Moses Fetters

3 April 1817–11 May 1891 (Age 74)
Montgomery, Ohio, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Fetters was born on 3 April 1817, in Montgomery, Ohio, United States, his father, Jacob Fetters, was 24 and his mother, Eva Jacobs, was 25. He married Mary Phillips on 2 June 1850, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Ross Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 11 May 1891, in United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Rose Cemetery, Bismarck, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Moses Fetters
Mary Phillips
Marriage: 2 June 1850
Robert Fetters
William Fetters
Albert Fetters
Samuel Fetters
James Howard Fetters
Almira Fetters
Laura Belle Fetters
Clinton Dwight Fetters

Spouse and Children

2 June 1850
Vermilion, Illinois, United States


    Robert Fetters


    William Fetters


    Albert Fetters


    Samuel Fetters


    James Howard Fetters


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Illinois is the 21st state.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 19

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 22

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheat, from Middle English, Anglo-French faitour ‘imposter’, ‘cheat’, a specialized sense of Old French faitor ‘doer’, ‘maker’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Moses Felters, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Moses Fetters, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Moses Fetters, "United States Census, 1880"

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