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John C. Fey

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 477


     for many years a prosperous farmer of Franklin township, Shelby county, O., where he owns sixty-two acres of well-improved land, is at present (1912) interested in the building of a handsome brick residence at Swanders, O., proposing to retire to this pleasant town in the near future. Mr. Fey is a citizen whose removal will be a loss to Franklin township but Swanders will gain thereby. He was born in Dinsmore township, Sbelby county, August I, 1848, and is a son of Henry and Margaret (Dinehart) Fey.
     The parents of John C. Fey were born, reared and married in Germany and from there, in 1845, they came to the United States and then continued their journey until they reached Shelby county. Henry Fey was a tailor by trade but later in life became a farmer and subsequently moved with his wife to Maryland and there both died. They were members of the Lutheran church. Their children were named as fellows: Anna, Catherine, Lizzie, Mary, John C., Christian, Edward, Caroline and Eva.
     John C. Fey had but meager educational opportunities in his youth as public facilities were very different then from what they are now, and he remained assisting his father on the home farm until he was twenty years of age. Then he learned the wagonmaking trade and followed the same for ten years, but in 1883 turned his attention to general farming and bought his place in Franklin township from James Swanders. In politics he is a republican. At different times he has served as school director and also as road superintendent, and has been a reliable and public-spirited citizen.
     In 1874 Mr. Fey was married to Miss Eva S. Hartman, who was born in Indiana, a daughter of Peter and Savillia (Swanders) Hartman, and they have two daughters. Bertha and Emma. Bertha married J. W. Dickensheets and they have two children: Ethel and Ernest. Emma married Asa Fogt, and they have two children: Richard and Mary Eva. Mr. Fey and family belong to the Reformed church-at Swanders, in which he is an elder. He is identified with the lodge of the Knights of the Golden Eagle, at Anna, O.

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