Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind01878
  • Name: John Peter FONDA
  • Given Name: John Peter
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 08 APR 1812 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY 1
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  • Baptism: 1815 Dutch Reformed Church, Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY
  • Death: 03 SEP 1886
  • Age: 74y 4m 26d
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  • Burial: Shopiere Cemetery, Shopiere, WI 1
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    b. Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY; bp. Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery Co., NY; 1855 Wisconsin State Census, Turtle, Rock Co., WI (J Fonda, White males: 5, White females: 3); 1875 Wisconsin State Census, Turtle, Rock Co., WI (J P Fonda, White males: 2, White females: 2); 1885 Wisconsin State Census, Shopiere Village, Rock Co., WI (J P Fonda, White males: 2, White females: 3); 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 US Federal Census, Turtle, Rock Co., WI; bur. Shopiere Cemetery, Shopiere, WI; [R047] The Marlette and Fonda Records >> <<

    [Rock County, WI Biographies: John P. Fonda, farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. Shopiere; born in Montgomery Co., NY, April 8, 1812; son of Peter Fonda, a prominent and wealthy farmer in that county; his father was a brave soldier in the Revolutionary War, and was taken prisoner; Peter Fonda died in 1861 in NY; was about 75 years old; John R. (P.) Fonda came to Turtle, Wis., in June, 1845, and settled on one and a quarter acres, then bought forty acres, and through industry and frugality, now has 300 acres under good cultivation; has fine barns and general stock; was burned out in 1875, and lost about $2,500, but has built up again. Married on Oct. 18, 1844, in Montgomery Co., NY, Margaret Hilts, daughter of Capt. John H., of old Dutch stock; have had five children - Giles, Peter, Margaret, Ann and Nettie, all living at home. Mr. Fonda gave his aid and moral support to the cause of the great North at the time of the recent unpleasantness. Taken from "The History of Rock County, Wis." (c)1879, p. 803.]

    [Wisconsin Land Records - John P Funda - Land Office: Milwaukee - Sequence #: 1 - Document Number: 17748 - Total Acres: 40 - Signature: Yes - Canceled Document: No - Issue Date: March 01, 1848 - Mineral Rights Reserved: No - Metes and Bounds: No - Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566 - Multiple Warantee Names: No - Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820 - Multiple Patentee Names: No - Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries]

    [The Gazette, Janesville, WI - July 12, 1878 - Shot By A Constable - A man Who Wouldn't be Arrested is Brought Down by a Bullet - Full Particulars of the Shooting - A few days ago Justice Balch issued a warrant for the arrest of J. P. Fonda, who lives near Shopiere, charging him with assaulting a boy named Justin Curry. This warrant was placed in the hands of Constable J. Shimeal of La Prairie, who went to Fonda's house this morning to arrrest him. (..long article..) Summary: Constable Shimeal had a warrant to arrest Fonda for the alleged assault on the boy. Reportedly, Fonda fled his home and was hunted down by the Constable. When cornered, Fonda approached the Constable with a revolver and a club and tried to fire the revolver, but couldn't. After repeated warnings to disarm, the Constable shot Fonda once in the abdomin, which was not fatal. According to Fonda, the Constable was not fully appointed and was acting out a territorial feud. Fonda sued him for $200 for trespassing and for destroying some burdocks. A trial ensued.]

    Father: Peter John FONDA b: 03 JAN 1778 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    Mother: Blondina Denche WEAVER b: 23 MAR 1789 in Niskayuna, Schenectady Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Margaret Anna HILTS b: 18 DEC 1815 in New York
    • Married: 18 OCT 1844 Religious Marriage in Fultonville, Montgomery Co., NY
    • Note: m. Fultonville, Montgomery Co., NY
    1. Has Children Giles John FONDA b: OCT 1842 in New York
    2. Has Children Peter John FONDA b: JUL 1846 in Wisconsin
    3. Has Children Evert Yates FONDA b: JAN 1848 in New York
    4. Has No Children Mary A. FONDA b: 21 NOV 1849 in Shopiere, WI
    5. Has No Children Margaret Ann FONDA b: 1851 in Wisconsin
    6. Has No Children Julia C. FONDA b: SEP 1858

    1. Title: The Marlette and Fonda Records
      Fonda Family
      Publication: Fonda, NY
      Publisher: Montgomery County Old Courthouse
      Publication Date: 1982
      Issue: F14
      Edition: 60 pgs.
      Author: Spencer, Frances
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