Member Biography

John Fertig 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1877       50 Democrat
1878       50 Democrat

COUNTIES: Crawford  


03/17/1837 - 03/19/1911

John Fertig (D50) Crawford County 1877-1878 

Early Life:

John Fertig, born March 17, 1837, Venango County, son of Isaac and Hanna Stover Fertig; common school education; Neilltown Academy; teacher, Deerfield Township; engaged, coal-oil business, 1859 on Oil Creek; engaged, oil refiner, shipper, and pipeline operator, United States Pipeline Company; mayor of Titusville, 1873-1875; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1877-1878; unsuccessful bid for Lieutenant Governor, 1878; delegate, Chicago Democratic National Convention, 1892; elected, member, Titusville School Board; member, Titusville Board of Trade, forming the Industrial Fund Association, 1895-1896; Vice President, Director, Titusville Commercial Bank; president, Titusville Iron Company; married, Angeline Coldren, 1861, children, John Hammond Fertig, Willis Eugene Fertig, Harry Coldren Fertig, Roscoe Francis Fertig, Samuel C. Fertig; died, March 19, 1911, (aged 74), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Mayor of Titusville, 1873-1875.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 50th district, Crawford County, 1877-1878.  

Unsuccessful bid, Lieutenant Governor, 1878.

Delegate, Chicago Democratic National Convention, 1892.

Elected, member, Titusville School Board.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members F"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project Wilkes University.

John Fertig (1837-1911) - Find a Grave Memorial