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Albert Cauffman Fetter

picture of AC Fetter
Thanks to Joe Fulginiti for this image

Before the war

He was born on 23 May 1823, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to Jacob Fetter (1796-1878) and Maria Marlin (1800-1870) (4, 10, 11, 12, 19 [Philadelphia PA], 21). He was 37 years old when he was enlisted (6 (37 in 1861), 11 [46 in 1870], 12 [55 in 1880], 19 [68 at death in 1891]).

On 20 September 1858, in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, he married Anna Elizabeth Collins, who was born on 21 February 1824 (4, 10, 21). They had two children (10):

When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).

During the war

He enlisted on 2 August 1861 (5, 6). He was mustered into service and commissioned captain on 20 November 1861 (1, 3, 5, 6, 7 [Oct 61], 15, 18). He was captain of company F (1, 22).

On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment (13).

He resigned on 1 August 1862, on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 3, 5, 6, 7 [31 Jul 62]). He was captain of company F (22).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 28th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife A E Fetter, their daughter Laura, and a servant (11). He was a coal dealer, and owned $4,000 in real estate and $1,500 in personal property (11).

In 1880, he was living at 1844 12th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Anna and daughter Laura (12). He was a retail coal dealer (12).

In 1890, he was living at 1808 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 8). He had a coal business, with John H Davies, at 1450 North 9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8).

On 20 August 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 20).

He died of cerebral paralysis on 15 September 1891, in Moore, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (4, 10, 19, 20, 21). He was living in Moore, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (19). He was then a "gentleman" (that is, not employed) (19). He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church (21). He was buried on 18 September 1891, in Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19).n

On 21 October 1891, his widow, Ann C Fetter, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 20).

Ann E Fetter, widow of Albert C Fetter, died on 1 September 1906 (14). She was buried at Monument Cemetery (14).

Photo

A photo of him can be purchased from the Army War College in Carlisle Pennsylvania (http://carlisle-www.army.mil/cgi-bin/usamhi/PhotoDB/FindPhotos.cfm) (4).

Researcher

Contact K. Edward Lay at KEdwardLay@virginia.edu.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster.) (Albert C Fetters)

2 Official army register (Albert C Felter)

3 regimental descriptive book (AC Fetter)

4 e-mail, K Edward Lay, 4 April 2002 (Albert Cauffman Fetter)

5 list of commissioned officers ([Albert C] Fetter)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 January 2005 (Albert C Fetters)

7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 767, page 1 (image 2449 on Ancestry) (Albert C Fetter)

8 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Albert C Fetter)

9 pension index, by name (Albert C Fetter)

10 "Lay-Fetter-Fleming-Wilson Genealogy", a GEDCOM on RootsWeb WorldConnect, updated 27 Nov 2005 (viewed 11 Jan 2006) (Albert Cauffman Fetter)

11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 28th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1445, page 211 = 15 handwritten (A C Fetter)

12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 686, microfilmseries T9, film 1186, page 253 D = 4 handwritten (Albert C Fetter)

13 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (A C Fetters)

14 [death notice, Ann Fetter], Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 September 1908, page 7 (also published 3 September 1908 page 7) (Ann Fetter)

15 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (A C Fetter)

16 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (AC Fetter)

17 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (AC Fetter)

18 'Local intelligence', Philadelphia Inquirer 19 September 1862 page 8 (AC Fetler)

19 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 September 1891 (Albert C Fetter)

20 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Albert C Fetter)

21 American Ancestry: giving the name and descent, in the male line, of Americans whose ancestors settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, A.D. 1776. Vol. VII. Embracing lineages from the whole of the United States. 1892. Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1892. Page.61 (Albert Cauffman Fetter)

22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Albert C Fetter)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle Borough, microfilm series M432, film 773, page 330]
line1516171819202122232425 262728
Dwellings visited30              
Families visited32              
NameJacob FetterMariaMargaretAlbertDavidCatharineHenryAnnaGeorgeJosiah [??]MaryEdwardMargaret MooreAlfred CaseAlexandria B Ewing
[Mary's entry is between lines 24 and 25]
Age5248282525232118161297182020
SexMFFMMFMFMMFMFMM
Color               
Occupation of males over 15 yearsCabinet Maker  MerchantCabinet Maker        Cabinet Maker" [?]
Real estate owned7000              
Birthplace" [sc. Penna]""""""""""""""
Married within year               
Attended school within year               
Over 20 & can't read/write          (1)    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.               

