|Gertrude Cornelius Fritz|
|Born||14 February 1871|
|Fayette or Wapello, Iowaa|
|Died||15 January 1942|
Gertrude and William had three children:
Ottumwa Courier January 15, 1942
She attended St. Mary's church of Ottumwa. She was married May 6, 1891 at Blakesburg. Besides her husband surviving; there are one son John B. of Blakesburg; one daughter rs. Edna Maloney of Ottumwa; a granddaughter Patricia Alice Shea, and a brother Frank Fritz of Blakesburg.
She was preceded in death by one daughter Alice January 13, 1939, and three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's church with Rev J.M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be at the Blakesburg cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jacob and George Huber, Ernest Johnson, Norine Cloyd, Max Berry and Tom Torrence.
1880 United States Federal Census, Wapello County, Iowa, population schedule, Blakesburg, folio 214-B, page no. 30, dwelling 198, family 199, Gertrude C Fritz in the household of Benedict Fritz; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDL2-BQS : 23 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 1254368; citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 368.
1885 Iowa State Census, Wapello County, Iowa, Blakesburg City in Adams Township, page 32 (penned, front), page 33 (stamped, back), dwelling 159, family 159, Gertie Fritz in the household of Benedict Fritz; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/H4KV-MN2 : 23 December 2012); citing FHL microfilm number 1020188, roll number not provided.
1895 Iowa State Census, Wapello County, Iowa, Blakesburg in Adams Township, page 38 (penned, front), page 39 (stamped, back), dwelling 220, family (incorrect value on census), Gertrude Shea in the household of William M Shea; digital image, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VTQ5-6X3 : 13 January 2013); citing FHL microfilm number 1022189, roll number not provided.