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Gen Henry Fetter

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Gen Henry Fetter

Birth
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
10 Dec 1863 (aged 70)
Landisburg, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
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Genealogical Notes of Hopper by Harry Shelmire Hopper, c1894:
Jacob Fetter 1796-1878:
Was wounded in his hand in War of 1812 by a British bayonet while trying to stop the British soldiers who were trying to land by boat at Baltimore.
He had enlisted at age 16 in Carlisle Guards.
After the War of 1812, he was a building contractor in Carlisle, then a cabinetmaker and undertaker, coachmaker (1835), then in the iron business of Alexander FETTER & HOYT. 1858-61 moved to Iowa; 1861 moved to Chambersburg PA.
His brother known as "The General" Henry Fetter of Landisburg was also wounded in War of 1812 - perhaps at the Battle of Sandy Hook.
His other brother Samuel Fetter was also in War of 1812.

The Fetter house is situated just off the square in Landisburg, PA. This old brick house was built in 1848 by Henry Fetter, a local merchant who was doing business when the county was first formed. The interior of this house contains beautiful mill-work, paneling, and a charming, wide stairway which goes up to the third floor. There is a grand piano and other furnishings from the mid 1800's. Legend has it that the house was used as part of the Underground Railroad, although that claim is disputed. Henry Fetter died in December of 1863 and is buried in the Landisburg cemetery. Marjorie Goosens, the great, great granddaughter of Henry Fetter, deeded the house to the Historical Society in 1974.
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PA Archives, 6th Series, v VIII, p 712:
Pvt Henry Fetter, War of 1812-1814, Marcus Hook Camp, 1st Brigade, 2nd Div, Pa Militia, 9th Co, 2nd Regt, Pa Vol Light Inf
Ancestry.com:
Muster-roll of the Ninth company (under the command of Capt. Jacob Grosh) of the Second regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Light Infantry, commanded by Colonel Louis Bache. Attached to the First brigade Second division, Pennsylvania militia.
Henry Fetter, PA Volunteers in War of 1812
1812 War Records, Roll Box 70, Roll Exct 602:
Henry Fetter, 2nd Regt Light Inf (Bache's) PA, Pvt
his brother Jacob Fetter (1796-1878) in same branch

After the War in business in Carlisle with his brother in law, Mr. Sample, who died in 1815.

1815, moved to Landisburg, Perry Co, PA, but returned to Carlisle about 1818, then back to Landisburg in 1820.

AMERICAN VOLUNTEER newspaper of Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA (14 Mar 1816) & KLINES CARLISLE GAZETTE newspaper (13 Mar 1816) & DIE FREYHEITS-FAHNE newspaper (14 Mar 1816):
Henry (Henrich) Fetter, merchant, married Miss Jane Sample, both from Carlisle, 7 Mar 1816 by Rev Pringle in Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA.

Moved in 1815 to Landisburg, then back to Carlisle c 1818, then back to Landisburg in 1820.

Cumberland Co PA Will Book I, 8 Jan 1818, of John Dunbar Sr of Landisburg, Perry Co PA, witnessed by Henry FETTER.

1820 Tax List, Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA:
Henry Fetter, Occ (merchant) @ $100 + 1 third rate store @ $200 = $300 tax value.

1820 Census, Carlisle Boro, Cumberland Co PA:
HOH Henry Feller
males 1 b 1775-1794
females 1 b 1775-1794, 1 b 1804-1810

1820 - Listed as scheduled for police duty in Carlisle but named crossed out (200 YEARS IN CUMB CO, 1951, p. 127).

Henry Fetter's brick merchantile bldg had been the Patterson Bldg on Carlisle St in which was the prothonotary's office until 1826.
(HIST OF PERRY CO, H H Hain, 1922, p. 212)

In 1787 Abraham Landis warranted a tract of 116 acres, which he combined with the Montour tract, and in 1795 both tracts were patented to him. Landis laid out Landisburg, but probably never lived in Tyrone Township or Landisburg, as all the deeds mentioned his home as in Lancaster County. On March 10, 1813, Landis sold his property to George Stroop, who laid out an addition to the town, but died before 1828. His heirs failed to comply with the terms of sale made by Landis and the property again reverted to Landis. Matters were compromised with lot purchasers and the remaining farm lands were sold to Dr. Samuel Moore, General Henry Fetter and Zachariah Rice.
(HIST OF PERRY CO, H H Hain, 1922, p. 1071 & History of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys Vol 2; c1886, by Everts, Peck, and Richards, p. 965)

5 Apr 1821 - "New Store. Henry Fetter. Respectfully informs the citizens of Landisburg and its vicinity, that he has opened a fresh and handsome assortment of goods suitablefor the approaching season, in the house immediately opposite to where S heriff Stambaugh resides, consisting of dry goods, grocery's, hardware, queens-ware (cream colored Wedgewood pottery named by Queen Charlotte I), and a good assortment of LIQUORS. All of which he intends to sell low for cash or approved country p roduce. He hopes by a strict attention to business to merit a share of public patronage. Landisburg, April 5th, 1821" (Landisburg PERRY FORESTER news).

Store ownership on Carlisle St, Landisburg: 1st Abraham Landis, 2nd Jacob Fritz purchased i t 11 Dec 1811 (Deed 13 Dec 1820), 3rd Samuel Anderson built the brick dwelling on it which housed the prothonotary's office under Wm B. Mitchell until 1826, 4th Gen Henry Fetter moved his store from lot 32 (owned by Joseph H Kennedy heirs in 1886 ) to this bldg, 5th Wm H Niblock in 1881, 6th Patterson's Store in 1886 (HIST OF ... SUSQUEHANNA AND JUNIATA VALLEYS, Ellis & Hungerford, 1886, v. 2. pp. 965, 982-83). 1st location of store was lot 32 in Landisburg, which was owned in 1863 by C. Showalter and in 1886 by Joseph H. Kennedy heirs (Jerry A. Clouse, "A Walking Tour of Landisburg," in THE PERRY REVIEW, 1993-94, p. 9).

1821 - Henry Fetter purchased a license for $15 to retail foreign merchandise and liquors (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 218).

Bet 1821-27 - Captain, 39th Regt, 1st Brig, 11th Div, PA Militia.

Perry Co PA Will Book A, p. 402, Henry Sunday (Heinrich Sundag or Sonntag), 10 Jan 1822, Tyrone Twp, Perry Co, PA:
Witness Henry Fetter

Perry Co PA Postmasters by Luke Baker:
Henry Fetter, Landisburg, Perry Co PA, 4 Aug 1822

Perry County Times New Bloomfield, Perry Co PA 16 Mar 1925 p. 4:
Postmaster of Landisburg:
Henry Fetter 4 Aug 1822 & 12 Nov 1825

1 Aug 1823-1825 - Appointed Postmaster of Landisburg Boro, Tyrone Tp, Perry Co, PA (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 978 & HIST OF ... SUSQUEHANNA AND JUNIATA VALLEYS, Ellis & Hungerford, 1886, v. 2, p. 984).

When Landisburg was incorporated, Henry Fetter, John Diven, and John Kibler were appointed trustees of the log schoolhse on Lot 14 (Ellis, 1886, v. 2, p. 984).

23 Jun 1824 - Henry Fetter purchased for $78.00, Lot # 3 on N side of E Main St (2 lots E of the courthse) in New Bloomfield, Centre Tp, Perry Co, PA (Map of Bloomfield on p. 20 of THE PERRY REVIEW, #3, Aug 1978).

14 Oct 1824 - Henry Fetter became Auditor (HIST OF PERRY CO, Silas Wright, 1873, p. 186).

1824 Deed, Perry Co PA (Bk B, V. I, p. 85):
Henry Fetter, grantee; Perry Co Coms, grantor

1824 - Henry Fetter on list of county retailers (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 507).

Bet 1824-34 - Captain, Landisburg Artillery Co, 1st Batl, 39th Regt, 1st Brig, 11th Div, PA Militia.

Perry Co PA Postmasters by Luke Baker:
Henry Fetter, Landisburg, Perry Co PA,12 Nov 1825

1825 - Perry Co Courthse records - Sheriffs Deed to Henry Fetter for house and stable to north (on corner) of present hse.

1825 - Henry Fetter, county auditor (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 456).
Henry Fetter's brick merchantile bldg had been the Patterson Bldg on Carlisle St in Landisburg in which was the prothonotary's office until 1826 (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 212).

11 Aug 1825 - "Landisburg Artillery. Parade on your usual ground, at 10 o'clock, A.M. on Saturday the 27th. August, with sword and uniform in complete order. Capt. Henry Fetter" ( Newspaper ad).

4 Jul 1826 - Landisburg, 50th Anniv of American Independence:
Landisburg celebrated officially the fifieth anniversary of American Independence. On July 4 1826, the Landisburg Artillery Corps, under CAPT. HENRY FETTER, the Landisburg Guards, under Capt. Robert McClellan, and the citizens formed in Centre Square and marched to the courthouse, where an address was delivered by James Butterfield, after which all marched to the farm of WILLIAM POWER, where a dinner was served and toasts drank.
(HIST OF THAT PART OF SUSQUEHANNA AND JUNIATA VALLEYS..., Ellis & Hungerford, 1886, v. 2, p. 982-983 & HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922 , p. 978).

1826 Deed, Perry Co PA (B-I-262):
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jesse Miller, grantor

1826 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantor; Jesse Miller, grantee (B-I-374).

5 Jan 1827 - Landisburg Tax List - issued after settlement in 1828:
Henry Fetter, Esq., paid $7.50 for auditing (P. 316, 24, No. P).

Nov 1828 - Henry Fetter merchant of Tyrone Tp who also sold liquors (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 508).

1829 - Perry Co Courthse records - 27 acres from Abraham Landis to Henry Fetter - fields behind his present hse. Also a lot and a half to Henry Fetter (the present hse location).

1830 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA:
HOH Henry Fetter
males 2 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1800-1810, 1 b 1820-1825
females 1 b 1770-1780, 1 b 1815-1820, 2 b 1820-1825
4 houses away:
HOH John Diven
males 1 b 1780-1790, 1 b 1815-1820, 2 b 1825-1830
females 1 b 1780-1790, 1 b 1790-1800, 2 b 1820-1825
2 houses away in the opposite direction:
HOH Samuel Linn
males 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1810-1815, 1 b 1815-1820
females 1 b 1770-1780, 1 b 1815-1820
Then 2 more houses away:
HOH William Niblock
males 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1815-1820, 1 b 1820-1825
females 2 b 1800-1810, 1 b 1825-1830
Also in Landisburg:
HOH John Power
male 1 b 1790-1800
females 1 b 1790-1800, 3 b 1825-1830

1830 Deed, Perry Co PA (C-I-427):
Henry Fetter, grantee; Abram Landis, grantor

1830 Deed, Perry Co PA (C-I-428):
Henry Fetter, grantee; Abram Landis, grantor

Henry Fetter gave land for a church near his hse in Landisburg.

