jacob FEDDER (unseated) for $102, 19 Jun 1830 (S D B-257).
son Jacob Fetter Jr of Carlisle for $500, 3 Jul 1824 (1-HH-307) which Jr then sold in 1836 (1-RR-306) with a brick house on property. #192, 34-36 E North St, & #200, Thos Neeling heirs sold for taxes to Jacob FEDDER (unseated) for $102, 19 Jun 1830 (S D B-257).
No Fetter listed in the tax lists in Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA in 1771, 1776, 1786, 1787, 1799, 1814, 1817, & 1823.
1790 Census, Eastern portion of Cumberland Co PA (p.85):
HOH Jacob Fetter
males 2 b bef 1774
1793 Tax List, Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA:
Jacob Fetter, carpenter, 1 house & lot + 1 cow = $70 tax value
1795 Tax List, Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA:
Jacob Fetter, carpenter, 1 house & lot + 1 cow = $73 tax value
1796 Tax List, Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA:
Jacob Fetter, carpenter
1800 Census, Carlisle Boro, Cumberland Co PA:
HOH Jacob Fetter
males 1 b 1755-1774, 2 b 1774-1784, 3 b 1790-1800
females 1 1755-1774, 1 b 1774-1784, 2 b 1790-1800
1800 Septennial Census, Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA:
1802 Tax List, Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA:
Jacob Fetter, 1 1/4 acres @ 39 + 1 house & lot @ 300 + l horse & 2 cows @ 54 = $364 tax value
1802 Carlisle «i»GAZETTE«/i»:
Jacob Fetter sought an apprentice.
6 Apr 1804, Cumberland Co PA:
Lot in Carlisle on N side of Finlay Rd (with a lane of W edge) to Jacob Fetter from Joseph Shrom.
1807 Deed, Cumberland Co PA (v. 1, Bk FF, p. 132):
Lot in Carlisle from Jacob (signed) & Cathrin (made her mark) Fetter of Carlisle to Adam Reisinger for $300 (same lot as in 6 Apr 1804 Deed).
1807 Septennial Census, Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA:
1808 Tax List, Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA:
Jacob Fetter, 1 house & 3 lots @ 450 + 1 horse @ 30 + 2 cows @ 24 = $504 tax value = $1.07 tax
1810 Census, Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA:
HOH Jacob Fetter
males 1 b bef 1765, 2 b 1785-1794, 3 b 1801-1810
females 1b 1766-1784, 1 b 1795-1800, 2 b 1801-1810
3 dwellings away:
HOH John Faust
males 1 b bef 1765, 2 b 1785-1794, 1 b 1795-1800, 2 b 1801-1810
females 1 b 1766-1784, 2 b 1795-1800
1811 Tax List, Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA:
Jacob FETTER, carpenter, Main St house & lot @ 500 + Louther St house & 2 lots @ 300 = 1 horse @ 36 + 2 cows @ 20 = $856 tax value = $1.50 tax
«i»History of US Army«/i», Francis B Heitman, 1903, 2 vols:
Jacob Fetter, PA, 2nd Lt, 22nd Inf, 8 May 1812; 1st Lt, 25 Sep 1813; dismissed 3 May 1814 (probably not my Jacob Fetter).
Obituary, Carlisle «i»KLINES GAZETTE«/i» newspaper 9 Jul 1813:
Mrs Jacob Fetter died 7 Jul 1813
Her husband is listed as a Carpenter in Carlisle.Wife of Jacob Fetter
1814 Carlisle PA Tax List:
Log house & lot @ 622 + 1 town lot @ 125 + hose @ 40 + cow @ 10 = 795
1817 Deed, Cumberland Co PA (1-CC-336):
Lots #380 & #381 on SW corner of South St and West St in Carlisle to Jacob Fetter of Franklin Co from George Hendel for $450.
No Fetter listed in Chambersburg or Letterkenny Tp, Franklin Co PA
1821 Septennial Census: Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA:
Jacob Fetter, Farmer
1821 Septennial Census: Carlisle, Cumb Co, PA:
Jacob Fetter, cabinetmaker
1824 Deed, Cumberland Co PA (1-HH-307):
30' wide by 240' deep Lot #21 on N side of High St (with 20' wide Dickinson Alley on N edge & lot #13 of Coffman heirs on W edge) in Carlisle from Jacob Sr & Margaret Fetter of Franklin Co to Jacob Fetter Jr of Carlisle for $500.
