Why hello. My name is Jonathan Fangboner. True story. Im assuming it's named after someone im related to some how. Just thought i'd let you know it's actually someones name.
Yes, it named after a former county commissioner or something like that. Actually, I live on Fangboner Road in Fremont, OH.
jonathan, was your early ancestor into banging vampires?
Every time my wife and I drive by that sign, we have to make a funny little finger puppet like move, and funny little sounds. :)
The name comes from John Fangboner who moved to Fremont and started a livestock and feed business after the Civil War. He was Vice President of the National Bank of Fremont and Auditor of Sandusky County. He had three children (two by Ellen Hensel of Lindsey and one by Emma Faller of Fremont). His son, Irvin T. Fangboner, married into the Dillon family (who had married into the family of General Ralph P. Buckland) and continued to work in the seed business. His two sons, Harold and Robert, continued the Fangboner Seed Company with an uncle and a cousin.
Anonymous: Thanks for the history lesson!!
Hi! I'm also from Fremont, Ohio, and I never gave a thought to Fangboner Road--it was just there. I read about it after becoming an adult--I must agree with Anonymus as far as historical facts go--I believe he got it right.
DEBBIE: Clearly, as a 46 year old woman I still have a part of my mind that thinks like a 15-year old boy. Or at least it did when I saw that sign! LOL
You are not alone, my girlfriend and I have a chuckle about it every time we drive by it, as well as a number of friends. 15-year old boys, unite!
Brought here by Fangboner...not a juvenile comment. My wife and I are 50 and always laugh when we pass the sign. We are also from NY so maybe that says something :) Great Blog BTW
ANONYMOUS: Glad you and your wife find it funny! And thanks for taking the time to read the blog and comment. I found a picture online (since I didn't get one at the time) and added it to the post. :)
I just stumbled onto this post and noticed the name Emma Faller ( Mary Emma Faller)parents Johan Jakob Faller and Christina Wegstein Faller. My Great, Great, Great Grand parents. Emma married Emma had two children Amyolta Fangboner and James Raymond Fangboner..Funny how you find things on the internet. I am always interested if anyone has further information.Richard G FallerRedding CAtwophy@yahoo.com
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