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of whom died in service; his first wife's grandfather Garner was Capt. In the Revolutionary war, and her father was a soldier in the late war. Our subject also had three uncles in service, James, Hiram and John Ferrier. Comrade Ferrier is one of the progressive and advanced farmers of this county and his address is Hillsdale, Pa.
Was born in Indiana county, Pa., June 19, 1823, and was a son of Thomas and Mary (Swail) Ferrier, deceased. He was united in the bonds of matrimony in 1842, in Montgomery township, this county, to Melissa Fridley, who was born in Center county, Pa., in 1822; her parents, no long living, were Jacob and Betsey (Deane) Fridley. Eight children have blessed this union, Jacob, Hannah, Mary, Leah, Isaiah, John, Lydia and Melinda. Comrade Ferrier was 42 years of age and was engaged in farming when the late war broke out. He enlisted Aug.26, 1864, at Marion Center, Pa., as a private in Co. A, 206th Pa. V. I., 3d Brig., 1st Div., 24th A. C., and from that time to the close of the war, he was always at his post of duty. He was confined in field hospital a few days in the fall of 1864, suffering with fever and ague. He assisted in the building of Ft. Brady and also did considerable guard and garrison duty, and was honorably discharged June 25, 1865. He had three brothers in the war, James, Hiram and John; the first named died in hospital during service. His wife's brother Harrison was also a member of Co. A, 205th Pa. V. I. Comrade Ferrier is a member of Wm. Conner Post, No. 40; he is living in retirement and his address is Hillsdale, Pa.
A native of Germany, was born Dec. 24, 1825, and was a son of Wm. and Maria (Kramer) Frank, deceased. He was united in marriage Oct. 27, 1862, in Hollidaysburg, Pa., to Elizabeth Krell, who was born in Mifflin county, Pa., Sept. 2, 1834. Her parents, both deceased were Frederick and Barbara (Shoup) Krell. Three children have blessed this marriage, William, Caroline and Barbara. By a former marriage he had two children, Lawrence and Gertrude. In response to a call for help, our subject, having learned to love the country of his adoption, responded and he was enrolled October, 1861, at Hollidaysburg, Pa., as a private in Co. A, 84th Pa. V. I. March 23, 1862, he was wounded at Winchester in right leg and was cared for in hospital at Washington, D.C., seven months in consequence thereof. He was honorably discharged October, 1862, at hospital, on surgeon's certificate of disability. He took part in the battles of Bloody Run, Popa Tunnel and Winchester; he also served in the Prussian army,