Biography of Fritz C. Block
Madison County, NY Biographies





Block, Fritz C., supervisor of the town of Sullivan, was born in Germany, November 24, 1854, a son of Frederick and Sophia (Schrom) Block. When he was fourteen years old his parents came to this country, settling at Chittenango Station, where his father still lives at the advanced age of seventy two years. Mr. Block was educated in the common schools and began his business experience in the general store of James T. Burton, for whom he worked some time. He subsequently went into business for himself, and conducted a general store at Chittenango several years. Mr. Block is now manager of the Madison County Celery Company, is extensively engaged in handling country produce, and also deals in coal. He is widely known in this section, and is considered one of the representative citizens of the county. His townsmen have frequently honored him with positions of public trust; he has served as collector, as highway commissioner several times, and, as supervisor of Sullivan township, an office he still fills. Fraternally he is a member of the A. O. U. W. He married, in 1892, Margaret M. Smith, daughter of Patrick Smith of De Ruyter. Two sons have been born of this union: Frederick Carl and Burton Smith Block.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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