- Francis Andrew was a Merchant Tailor and also ran a real estate business in 1855. He was a great singer. He led the choir in church for a number of years. His funeral was held in a Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg.
On 1 November 1850 Jacob Leiby and wife Sarah Ann of Carlisle, for $6526.53, deeded to Henry Wilson Mateer of the Village of Hogestown land in North Middleton Township, Cumberland County, 93 acres 69 perches on Conodoquinnett Creek along Waggoner's Gap Road, with dower payments to John Myers and his wife Catherine, formerly widow of Philip Baker deceased. On 1 April 1851 Henry Wilson Mateer of Hogestown and his wife Elizabeth S. Mateer, for $1000, conveyed to George Leiby of Hogestown, Lot No. 42 in Hogestown adjoining Poplar Alley, which lot had been deeded to Mateer on 1 September 1843 by A. Wills Esquire and John Coyle. Witnesses: F. A. Mateer, Edward Porter.
Francis A. Mateer, born about 1821, died about 1859; married Catherine Ann, born about 1822.
In the 1850 census of Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania F. A. Mateer was described as a tailor aged 29 with wife Catherine aged 28 and three small children: Samuel A. aged 7, Harbison aged 4 and Allis aged 2.
On 20 August 1852, F. A. Mateer, Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, returned death certificate for John Chendenin, white, male, 61 yrs. Occupation: Farmer & tanner. Born: 1784. Died: 23 Aug 1852, disease of the heart, Hogestown, Silver Spring Township Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Buried: Silver Spring Grave yard, Hogestown.
On 1 April 1856 F. A. Mateer and wife Catherine Ann together with David Miller and wife Leah F., all of Cumberland County, conveyed property to Henry Springer in order to settle difficulties over the location of a house in Hogestown.
Witnesses: Joseph Leas, John Raupp.
The 1860 Mortality Schedule lists F. A. Mateer, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, age 39, tailor, died of consumption in October 1859.
On 31 October 1859 Edward Lamont was appointed Administrator of the Estate of Francis A. Mateer of Mechanicsburg; bond was for $2000 with Jas. H. Waggoner and George Landis as sureties. On 1 April 1860 the heirs of Francis A. Mateer were listed as a widow Catherine and three children (unnamed); the estate was inventoried at $787.24 and a house in Mechanicsburg -- not enough to pay outstanding debts after allowance of the widow's $300. Before the estate was finally settled Lamont had died and his estate was settled by Christian Tetzel.
Mateer family notes,
McTeer - Mateer Families of Cumberland County Pennsylvania, Frances Davis McTeer, 1975, p 81, 176-177.