Biography of Fred R. Fronizer
Ottawa & Sandusky Counties, OH Biographies





FRED R. FRONIZER, attorney at law, Fremont, Sandusky county, was born near Buffalo, N. Y., in 1852, son of Henry and Mary (Young) Fronizer, natives of Germany, who emigrated to New York, where they were married. In 1853 they came to Sandusky county, Ohio, locating in Ballville township, where they followed farming. The mother died in 1885. Their children were: Fred R., our subject; John, a carpenter, of Fremont; Simon, a contractor and grocer; Matilda, who died at the age of four; Lana; Susan; Katty, and Joseph.

Our subject was reared to farm labor, and attended the country schools. At the age of eighteen he entered upon life for himself, attended the Fremont city schools, and taught country schools in the winter seasons to pay his way. Later he went to a Normal school at Fostoria, Ohio, for a few terms, and then taught the Woodville High School two years. In the spring of 1874 he commenced the study of law in the office of J. T. Garver, in the meantime continuing to teach winter schools, and was admitted to the bar in April, 1877. He held the office of justice of the peace in allvikke township six years, and in 1887 was elected to the office of prosecuting attorney for Sandusky county, which he held six years. He was county school examiner from August, 1881, to 1887. Mr. Fronizer is a life long Democrat, and a member of the M. E. Church of Fremont. Socially, he is a member of Croghan Lodge, No. 77, I. O. O. F. He was married, in Sandusky county, to Miss Isabella Boyer, daughter of George Boyer, a pioneer of Washington township, that county, and two children have blessed their union, Irvin F. and Harry L.

From:
Commemorative Biograohical Record
of the Counties of
Sandusky and Ottawa, Ohio
J. H. Beers & Co. 1896


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