The Statues at Large of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA, 1911:
LAWS PASSED SESSION 1831-1832, HARRISBURG PA.
23 Dec 1831
JOHN KIBLER, HENRY FETTER and JOHN DIVEN SEN., appointed trustees of the public school within the borough. .
1831 - School Trustee with John Diven of Landisburg Boro
(HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, p. 977).

3 Oct 1833 - Petition Landisburg Fire Co to Council signed by Henry Fetter and 14 other fire company members: "To the Burgess and Town Council of the borough of Landisburg. The undersigned members of the Landisburg Fire Company . . . has been a t the very heavy expense in the purchsing a fire engine for the use of the town, and that said engine has become out of order and wants repairing which the company thinks ought to be done by the citizens, generally as all received an equal share o f the benefits therefrom. They would also state that the engine house is too small to admit the engine without a great trouble in putting it in and taking it out. Owing to the door of the house being too small. They would therefore ask the tow n council to pass an ordinance providing for the keeping of the said engine in repair and making such alterations in the engine house as be necessary." (Minutes and Ordinance, THE PERRY REVIEW, 1993-94, p. 24).

1833 - Zacharias Rice donated land for Landisburg Cemetery and Henry Fetter was named a trustee of the cemetery (HIST SKETCH OF LANDISBURG CHARGE, M. H. Groh, 1887, p. 174).

1833 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Thos Brown, grantee (E-I-379).

1833 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jno. McKees Adm(?), grantor (E-I-328).

1833-34 - Henry Fetter retailer of merchandise including wines and liquors (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 508).

1834 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; J. B. Fullweiler, grantor (F-I-106).

Bet 1833-42 - Captain, LaFayette Riflemen Co, 1st Batl, 39th Regt, 1st Brig, 11th Div, Perry Co PA Militia.

14 Oct 1836 - Henry Fetter, Democrat, became Coroner (HIST OF PERRY CO, Silas Wright, 1873, p. 195).

1837 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jesse Miller, grantor (G-I-227).

1837 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter et al, grantee; Wilson Welch, grantor (G-I-228).

1837 Tax List, Tyrone Tp, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, 27 patent acres in township @ 22 = $594 tax value
Henry Fetter, 1 house & lot (Millers) in Boro @ 100 + House & 2 lots (Mansion) in Boro @ 1500 + 2 horses @ 55 + 3 cows @ 11 + occ (merchant) @ 200 = $2537 tax value

1837 - Henry Fetter retail merchant of Tyrone Tp and a retail merchant with Dunbar in Madison Co. (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1837, p. 509).

4 Apr 1837 - Henry Fetter attended an anti-abolition meeting in Bloomsburg, Perry Co PA and was a delegate then to the Friends of the Union convention in Harrisburg PA in May 1837 (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 541, & PERRY CO DEMOCRAT news 6 Apr 1837).

15 Mar 1838 - Perry Co Deed, G-1-429, Henry Fetter and Jane of Tyrone Tp & Robt Dunbar of Madison Tp (all signed) sell 9 acres 7 perches of land in Madison Tp for $588 to John Junkin of Tyrone Tp (Land originally from 14 Mar 1837 Deed from Wilson Welch).

1839-02-07 American Volunteer p 3 (in more news issues):
Henry Fetter letter in PO since 1 Feb 1839

1839 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jno Junkin, grantor (H-I-363).

15 Nov 1839 - Carroll, Tyrone Tp, Perry Co Land Warrantee #10; Henry Fetter of Tyrone Tp for 65 acres adj the lands of Anthony Black on the N, Power's heirs on E, and land of Henry Fetter on S (PA ARCHIVES, 3rd series, v. XXV, p. 429).

1840 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jas Diven's Ex, grantor (J-I-355).

1840 - Willow Grove (Landisburg) Female Seminary - shortlived. Taught French, drawing, painting, and piano - James Diven, Sr, and Henry Fetter among trustees. Conducted at the John Junkin large brick Federal home at Alinda on Rt 74 and just north of Rt 850. (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 212, 339 and A HIST OF JUNIATA VALLEY, Nat Hist Assn , v. 1, 1936).

1840-03-12 American Volunteer p 2:
Democratic Republican State Convention in Hbg Pa
Delegate Henry Fetter on "4th instant" (4 Mar)

12 Jun 1840, The Statues at Large of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA, 1911:
An act to incorporate a Female Seminary in Landisburg, Perry county, and for other purposes. The board of trustees, not to exceed seven, are JOHN JUNKIN, SAMUEL A. MOORE, HENRY FETTER, JAMES DIVEN SR., PETER HENCH, JOHN STAMBAUGH, and JAMES MCCLURE, are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate.

1840 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA:
HOH Henry Fetter
males 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1820-1825, 1 b 1825-1830
females 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1815-1820, 2 b 1820-1825

1842 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter et al, grantee; Jac. Shoop et al, grantor (J-I-642).

1842 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter et al, grantee; J. A. Diven et al, grantor (J-I-644).

1843 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantor; A. J. Frank, grantee (K-I-187).

1843 - Henry Fetter was an incorporator for the Perry Co. Mutual Fire Insurance Co. (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 470).

1843 - Brig Gen Henry Fetter, Perry Co citizens became attached to important titles (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 517).

E19C - Remaining farm lands at Landisburg sold to Gen Henry Fetter and Zachariah Rice (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 1071).

1846 - Listed among the subscribers from Anderville, Tyrone Tp, Perry Co: Gen Henry Fetter, James A. Diven, John Peck (HIST 7& TOPO OF DAUPHIN, CUMB, FRANKLIN, BEDFORD, ADAMS, & PERRY COUNTIES, I. D. Rupp, 1846, p. 595-608).

1847-02-24 Carlisle Herald p 1:
Convention of Friends of the Sabbath met at the 2nd Presby Ch in Carlisle:
Gen Fetter appointed to nominating committee.

1848 - Perry Co Deed; Henry Fetter, grantee; Alex J Franks, grantor (K-I-187).
c 1848 - Henry Fetter built the present house of soft bricks he manufactured himself. House ownership (Lots 158, 159, store on Lot 160): 1st Gen Henry Fetter; 2nd son Capt William R. Fetter; 3rd grandson Henry Diven Fetter; 4th Henry Diven Fetter' s two daughters, Gertrude Fetter (Mrs Rev W H Dyer) and Harriet Fetter (Mrs Zachariah E Rice); 5th Rev Dyer; 6th Two ladies from the old folks home to care for Rev Dyer and live on after his death; 7th Mrs Marjorie Fetter Goossens; 8th Given to th e Perry Co Historical Soc. House contains much of Gen Fetter's furniture, books, and personal items such as: 13 pane Bookcase, Grandfther's Clock, Sword, Sheath, & Belt with buckle insignia (could be his fathers, Jacob Fetter, Sr.); walking cane with ivory top inscribed with "H. Fetter" (Marjorie Fetter took the cane with her when she deeded the house to the Society); a trunk full of unidentified photos; Sets of PA ARCHIVES AND COLONIAL RECORDS; and Marshalls HISTORIES OF GEO WASHINGTON. Henry Fetter's autographed book, PA SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE, Thomas H. Burrowes, 18 55, was given to K. Edward Lay by Mrs. Goossens.

1848 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter grantee; Alex J Franks grantor (K-I-187)

1849-07-04 Carlisle Herald p 3:
Military Election
We learn that Gen Henry Fetter of perry Co was on Mon last elected major general of tis Division, beating his highest opponent by five votes.

1849-07-09 American Volunteer p 2:
An election of Major General of the 11th Div of PA Volunteers composed of the counties of Cumberland, Perry & Franklin was held in each county on Mon last with Gen henry fetter of perry winning
Voting:
Perry Co:
Henry Fetter unanimous vote
Cumberland Co:
E M Biddle 20, Henry Fetter 9, J Refrer 4, William Gilmore 3
Franklin Co:
William Gilmore unanimous vote

1850 - Ledger of Henry Fetter and Son (W. R. Fetter) lists clothing, food, etc., and indicates that W. R. Fetter transferred the business back to his father, Henry Fetter, in 1850 (In house).

1850 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA (All b PA):
HOH Henry Fetter 1793- Farmer, RE $11,475
Wife Jane 1777- ?
William Soliday 1830- Laborer, attended school in last yr
Aderine Soliday 1832-, attended school in last yr
In next house William Fetter 1822- family:
1850 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA (All b PA):
HOH William Fetter 1822- Merchant, RE $3000
Wife Anna Bell 1824-
Children: Alice 1846-, Henry 1848-

1850 Farm Census, Boro of Landisburg, PerryCo PA:
Henry Fetter, imp 53 ac, 70 unimp ac, $4325 cash value of farm, $950 value farming implements & machinery, 3 horses, 2 milch cows, 16 swine, $400 value of livestock, 500 bus wheat, 200 bus Indian corn, 200 bus oats, 10 bus Irish potatoes, 200 lbs butter, 10 tons hay, 12 bus clover seed, $100 value of animals slaughtered

1850-09-12 American Volunteer p 2:
Democratic Party of Perry Co at Bloomfield Court Hse 4 Sep 1850
For ratifying nomination of Joseph Bailey Esq as Democratic candidate for State Senator
Gen Henry Fetter was appointed meeting president

1851 - Gen Henry Fetter offered to donate a lot for the Trinity Reformed Church on Carlisle St in Landisburg (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 981 and HIST SKETCH OF Broad Top RR,LANDISBURG CHARGE, M. H. Groh, 1887, p. 163).

26 Jan 1852 - The 6th annual meeting of the Perry Co Bible Soc was held in the Presbyterian Church at Ickesburg where Gen Henry Fetter was elected president.

1852-06-10 American Volunteer p 2 (in more news issues):
Henry Fetter was selected as a Presidential Elector for Perry Co
For the election of Gen Franklin Pierce for Pres of US & Col William R King VP of US

1852 - Listed as Elders in Landisburg Presbyterian Church: Henry Fetter and John Linn (Churches of the valley, or, An historical sketch of the old Presbyterian congregations of Cumberland and Franklin Counties, Alfred Nevin, 1852, p. 318).

3 Oct 1853, Fetter's barn and outbuildings burned in Landisburg, PA.
Advocate & Press newspaper, 8 Feb 1888.

1853-10-13 American Volunteer p 2:
Fire in Landisburg
On evening of 3rd inst. Barns & their Contents of Gen Fetter of Landisburg were destroyed by fire
Supposed originated from matches by family children in barn
Carriags, grain, a cow, & a calf were burnt
He had $1000 of insurance in the Perry Co Company which cannot cover his loss.
Gen Fetter & his son were both absent from home.

