Biography of William Fritz

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Fritz, William, West Seneca, p. o. Gardenville, was born in Westphalen, Germany, February 12, 1819, a son of Frederick and Frederika (Geiger) Fritz, who came to Gardenville in 1851, were members of the Ebenezer Society, and went thence with the society in 1861 to Iowa, where he died in 1866, aged eighty-two years, and she died in 1863, aged seventy-six years. William Fritz was educated in Germany and there married Eliza Roth, who had one son by a previous husband. After his arrival here he at first worked by the day, rented a farm for a time and finally bought a piece of land in Cbeektowaga; he lived there twenty-eight years, when he came to Gardenville and conducted a hotel for twelve years; for the past seven years he has lived retired. His wife died January 9, 1878, and he married Eva M. Haas of Gardenville. Mr. Fritz has always been a Republican, and was highway commissioner in Cheektowaga three years.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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