Ferdinand August “Fennet” Zessin

Photo added by Farison-Fruchey Roots

Ferdinand August “Fennet” Zessin

  • Birth 15 Jan 1864 Germany
  • Death 12 Nov 1950 Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Otoe County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 64555051

From the Booklet the "Zessin Nine":
Ferdinand (Fennet) August Zessin was born near Stockmien, Germany, January 15, 1864. He migrated with his parents to the United States at the age of seven and lived on the homestead in Madison, Nebraska.

In 1890, at the age 26, he went to Washington State and worked in the timber hauling for George Kinney. He married Emma Ruth Lentz in Vancouver on February 22, 1893.

They moved to a farm near Minorsville, Nebraska. Their first three children died in infancy and are buried in the Camp Creek Cemetery. As Emma was in poor health, they went to Oregon for a year. However, they moved back to Minorsville, purchasing eighty acres with lot of timber. He cut and hauled wood into Nebraska City. He worked very hard to provide for his family. As his health began to fail, they moved into Nebraska City where he did carpenter work. Also, having only one horse and wagon, he hauled apples for the Nebraska Vinegar Works.

In 1918, they moved to a small farm near Weeping Water, where he spent the rest of his life. His health began to fail in 1944 and he passed away at the Hillcrest Home in Plattsmouth on November 12, 1950.
Son, Leroy (Pete) Zessin
Daughter, Lelia Fitzpatrick
Son, Guy Zessin
********************************************
*A BIG "THANK YOU" to Contributor Farison-Fruchey Roots # 47254415 for the beautiful restored photograph of Ferdinand and Emma Zessin.*
********************************************


Family Members


See more Zessin memorials in:

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: William Peel
  • Added: 22 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64555051
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinand August “Fennet” Zessin (15 Jan 1864–12 Nov 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64555051, citing Camp Creek Cemetery, Otoe County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by William Peel (contributor 47327611) .