1854 - Gen. Henry Feter was an incorporator for the Duncannon, Landisburg, and Broad Top RR Co. (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 431).

1856 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Geo Shively, grantor (Q-I-173).

1856-09-04 American Volunteer p 2:
Gen Henry Fetter of Landisburg, Perry Co, received the unanimous nomination at the Democratic Convention of Perry Co for the office of state senator.
Delegates of Cumberland co conceded to the candidate from Perry Co, so he ids the District candidate.
We have known Gen Fetter for many years and a more honorable and worthy man cannot be found in the district. He has always been distinguished for his sterling integrity of character, intelligence, and sound democracy.
That he will be elected triumphantly, we entertain no doubt whatever, and that he will make a most worthy and intelligent member of the Senate, no one can doubt who knows him.

1856-09-04 American Volunteer p 2:
Gen Henry Fetter on the democratic county ticket for Senator from Perry Co
along with James Buchanan for Pre of US & Joh C Breckenridge for VP of US

1856-10-16 American Volunteer p 2:
Our Senatorial District
The vote for Senator in perry Co is close, but the majority we give Gen Fetter in this county, secures the election by from 150 to 200 majority. We sincerely rejoice at this glorious result, as gen F is a worthy & deserving man.

1856-10-22 Carlisle Herald p 2:
The aggregate for each candidate:
State Senate:
Kirk Haines (Union) 2942
Henry Fetter (Democratic) 3259
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MAJORITY FOR FETTER 317

1856-10-23 American Volunteer p 2:
Official vote returns by city & District
Henry Fetter Senator

Nov 1856 - -- Fetter elected State Senator of Perry Co (HIST OF PERRY CO, Silas Wright, 1873, p. 224).

1857 - Henry Fetter listed as State Senator. He was elected this year for one term. (Obituary & HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 450).

1857-08-27 American Volunteer p 3 (in more news issues):
State Senate Votes on PA Constitution Amendments
Showing Sen Henry Fetter's Yea votes which approved two amendments
27 Mar 1857

1857-59 - Henry Fetter represented Cumberland & Perry Counties in PA Senate (HOPPER).

1856-1858 - Henry Fetter, State Senator
(HIST OF CUMBERLAND AND ADAMS CO, 1886, Part II p. 187; History of Cumberland Co PA, Conway P. Wing, 1879, p. 123, referenced in American Genealogical-Biographical Index)

1858 - Lists Henry Fetter as a State Senator and on the State Committees of Finance, Militia, New Counties and County Seats, and another committee. (A MANUAL FOR THE GOVT OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REP OF COMMONWEALTH OF PA, J. Ziegler, 1858, p . 298 & 300).

1858-01-14 American Volunteer p 3:
PA State Senate votes for a Speaker
Sen Henry Fetter voted for Sen Wm H Welch who won

1858-01-21 American Volunteer p 2:
State Senate Committee Members:
Sen Fetter on Finance, Militia, New Counties & County Seats

1858-04-21 Carlisle Herald p 2:
Our thanks are due to Gen Fetter of the Senate and to M. Stuart of the House for copies of the "Legislative Record."

1858-09-30 American Volunteer p 2:
After the Cumberland Co candidate did not succeed, Cumberland wanted to support Perry Co, but their 2 candidate Messrs M'Intire & Fetter had friends who were "bitter and vindictive . . . were threatening . . . what they could and would do if one or the other should be made the nominee" so the conferees from Cumberland felt they "could not, in safety, assume this dangerous responsibility" of supporting either candidate.

1858-10-21 American Volunteer p 2:
Reference to "a Perry Co man" - Gen Fetter
"Even after Gen Fetter was defeated in Perry," Magee's choice had been Gen Fetter and he still insisted that Fetter was his "Perry County man."

1859-08-25 American Volunteer p 2:
"Resolved, that the Senatorial term of Gen Henry Fetter is just about to expire, we of Perry County do not claim the nominee for that office this fall, but concede the same to Juniata" . . ." to support Dr E D Crawford for that nomination."
In 1856 Cumberland Co conceded the Senator to Perry, so Cumberland felt that Perry this time should concede to Cumberland not Juniata, "a county not in the District when Gen Fetter was the Senator."

1860 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA (All b PA):
HOH Henry Fetter 1793-, Farmer, RE $14,500 PP $4,050
Wife Jane 1790-
William H. Niblock 1849-
Catharine Peterson 1817-
Wm Egolf 1844-
Sarah Frownfield 1837-, servant
In next house:
HOH Wm R. Fetter 1823, Farm Laborer, PP $500
Wife Anna B. 1825-
Children: Mary A. 1846-, Wm H. 1848-, Anna G. 1855-, Jane 1860-
Elizabeth Wetzel 1835-
Susan Williams 1853-
Population of Landisburg in 1860:
76 families in 72 houses with 365 inhabitants

1859-61 - PA State Senator (HIST OF CUMB CO, Beers & Co, 1886, p. 137).
Henry Fetter, State Senator; James L. Diven, Prothonotary; Zachariah Rice, Commissioner (A HIST OF JUNIATA VALLEY, Nat Hist Assn, 1936, v. I, p. 134).

Henry Fetter delegate to state convention of Friends of the Union (Anti-abolitionists who were opposed to the North trying to abolish slavery in the South) at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co, PA (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 541).

1863 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantor; G. B. Sheaffer, grantee (U-I-447).

Perry Co Orphans Court Record Index on line 1820-1950:
Image 170 #90 Henry Fetter decedent, residence Landisburg boro (nothing more)
Image 173 #90 Jane Fetter decedent, residence Landisburg boro (nothing more)

Will Bk C, p. 221, F-90:
Ct Docket Index 1828-1950 on line, Perry Co PA:
#90 Henry Fetter, Landisburg Boro ( Co PA, Register's and Orphans' Court Record Index 1820-1950, Image 170 on line)
16 Dec 1863 - Perry Co PA Handwritten Will (4 pages) of Henry Fetter written 12 Feb 1859 (paraphrased):
$100 immediately to wife Jane
$350 fund invested, the interest to Mary Diven & Margaret Evinger and at their demise to heirs of James Diven & Jacob Evinger
S200 to build a stable on lot of son William
To my beloved wife Jane all furniture and household goods, for her to live in the house with son William that I now live in, and that she at no time want for anything.
To grandson, William Henry Niblock, the store house and dwelling now occupied by James L Diven
To son William, the alley bet the 2 houses back of the stone house to be kept open for use of both properties forever
To said grandson William Henry all personal effects in my house and known and called his deceased mother, including his father's watch, unless he died before age 21, then goes to other living grandchildren
All real estate lots woodlands, cattle, horses, hogs, farming implements, carriage, wagons harness to son William R Fetter in trust to use for the benefit of his wife, Annabella Fetter and their children
To my grandson Henry Fetter, my gold watch upon reaching age 18.
Having great confidence in the integrity and descretion of my friend George Hench of Madison Tp I commit guardianship of my grandchildren and in renting the property devised to William Henry Niblock he give preference to James L Diven.
Appoint my friend James L Diven as executor to enforce the collection of debt due to me by Joseph and Solomon Dewalt
Signed
Henry Fetter
12 Feb 1859
Witnessed: J A Linn & John L Diven

1863-12-24 American Volunteer p 2:
Obituary of Gen Fetter
" The Perry Co Democrat announces the death of gen henry fetter at his residence in Landisburg on the 10th inst in his 70th year of his age."
"The Democrat says: His life was useful and honorable. He was a man of the strictest integrity, and all who knew him respected him. As a State Senator from this district he discharged his duty faithfully; his most bitter opponents acknowledging his worth. As a man he was kind and benevolent; as a public servant he neve failed to do his duty. Above suspicion, he lived and died an honest man - the noblest work of God."
"A personal and intimate acquaintance with the deceased of nearly 20 years enables us to bear testimony to the truthfulness of this eulogy."

23 Dec 1863 Newspaper Obituary by H. M.:
In Landisburg, on the 10th inst, Gen Henry Fetter, aged 69 years, 10 mos, 2 days.
This was a well known, and one of the oldest citizens. He was born in Carlisle, Feb 8th 1794, and early given to habits of business and industry. In the War of 1812, he served six months as a volunteer under Capt Grosh of Lancaster Co, They were as far as Bush Hill. But the campaign coming to a close, they were dismissed without being led into battle. On returning to Carlisle, he entered upon business with Nr Sample, who shortly became his brother-in-law. He was married to Miss Sample whith whom he lived honorably and happily in the state of wedlock for 48 years. His partner shortly died in 1815. In the same year, he moved to Landisburg, from which place he returned to Carlisle after 3 years absence. But he was somewhat unsettled in the place of his nativity, and moved a second time to Landisburg in 1820, since which time he remained. Energy and integrity were his principal traits of character. These did, as they would have in any place of ordinary priviledges, warranted success in business and gathered a large and reliable circle of friends. He wa open and warm hearted. The friendship, once tested, would await, when possible, favorable assiatance. Both during his sickness and at his funeral, were visible evidences of the deep seated affections in the hearts of the people. Far and near they gathered to offer sympathy to the family and to pay their respects to one whom they honored and loved.
He had an innate taste for military life. Undoubtedly his sis months experience in the War of 1812 fanned the latent spark into a flame. He passed through every grade, under the old military law, from private to Brigadieer, from which elevation he held the name General among the people.
It is said that politics was not so congenial to his spirit, but the earnestness in which he advocatedhis convictions and interest which he took in all the great questions of the day, made him prominent among his fellow citizens. He was elected to the State Senate in 1857, where he filled his seat honorably for one term.
The greatest excellence of his character is being a Christian. The lessons of wisdom and consistency which he learned in a religious life reflected through all his actions. His characteristic earnestness was manifest in this respect. He loved the Church as well as the State. He learned the higher duties to the latter by a greater devotedness to the former. He bore up under the protracted illness with Christian fortitude and resignation, Patiently awaiting his end, while his shining virtues seemed to say, "now, lettest thy servent depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation." While we claim for him no perfection, his energy in everything he undertook - intregity and Christian virtues - are a rich legacy fo the family, to the community, and numerous acquaintances. May we improve the light of his example. May each of us be able to say - "let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."

