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Re: Fesler family of Indiana
Posted by: Marie Wyeth (ID *****7577) Date: April 18, 2008 at 17:24:03
In Reply to: Fesler family of Indiana by Rex Alexander of 131

I came across your forum when I searched for info on John Fesler of Indiana. There is s cemetary on HW 35 on the way to Nashville, IN from Indianapolis. I think it's at Morgantown. There I saw 4 headstones from the Fesler family. They intrigued me. John Fesler and his three wives. John died March 30, 1873. Aged 62 years & 17 days. So, he was born March 13, 1811. His wives were named
Rebecca, Died Mar. 9, 1851 Aged 27 yr, 10 mo, 22 days.
Mary, Died July 20, 1851, Aged 21 yr, 8 mo, 20 days.
Temperance, Died Dec. 5, 1865, aged 38 yrs, 26 days.
The tombstones are something to see. Each wife had a fairly tall, 3 feet or so, stone with a carved willow tree.
His was a base with a obilisk and would have stood between 5 and 6 feet tall had it not been broken off at the base. Mary's tombstone is broken off at the ground and stands leaning against John's base. No repairs have been done. An old Poisen ivy vine is growing all around John's monument and Mary's stone, but the rest of the grave is well kept. The cemetary is not abandoned but is still active. I saw those stones in 1991 or so and took pictures as I was so take by the possibility of a story they could tell. I don't know if this John Fesler is related to you in any way, but you may be able to find out. He was apparently a prosperous man.

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