|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1847|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1916|
Obit - The Greeley Daily Tribune & The Greeley Republican
Thursday, April 13, 1916. Eve. Edition Pg. 1
Illness Fatal to J. "Fred" Fezer, Pioneer
J. " Fred" Fezer, one of the best known of Greeley's pioneer citizens and president of United Colony Pioneers, passed away at his home, Eleventh Street and Eleventh Avenue at about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon after an illness of only a few days from pneumonia.
He leaves a widow and three daughters, Miss Marion Fezer and Dr. Florence Fezer, who were at his side when the end came, and Mrs. Clarence Roberts of Hermistion, Oregon.
Deceased was born in Wurtenburg, Germany, October 10, 1847, but removed with his parents to the United States when he was only six years old. He lived and grew to manhood near Detroit, Michigan and for a time worked in a country store. When the spirit of the west called to many, Mr. Fezer also heard the call, and in May, 1871 came with his older friend Dr. G. Law to throw his lot in with the Union Colony then forming by N.C. Meeker and others to create Greeley out of the wilderness. When Mr. Fezer first came to Greeley he worked at such odd jobs as he could find and finally went into the drug business with Dr. Law, conducting The Pioneer Drug Store. Eventually he became the sole owner of the business, prospered and has conducted the business without interruption for nearly two decades in the same place.
He was always active in the civic affairs of the city and especially in earlier history of Greeley. The friends he made were warm and lasting and he could always be depended upon to stick with them. Usually right in the position he took on public questions, he was outspoken in behalf of his convictions and maintained these whether they met with poplar approval or not.
Above all Mr. Fezer was a man fond of his family. He married Miss Ella Mary Henderson at Titusville, Pennsylvania, December 12, 1878, and brought his young bride to Greeley immediately, where they have resided continuously since.
The funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock next Sunday afternoon.
Ella M Henderson Fezer (1852 - 1919)*
Ethelwyn Fezer Fezer Roberts (1880 - 1964)*
Florence Fezer (1883 - 1957)*
Mary Fezer (1886 - 1888)*
Marion Fezer Henry (1890 - 1944)*
Linn Grove Cemetery
Plot: Blk V, lot 5, spc 2
Maintained by: Boyd
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Record added: Feb 05, 2011
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