1863 Veterans Burial Card:
Henry Fetter
Birth 20 May 1793 Death 10 Dec 1863
In Mexican-American War in Army Artillery
1846-1848 from Landisburg Artillerist's Co, c 2 yrs service
Went from Capt to Col
Resistered in Perry Co PA
Landisburg Cm, Perry Co PA

12 Sep 1866 filed partial Account, confirmed 29 Oct 1866, docket I p. 200, Docket D p. 440, 3 pages:
by James L Diven executor for estate of Henry Fetter , late of Landisburg boro, Perry Co PA; balance $4066.59'

4 Mar 1864 Perry Co PA Inventory, F-90 (Perry Co Registers & Orphans Ct Record Index 1820-1950, Image 170, p. 120, #90):
by John A Linn & John Bustnett appraisers of the personal estate of Henry Fetter, late of Landisburg, Perry Co PA:
All items (total appraisal = $3946.59):
Mahogany sofa ($35), 2 tier tables ($24), large looking glass, 10 venetian blinds, parlor stove, 50 yards parlor carpet ($30), parlor lamp & table cover, mahogany sideboard ($50), 12 cane seat chairs, stand, secretary & book case ($25), library ($50), 2 dining tables, eight-day clock, Nine plate stove & pipe, looking glass, lounge, 12 chairs & 2 rockers, 37 yards dining room carpet, lamp, dishes in cupboard & silverware ($50), cook stove & kitchen furniture, 15 bu potatoes, pork & beef ($40), 4 bbls flour, old iron, tubs & cellar fixtures, 2 side tables, settee, map, entry carpet, stair carpet & rods, dressing bureau ($25), wash stand, feather bed & mattress ($30), 25 yards carpet, bedstead & bedding, dressing table & glass, carpet in small room, chest with bed clothes ($25), feather bed & pillows & bolster, 2 pr fire irons & fender, stand & looking glass, bedstead, beaurers, horse gears ($50), cutting box, threshing machine & power ($100), windmill, 2 farm wagons & ladders ($100), grain rake, grain drill ($30), 2 truck wagons ($25), 4 head of cattle ($40), nine plate stove, wash stand & table, 6 chairs, bedstead & bed & bedding, looking glass & stand, 15 yards carpet, 2 bedsteads, bed & bedding, Beaun & chair, feather bed & bolster & pillows, washstand, 3 horses ($150), 2 colts ($100), 2 sts harness ($25), 2 saddles,forks & rakes, 25 Nu corn ($27), wheat ($28), cart ($20), plows & harrows & cultivator ($19).
Judgement against J & S Dewalt (($2000) Perry Co Ct of Common Pleas, Apr 1860, #178.
Judgement against Danl Keck ($195.87) Perry Co Ct of Common Pleas, 2 Jan 1862, # 67.
Balance due with interest on Jos Dewalt bond of 1 Jun 1858 ($230.17)

1877 Perry Co PA Atlas: H. Fetter heirs in Landisburg, PA.

14 oct 1885 Perry Co Democrat News:
Valuable Property at Private Sale
The heirs of Hon. Henry Fetter, late of the boro of Landisburg, Perry County, deceased, offer at private sale the large Brick Dwelling House in said boro; also a farm of 40 acres of excellent land, and a tract of wood land containing 117 acres.
For further particulars inquire of the undersigned.
James L Diven
H. D.Fetter
landisburg PA
2 Sep 1885

25 May 1898, Advocate Press, reprint in The Perry Review, #10, 1985:
Pvt Henry Fetter in War of 1812.

c 1925 news: "On account of the foundation wall giving away George Patterson had to take down his large brick kitchen at what was known as the old General Fetter property. It was built 77 years ago. The stone masons are now outting up the wall."

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 famous symphony conductor and composer (OVERTURE AND BEGINNERS, E. Goossens, London, 1951 & WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA, 1970, v. O, p. 623).

Typewritten Account: "The Henry Fetter Home", Frances Colbert, 24 Feb 1970.
Newspaper articles: "Early Perry County Watch and Clock Makers", Henry W. Shoemaker, DPI, 1939. "According to Joe". Joe Darlington, 20 Jun 1985. "Her Home in Where Help Goes", Charles Thompson, 13 Jun 1987. "Perry County's History: Fetter was Aud itor, Senator", Doanald M. Briner, 20 Jun 1990. "Historic House a Tour Site", Wade Fowler.

1897 News: Death (at age 75 of paralytic stroke) of Capt James Kacy at his home in Bird-in-Hand, PA. He was brought by Sen Henry Fetter from Phila to Landisburg to serve as his store clerk. He was then in mercantile business in Elliotsburg, Perry Co, PA, and then was a railway clerk. Was in Civil War as commander of Co. H, 47th Reg PA Vol. Was station agent in Coatesville, PA. Democrat. Wife Mary A. Chisholm; sons George C. and William H.

23 May 1925, newspaper, Landisburg:
On account of the foundation wall giving away, George Patterson had to take done his large brick kitchen at what was known as the old General Fetter property. It was built 77 years ago. The stone masons are now putting up the wall,

1975: Early 1840s Henry Fetter mansion donated to Historical Society of Perry Co by Marjory Goossens. Contains Henry Fetter's 1795 dinette set, desk, sword, and mahogany fiddle-back chairs, along with Eugene Goossens 1880s Steinway grand piano , 18" wooden baton, original score of Tristan and Isolde, plus many more original compositions.

15 Jun 1978, newspaper:
Fetter Mansion in Landisburg open to piublic

One of many books owned by Maj Gen Henry Fetter 1794-1863, now in possession of K. Edward Lay:
Pennsylvania School Architecture, Thomas H. Burrowes
A. Boyd Hamilton, Harrisburg PA 1855
"Henry Fetter" signed inside
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P. 318, Supplement:
Centre Presby Church under care of Rev John Linn.
Original elders of Landisburg Presby Church were Samuel Linn, John Deven, and others.
Original elders of Buffalo Presby Church near Ickesburg were Andrew Linn and others.
In Landisburg were John Linn and Henry Fetter.
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"The Henry Fetter Home," by Frances Colbert, 3 typewritten pages.
"Mr Fetter Fancied Timepieces" by Wade Fowler, newspaper
" Early Perry County Watch and Clock Makers" by Henry W Shoemaker, 1939, newspaper
"The Fetter Mansion: Sir Eugene Goossens" by Joe Darlington in "According to Joe," 20 Jun 1985
"Her Home is Where Help Goes" by Charles Thompson, 13 Jun 1987, newspaper
"Fetter was Auditor, Senator" by Donald M Briner in Perry County History, 20 Jun 1990
"That's Fabulous: Best Piano in Perry" by Karla Browne in Carlisle Senteniel, 13 May 2001
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"Preserving the Past"
By Joya Ellertson , 9 January 2005, The Senteniel news, Carlisle PA http://www.cumberlink/articles/2005/01/17/weekly/news03.txt
In 1974, the Historical Society of Perry County received a historic gift: the Henry Fetter mansion in Landisburg. The Greek Revival structure, which dates back to 1848, was bequeathed to the historical society by Marjorie Fetter Goossens, the great-great-granddaughter of the original owner, Henry Fetter.
During the years from 1821 through 1859, Henry Fetter served as a merchant and military and political leader.
As a merchant, Fetter stocked his own store as well as others in fledgling Perry County.
Fetter was a brigadier general in the 11th Division of the Pennsylvania Militia, a brigadier general in the Perry County Militia and major general in the 15th Division.
He was the second postmaster of Landisburg and a county auditor. He also served a three-year term as a Pennsylvania state senator.
Brought back craftsmen:
When Henry Fetter resided in the mansion, the imposing brick structure enjoyed an architectural growth not afforded to other homes of the period. On his supply trips to Philadelphia and Baltimore, Fetter found talented craftsmen that he brought back to Landisburg. It is said that the ornate staircase found in the home, with its elongated oval design and near perfect symmetry, was built by a derelict architect.
Feathers, burlap and corn cobs were probably used to create the woodgrain finish on a massive accordian-type door.
Fetter was a collector of clocks, from sturdy handcrafted grandfather designs to 18th century watches. Clocks were on display throughout the mansion. At some point during the year, the clocks had to be adjusted and synchronized with their chimes. Once a year, a clockmaker came and adjusted the calibrated mechanical workings. Sometimes they spent an entire winter adjusting the collector's clocks.
There is an interesting story about one of the traveling clockmakers, who was from Austria. He had finished synchronizing the clocks at the Fetter mansion and had decided to make his way to Selinsgrove down along the old Landisburg-Clarks Ferry road. He was near Page Hill, which is south of New Bloomfield, when he disappeared after tangling with the "notorious" Page brothers of the Cumberland Valley.
After the death of Henry Fetter in 1863, the mansion remained in the family until it was transferred to the historical society by Marjorie Goossens. She was born and raised in Alinda and married Sir Eugene Goossens III, a famous symphony conductor, who died in 1962. Mrs. Goossens, who died in 2000, spent the last four year of her life living either in or near a convent along the French Riviera.
William Metz, the vice president of the historical society and his wife, Virginia, moved into the Fetter house in the late 1970s, after it had sat empty for four years. Metz says he has been "very slowly" improving the interior of the mansion. Keeping things intact and as original as possible are the couple's main concerns.
Metz says the historical society is small and they don't have the funds to do costly repairs. They did, however, replace the roof, which according to Metz required at least 15 buckets to catch rain in a thunderstorm. The Metzes also have undertaken many "minor" improvements, such as adding kitchen cupboards, removing several layers of paint and linoleum from the floors and grinding one-fourth inch of paint off the bricks found in the old walk-in hearth.
Fetter's belongings:
When the house was deeded to the historical society, so were its contents. Many pieces, including a 1700s dinette set, sword and sheath, and a desk with 13 windows signifying the 13 original colonies, are said to have belonged to Gen. Fetter.
Also included in the household registry was Sir Goossens' 18-inch conductor's baton. The baton was listed on the inventory and for years Metz looked for it. One day he was straightening a row of old books and felt the narrow baton behind them.
One of the more impressive pieces found in the mansion is Sir Goossens' 1880s Steinway Grand piano. The Perry County Council of the Arts hosts four concerts a year at the Fetter House. Many of the artists who perform come just to play the piano.
Massive accordion-styled doors separate the music room from the dining area. Metz says the wood-grained finish on the doors is a "lost art." The work is all done by hand and the artisan used a combination of feather, burlap and corn cobs to create the intricate faux texture.
The Historical Society of Perry County credits K. Edward Lay, Cary D. Langhorne professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Virginia, with providing considerable details regarding his ancestor, Henry Fetter.
The historic legacy of Gen. Fetter is found on every level of the brick mansion, from the soft bricks made on the site, which still bear their batch numbers, to the attic where Fetter family keepsakes rest peacefully with Pennsylvania archives and colonial records.
Genealogical Notes of Hopper by Harry Shelmire Hopper, c1894:
Jacob Fetter 1796-1878:
Was wounded in his hand in War of 1812 by a British bayonet while trying to stop the British soldiers who were trying to land by boat at Baltimore.
He had enlisted at age 16 in Carlisle Guards.
After the War of 1812, he was a building contractor in Carlisle, then a cabinetmaker and undertaker, coachmaker (1835), then in the iron business of Alexander FETTER & HOYT. 1858-61 moved to Iowa; 1861 moved to Chambersburg PA.
His brother known as "The General" Henry Fetter of Landisburg was also wounded in War of 1812 - perhaps at the Battle of Sandy Hook.
His other brother Samuel Fetter was also in War of 1812.

