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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

FREDERIC MESTREZAT, deceased, was born September 25, 1807, and was the son of Charles Alexander and Louisa Elizabeth (Dufrene) Mestrezat, natives of France, who came to America in 1793.  Frederic was the sixth child and second son in a family of eleven children.  He attended the select schools of Mapletown, which were taught by teachers hired by the parents, by the year and half year.  He was one of the foremost men during his short life in securing good educational advantages for the town in which he resided.  He learned the hatter’s trade, and dealt extensively in wool and furs.  April 4, 1833, Mr. Mestrezat married Miss Martha Hall, daughter of Lemuel and Sarah (Grove) Hall.  Her parents were natives of Delaware, and of Scotch-Irish and German origin.  To Mr. and Mrs. Mestrezat were born six children, four of whom are living—John A., a carpenter; Mary A., wife of B. F. Mercer; Aline A., wife of William W. Shaffer, and Caroline A.  Charles Alexander, the oldest son, was educated in Morgantown, W. Va.  He enlisted in Company E, Fourteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was captured at the battle of White Sulphur Springs, August 27, 1863, while in active service for his country.  He was taken to Belle Isle, Richmond, and from there was removed to Hospital No. 21 in Richmond, where he died March 27, 1864.  Mr. Frederic Mestrezat was a Republican in politics.  He was an earnest and faithful worker in the Sabbath-school and for the church, although he did not unite with the church until a short time before his death, when he became a member of the Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, where his wife had been a faithful member since her youth.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 9 May 2008

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