This came to Jacob Fetter Sr from a Sheriff's Deed Poll.
1828 Septennial Census: Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA:
Jacob Fetter, Inn Keeper
20 May 1829 Release, Franklin Co PA courthouse (588-14-607):
From John Clippinger, Mary Lee (formerly Mary Clippinger), Jacob Fetter and Margaret his wife (formerly Margaret Clippinger), all of Southampton Tp, and widow Barbara Smith (formerly Barbara Clippinger) of Guilford Tp
to John Crepler (Cressler) 50 acres in Southampton Tp with houses thereon.
Crepler purchased as the property of Frederick Clippinger at a sale.
Mary Lee, Margaret Fetter, and Barbara Smith made marks only.
Jacob Fetter signed his name.
15 Sep 1829 Land Survey, Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA (D-062-089):
Land Survey of William Jack near Conodoquinnet Creek, adjacent to land of Jacob Fetter.
15 Sep 1829 Land Survey, Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA (D-059-006):
Land Survey of Robt & Henry Mahan, adjacent to land of Jacob Fetter.
1830 Deed, Cumberland Co PA (1-MM-447):
Lots in Carlisle from Jacob Jr & Maria Fetter to Samuel Gould for $100 (same as in Deed 1-CC-336).
1830 Census, Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA:
HOH Jacob Fetter
males 1 b 1770-1780, 1 b 1800-1810, 1 b 1810-1815
females 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1810-1815
1830 Census, Carlisle Boro, Cumberland Co PA:
HOH Jacob Fedder
males 1 b 1780-1790, 2 b 1800-1810, 2 b 1810-1815, 1 b 1815-1820
females 1 b 1780-1790, 1 b 1810-1815, 1 b 1820-1825, 1 b 1825-1830
1840 Census, Carlisle Boro, Cumberland co PA:
HOH Jacob Fetter
males 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1810-1820, 3 b 1820-1825, 1 b 1825-1830, 1 b 1830-1835, 1 b 1835-1840
females 1 b 1770-1780, 1 b 1800-1810, 2 b 1820-1825, 1 b 1825-1830, 1 b 1830-1835, 1 b 1835-1840
1842 Septennial Census: Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA:
Jacob Fetter, Farmer
1850 Census, Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA (All b PA):
HOH Jacob Fetter 1767-, Farmer, RE $2775
Wife Margaret Fetter 1780-
Emaline Snyder 1830-
1850 Farm Census, Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA:
Jacob Fetter, owner, 115 ac, $2775 cash value of farm, $20 value farming implements & machinery, 2 horses, 4 milch cows, 20 swine, $140 value of livestock, 25 bus wheat, 40 bus Indian corn, 50 bus oats, 10 bus Irish potatoes, 300 lbs butter, 7 tons hay, $70 value of animals slaughtered
1850 Farm Census, Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA:
Jacob Fetter, owner, imp 95 ac, 25 unim ac, $1500 cash value of farm, $70 value farming implements & machinery, 5 horses, 3 milch cows, 4 other cattle, 13 sheep, 2 swine, $340 value of livestock, 135 bus wheat, 60 bu rye, 200 bus Indian corn, 200 bus oats, 50 lbs wool, 13 bus Irish potatoes, 250 lbs butter, 7 tons hay, $63 value of animals slaughtered
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Administration Record Index 1700-1960 A-H, Image 372:
Jacob Fetter #3390
Executors J Orr & Wm Fetter
Will 26 May 1852
Inventory 16 Aug 1852
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Orphans Court Docket Index 1785-1903, Vol A-H, Image 301, p 13:
1854 Petition for Sale of Real Estate Vol G p 457; Confirmation Vol G p 509
Real Estate Return v G p 209
Adm Account #40 v B p 430 1855
Appointment of Auditor v G p 575 & v G p 540
Auditors Report #4 v A p 96 1855
Petition v H p 9
Remarks Ferguid? Issue Directive?
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Wills 1826-1853, Vol D-E, Image 489, p 370-371, #2390 Vol D:
Jacob Fetter (signed) of Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA:
Written 13 Jun 1849; proven 26 May 1852
Wife to allow sell or rent of the Farm, use of any part of the house she wishes as long as she lives, keep what she wishes of the household furniture and 1 or 2 cows
At death of wife estate to be sold tand proceeds to be divided equally among the children.
