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A. W. Fehrman

(From Saturday's Daily)

A. W. Fehrman, member of the firm Stinchfield-Fehrman, undertakers and furniture dealers, and one of the highly esteemed men of this city and community, died at his home of East Jefferson street yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, following a long period of suffering with heart troubles. Mr. Fehrman had not been at his place of business for over a month. Since then he had gradually declined and little hopes were entertained for recovery. He was known by his friends everywhere as an honest, fair, square and upright man. The vacancy in the business and social life of the city, caused by his death, will be hard to fill.

Mr. Fehrman was president of the Valparaiso Gun club, and he was known in sporting circles all over the country. He had attended shoots in Cleveland, Indianapolis, Chicago and other cities, and in Chicago he held membership in the Garfield Park Gun club and was a member of the Interurban league, comprised of the clubs of several cities.

Much of the early life of Mr. Fehrman was passed at Hebron. He had since then been in business in Chicago, but came here later to take an interest in the firm with J. M. Stinchfield and A. J. Fehrman, his brother. He was a member of the Valparaiso lodge of Elks.

Mr. Fehrman was born at Porter Cross Roads on a farm, and at the age of 5 moved with his parents to Hebron, where Christian Fehrman, the father, soon after died. He resided there until 28 years of age, when he took a position with the Pillsbury Flour company. For fourteen years he lived in Chicago; three years were spent in Minneapolis, and the remainder of his term of service with the company, in Columbus, O. Here he resigned and came to this city to associate himself with his brother and J. M. Stinchfield in the furniture and undertaking business.

Mr. Fehrman was married December 3, 1885, to Miss Mary Young, of Westville. Two of their children died in infancy and are buried in the Hebron cemetery. A daughter, Miss Gail Fehrman, survives, besides Mrs. Fehrman and an aged mother, Mrs. Wilhelmina Fehrman, of Hebron. Mr. Fehrman leaves also to mourn his loss, one brother, A. J. Fehrman, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. M. J. Stinchfield, residing here, and Mrs. E. M. Nichols, of Hebron.

February 24th was the last day Mr. Fehrman spent at his office. An attack of the grip, which began in January, left him in a weakened condition, and heart trouble, which he had long experienced, was finally complicated with Bright's disease. Mr. Fehrman was 55 years old.

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: April 19, 1916
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Page: 7
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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