John Calvin Frybarger
- Born: 2 Dec 1812, Haines Township, Center County, Pennsylvania
- Marriage: Mary Elizabeth Ault on 29 Oct 1835 in Potter's Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
- Died: 22 Feb 1898, Orangeville, Stephenson County, Illinois at age 85
- Buried: Orangeville Cemetery, Stephenson County, Illinois
Noted events in his life were:
• Census, 1850, Illinois, Stephenson County, Wadam Township, Roll 129 Book 1, Page 316a. Age 37 yrs.
• Census, 1860, Illinois, Stephenson County, Waddams Township, New Pennsylvania Post Office, Roll 230 Book 1, Page 297. Age of 48 yrs.
• Census, 1870, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Roll 275 Book 1, page 8b. Age 58yrs., farmer
• Census, 1880, Illinois, Stephenson County, Oneco Township, Roll 253 Book 1, Page 206b. Age 67 yrs., farmer.
• Obituary, 23 Feb 1898, Orangeville, Stephenson County, Illinois. John Frybarger, an esteemed citizen of this place, died at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at the age of 85 years. Mr. Frybarger, one of the oldest residents of this county, an early settler and a highly esteemed citizen of this place, died at his home after a battle of several weeks with the grim monster, death. For the past two years he had been in poor health. At several times he suffered paraltic strokes. He was able to be around the house until a few weeks ago when another stroke paralyzed his limbs and he was confined to his bed. He lingered in this condition until death relieved him. Mr. Frybarger was born in Hains Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania on Dec. 2, 1812. His parents were Daniel and Catherine Frohm Frybarger. His father was a farmer and young John early learned to till the soil. His father died when John was only seven years old and he was left with his mother and five children. John attended the public schools for a period of years and then began to learn the tailor trade.
n 1835, Mr. Frybarger was united in marriage to Miss Mary Elizabeth Ault, by the Rev. Peter Fisher. In 1841, they came west, making the trip by wagon and boat. Their first location was at Cedarville on a farm of 160 acres which they purchased. Their house was a log cabin without windows. Not long afterwards, they moved to a farm near Orangeville which consisted of 182 acres, and it was here they resided twenty years, bringing it to a state of high cultivation. Few lives have been more happily spent than that of Mr. Frybarger. By hard work he was able to lay by enough of this world's goods to keep himself and his wife in comfort during their old age.
Mr. Frybarger was a life long member of the Reformed Church, and always gave liberally of his wealth for its support. He was received into Christ by the sacrament of baptism in his infancy and later assumed all his vows to God in his own name. His name occurs in the original roll of members of the reformed church in Orangeville when organized May 3, [18..], and presumably at the first communion on the following day he was ordained Deacon on Easter.
John married Mary Elizabeth Ault, daughter of Henry (Johann Heinrich) Ault and Maria (Mary) Miller, on 29 Oct 1835 in Potter's Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. (Mary Elizabeth Ault was born on 17 Oct 1815 in Greggs Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania, died on 22 Jan 1910 in Orangeville, Stephenson County, Illinois and was buried in Orangeville Cemetery, Orangeville Township, Stephenson County, Illinois.)