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FENDER, Frederick

    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 17 Sep 1902, Contributed by Lisa Baker

(NOTE: This obituary is possibly from the Democrat instead of the Tribune)

Frederick Fender

Frederick Fender, brief mention of whose death yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Isaac L. Yoder, in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, was made in these columns last evening, was born in Germany in 1821. He came to the United States at the age of fourteen and first settled on the Bumgardner farm in Richland Township, Cambria County. Later he bought a farm in Somerset County, not far from where he died, and located there.

In 1843 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Keper. To this union six children were born, one son, Jacob, dying in 1850. Those surviving are Jacob, who boards with his half-brother Adam in Upper Yoder Township; Catherine, wife of Isaac L. Yoder; Henry, of Eagle, Nev.; William, who recently moved from Nebraska and is now living at Glessner's Mill; Sarah, wife of Moses Weaver of near Davidsville.

After the death of his wife Mrs. Fender was married a second time. Miss Mary Michaels, an aunt of Charles Yeoman, of Davidsville, who had come to this country after the death of Mrs. Fender, was led to the alter by the widower. To this union eleven children were born, five of whom are dead, as follows: Marian, Louisa, Elizabeth, Frederick and Charles. Those surviving are Maggie, wife of F. J. Varner, of Locust street; Adam, of Upper Yoder Township; George W., of Allegheny, Pa.; Joseph, of the South Side; Emma, wife of Wilson Roddy, of Upper Yoder Township, and Lena, wife of George Seigh, of the First Ward, this city.

The funeral procession left the late home of the deceased at 12 o'clock to-day for the Thomas Mills Lutheran Church, the Rev. C. M. Wachter, of Davidsville, officiating at the services. Interment was made in Potter Graveyard, which is near the old home of the deceased.

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