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Gottfried Fiester

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Gottfried Fiester

Posted: 952371930000
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I went to the JV Brown Library to snoop around...I found a bound book called Lycoming Co Cemeteries Vol VI pgs 192-217 contained families buried at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Muncy Creek Township, it gave what the tombstones read, it is published by the Lycoming Co Historical Society. I found John Opp, Mariah Sarah Opp, Gottfried (sp:Godfrey) Fiester, Maria Fiester(d/o Daniel Mary), Mary Fiester (w/o Daniel), Benjamin Fiester, Francis Fiester, Mary M. Fiester, W.H. Fiester, Emma C. Fiester, Elmer (s/o thomas emma) Fiester located in the book. I am going again to the cemetery this week, I was told by Chuck Brady that Gottfried's tombstone bears German on one side and English on the other. The cemetery is in bad condition, I was surprised that the headstones are falling off of their bases, the metal post that attach them together(rebar) are rusted and alot are leaning over. It is well kept(mowing) otherwise. I did not see Mary Magdelena Kepner Fiester's marker, not was it in the book. In the book there was a Mary M. Fiester listed, died June 23, 1892 aged 74y 3m 14 d, if that is true that would have made her birth about march 1818, this must be a grandchild. Something else of interest, Gary Buck mailed me that there is a copy of his will, do you folks have that? I ran across another document in a book called the History of Lycoming Co./Atlas of Lycoming Co., published in 1873, p. 99. There was a constitution signed about 1778-1779 by Gottfried and 9 others which the church formally adopted that so long as the house stood for a house of God and that it should be called "Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church", with no other than an ordained minister. It also reads that at this time the pastor was from Prussia, and spoke his sermons in German. The lady from the library is going to show me some documents that the church or somone had put on microfilm, all are hand-written documents. If you would like copies of this let me know. Give me you addresses and I will mail them to you. I am so excited! I know this one was a long one but...there was so much good info to share. Thanks, 'cousin' Chris
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