The Fetter house is situated just off the square in Landisburg, PA. This old brick house was built in 1848 by Henry Fetter, a local merchant who was doing business when the county was first formed. The interior of this house contains beautiful mill-work, paneling, and a charming, wide stairway which goes up to the third floor. There is a grand piano and other furnishings from the mid 1800's. Legend has it that the house was used as part of the Underground Railroad, although that claim is disputed. Henry Fetter died in December of 1863 and is buried in the Landisburg cemetery. Marjorie Goosens, the great, great granddaughter of Henry Fetter, deeded the house to the Historical Society in 1974.
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PA Archives, 6th Series, v VIII, p 712:
Pvt Henry Fetter, War of 1812-1814, Marcus Hook Camp, 1st Brigade, 2nd Div, Pa Militia, 9th Co, 2nd Regt, Pa Vol Light Inf
Ancestry.com:
Muster-roll of the Ninth company (under the command of Capt. Jacob Grosh) of the Second regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Light Infantry, commanded by Colonel Louis Bache. Attached to the First brigade Second division, Pennsylvania militia.
Henry Fetter, PA Volunteers in War of 1812
1812 War Records, Roll Box 70, Roll Exct 602:
Henry Fetter, 2nd Regt Light Inf (Bache's) PA, Pvt
his brother Jacob Fetter (1796-1878) in same branch

After the War in business in Carlisle with his brother in law, Mr. Sample, who died in 1815.

1815, moved to Landisburg, Perry Co, PA, but returned to Carlisle about 1818, then back to Landisburg in 1820.

AMERICAN VOLUNTEER newspaper of Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA (14 Mar 1816) & KLINES CARLISLE GAZETTE newspaper (13 Mar 1816) & DIE FREYHEITS-FAHNE newspaper (14 Mar 1816):
Henry (Henrich) Fetter, merchant, married Miss Jane Sample, both from Carlisle, 7 Mar 1816 by Rev Pringle in Carlisle, Cumberland Co PA.

Moved in 1815 to Landisburg, then back to Carlisle c 1818, then back to Landisburg in 1820.

Cumberland Co PA Will Book I, 8 Jan 1818, of John Dunbar Sr of Landisburg, Perry Co PA, witnessed by Henry FETTER.

1820 Tax List, Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA:
Henry Fetter, Occ (merchant) @ $100 + 1 third rate store @ $200 = $300 tax value.

1820 Census, Carlisle Boro, Cumberland Co PA:
HOH Henry Feller
males 1 b 1775-1794
females 1 b 1775-1794, 1 b 1804-1810

1820 - Listed as scheduled for police duty in Carlisle but named crossed out (200 YEARS IN CUMB CO, 1951, p. 127).

Henry Fetter's brick merchantile bldg had been the Patterson Bldg on Carlisle St in which was the prothonotary's office until 1826.
(HIST OF PERRY CO, H H Hain, 1922, p. 212)

In 1787 Abraham Landis warranted a tract of 116 acres, which he combined with the Montour tract, and in 1795 both tracts were patented to him. Landis laid out Landisburg, but probably never lived in Tyrone Township or Landisburg, as all the deeds mentioned his home as in Lancaster County. On March 10, 1813, Landis sold his property to George Stroop, who laid out an addition to the town, but died before 1828. His heirs failed to comply with the terms of sale made by Landis and the property again reverted to Landis. Matters were compromised with lot purchasers and the remaining farm lands were sold to Dr. Samuel Moore, General Henry Fetter and Zachariah Rice.
(HIST OF PERRY CO, H H Hain, 1922, p. 1071 & History of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys Vol 2; c1886, by Everts, Peck, and Richards, p. 965)

5 Apr 1821 - "New Store. Henry Fetter. Respectfully informs the citizens of Landisburg and its vicinity, that he has opened a fresh and handsome assortment of goods suitablefor the approaching season, in the house immediately opposite to where S heriff Stambaugh resides, consisting of dry goods, grocery's, hardware, queens-ware (cream colored Wedgewood pottery named by Queen Charlotte I), and a good assortment of LIQUORS. All of which he intends to sell low for cash or approved country p roduce. He hopes by a strict attention to business to merit a share of public patronage. Landisburg, April 5th, 1821" (Landisburg PERRY FORESTER news).

Store ownership on Carlisle St, Landisburg: 1st Abraham Landis, 2nd Jacob Fritz purchased i t 11 Dec 1811 (Deed 13 Dec 1820), 3rd Samuel Anderson built the brick dwelling on it which housed the prothonotary's office under Wm B. Mitchell until 1826, 4th Gen Henry Fetter moved his store from lot 32 (owned by Joseph H Kennedy heirs in 1886 ) to this bldg, 5th Wm H Niblock in 1881, 6th Patterson's Store in 1886 (HIST OF ... SUSQUEHANNA AND JUNIATA VALLEYS, Ellis & Hungerford, 1886, v. 2. pp. 965, 982-83). 1st location of store was lot 32 in Landisburg, which was owned in 1863 by C. Showalter and in 1886 by Joseph H. Kennedy heirs (Jerry A. Clouse, "A Walking Tour of Landisburg," in THE PERRY REVIEW, 1993-94, p. 9).

1821 - Henry Fetter purchased a license for $15 to retail foreign merchandise and liquors (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 218).

Bet 1821-27 - Captain, 39th Regt, 1st Brig, 11th Div, PA Militia.

Perry Co PA Will Book A, p. 402, Henry Sunday (Heinrich Sundag or Sonntag), 10 Jan 1822, Tyrone Twp, Perry Co, PA:
Witness Henry Fetter

Perry Co PA Postmasters by Luke Baker:
Henry Fetter, Landisburg, Perry Co PA, 4 Aug 1822

Perry County Times New Bloomfield, Perry Co PA 16 Mar 1925 p. 4:
Postmaster of Landisburg:
Henry Fetter 4 Aug 1822 & 12 Nov 1825

1 Aug 1823-1825 - Appointed Postmaster of Landisburg Boro, Tyrone Tp, Perry Co, PA (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 978 & HIST OF ... SUSQUEHANNA AND JUNIATA VALLEYS, Ellis & Hungerford, 1886, v. 2, p. 984).

When Landisburg was incorporated, Henry Fetter, John Diven, and John Kibler were appointed trustees of the log schoolhse on Lot 14 (Ellis, 1886, v. 2, p. 984).

23 Jun 1824 - Henry Fetter purchased for $78.00, Lot # 3 on N side of E Main St (2 lots E of the courthse) in New Bloomfield, Centre Tp, Perry Co, PA (Map of Bloomfield on p. 20 of THE PERRY REVIEW, #3, Aug 1978).

14 Oct 1824 - Henry Fetter became Auditor (HIST OF PERRY CO, Silas Wright, 1873, p. 186).

1824 Deed, Perry Co PA (Bk B, V. I, p. 85):
Henry Fetter, grantee; Perry Co Coms, grantor

1824 - Henry Fetter on list of county retailers (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 507).

Bet 1824-34 - Captain, Landisburg Artillery Co, 1st Batl, 39th Regt, 1st Brig, 11th Div, PA Militia.

Perry Co PA Postmasters by Luke Baker:
Henry Fetter, Landisburg, Perry Co PA,12 Nov 1825

1825 - Perry Co Courthse records - Sheriffs Deed to Henry Fetter for house and stable to north (on corner) of present hse.

1825 - Henry Fetter, county auditor (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 456).
Henry Fetter's brick merchantile bldg had been the Patterson Bldg on Carlisle St in Landisburg in which was the prothonotary's office until 1826 (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 212).

11 Aug 1825 - "Landisburg Artillery. Parade on your usual ground, at 10 o'clock, A.M. on Saturday the 27th. August, with sword and uniform in complete order. Capt. Henry Fetter" ( Newspaper ad).

4 Jul 1826 - Landisburg, 50th Anniv of American Independence:
Landisburg celebrated officially the fifieth anniversary of American Independence. On July 4 1826, the Landisburg Artillery Corps, under CAPT. HENRY FETTER, the Landisburg Guards, under Capt. Robert McClellan, and the citizens formed in Centre Square and marched to the courthouse, where an address was delivered by James Butterfield, after which all marched to the farm of WILLIAM POWER, where a dinner was served and toasts drank.
(HIST OF THAT PART OF SUSQUEHANNA AND JUNIATA VALLEYS..., Ellis & Hungerford, 1886, v. 2, p. 982-983 & HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922 , p. 978).

1826 Deed, Perry Co PA (B-I-262):
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jesse Miller, grantor

1826 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantor; Jesse Miller, grantee (B-I-374).

5 Jan 1827 - Landisburg Tax List - issued after settlement in 1828:
Henry Fetter, Esq., paid $7.50 for auditing (P. 316, 24, No. P).

Nov 1828 - Henry Fetter merchant of Tyrone Tp who also sold liquors (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 508).

1829 - Perry Co Courthse records - 27 acres from Abraham Landis to Henry Fetter - fields behind his present hse. Also a lot and a half to Henry Fetter (the present hse location).

1830 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA:
HOH Henry Fetter
males 2 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1800-1810, 1 b 1820-1825
females 1 b 1770-1780, 1 b 1815-1820, 2 b 1820-1825
4 houses away:
HOH John Diven
males 1 b 1780-1790, 1 b 1815-1820, 2 b 1825-1830
females 1 b 1780-1790, 1 b 1790-1800, 2 b 1820-1825
2 houses away in the opposite direction:
HOH Samuel Linn
males 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1810-1815, 1 b 1815-1820
females 1 b 1770-1780, 1 b 1815-1820
Then 2 more houses away:
HOH William Niblock
males 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1815-1820, 1 b 1820-1825
females 2 b 1800-1810, 1 b 1825-1830
Also in Landisburg:
HOH John Power
male 1 b 1790-1800
females 1 b 1790-1800, 3 b 1825-1830

1830 Deed, Perry Co PA (C-I-427):
Henry Fetter, grantee; Abram Landis, grantor

1830 Deed, Perry Co PA (C-I-428):
Henry Fetter, grantee; Abram Landis, grantor

Henry Fetter gave land for a church near his hse in Landisburg.

