Biography of Paul C. Fritzinger
North Central Ohio Biographies

Paul C. Fritzinger, who is president of the Fritzinger Company, Inc., is a veteran of the World War and a representative young business man of Ashland. He was born in this city, April 14, 1892, the son of A. W. and Blanch (Cowan) Fritzinger.

A. W. Fritzinger was born at West Salem, Ohio, and his wife is a native of Licking County, Ohio. At the age of 14 years his parents removed to Ashland, where he was educated. As a young man he became interested in the real estate business, and later went to Omaha, Neb., where he remained until 1889. Upon his return to Ashland he became identified with the insurance business which had been established by his father, known as the Fritzinger Agency. It was incorporated in 1911 as the Fritzinger-Hout Insurance and Real Estate Agency, and continued as such until 1929, when it was reorganized as the Fritzinger Company, Inc. Mr. Fritzinger retired from the firm in 1927 and died May 9, 1929. He is buried in Ashland. He was a Republican and chairman of the executive committee for a number of years. He held membership in the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, and was secretary of the Ashland County Fair Association for a number of years. To Mr. and Mrs. Fritzinger the following children were born: Ruth, married J. W. Selmons, lives at Salisbury, Md.; Paul C., the subject of this sketch; Helen, married Raymond Beach, lives at Bucyrus, Ohio; and Dorothy, married Alexander Robertson, lives at Ann Arbor, Mich.

After his graduation from Ashland High School in 1909, Paul C. Fritzinger spent one year at Ohio Wesleyan University. He has been identified with the insurance business since 1910, with the exception of his period of service in the World War. He enlisted on Dec. 13, 1917, and was sent to Camp Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla., and sailed for France on June 6, 1918. He saw active service and was later in Germany, being discharged from the service at Camp Sherman, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1919, with the rank of first sergeant.

In October, 1919, Mr. Fritzinger was united in marriage with Miss Mildred McKinley, of Ashland, the daughter of S. E. and Mary L. (Brubaker) McKinley. Mr. McKinley, a native of Hayesville, died in 1925, and is buried in Ashland. To Mr. and Mrs. Fritzinger have been born two sons: Allen William, born Feb. 4, 1921; and Robert Edwin, born June 15, 1924.

Mr. Fritzinger is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, and Colonial Club. He is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the American Legion.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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