NATHAN FERTICH

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NATHAN FERTICH
1850-1916
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EFFIE P. GRUBB
WIFE OF NATHAN FERTICH
1863-1920
 
Nathan Fertich was born on December 19, 18501, the son of Adam Joseph Fertig/Fertich and Anna Bolich2,3.  He was born in Butler Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania2After the early death of his father, the family moved to Barry Township3.
 
By 1880, Nathan had relocated to Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County and worked as a brakeman on the railroad and resided as a border in the family of the railroad engineer, Milton Stahl4
 
Nathan was united in marriage with Effie P. Grubb on January 24, 1884, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sunbury, Northumberland County5.  Effie was born on September 23, 18631.  Nathan and Effie had two daughters together: Blanch Francis and Harlan G.5,6,7.  The family attended the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church from 1884 to 18925.
 
In 1900, the family was recorded as renting a home at 229 Third Street in Sunbury7.  Nathan was employed as a railroad conductor during this time period7,8.  By 1910, Nathan and Effie relocated to Pottsville Borough, Schuylkill County9.  The family rented an apartment at 447 East Market Street and Nathan continued work as a conductor9.
 
Nathan passed away at the age of 65 on October 11, 1916, being a resident of Wilkes Barre1.  Effie then moved in with her daughter, Blanch Frantz by 192010.  Effie died on May 11, 1920 at the age of 561.  Nathan and Effie were both buried at the Pomfret Manor Cemetery in Sunbury1.
 
CHILDREN OF NATHAN AND EFFIE P.:
Blanch Francis, born March 4, 1885, married William G. Frantz and died in 1967
Harlan G., born September 20, 1887 and died March 30, 1891
 
REFERENCES:
1. Tombstones of Nathan Fertich and Effie P. (Grubb) Fertich.
The tombstones are located at the Pomfret Manor Cemetery in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  For directions to the cemetery, see the Reference section for the discussion of Daniel B. Fertich.  From the lower cemetery entrance off of Packer Street, drive about 100 feet and their will be a three way split in the road.  It will split to the left, slightly to the right and sharp to the right.  Take the split that is slightly to the right.  Drive about 200 feet and the road will split again.  Take the left split.  Drive about 150 feet and take a left. Drive about 300 feet and you will see on the right side, a very large tombstone with the name "Packer" written on it.  This tombstone will have a stone fence around it.  Stop your car about 10 feet before the opening in the fence and look to your left.  You will see a tombstone with the name "Fertich" written on it about 100 feet from the road.  Nathan's family is buried around this tombstone.  The tombstones were photographed and transcribed on April 18, 2003.
NATHAN FERTICH, 1850-1916
EFFIE P. GRUBB, WIFE OF, NATHAN FERTICH, 1863-1920
 
A GENEALOGIST'S GUIDE TO BURIALS IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, VOLUME I, Compiled by Joseph A. Meiser, Jr., B.S., Ph. D., pages 95 and 170.
Cemetery 4 - Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Catawissa Ave., Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Aug. 5, 1982
Fertich, Nathan 12/19/1850-10/11/1916
spouse: Effie P. Grubb 9/23/1863-5/11/1920
 
BURIALS FROM SHIPMAN'S FUNERAL PARLOR AND CHAPEL, SUNBURY, PENNSYLVANIA, page 126
FERTICH, Nathan, Wilkes Barre, Pa, Died 11 October 1916. 65 years, Buried 14 October 1916 at Pomfret Manor Cemetery.
 
2. 1860 Census of Butler Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Adam Joseph Fertig/Fertich family.
For more information, see the reference section for Adam Joseph Fertig/Fertich.
 
3. 1870 Census of Barry Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Adam Joseph Fertig/Fertich family.
For more information, see the reference section for Adam Joseph Fertig/Fertich.
 
4. 1880 Census of Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Nathan Fertich.
Nathan Fertich, age 30, Boarder, Brakeman on RR
 
5. Church Records of the Nathan Fertich family.
Northumberland County Church Records, Vol. 3, Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sunbury, pages 131,140, and 193.
Marriages (cont'd)
Nathan Fertich, Effy P. Grubb, residence Sunbury, Sunbury, Date Jan. 24, 1884
Burials (cont'd)
Harland G. Fertich, date of death, March 30, 1891, age 3 yrs., 6 mos., 10 days, place buried Pomfret
Baptisms of Infants (cont'd)
Fertig, Blanch Francis, born March 4, 1885, bapt. April 15, 1892, names of parents Nathan & Effie
 
6. Writings of Esther E. (Fertich) Hummel, daughter of Jermiah T. Fertich.
For more information, see the reference section for Adam Joseph Fertig/Fertich.
 
7. 1900 Census of Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, Nathan Fertich family.
229 Third Street, Nathan Fertig, head, born Dec 1852, age 49, married 16 years, conductor RR, rented house; Effie Fertig, wife, born Oct 1863, age 36, married 16 years; Blanche Fertig, daughter, born Mar 1885, age 14
 
8.1905 to 1933 Sunbury Directory, Fertich families.
For more information, see the reference section for Daniel B. Fertich.
 
9. 1910 Census of Pottsville Borough, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Nathan Fertich family.
447 East Market Street; Nathan Fertich, head, age 59, married 26 years, conductor on steam line, rented house; Effie P. Fertich, wife, age 46, married 26 years
 
10. 1920 Census of Wilkes-Barre City, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, William Franz family.
William Frantz, head, rented house, age 39, married, own truck; Blanche Frantz, wife, age 34, married; Frances Frantz, daughter, age 11; Marlan Frantz, son, age 7; Mary Frantz, daughter, age 3; Effie Fertich, mother in law, age 54, widow; Retta McCorkle, aunt, age 60, widow
 
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