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 John H. Fortney

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John H. Fortney

  • Birth 4 Feb 1836 Ohio, USA
  • Death 26 Sep 1880 San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
  • Burial Estrella, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 21391353

Inscription: "As I am now, so you must be, prepare for death and follow me".

John H Fortney born February 1836 Ohio; a Lead Miner in Grant Co. Wi. Married Theresa; d. 26 Sept.1880 Ca (stone 44Y 7m. 22d). He served in the Civil war. Was a Gold Miner at the Boise Gold Mine in Montana mid 1860's. Was one of the founders/leader of the Estrella Adobe Church, San Luis Obispo County California. The initial 'H' for his middle name comes from his mother's family bible which lists him as John H Fortney. Bible is in the library of Vickie Potter.

Father of Byron, Effiah "Effie", George, William and John.

On the 1860 & 1870 Grant County Wisconsin Census.
Arrived in California circa 1872.
On the California 1880 census.


Family Members


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  • Maintained by: Vickie Potter-Boechler
  • Originally Created by: Lanette Estill Cooper
  • Added: 6 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21391353
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John H. Fortney (4 Feb 1836–26 Sep 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21391353, citing Estrella Adobe Cemetery, Estrella, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Vickie Potter-Boechler (contributor 47247566) .