Private George Fetta, Co. I, 84 IN Infantry, USA
- George Fetta was born in Hanover, Germany to Clements and Anna Fetta.
- The Fetta family emigrated to the United States of America.
- August 22: George enlisted in the U.S. Army. He mustered into Co. I 84 IN Infantry.
- November 30: George fought in the Battle of Franklin.
- June 14: George mustered out of the U.S. Army. His nativity was listed as Germany and his occupation was “cigar maker.”
- April 29: George Fetta married Hannah Auer.
- June 27: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Richmond, Wayne County, IN showed George, a cigar maker, living with Hannah and an infant son.
- June 5: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Wayne Township, Wayne County, IN showed George, a farmer, living with his wife Hannah and children.
- October 10: The Richmond Item, Richmond, IN
- October 28: The Richmond Item, Richmond, IN
- July 27: The Richmond Item, Richmond, IN
- September 18: The Richmond Item, Richmond, IN.
- June 9: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Wayne Township, Wayne County, IN showed George, a famer, and Hannah living with their children.
- September 27: The Richmond Item, Richmond, IN.
- April 19: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Wayne Township, Wayne County, IN showed George, a farmer, and Hannah living with their adult daughter, Anna.
- September 14: Palladium Item, Richmond, IN.
- March 3: George Fetta died of heart disease in Richmond, IN. His death was listed in the Quaker Monthly Meetings index for Wayne County and Vicinity although George was active in the Lutheran Church.
- March 5: Palladium Item, Richmond, IN.
- March 6: The Richmond Item, Richmond, IN.
Biographical sketch in The History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Towns, Villages… V.2
“George Henry Fetta, market gardener, was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1843, a son of Clements H. and Anna M. (Snider) Fetta. In 1846 his parents emigrated to America with their family, settling in Richmond, where his father was a porter in the wholesale grocery of Brown, Myer, Starr & Co., and their successors, for twenty-five years. He died in August, 1874, aged sixty-eight years, and his widow still resides in Richmond, being in her sixty-ninth year. They had nine children—Christian H., Henry H., Frederick H. (died at Nashville, Tenn.), George H., Dora, Edward C. (deceased), Harmon H., John H., and Lewis. Our subject was educated in the schools of Richmond, and at an early age learned the cigar-maker’s trade, at which he worked till the war broke out. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Company I, Eighty-fourth Indiana Infantry, for three years. He went through the campaigns of West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. He was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, Tenn., and sent to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., and from there was furloughed home. He returned to his regiment in August, 1864, and participated in the capture of Atlanta, Ga. He was in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., and was discharged at Nashville, in June, 1865. He returned and worked at his trade for wages till 1867, when he engaged in the manufacture of cigars, carrying on a successful business for seven years. In 1874 he purchased his present property, where he has since been engaged in vegetable gardening. He was married April 30, 1868, to Henrietta Aue, who was born in Germany in 1850, and came to Richmond, Ind., with her father, Frederick, Aue, in 1858. Her mother Dora Aue, died in Germany, and her father married Frederica Fiest, by whom he had three children—Frederick, Augusta and Charles. Mr. Fetta and wife have three children—RobertH., Frederick W., and Anna M.. Mr. Fetta is a member of Webb Lodge, No. 24, and A.F. & A. M.; King Solomon’s Chapter, R.A.M., and Commandery No. 8, K.T., of Richmond.”