Dec 02

Note: The early lineage of the Fonde family is uncertain (as is the Fonda family).  Fonde family records (see excerpt below) indicate that the American progenitor, Andrew Fonde (1765-1833), immigrated from France, settling in Philadelphia in the 1790’s.  The family apparently fled from Italy due to political unrest, possibly during the incursion of Napoleon into […]

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Aug 08

Out of Our Past August 8, 2009 – Battle Creek 100 years ago today, 1909: A race riot on the carnival grounds was averted by Constable Fonda last evening when a gang of Italian laborers, who crowded the grounds, started a rumpus with a Battle Creek lad. There were several car loads of the […]

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