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John Frederick Fritz
Born 9 July 1872
Iowa
Died 7 March 1963
Des Moines, Iowa
Buried Resthaven Cemetery
Father Christian Fritz
Mother Mary Ellen Hunt
John Frederick Fritz was born in Iowa on 9 July 1872, to Christian and Mary Ellen Hunt Fritz. He died in Des Moines, Iowa on 7 March 1963. He was buried in the Resthaven Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Family

Fred and Martha had two children:

  1. Frederic Otis Fritz (4.5.1)
  2. Mildred Maudell Fritz (4.5.2)

Obituary

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.

Notes

His "three grandchildren" would have been Fredric Otis's daughters Joan Fritz and Jean M. Fritz, and Mildred's daughter Betty Lou Robinson. His five great-grandchildren are undetermined.

References

Census

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.