Executor: son William Fetter and friend John Orr
Witnessed by John and William Orr
24 Mar 1852 Jacob Fetter decd - witnessed proved Will
16 Aug 1852 Inventory filed
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Orphans Court Dockets 1852-59 G-H, at beginning:
Jacob Fetter dec'd 457, 609, 540, 575
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Orphans Court Dockets 1852-59 G-H, Image 245, p 457, Vol G, #9, :
12 Apr 1854, Petition by executors William Fetter and John Orr for sale of real estate because personal estate of Jacob Fetter dec'd not sufficient to pay debt to John Lee for $3,450. The land contained a 2-story log house and log barn on 102 acres in Southamptron Tp, bounded by lands of Daniel Myers, John Killinger, David Simmerman, Fulton Linalay, and others.
$6000 Bond - Wm Orr approved as security.
It state that Jacob Fetter died in Aug 1852
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Orphans Court Dockets 1852-1859, Vol G-H, Image 271, p. 509, Vol G:
Return of Sale
John Orr and Wm Fetter, executors for Jacob Fetter dec'd sold the above property to Margaret Fetter on 20 May 1854 for $2599.22. - confirmed by the court 11 Aug 1854.
11 Sep 1854 Deed, Franklin Co PA courthouse (1041-31-120):
Jacob Fetter executors, his widow sold 15 acres in Southampton Tp, Franklin Co PA to Martin Landis
18 Sep 1854 Franklin Co PA Vendue: #5392, Sale of PP, 4 pages:
Jacob Fetter personal property (sales, purchaser, price paid) total $69.95:
Some possible relative purchasers: Saml Cormy, Wm Fetter
Some sold items: pitcher, stew kettle, shot gun, powder horns, cow chains, log chain, mall ax, wood ax, wedges, single trees, brest chains, crow foot, wood saw, bridles, riding saddle, stove, wind mill, waggon bed, plow, cutting box, Waggon, waggon board, grindstone, Harness, chest, doggs, work bench, smoothing planes, jointer planes, augers, bench holder, pinchers, broad ax, mortisay ax, saw set, bench saw, chisels, file, squares, sickles, mill irons, glew pot, chest, pianna, coverlet, pillows, sheet, fether beds, bolster, beadsted, bed and bedding
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Orphans Court Dockets 1852-1859, v. G-H, Image 287, p 540:, Vol G:
11 Nov 1854 J B Kennedy appointed state auditor for Jacob Fetter dec'd.
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Administration Record Index 1850-1855, Image 598, Vol B, p 630-631, #40:
Account of John Orr & Wm Fetter executors of Jacob Fetter decd
11 Nov 1854 J B Kennedy esq appointed auditor
15 Jan 1855 account amended in accordance with the auditors Report and Balance handed to accountant $231.34.
Advance in Sales 8.20
13 May 1854 Cash for 15 acres @ $30/acre sold to Martin Landis 450.00
11 Sep 1854 Amount of 103 acres & 155 perches of land sold to Margaret Fetter - not yet paid 2599.22
TOTAL . . . . . . $3119.17
I«u»ncome Jan 1853-Sep 1854«/u»
Ruby & Wolfkill Funeral Bill 26.26
Dr R C Hays med bill last illness 4.75
Samuel Heister for coffin 10.00
Dr Wm Rankin med bill last illness 5.00
P S Dechart & Co printing bils 1.25
John Morris & S A Fetter carrying chain 1.50
Emanuel Kuhn surveying land 5.00
F S Dechart & Co advertising real estate 4.75
A K McClure advertising 1.875
H S Stoner order of sale 7.55
A Sill counsel 15.00
A Sill counsel writing deeds & all services related to farm 30.00
Allowance to accountant on 15 acres of land 45.00
Allowance on amt of mansion farm 130.00
Accountants claim credit for balance of farm after deducting credits for items lots 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26 Allowance of $120 and half Register and Clerks fees in all $188.56 as this balance will go to mortgage which is a lein on said farm 2410.66
15 Jan 1855
Balance of $300 to be paid widow 134.25
H S Stoner clerks fees 3.77
J B Kennedy auditors fee 15.00
TOTAL . . . . . . $2887.83
15 Jan 1855 Franklin Co PA Accounts of Administrator 1850-1855, vol A-B, p 600-603:
John Orr & Wm Fetter executors of Jacob Fetter dec'd = $231.34
15 Jan 1855
Income (total 3119.17):
Advance on sales 8.20
15 acres land sold to Martin Landis 450.00
Land sold to Margaret Fetter2599.22
Costs: (total 2887.83):
Mentions lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Orphans Court Dockets 1852-1859, Vol G-H, Image 305, p 575, Vol G:
24 Jan 1855 J B Kennedy Esq auditor for Jacob Fetter dec'd to distributre balance in hands of John Orr & Wm Fetter executors
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Orphans Court Dockets 1852-1859, Vol G-H, Image 348, p 9, Vol H:
14 Apr 1855 Jacob Fetter decd
Court order and direct that a fergnet? issue shall be formed and tried in the Court of Common Pleas, to determine the matterfor which said issue is prayed for in petition.