The Statues at Large of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA, 1911:
LAWS PASSED SESSION 1831-1832, HARRISBURG PA.
23 Dec 1831
JOHN KIBLER, HENRY FETTER and JOHN DIVEN SEN., appointed trustees of the public school within the borough. .
1831 - School Trustee with John Diven of Landisburg Boro
(HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, p. 977).

3 Oct 1833 - Petition Landisburg Fire Co to Council signed by Henry Fetter and 14 other fire company members: "To the Burgess and Town Council of the borough of Landisburg. The undersigned members of the Landisburg Fire Company . . . has been a t the very heavy expense in the purchsing a fire engine for the use of the town, and that said engine has become out of order and wants repairing which the company thinks ought to be done by the citizens, generally as all received an equal share o f the benefits therefrom. They would also state that the engine house is too small to admit the engine without a great trouble in putting it in and taking it out. Owing to the door of the house being too small. They would therefore ask the tow n council to pass an ordinance providing for the keeping of the said engine in repair and making such alterations in the engine house as be necessary." (Minutes and Ordinance, THE PERRY REVIEW, 1993-94, p. 24).

1833 - Zacharias Rice donated land for Landisburg Cemetery and Henry Fetter was named a trustee of the cemetery (HIST SKETCH OF LANDISBURG CHARGE, M. H. Groh, 1887, p. 174).

1833 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Thos Brown, grantee (E-I-379).

1833 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jno. McKees Adm(?), grantor (E-I-328).

1833-34 - Henry Fetter retailer of merchandise including wines and liquors (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 508).

1834 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; J. B. Fullweiler, grantor (F-I-106).

Bet 1833-42 - Captain, LaFayette Riflemen Co, 1st Batl, 39th Regt, 1st Brig, 11th Div, Perry Co PA Militia.

14 Oct 1836 - Henry Fetter, Democrat, became Coroner (HIST OF PERRY CO, Silas Wright, 1873, p. 195).

1837 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jesse Miller, grantor (G-I-227).

1837 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter et al, grantee; Wilson Welch, grantor (G-I-228).

1837 Tax List, Tyrone Tp, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, 27 patent acres in township @ 22 = $594 tax value
Henry Fetter, 1 house & lot (Millers) in Boro @ 100 + House & 2 lots (Mansion) in Boro @ 1500 + 2 horses @ 55 + 3 cows @ 11 + occ (merchant) @ 200 = $2537 tax value

1837 - Henry Fetter retail merchant of Tyrone Tp and a retail merchant with Dunbar in Madison Co. (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1837, p. 509).

4 Apr 1837 - Henry Fetter attended an anti-abolition meeting in Bloomsburg, Perry Co PA and was a delegate then to the Friends of the Union convention in Harrisburg PA in May 1837 (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 541, & PERRY CO DEMOCRAT news 6 Apr 1837).

15 Mar 1838 - Perry Co Deed, G-1-429, Henry Fetter and Jane of Tyrone Tp & Robt Dunbar of Madison Tp (all signed) sell 9 acres 7 perches of land in Madison Tp for $588 to John Junkin of Tyrone Tp (Land originally from 14 Mar 1837 Deed from Wilson Welch).

1839-02-07 American Volunteer p 3 (in more news issues):
Henry Fetter letter in PO since 1 Feb 1839

1839 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jno Junkin, grantor (H-I-363).

15 Nov 1839 - Carroll, Tyrone Tp, Perry Co Land Warrantee #10; Henry Fetter of Tyrone Tp for 65 acres adj the lands of Anthony Black on the N, Power's heirs on E, and land of Henry Fetter on S (PA ARCHIVES, 3rd series, v. XXV, p. 429).

1840 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Jas Diven's Ex, grantor (J-I-355).

1840 - Willow Grove (Landisburg) Female Seminary - shortlived. Taught French, drawing, painting, and piano - James Diven, Sr, and Henry Fetter among trustees. Conducted at the John Junkin large brick Federal home at Alinda on Rt 74 and just north of Rt 850. (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 212, 339 and A HIST OF JUNIATA VALLEY, Nat Hist Assn , v. 1, 1936).

1840-03-12 American Volunteer p 2:
Democratic Republican State Convention in Hbg Pa
Delegate Henry Fetter on "4th instant" (4 Mar)

12 Jun 1840, The Statues at Large of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA, 1911:
An act to incorporate a Female Seminary in Landisburg, Perry county, and for other purposes. The board of trustees, not to exceed seven, are JOHN JUNKIN, SAMUEL A. MOORE, HENRY FETTER, JAMES DIVEN SR., PETER HENCH, JOHN STAMBAUGH, and JAMES MCCLURE, are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate.

1840 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA:
HOH Henry Fetter
males 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1820-1825, 1 b 1825-1830
females 1 b 1790-1800, 1 b 1815-1820, 2 b 1820-1825

1842 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter et al, grantee; Jac. Shoop et al, grantor (J-I-642).

1842 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter et al, grantee; J. A. Diven et al, grantor (J-I-644).

1843 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantor; A. J. Frank, grantee (K-I-187).

1843 - Henry Fetter was an incorporator for the Perry Co. Mutual Fire Insurance Co. (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 470).

1843 - Brig Gen Henry Fetter, Perry Co citizens became attached to important titles (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 517).

E19C - Remaining farm lands at Landisburg sold to Gen Henry Fetter and Zachariah Rice (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 1071).

1846 - Listed among the subscribers from Anderville, Tyrone Tp, Perry Co: Gen Henry Fetter, James A. Diven, John Peck (HIST 7& TOPO OF DAUPHIN, CUMB, FRANKLIN, BEDFORD, ADAMS, & PERRY COUNTIES, I. D. Rupp, 1846, p. 595-608).

1847-02-24 Carlisle Herald p 1:
Convention of Friends of the Sabbath met at the 2nd Presby Ch in Carlisle:
Gen Fetter appointed to nominating committee.

1848 - Perry Co Deed; Henry Fetter, grantee; Alex J Franks, grantor (K-I-187).
c 1848 - Henry Fetter built the present house of soft bricks he manufactured himself. House ownership (Lots 158, 159, store on Lot 160): 1st Gen Henry Fetter; 2nd son Capt William R. Fetter; 3rd grandson Henry Diven Fetter; 4th Henry Diven Fetter' s two daughters, Gertrude Fetter (Mrs Rev W H Dyer) and Harriet Fetter (Mrs Zachariah E Rice); 5th Rev Dyer; 6th Two ladies from the old folks home to care for Rev Dyer and live on after his death; 7th Mrs Marjorie Fetter Goossens; 8th Given to th e Perry Co Historical Soc. House contains much of Gen Fetter's furniture, books, and personal items such as: 13 pane Bookcase, Grandfther's Clock, Sword, Sheath, & Belt with buckle insignia (could be his fathers, Jacob Fetter, Sr.); walking cane with ivory top inscribed with "H. Fetter" (Marjorie Fetter took the cane with her when she deeded the house to the Society); a trunk full of unidentified photos; Sets of PA ARCHIVES AND COLONIAL RECORDS; and Marshalls HISTORIES OF GEO WASHINGTON. Henry Fetter's autographed book, PA SCHOOL ARCHITECTURE, Thomas H. Burrowes, 18 55, was given to K. Edward Lay by Mrs. Goossens.

1848 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter grantee; Alex J Franks grantor (K-I-187)

1849-07-04 Carlisle Herald p 3:
Military Election
We learn that Gen Henry Fetter of perry Co was on Mon last elected major general of tis Division, beating his highest opponent by five votes.

1849-07-09 American Volunteer p 2:
An election of Major General of the 11th Div of PA Volunteers composed of the counties of Cumberland, Perry & Franklin was held in each county on Mon last with Gen henry fetter of perry winning
Voting:
Perry Co:
Henry Fetter unanimous vote
Cumberland Co:
E M Biddle 20, Henry Fetter 9, J Refrer 4, William Gilmore 3
Franklin Co:
William Gilmore unanimous vote

1850 - Ledger of Henry Fetter and Son (W. R. Fetter) lists clothing, food, etc., and indicates that W. R. Fetter transferred the business back to his father, Henry Fetter, in 1850 (In house).

1850 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA (All b PA):
HOH Henry Fetter 1793- Farmer, RE $11,475
Wife Jane 1777- ?
William Soliday 1830- Laborer, attended school in last yr
Aderine Soliday 1832-, attended school in last yr
In next house William Fetter 1822- family:
1850 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA (All b PA):
HOH William Fetter 1822- Merchant, RE $3000
Wife Anna Bell 1824-
Children: Alice 1846-, Henry 1848-

1850 Farm Census, Boro of Landisburg, PerryCo PA:
Henry Fetter, imp 53 ac, 70 unimp ac, $4325 cash value of farm, $950 value farming implements & machinery, 3 horses, 2 milch cows, 16 swine, $400 value of livestock, 500 bus wheat, 200 bus Indian corn, 200 bus oats, 10 bus Irish potatoes, 200 lbs butter, 10 tons hay, 12 bus clover seed, $100 value of animals slaughtered

1850-09-12 American Volunteer p 2:
Democratic Party of Perry Co at Bloomfield Court Hse 4 Sep 1850
For ratifying nomination of Joseph Bailey Esq as Democratic candidate for State Senator
Gen Henry Fetter was appointed meeting president

1851 - Gen Henry Fetter offered to donate a lot for the Trinity Reformed Church on Carlisle St in Landisburg (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 981 and HIST SKETCH OF Broad Top RR,LANDISBURG CHARGE, M. H. Groh, 1887, p. 163).

26 Jan 1852 - The 6th annual meeting of the Perry Co Bible Soc was held in the Presbyterian Church at Ickesburg where Gen Henry Fetter was elected president.

1852-06-10 American Volunteer p 2 (in more news issues):
Henry Fetter was selected as a Presidential Elector for Perry Co
For the election of Gen Franklin Pierce for Pres of US & Col William R King VP of US

1852 - Listed as Elders in Landisburg Presbyterian Church: Henry Fetter and John Linn (Churches of the valley, or, An historical sketch of the old Presbyterian congregations of Cumberland and Franklin Counties, Alfred Nevin, 1852, p. 318).

3 Oct 1853, Fetter's barn and outbuildings burned in Landisburg, PA.
Advocate & Press newspaper, 8 Feb 1888.

1853-10-13 American Volunteer p 2:
Fire in Landisburg
On evening of 3rd inst. Barns & their Contents of Gen Fetter of Landisburg were destroyed by fire
Supposed originated from matches by family children in barn
Carriags, grain, a cow, & a calf were burnt
He had $1000 of insurance in the Perry Co Company which cannot cover his loss.
Gen Fetter & his son were both absent from home.

