Hattie L. Fenn was born during the civil war, June 1863, in Michigan. Hattie was the youngest of five children born to Daniel C. Fenn and Elizabeth Ann Poore. Her siblings were Zealton, Tully, Osphie, and George. She had a half sister, Estella, who was born to Daniel C. Fenn and Jane E. Poor (Elizabeth's sister). Although I don't have proof positive of where in Michigan Hattie was born, I have a tax list for the year 1863 in which Daniel C. Fenn was taxed in Sylvan Township, Washtenaw, Michigan.
According to Hattie Fenn's bible records, her father, Daniel C. Fenn, died in February 1873. Hattie would have been almost 10 years old. Sometime before 1880, Hattie moved in with her sister's family: James and Estella Shaw. The 1880 Federal Census for Jackson, Jackson, Michigan shows Hattie, age 17, working in a corset factory.
Witnesses to the marriage were Mrs. Mary S. Karnick and Frederick Wheeler. (I wonder if the Catherine Wheeler written about previously, who was living with Frank and Hattie in the 1900 and 1910 census, is connected to Frederick Wheeler)