See paper filed ithe specific performances for 1855.
20 Apr 1855, Franklin Co PA Deed, v. 31, p. 119:
Widow sold Mansion Farm of Jacob Fetter in Southampton Tp to Martin Landis
PA Probate Records 1683-1994 on line, Franklin Co PA, Orphans Court Dockets 1852-1875, Vol A-B, Image 65, p 96, Vol A, #4:
11 Nov 1855, Auditor's Report for Jacob Fetter dec'd (incorrectly called «u»John «/u»Fetter)
According to the appraisment, the widw Margaret Fetter received $165.75 and would now be entitled to only $134.25. Executor's balance for distribution = $231.34
Confirmed 15 Jan 1855?
MILITARY RECORDS OF JACOB FETTER SR 1768-1852:
Pvt Jacob Fetter with Carlisle Light Inf which marched with Gen George Washington and c8,000 men in Whiskey Rebellion, 11 Oct - 5 Dec 1794. Washington had given a talk at the Presbyterian Church in Carlisle where Jacob was a member.
(«i»HIST OF CUMB CO«/i», 1886, p. 102 & «i»HIST OF CUMB CO«/i», Conway P. Wing, 1879, p. 113 from a journal of the time & «i»History of Cumberland and Adams Co PA«/i», p. 102).
Handwritten "Genealogy of the Fetter Family arranged by Frank Albert Fetter (1863-1949), mostly from records taken from a family bible in the possession of his uncle, Jacob" Fetter (1836-1910), has some differences such as:
Jacob Fetter d in Orrstown, Franklin Co PA
Catherine Fetter, his wife b Sep 1770
Henry Fetter b 1794
Samuel Fetter d 1885
Polly (Mary) Fetter d near Strasburg PA
Susanna Fetter (spelling)
Sophia b 1807 d 17 Sep 1876
Also states that Harry Shelmire Hopper says that this Jacob Fetter's (1768-1852) father was in the Revolutionary War. Also that Catherine Smith was b 15 Sep 1775.
Pleasant Hall Lutheran Church records, Letterkenny Tp, Franklin Co PA:
Much on the Jacob Fetter Jr family.
JACOB FETTER SR 1768-1852:
«i»AMERICAN ANCESTRY«/i», Joel Munsell's Sons, V. 7, 1892, p. 61.
«i»Hist of Franklin Co PA«/i», 1887, Part II p. 463:
Fetter, carpenter, an early resident of Chambersburg, Franklin Co PA
RES: Fetters allegedly lived on the Mooreland Estate (Deer Park, now the Dickinson College Chapel location), Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA; moved to a farm at Orrstown, Southampton Tp, Franklin Co, PA, after 1813 (there in 1826).
His son, Henry FETTER, was a PA State Senator & Major General in PA Militia. And Gen Henry Fetter's 3rd Great Granddaughter, Marjorie Jennette Fetter, b. 20 Mar 1912, Alinda, Perry co, PA, married Sir Eugene Goossens III, 1893-1962, who was a fam ous symphony conductor and composer («i»OVERTURE AND BEGINNERS«/i», E. Goossens, London, 1951 & «i»WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA«/i», 1970, v. O, p. 623).
His son, Jacob FETTER, Jr., was a cabinetmaker; as were several of his grandsons, Albert Cauffman FETTER 1823-1891, David FETTER b. 1825, and Henry FETTER 1828-1914, ; as was his great grandson, Harry FETTER 1874-1937.
