Fred Herman Fett


Fred Herman Fett, engaged in general farming and stock-raising upon one hundred and fifteen acres of fine land on sections 14 and 15, Linton township, is one of the many sturdy, industrious and energetic citizens whom Germany has given to America. His birth occurred in the province of Hinter Pommern, September 14, 1863, his parents being Frederick and Henrietta (Schroeder) Fett, of whom further mention is made elsewhere in this work.

Fred H. Fett acquired his education in the public schools of his native province and in Germany worked at farm labor in the employ of others he soon overcame, becoming a prosperous and successful man. He settled immediately in Linton township, Allamakee county, Iowa, and for six years thereafter worked for Charles Rengenhausen as a farm laborer. He was afterward in the employ of other farmers in this county, but after his marriage he purchased land, buying from his brother Charles one hundred and fifteen acres on sections 14 and 15, Linton township. Upon this he has since resided and here he carries on general farming and stock-raising, meeting with that success which always rewards earnest, well directed and persistent labor.

On the 18th of February, 1892, Mr. Fett was united in marriage to Miss Emma Schlitter, who was born in Linton township, December 16, 1869, a daughter of Adolph Schlitter, of whom further mention is made elsewhere in this work. Mr. and Mrs. Fett have become the parents of four children: Alfred Walter, who was born September 14, 1892; Clara Henrietta, born August 11, 1895; Lily Emma, June 2, 1897; and Adeline Esther Elizabeth, March 27, 1901. Mrs. Fett has proved a worthy helpmate to her husband, assisting him through the hardships and discouragement's of his early career and aiding him in the accomplishment of his present success.

Mr. Fett is a stockholder in the Monona Creamery and the Farmers Telephone Company of Luana and Monona. He gives his political allegiance to the republican party and has served as constable and as a member of the school board, a position which he now occupies. His religious views are in accord with the doctrines of the Evangelical Lutheran church. He is known as a public-spirited and progressive citizen, in business affairs is found always capable, energetic and farsighted, and he commands and holds the respect and warm regard of all who are associated with him.

-source: Past & Present of Allamakee County; by Ellery M. Hancock; S. J. Clarke Pub. Co.; 1913
-transcribed by Diana Diedrich

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