John Fonger
1st Flank Company
5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

John Fonger came to Canada from New Jersey as a young man and joined the 1st Flank Company 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia. After the war he was given a land grant and settled in the St. George area of the then Dumfries Township. Whether or not he farmed the land is unclear as on the 1851 census he was listed as a labourer.

He married Mary Vansickle and they had three children who lived to adulthood:

  • Issac┬áb 1819
  • John b 1832
  • Deborah b 1833

There was a young child living in the household during the 1851 census but he was more than likely a grandchild as John and Mary were well past child bearing years and the child David was only 4 years of age. John died on 5 Mar 1872 at the age of 74.

Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Brandt

Veteran Summary

John Fonger
Private, 1st Flank Company 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia
Place of Birth
Unknown, NJ, USA
Place of Death
South Dumfries, County of Brant, ON, CAN
Died on: 05 MAR 1872
Reason: Likely Old Age
Location of Grave
Governor's Road Baptist Cemetery, 29 Governor's Road East
South Dumfries, County of Brant, ON, CAN
Latitude: 43.2176N Longitude: -80.211