John Fertig (D50) Crawford County 1877-1878
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.
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.