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 28th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1445, page 211 = 15 handwritten]
line36373839
Dwelling-house number106   
Family number105   
NameFetter A CA ELaura [?] ALaughton Alice
Age4644726
SexMFFF
ColorWWWW
OccupationCoal DealerKeeping houseAt homeDomestic
Real estate value4000   
Personal estate value1500   
BirthplacePennaPennaPennaIreland
Father foreign born   1
Mother foreign born   1
Birth month if born within year    
Marriage month if married within year    
Attended school past year    
Can't read    
Can't write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 686, microfilmseries T9, film 1186, page 253 D = 4 handwritten]
line414243
street nameWest side of Twelfth Street
house number1844  
dwelling visit #35  
family visit #38  
nameFetter, Albert C- Anna E- Laura A
colorWWW
sexMFF
age555416
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeDaughter
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationRetail Coal DealerKeeping houseComposer of music
months unemployed   
currently ill? Rheumatism 
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 767, page 1 (image 2449 on Ancestry)]
[line] 5
[house] 39
[family] 39
[name] Fetter, Albert C
[rank] Capt
[company] F [?]
[unit] 91st Pa Vol
[enlistment date] Oct 1861
[discharge date] July 31 1862
[length of service] [blank]
[post office address] No 1808 Diamond St Do [sc. Philada]
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
Albert C Fetter (Fetter & Davies), h 1808 Diamond
Albert C Fetter & John H Davies, coal, 1450 N 9th
Harry S Hopper, lawyer, 514 Walnut, h 1808 Diamond

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 3 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Fetter Albert C.
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Capt. | Capt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

American Ancestry entry

[American Ancestry: giving the name and descent, in the male line, of Americans whose ancestors settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, A.D. 1776. Vol. VII. Embracing lineages from the whole of the United States. 1892. Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1892. Page.61]

FETTER, ALBERT CAUFFMAN of Phila., Pa., b. in Carlisle, Pa., May 23, 1823, d. Sep. 15, 1891, merchant, capt. in the 91st regt., Penn. vols., during the Civil war, mem. of Meth. Epis. Ch. (m. Sep. 20, 1858, Ann Elizabeth, b. Feb. 21, 1824, dau. of Tillinghast K., b. in Phila. Oct. 14, 1802, d. Apr. 6, 1870, and Mary Ann [Carter] Collins, b. Feb. 20, 1805, d. Dec. 27, 1884, and gr.-dau. of Tillinghast, d. abt. 1815, and Ann [Gould] Collins, also gr.-dau. of Samuel and Charlotte [Grace] Carter, gt.-gr.dau. of Samuel Carter and of John Grace); son of Jacob of Carlisle, Pa., b. 1796, d. 1879 (m. Maria, dau. of -- and Margaret [Cart] Cauffman, gr. dau. of Jacob and Christiana [Gainser] Kehrt or Cart), he, Jacob, Kehrt was b. in Ilbesheim, Bavaria, Ger., d. abt. 1797, came to America 1752; son of Jacob, b. in Germany, came to America from Germany with his brothers Casper, George and John.

death notice, Ann Fetter

[Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 September 1908, page 7 (also published 3 September 1908 page 7)]

FETTER.--On Sept 1, 1906, ANN E., widow of Albert C. Fetter, in her 85th year. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services, on Thursday at 2 PM., at residence of her son-in-law, Harry S Hopper, 5234 Chester ave. Interment private at Monument Cemetery.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 September 1891 (Albert C Fetter)]
[source: www.familysearch.org (viewed 6 Nov 2008)]

5821
RETURN OF A DEATH
Moore Del. Col. Pa [written over 'In the City of Philadelphia']
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Albert C. Fetter
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 68 years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Fifteenth September 1891
7. Cause of Death, Cerebral Paralysis
W Tonkin M.D.
Residence, Moore Del Co Pa
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, Gentleman
9. Place of Birth, Philadelphia
10. When a Minor, [blank]
11. Ward, [blank]
12. Street and Number, [blank]
13. Date of Burial, September 18th 1891
14. Place of Burial, Monument Cemetery Phila
George W. L. Butler Undertaker.
Residence, Moore Del Co Pa

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