1854 - Gen. Henry Feter was an incorporator for the Duncannon, Landisburg, and Broad Top RR Co. (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain,1922, p. 431).

1856 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantee; Geo Shively, grantor (Q-I-173).

1856-09-04 American Volunteer p 2:
Gen Henry Fetter of Landisburg, Perry Co, received the unanimous nomination at the Democratic Convention of Perry Co for the office of state senator.
Delegates of Cumberland co conceded to the candidate from Perry Co, so he ids the District candidate.
We have known Gen Fetter for many years and a more honorable and worthy man cannot be found in the district. He has always been distinguished for his sterling integrity of character, intelligence, and sound democracy.
That he will be elected triumphantly, we entertain no doubt whatever, and that he will make a most worthy and intelligent member of the Senate, no one can doubt who knows him.

1856-09-04 American Volunteer p 2:
Gen Henry Fetter on the democratic county ticket for Senator from Perry Co
along with James Buchanan for Pre of US & Joh C Breckenridge for VP of US

1856-10-16 American Volunteer p 2:
Our Senatorial District
The vote for Senator in perry Co is close, but the majority we give Gen Fetter in this county, secures the election by from 150 to 200 majority. We sincerely rejoice at this glorious result, as gen F is a worthy & deserving man.

1856-10-22 Carlisle Herald p 2:
The aggregate for each candidate:
State Senate:
Kirk Haines (Union) 2942
Henry Fetter (Democratic) 3259
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MAJORITY FOR FETTER 317

1856-10-23 American Volunteer p 2:
Official vote returns by city & District
Henry Fetter Senator

Nov 1856 - -- Fetter elected State Senator of Perry Co (HIST OF PERRY CO, Silas Wright, 1873, p. 224).

1857 - Henry Fetter listed as State Senator. He was elected this year for one term. (Obituary & HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 450).

1857-08-27 American Volunteer p 3 (in more news issues):
State Senate Votes on PA Constitution Amendments
Showing Sen Henry Fetter's Yea votes which approved two amendments
27 Mar 1857

1857-59 - Henry Fetter represented Cumberland & Perry Counties in PA Senate (HOPPER).

1856-1858 - Henry Fetter, State Senator
(HIST OF CUMBERLAND AND ADAMS CO, 1886, Part II p. 187; History of Cumberland Co PA, Conway P. Wing, 1879, p. 123, referenced in American Genealogical-Biographical Index)

1858 - Lists Henry Fetter as a State Senator and on the State Committees of Finance, Militia, New Counties and County Seats, and another committee. (A MANUAL FOR THE GOVT OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REP OF COMMONWEALTH OF PA, J. Ziegler, 1858, p . 298 & 300).

1858-01-14 American Volunteer p 3:
PA State Senate votes for a Speaker
Sen Henry Fetter voted for Sen Wm H Welch who won

1858-01-21 American Volunteer p 2:
State Senate Committee Members:
Sen Fetter on Finance, Militia, New Counties & County Seats

1858-04-21 Carlisle Herald p 2:
Our thanks are due to Gen Fetter of the Senate and to M. Stuart of the House for copies of the "Legislative Record."

1858-09-30 American Volunteer p 2:
After the Cumberland Co candidate did not succeed, Cumberland wanted to support Perry Co, but their 2 candidate Messrs M'Intire & Fetter had friends who were "bitter and vindictive . . . were threatening . . . what they could and would do if one or the other should be made the nominee" so the conferees from Cumberland felt they "could not, in safety, assume this dangerous responsibility" of supporting either candidate.

1858-10-21 American Volunteer p 2:
Reference to "a Perry Co man" - Gen Fetter
"Even after Gen Fetter was defeated in Perry," Magee's choice had been Gen Fetter and he still insisted that Fetter was his "Perry County man."

1859-08-25 American Volunteer p 2:
"Resolved, that the Senatorial term of Gen Henry Fetter is just about to expire, we of Perry County do not claim the nominee for that office this fall, but concede the same to Juniata" . . ." to support Dr E D Crawford for that nomination."
In 1856 Cumberland Co conceded the Senator to Perry, so Cumberland felt that Perry this time should concede to Cumberland not Juniata, "a county not in the District when Gen Fetter was the Senator."

1860 Census, Landisburg, Perry Co PA (All b PA):
HOH Henry Fetter 1793-, Farmer, RE $14,500 PP $4,050
Wife Jane 1790-
William H. Niblock 1849-
Catharine Peterson 1817-
Wm Egolf 1844-
Sarah Frownfield 1837-, servant
In next house:
HOH Wm R. Fetter 1823, Farm Laborer, PP $500
Wife Anna B. 1825-
Children: Mary A. 1846-, Wm H. 1848-, Anna G. 1855-, Jane 1860-
Elizabeth Wetzel 1835-
Susan Williams 1853-
Population of Landisburg in 1860:
76 families in 72 houses with 365 inhabitants

1859-61 - PA State Senator (HIST OF CUMB CO, Beers & Co, 1886, p. 137).
Henry Fetter, State Senator; James L. Diven, Prothonotary; Zachariah Rice, Commissioner (A HIST OF JUNIATA VALLEY, Nat Hist Assn, 1936, v. I, p. 134).

Henry Fetter delegate to state convention of Friends of the Union (Anti-abolitionists who were opposed to the North trying to abolish slavery in the South) at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co, PA (HIST OF PERRY CO, H. H. Hain, 1922, p. 541).

1863 Deed, Perry Co PA:
Henry Fetter, grantor; G. B. Sheaffer, grantee (U-I-447).

Perry Co Orphans Court Record Index on line 1820-1950:
Image 170 #90 Henry Fetter decedent, residence Landisburg boro (nothing more)
Image 173 #90 Jane Fetter decedent, residence Landisburg boro (nothing more)

Will Bk C, p. 221, F-90:
Ct Docket Index 1828-1950 on line, Perry Co PA:
#90 Henry Fetter, Landisburg Boro ( Co PA, Register's and Orphans' Court Record Index 1820-1950, Image 170 on line)
16 Dec 1863 - Perry Co PA Handwritten Will (4 pages) of Henry Fetter written 12 Feb 1859 (paraphrased):
$100 immediately to wife Jane
$350 fund invested, the interest to Mary Diven & Margaret Evinger and at their demise to heirs of James Diven & Jacob Evinger
S200 to build a stable on lot of son William
To my beloved wife Jane all furniture and household goods, for her to live in the house with son William that I now live in, and that she at no time want for anything.
To grandson, William Henry Niblock, the store house and dwelling now occupied by James L Diven
To son William, the alley bet the 2 houses back of the stone house to be kept open for use of both properties forever
To said grandson William Henry all personal effects in my house and known and called his deceased mother, including his father's watch, unless he died before age 21, then goes to other living grandchildren
All real estate lots woodlands, cattle, horses, hogs, farming implements, carriage, wagons harness to son William R Fetter in trust to use for the benefit of his wife, Annabella Fetter and their children
To my grandson Henry Fetter, my gold watch upon reaching age 18.
Having great confidence in the integrity and descretion of my friend George Hench of Madison Tp I commit guardianship of my grandchildren and in renting the property devised to William Henry Niblock he give preference to James L Diven.
Appoint my friend James L Diven as executor to enforce the collection of debt due to me by Joseph and Solomon Dewalt
Signed
Henry Fetter
12 Feb 1859
Witnessed: J A Linn & John L Diven

1863-12-24 American Volunteer p 2:
Obituary of Gen Fetter
" The Perry Co Democrat announces the death of gen henry fetter at his residence in Landisburg on the 10th inst in his 70th year of his age."
"The Democrat says: His life was useful and honorable. He was a man of the strictest integrity, and all who knew him respected him. As a State Senator from this district he discharged his duty faithfully; his most bitter opponents acknowledging his worth. As a man he was kind and benevolent; as a public servant he neve failed to do his duty. Above suspicion, he lived and died an honest man - the noblest work of God."
"A personal and intimate acquaintance with the deceased of nearly 20 years enables us to bear testimony to the truthfulness of this eulogy."

23 Dec 1863 Newspaper Obituary by H. M.:
In Landisburg, on the 10th inst, Gen Henry Fetter, aged 69 years, 10 mos, 2 days.
This was a well known, and one of the oldest citizens. He was born in Carlisle, Feb 8th 1794, and early given to habits of business and industry. In the War of 1812, he served six months as a volunteer under Capt Grosh of Lancaster Co, They were as far as Bush Hill. But the campaign coming to a close, they were dismissed without being led into battle. On returning to Carlisle, he entered upon business with Nr Sample, who shortly became his brother-in-law. He was married to Miss Sample whith whom he lived honorably and happily in the state of wedlock for 48 years. His partner shortly died in 1815. In the same year, he moved to Landisburg, from which place he returned to Carlisle after 3 years absence. But he was somewhat unsettled in the place of his nativity, and moved a second time to Landisburg in 1820, since which time he remained. Energy and integrity were his principal traits of character. These did, as they would have in any place of ordinary priviledges, warranted success in business and gathered a large and reliable circle of friends. He wa open and warm hearted. The friendship, once tested, would await, when possible, favorable assiatance. Both during his sickness and at his funeral, were visible evidences of the deep seated affections in the hearts of the people. Far and near they gathered to offer sympathy to the family and to pay their respects to one whom they honored and loved.
He had an innate taste for military life. Undoubtedly his sis months experience in the War of 1812 fanned the latent spark into a flame. He passed through every grade, under the old military law, from private to Brigadieer, from which elevation he held the name General among the people.
It is said that politics was not so congenial to his spirit, but the earnestness in which he advocatedhis convictions and interest which he took in all the great questions of the day, made him prominent among his fellow citizens. He was elected to the State Senate in 1857, where he filled his seat honorably for one term.
The greatest excellence of his character is being a Christian. The lessons of wisdom and consistency which he learned in a religious life reflected through all his actions. His characteristic earnestness was manifest in this respect. He loved the Church as well as the State. He learned the higher duties to the latter by a greater devotedness to the former. He bore up under the protracted illness with Christian fortitude and resignation, Patiently awaiting his end, while his shining virtues seemed to say, "now, lettest thy servent depart in peace, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation." While we claim for him no perfection, his energy in everything he undertook - intregity and Christian virtues - are a rich legacy fo the family, to the community, and numerous acquaintances. May we improve the light of his example. May each of us be able to say - "let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."

