Perry Hubbard Fenstermaker

Perry Hubbard Fenstermaker aka Perry Raymond Fenstermaker or Pel Fenstermaker was born July 12, 1869 at Fort Bridger, Wyoming Territory. He was the son of Amos Fenstermaker and Caroline Maria Hubbard.

Perry worked horses; selling, buying, raising, and chasing wild ones.   He received many injuries from this occupation.  He brought in some of the first breeding stock for the Grouse Creek area.

He married Novella Elliott on May 28, 1894 in Salt Lake City.  He and Novella adopted three children, Perry Raymond; Francis Molan; and Novella Viola Gay.  Perry passed away November 18, 1926 in Salt Lake City.  He is buried in Burley, Idaho.

The Fenstermakers still owned the Meadow Creek Ranch and the place on Hardesty creek at the time of his death.  They also owned several rentals and an apartment complex in Burley.  Novella married Bert Yox after Pel died.  Novella died 14 April 1950 in Burley, Idaho.  She is buried next to Pel in Burley, Idaho.

Their first child, Perry R. Fenstermaker was found in a trashcan behind the post office in either Salt Lake City or Grantsville and given to them.  The child only lived a few days.

Francis M. Fenstermaker was born August 13, 1900 in Salt Lake City and was given up by his mother.  Pel and Novella adopted him from the American Home Finding Association when less than a month old.  He attended school at Etna and boarded with Mrs. Emily Tyrrell.  He married Jessie Eileen Fuller of Iowa on September 16, 1925 in Burley, Idaho.  They had one son, Perry Molan Fenstermaker.  Francis diedDecember 27, 1977 in Burley, Idaho.  Jessie died 29 April 1989 in Indio, California.  Both are buried in Burley.

Novella Viola Gay Fenstermaker was born February 2, 1908 in Salt Lake City.  Pel & Novella adopted her through private adoption when she was only a few days old.  The place on Hardesty Creek was in her name at the time her father died.

Contributed by Teresa Fenstermaker Phillips from The Fenstermaker Family Reunion, July 28, 1968.