He was born on 23 May 1823, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to Jacob Fetter (1796-1878) and Maria Marlin (1800-1870) (4, 10, 11, 12, 19 [Philadelphia PA], 21). He was 37 years old when he was enlisted (6 (37 in 1861), 11 [46 in 1870], 12 [55 in 1880], 19 [68 at death in 1891]).
On 20 September 1858, in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, he married Anna Elizabeth Collins, who was born on 21 February 1824 (4, 10, 21). They had two children (10):
When he enlisted, he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).
On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment (13).
In 1870, he was living in the 28th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his wife A E Fetter, their daughter Laura, and a servant (11). He was a coal dealer, and owned $4,000 in real estate and $1,500 in personal property (11).
In 1880, he was living at 1844 12th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Anna and daughter Laura (12). He was a retail coal dealer (12).
In 1890, he was living at 1808 Diamond Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 8). He had a coal business, with John H Davies, at 1450 North 9th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8).
On 20 August 1890, he successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 20).
He died of cerebral paralysis on 15 September 1891, in Moore, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (4, 10, 19, 20, 21). He was living in Moore, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (19). He was then a "gentleman" (that is, not employed) (19). He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church (21). He was buried on 18 September 1891, in Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19).n
On 21 October 1891, his widow, Ann C Fetter, successfully applied from Pennsylvania for a pension (9, 20).
Ann E Fetter, widow of Albert C Fetter, died on 1 September 1906 (14). She was buried at Monument Cemetery (14).
A photo of him can be purchased from the Army War College in Carlisle Pennsylvania (http://carlisle-www.army.mil/cgi-bin/usamhi/PhotoDB/FindPhotos.cfm) (4).
Contact K. Edward Lay at KEdwardLay@virginia.edu.
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster.) (Albert C Fetters)
2 Official army register (Albert C Felter)
3 regimental descriptive book (AC Fetter)
4 e-mail, K Edward Lay, 4 April 2002 (Albert Cauffman Fetter)
5 list of commissioned officers ([Albert C] Fetter)
6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 January 2005 (Albert C Fetters)
7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 767, page 1 (image 2449 on Ancestry) (Albert C Fetter)
8 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Albert C Fetter)
9 pension index, by name (Albert C Fetter)
10 "Lay-Fetter-Fleming-Wilson Genealogy", a GEDCOM on RootsWeb WorldConnect, updated 27 Nov 2005 (viewed 11 Jan 2006) (Albert Cauffman Fetter)
11 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 28th ward, microfilm series M593, film 1445, page 211 = 15 handwritten (A C Fetter)
12 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 686, microfilmseries T9, film 1186, page 253 D = 4 handwritten (Albert C Fetter)
13 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (A C Fetters)
14 [death notice, Ann Fetter], Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 September 1908, page 7 (also published 3 September 1908 page 7) (Ann Fetter)
15 'Camp Chase at Gray's Ferry' Philadelphia Inquirer 19 October 1861 page 8 (A C Fetter)
16 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (AC Fetter)
17 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (AC Fetter)
18 'Local intelligence', Philadelphia Inquirer 19 September 1862 page 8 (AC Fetler)
19 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 September 1891 (Albert C Fetter)
20 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Albert C Fetter)
21 American Ancestry: giving the name and descent, in the male line, of Americans whose ancestors settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence, A.D. 1776. Vol. VII. Embracing lineages from the whole of the United States. 1892. Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers, 1892. Page.61 (Albert Cauffman Fetter)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Albert C Fetter)
|Name||Jacob Fetter||Maria||Margaret||Albert||David||Catharine||Henry||Anna||George||Josiah [??]||Mary||Edward||Margaret Moore||Alfred Case||Alexandria B Ewing|
|[Mary's entry is between lines 24 and 25]|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Cabinet Maker||Merchant||Cabinet Maker||Cabinet Maker||" [?]|
|Real estate owned||7000|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Over 20 & can't read/write||(1)|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Fetter A C||A E||Laura [?] A||Laughton Alice|
|Occupation||Coal Dealer||Keeping house||At home||Domestic|
|Real estate value||4000|
|Personal estate value||1500|
|Father foreign born|| ||1|
|Mother foreign born||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||West side of Twelfth Street|
|dwelling visit #||35|
|family visit #||38|
|name||Fetter, Albert C||- Anna E||- Laura A|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Retail Coal Dealer||Keeping house||Composer of music|
|school this year|
FETTER, ALBERT CAUFFMAN of Phila., Pa., b. in Carlisle, Pa., May 23, 1823, d. Sep. 15, 1891, merchant, capt. in the 91st regt., Penn. vols., during the Civil war, mem. of Meth. Epis. Ch. (m. Sep. 20, 1858, Ann Elizabeth, b. Feb. 21, 1824, dau. of Tillinghast K., b. in Phila. Oct. 14, 1802, d. Apr. 6, 1870, and Mary Ann [Carter] Collins, b. Feb. 20, 1805, d. Dec. 27, 1884, and gr.-dau. of Tillinghast, d. abt. 1815, and Ann [Gould] Collins, also gr.-dau. of Samuel and Charlotte [Grace] Carter, gt.-gr.dau. of Samuel Carter and of John Grace); son of Jacob of Carlisle, Pa., b. 1796, d. 1879 (m. Maria, dau. of -- and Margaret [Cart] Cauffman, gr. dau. of Jacob and Christiana [Gainser] Kehrt or Cart), he, Jacob, Kehrt was b. in Ilbesheim, Bavaria, Ger., d. abt. 1797, came to America 1752; son of Jacob, b. in Germany, came to America from Germany with his brothers Casper, George and John.[Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 September 1908, page 7 (also published 3 September 1908 page 7)]
FETTER.--On Sept 1, 1906, ANN E., widow of Albert C. Fetter, in her 85th year. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services, on Thursday at 2 PM., at residence of her son-in-law, Harry S Hopper, 5234 Chester ave. Interment private at Monument Cemetery.[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 September 1891 (Albert C Fetter)]