Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Johan Peter Fetterolf 1774-1848

Johann Peter Fetterolf
Birth: 30 JUN 1774 in Berks Co, PA 1
Death: Nov 2, 1848  PA 
Married: ABT 1795
Maria Dunkelberger
Birth: 02 SEP 1772 in Berks Co, PA
Death: 07 FEB 1853 in  PA

Burial: Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery  Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA

Anna Maria Dunkelberger was born the daughter of Clement Dunkelberger.

Elizabeth Fetterolf 1797-1874 m. Josiah Geist
Peter Ferrerolf 1806-1861 m. Sarah Reiner
George Fetterolf 1809- M. Mary P. Rebuck
Joseph Fetterolf 1813-1882
Rachel 1815-1844 M. Joseph Dunkelberger

Research Notes:

From Floyd's History Of Northumberland County - 
Johann Peter Fetherolf. ancestor of the Northumberland county branch of the family, was born June 30, 1 T 7 4 . in Hereford township. Berks county, and was one of the six children of Peter Federolf. son of the emigrant Peter Federolf. mentioned in the tetter's will. He came to this region by 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 Mabantango township, across th line 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 time of his death had accumulated a large estate. His original tract in Upper Mahantango township is now divide into three farms, the one on which the first sel of buildings was erected, and on which Johann Peter Fetherolf, lived, being now the property of William Mattern. When he came to the Mabantango 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. ;. 1S53. 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 reli- gious faith the family were all Lutherans, Johann Peter Fetherolf was a -a. Idler by trade, and he was a short-sot man physically. His ten children were: Samuel, Peter, John, Joseph, George, Joseph ('.!). Daniel, .Mrs. Josiah Geist, .Mrs. Joseph Dunkelberger and Mrs. John Zimmerman.

From Floyd's History Of Northumberland County - 
John (Johannes) Dunkelberger, known as "Little Johnny, one of the 
sons of John by his first marriage, was born in Berks county Sept. 14, 
1775. He died May 17, 1835, and was buried in the Howerter cemetery in 
Upper Mahanoy township.  He was a farmer and like his brother George 
settled in Mahantango Valley, in Mahanoy (now Lower Mahanoy) township, 
Northumberland county. He married Susanna Zimmerman, born in April, 
1785, who died Jan. 19, 1860, and their children were: Daniel (settled 
in Mahantango Valley), Catharine (Mrs. Knerr), George, John, Joseph, 
Magdaline, Susanna (married Abraham Howerter), Solomon and Elizabeth 
(Mrs. Klock), George is fully mentioned below. John, who married 
Christiana Geist, is fully mentioned elsewhere in this work. Joseph, who 
married Rachel Federolf, is also mentioned at length elsewhere. Solomon, 
born in 1821, died in 1892, at Shamokin.  He followed the tailor's 
trade. He married Elizabeth Wagner, born Feb. 17, 1823, died April 6, 
1861, and they had five children, William, Jeremiah, Edmond, Ellen and 
Franklin. John Dunkelberger, the father, died May 17, 1835, in territory 
now embraced in Lower Mahanoy township. He had a tract of twenty-four 
acres of land when he died. His will, made May 5, 1835, on record in 
Will Book III, page 200, was probated June 12 1835. It was witnessed by 
George Haas and H. F. Heintzleman, and he names "my friends" Peter 
Fetterolf and John Maurer, Sr., as executors.

Cemetery Records Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery Schuylkill County PA

Fetterolf, Anna Maria Dunkelberger  b. Sep. 2, 1772 d. Feb. 7, 1853  
Fetterolf, Johann Peter b. Jun. 30, 1774 d. Nov. 2, 1848
Fetterolf, Joseph b. May 25, 1813 d. Jul. 11, 1882  
(Son of Peter & Anna) Fetterolf, Peter b. Jan. 6, 1806 d. Mar. 16, 1861  
(daughter in law of Peter & Anna) Fetterolf, Sarah Reiner b. Feb. 26, 1805 d. Sep. 13, 1887  
(DO Peter & Sarah) Klinger, Louisiana Fetterolf b. Nov. 10, 1833 d. Feb. 27, 1920
Wolfgang Amanda Fetterolf b. Jun. 13, 1845 d. Dec. 11, 1893

Son Peter, 1806-1861, married Sarah Reiner
Their Children:

  Peter R Fetterolf (1831 - 1894)
  Louisiana Fetterolf Klinger (1833 - 1920)
  Esther Fetterolf Bolich (1835 - 1891)
  Elizabeth Fetterolf Knorr (1836 - 1913)

Joseph Fetterolf 1813-1882

Elizabeth Fetterolf 1797-1874 m. Josiah Geist

Rachel  1815-1884 Married Joseph Dunkelberger:
From Floyds

Joseph Dunkelberger, son of John, and brother of George and John, 
was born in the Lower Mahanoy Valley and died there at the age of 
eighty-four years, eleven months; he is buried at Union Church in Upper 
Mahantango Valley.  He followed farming and also did carpenter work. His 
wife was Rachel Federolf and their children were: Elias, born Sept. 24, 
1844, who died Oct. 2, 1870, in Schuylkill county, and is buried at the 
Little Mahanoy Church; Henry, who is living retired in the Mahantango 
Valley, who owned the old homestead for several years; Esther, who 
married William Kerstetter; Isaac, deceased; Lucetta, who died young; 
Mary, who married David Mowery; Joseph, deceased; Simon F,; Hannah, who 
died young; Susanna, who died young; and a son that died in infancy.

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