|John Frederick Fritz|
|Born||9 July 1872|
|Died||7 March 1963|
|Des Moines, Iowa|
|Mother||Mary Ellen Hunt|
Fred and Martha had two children:
The following obituary is from a newspaper clipping collection compiled by Gertrude Alice Brinton.
Van Meter Rites for J. F. Fritz
J. F. Fritz, 90, of 4116 Ninth St. Des Moines, died Thursday March 7, at the New Haven Rest Home in Des Moines. Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Fisher Funeral Home in Van Meter with burial in Resthaven cemetery in Des Moines.
Mr. Fritz, a native of Avon, Iowa, was a barber in Earlham and Van Meter for many years. He moved to Des Moines nine years ago to live with his daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Jay Robinson.
Mr. Fritz was a member of the Earlham Presbyterian church and the Order of Easter Star and was a Mason for 66 years.
Survivors include his daughter; a son, Otis Fritz of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
1880 United States Federal Census, Warren County, Iowa, population schedule, Jefferson Township, folio 397-B, page no. 6, dwelling 51, family 51, Fred Fritz in the household of Christian Fritz; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDLL-81H : 30 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 1254368; citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 368.
1895 Iowa State Census, Madison County, Iowa, Penn Township, page 6 (penned, front), page 491 (stamped, back), dwelling (blank on census), family 24, Fred J Fritz in the household of Christian Fritz; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTSN-7B6 : 30 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 1020202, roll number not provided.