The Fertig-Fertich-Ferdig family of
Northumberland, Schuylkill and Snyder County Pennsylvania descend from
(John Anthony Fertig).
Anthony was born in 1771 in Watterbach, Bavaria, Germany (Bayern,
married and had two sons: Anthony and Adam Joseph.
Following the early parting of his first wife, John Anthony remarried and was
blessed with three
more children: Mary Anne, Francis Matthew and John Joseph.
and his household departed from their residence in Ohrnbach,
and set sail to America aboard the ship Clementine. The family
arrived at the Port of New York on September 14, 1837. The eldest son
Anthony was not content with the city and immediately returned to Europe.
family members settled in Northumberland County and changed the spelling
of their surname from
relocated to neighboring Schuylkill County,
modified the spelling of his name to Fertich and was rewarded with eight sons from two
wives. Mary Anne remained in Northumberland County, became the
helpmeet of John Kramer and mother of eight children. Francis Matthew moved to Snyder
County, changed his name to Ferdig, married and had
eight children. John Joseph also moved to Snyder County, united in marriage, was awarded six children and later relocated
his family to Pawnee County, Kansas.
descends from the following generations of
the Förtig family from
Amorbach and Watterbach, Bavaria,
recorded in the Catholic church books back to the year 1618:
Lorenz Förtig, Sr.(1), Lorenz Förtig, Jr.(2),
had a brother named Martin Förtig who remained in Germany. However,
Martin had six grandchildren who immigrated to America in the mid 1800's.
settled in Maryland, Washington D.C.,
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