1863 Veterans Burial Card:
Henry Fetter
Birth 20 May 1793 Death 10 Dec 1863
In Mexican-American War in Army Artillery
1846-1848 from Landisburg Artillerist's Co, c 2 yrs service
Went from Capt to Col
Resistered in Perry Co PA
Landisburg Cm, Perry Co PA

12 Sep 1866 filed partial Account, confirmed 29 Oct 1866, docket I p. 200, Docket D p. 440, 3 pages:
by James L Diven executor for estate of Henry Fetter , late of Landisburg boro, Perry Co PA; balance $4066.59'

4 Mar 1864 Perry Co PA Inventory, F-90 (Perry Co Registers & Orphans Ct Record Index 1820-1950, Image 170, p. 120, #90):
by John A Linn & John Bustnett appraisers of the personal estate of Henry Fetter, late of Landisburg, Perry Co PA:
All items (total appraisal = $3946.59):
Mahogany sofa ($35), 2 tier tables ($24), large looking glass, 10 venetian blinds, parlor stove, 50 yards parlor carpet ($30), parlor lamp & table cover, mahogany sideboard ($50), 12 cane seat chairs, stand, secretary & book case ($25), library ($50), 2 dining tables, eight-day clock, Nine plate stove & pipe, looking glass, lounge, 12 chairs & 2 rockers, 37 yards dining room carpet, lamp, dishes in cupboard & silverware ($50), cook stove & kitchen furniture, 15 bu potatoes, pork & beef ($40), 4 bbls flour, old iron, tubs & cellar fixtures, 2 side tables, settee, map, entry carpet, stair carpet & rods, dressing bureau ($25), wash stand, feather bed & mattress ($30), 25 yards carpet, bedstead & bedding, dressing table & glass, carpet in small room, chest with bed clothes ($25), feather bed & pillows & bolster, 2 pr fire irons & fender, stand & looking glass, bedstead, beaurers, horse gears ($50), cutting box, threshing machine & power ($100), windmill, 2 farm wagons & ladders ($100), grain rake, grain drill ($30), 2 truck wagons ($25), 4 head of cattle ($40), nine plate stove, wash stand & table, 6 chairs, bedstead & bed & bedding, looking glass & stand, 15 yards carpet, 2 bedsteads, bed & bedding, Beaun & chair, feather bed & bolster & pillows, washstand, 3 horses ($150), 2 colts ($100), 2 sts harness ($25), 2 saddles,forks & rakes, 25 Nu corn ($27), wheat ($28), cart ($20), plows & harrows & cultivator ($19).
Judgement against J & S Dewalt (($2000) Perry Co Ct of Common Pleas, Apr 1860, #178.
Judgement against Danl Keck ($195.87) Perry Co Ct of Common Pleas, 2 Jan 1862, # 67.
Balance due with interest on Jos Dewalt bond of 1 Jun 1858 ($230.17)

1877 Perry Co PA Atlas: H. Fetter heirs in Landisburg, PA.

14 oct 1885 Perry Co Democrat News:
Valuable Property at Private Sale
The heirs of Hon. Henry Fetter, late of the boro of Landisburg, Perry County, deceased, offer at private sale the large Brick Dwelling House in said boro; also a farm of 40 acres of excellent land, and a tract of wood land containing 117 acres.
For further particulars inquire of the undersigned.
James L Diven
H. D.Fetter
landisburg PA
2 Sep 1885

25 May 1898, Advocate Press, reprint in The Perry Review, #10, 1985:
Pvt Henry Fetter in War of 1812.

c 1925 news: "On account of the foundation wall giving away George Patterson had to take down his large brick kitchen at what was known as the old General Fetter property. It was built 77 years ago. The stone masons are now outting up the wall."

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 famous symphony conductor and composer (OVERTURE AND BEGINNERS, E. Goossens, London, 1951 & WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA, 1970, v. O, p. 623).

Typewritten Account: "The Henry Fetter Home", Frances Colbert, 24 Feb 1970.
Newspaper articles: "Early Perry County Watch and Clock Makers", Henry W. Shoemaker, DPI, 1939. "According to Joe". Joe Darlington, 20 Jun 1985. "Her Home in Where Help Goes", Charles Thompson, 13 Jun 1987. "Perry County's History: Fetter was Aud itor, Senator", Doanald M. Briner, 20 Jun 1990. "Historic House a Tour Site", Wade Fowler.

1897 News: Death (at age 75 of paralytic stroke) of Capt James Kacy at his home in Bird-in-Hand, PA. He was brought by Sen Henry Fetter from Phila to Landisburg to serve as his store clerk. He was then in mercantile business in Elliotsburg, Perry Co, PA, and then was a railway clerk. Was in Civil War as commander of Co. H, 47th Reg PA Vol. Was station agent in Coatesville, PA. Democrat. Wife Mary A. Chisholm; sons George C. and William H.

23 May 1925, newspaper, Landisburg:
On account of the foundation wall giving away, George Patterson had to take done his large brick kitchen at what was known as the old General Fetter property. It was built 77 years ago. The stone masons are now putting up the wall,

1975: Early 1840s Henry Fetter mansion donated to Historical Society of Perry Co by Marjory Goossens. Contains Henry Fetter's 1795 dinette set, desk, sword, and mahogany fiddle-back chairs, along with Eugene Goossens 1880s Steinway grand piano , 18" wooden baton, original score of Tristan and Isolde, plus many more original compositions.

15 Jun 1978, newspaper:
Fetter Mansion in Landisburg open to piublic

One of many books owned by Maj Gen Henry Fetter 1794-1863, now in possession of K. Edward Lay:
Pennsylvania School Architecture, Thomas H. Burrowes
A. Boyd Hamilton, Harrisburg PA 1855
"Henry Fetter" signed inside
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P. 318, Supplement:
Centre Presby Church under care of Rev John Linn.
Original elders of Landisburg Presby Church were Samuel Linn, John Deven, and others.
Original elders of Buffalo Presby Church near Ickesburg were Andrew Linn and others.
In Landisburg were John Linn and Henry Fetter.
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"The Henry Fetter Home," by Frances Colbert, 3 typewritten pages.
"Mr Fetter Fancied Timepieces" by Wade Fowler, newspaper
" Early Perry County Watch and Clock Makers" by Henry W Shoemaker, 1939, newspaper
"The Fetter Mansion: Sir Eugene Goossens" by Joe Darlington in "According to Joe," 20 Jun 1985
"Her Home is Where Help Goes" by Charles Thompson, 13 Jun 1987, newspaper
"Fetter was Auditor, Senator" by Donald M Briner in Perry County History, 20 Jun 1990
"That's Fabulous: Best Piano in Perry" by Karla Browne in Carlisle Senteniel, 13 May 2001
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"Preserving the Past"
By Joya Ellertson , 9 January 2005, The Senteniel news, Carlisle PA http://www.cumberlink/articles/2005/01/17/weekly/news03.txt
In 1974, the Historical Society of Perry County received a historic gift: the Henry Fetter mansion in Landisburg. The Greek Revival structure, which dates back to 1848, was bequeathed to the historical society by Marjorie Fetter Goossens, the great-great-granddaughter of the original owner, Henry Fetter.
During the years from 1821 through 1859, Henry Fetter served as a merchant and military and political leader.
As a merchant, Fetter stocked his own store as well as others in fledgling Perry County.
Fetter was a brigadier general in the 11th Division of the Pennsylvania Militia, a brigadier general in the Perry County Militia and major general in the 15th Division.
He was the second postmaster of Landisburg and a county auditor. He also served a three-year term as a Pennsylvania state senator.
Brought back craftsmen:
When Henry Fetter resided in the mansion, the imposing brick structure enjoyed an architectural growth not afforded to other homes of the period. On his supply trips to Philadelphia and Baltimore, Fetter found talented craftsmen that he brought back to Landisburg. It is said that the ornate staircase found in the home, with its elongated oval design and near perfect symmetry, was built by a derelict architect.
Feathers, burlap and corn cobs were probably used to create the woodgrain finish on a massive accordian-type door.
Fetter was a collector of clocks, from sturdy handcrafted grandfather designs to 18th century watches. Clocks were on display throughout the mansion. At some point during the year, the clocks had to be adjusted and synchronized with their chimes. Once a year, a clockmaker came and adjusted the calibrated mechanical workings. Sometimes they spent an entire winter adjusting the collector's clocks.
There is an interesting story about one of the traveling clockmakers, who was from Austria. He had finished synchronizing the clocks at the Fetter mansion and had decided to make his way to Selinsgrove down along the old Landisburg-Clarks Ferry road. He was near Page Hill, which is south of New Bloomfield, when he disappeared after tangling with the "notorious" Page brothers of the Cumberland Valley.
After the death of Henry Fetter in 1863, the mansion remained in the family until it was transferred to the historical society by Marjorie Goossens. She was born and raised in Alinda and married Sir Eugene Goossens III, a famous symphony conductor, who died in 1962. Mrs. Goossens, who died in 2000, spent the last four year of her life living either in or near a convent along the French Riviera.
William Metz, the vice president of the historical society and his wife, Virginia, moved into the Fetter house in the late 1970s, after it had sat empty for four years. Metz says he has been "very slowly" improving the interior of the mansion. Keeping things intact and as original as possible are the couple's main concerns.
Metz says the historical society is small and they don't have the funds to do costly repairs. They did, however, replace the roof, which according to Metz required at least 15 buckets to catch rain in a thunderstorm. The Metzes also have undertaken many "minor" improvements, such as adding kitchen cupboards, removing several layers of paint and linoleum from the floors and grinding one-fourth inch of paint off the bricks found in the old walk-in hearth.
Fetter's belongings:
When the house was deeded to the historical society, so were its contents. Many pieces, including a 1700s dinette set, sword and sheath, and a desk with 13 windows signifying the 13 original colonies, are said to have belonged to Gen. Fetter.
Also included in the household registry was Sir Goossens' 18-inch conductor's baton. The baton was listed on the inventory and for years Metz looked for it. One day he was straightening a row of old books and felt the narrow baton behind them.
One of the more impressive pieces found in the mansion is Sir Goossens' 1880s Steinway Grand piano. The Perry County Council of the Arts hosts four concerts a year at the Fetter House. Many of the artists who perform come just to play the piano.
Massive accordion-styled doors separate the music room from the dining area. Metz says the wood-grained finish on the doors is a "lost art." The work is all done by hand and the artisan used a combination of feather, burlap and corn cobs to create the intricate faux texture.
The Historical Society of Perry County credits K. Edward Lay, Cary D. Langhorne professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Virginia, with providing considerable details regarding his ancestor, Henry Fetter.
The historic legacy of Gen. Fetter is found on every level of the brick mansion, from the soft bricks made on the site, which still bear their batch numbers, to the attic where Fetter family keepsakes rest peacefully with Pennsylvania archives and colonial records.

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