Another great grandson was Dr. William Mann IRVINE, 1865-1928, graduated from Phillips Academy, Princeton, and F&M and was a Professor of Social Science, Franklin and Marshall College (1892-93) then Headmaster at Mercersburg Academy, Montgomery T p, Franklin Co, PA (1893 on).
Another great grandson was Dr. Frank Albert Fetter, 1863-1949, Professor and Head of Economics at Princeton University («i»WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA«/i», v. 11, 1920-21, p. 938). His 2nd great grandsons were Dr. Frank Whitson Fetter, b. 1899, Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, and Theodore Henry Fetter, VP & Producer of ABC-TV («i»WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA«/i», v. 36, 1970-71, p. 711).
His 3rd Great Grandson, K. Edward Lay 1932-, was a chaired Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of Architecture at the University of Virginia.
Another Jacob FETTER (1756-1833) listed as a cabinetmaker in Lancaster Co, PA in «i»AMERICAN CABINETMAKERS«/i» by Wm C Ketchum Jr, Crown Pub, 1995 with a windsor chair bearing I. FETTER beneath seat.
Fetter Family Bible was in Jacob Fetter's (1836-1910) possession and its genealogy was copied by Dr. Frank Albert Fetter (1863-1949) - gives birth and death dates for Jacob and Catherine Fetter as well as their children.
Dr. Frank Whitson Fetter 1899-1991 theorized that Jacob Fetter 1768-1852 was not born in Orrstown PA but elsewhere, possibly in Lancaster Co PA.
Unknown white Mary Fetter in 1860 Census, Orrstown Boro, Franklin Co PA:
Page 892, dwelling 329, family 335:
Martin Lander age 30 (b 1830 PA) farmer, $600 personal property value
Emily Lander age 27 (b 1833 PA)
William H Lander age 5 (b 1855 PA)
Ana M Lander age 3 (b 1857 PA)
H F Lander (F) age 1 (b 1859 PA)
Mary Fetter age 84 (b 1776 PA) Can read & write
Jane E Snyder age 24 (b 1836 PA)
Along with these known ones, Page 884, dwelling 266, family 270:
J S Fetter (M) age 27 (b 1833 PA) carpenter, $200 personal property value
S A Fetter (F) age 22 (b 1838 PA)
F A Fetter (F) (b 1859 PA)
«i»History and Topography of Dauphin Co . . . PA«/i», p. 239:
21 Jan 1795, Jacob Fetter 2 gratuity towards paying for the reduction of the mill dam on Paxton Creek next of Harrisburg boro
«i»History of the counties of Dauphin and Lebanon . . . PA«/i», p. 307:
1795 Jacob Fetter owned property in Harrisburg made a voluntary contribution of 7 s 6 d
From Robert Pollard Fetter <RPFEHF@aol.com> 24 Jun 2008:
From your info, Jacob Fetter, Senior is listed as "born in Orrstown." There is also a younger Fetter grave nearby, perhaps one of Jacob's sons. Could Jacob have lived elsewhere, and then returned in his older years to his boyhood farm?
My grandfather Frank Albert Fetter told the story of his father Henry George Fetter's recollection of visiting Jacob Fetter and his second wife -- Clippinger -- who spoke mostly German, though the first wife -- Catherine Smith -- had spoken both English and German. I may be off by a generation as to who was visiting whom and in what decade in the 19th century -- it could have been Henry George Fetter's father from Sunbury who was reporting on that visit.
Father: Jacob FETTER b: 1741 in Germany
Catharine SMITH b: 20 Apr 1771 in Conawago River, York Co PA
- Change Date:
24 Jun 2010
- Elisabeth FETTER b: 5 Feb 1792 c: 30 May 1793 in First Evan Luth Ch, Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA
- Henry FETTER b: 8 Feb 1794 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA
- Jacob FETTER b: 19 Jan 1796 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA
- William Samuel FETTER b: 18 Feb 1798 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA
- Mary FETTER b: 11 Jun 1800
- William FETTER b: 7 Oct 1802 in PA
- Susannah FETTER b: 12 Dec 1804 in PA
- Sophia FETTER b: 29 Jan 1806 in PA
- David FETTER b: 27 Feb 1809
- Catharine Ann FETTER b: 11 Jan 1812 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA
Catherine Margaretha CLIPPINGER b: 19 Oct 1774 in Northampton Co PA
- Change Date:
3 Nov 2013