Francis Joseph Ferner

Male22 August 1869–10 November 1918

Brief Life History of Francis Joseph

When Francis Joseph Ferner was born on 22 August 1869, in Goshen Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Ferner, was 37 and his mother, Barbara Horbach, was 35. He married Helen Victoria Ludwig on 17 January 1899, in Wyandot, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 10 November 1918, in Chippewa Township, Isabella, Michigan, United States, at the age of 49.

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Francis Joseph Ferner
Cyrena Pearl Sampsel
Marriage: 10 September 1912
Helen Irene Ferner
Bertha Veronica Ferner
Roselia Olivia Ferner

Sources (20)

  • Frank J Ferner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • F. J. Ferner, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Frank J. Ferner, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1912Broomfield Township, Isabella, Michigan, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 10

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.


    Age 17

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Ferna, Fernau, or Fernow.

    Austrian German: topographic name derived from Middle High German vorhe ‘fir tree’ for someone living near a stand of those trees.

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

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