Samuel Fritz Jr




Samuel Fritz, Jr.





SAMUEL FRITZ, JR., farmer, post-office Greenville, was born November 30, 1859, on the farm where he now lives. His father, Samuel, was born August 26, 1822, in Lancaster County. Penn., son of John and Polly Fritz, natives of the same county, and the parents of twelve children, ten of whom grew up:  Elizabeth, Daniel, William, Samuel, Susannah, Mary A., Sarah, Jacob, John and Isaac. Samuel, Sr., was educated in the common schools and brought up on a farm. He began for himself by hiring out. He was married in 1842 to Maria Bouch, born January 10, 1817. in Lancaster County, Penn., to Ephraim and Elizabeth (Kiskel) Bouch, the parents of ten children: Elias, Maria, Susannah, Rebecca, Aaron, Elizabeth, Levi (deceased), Leah (deceased), Urias and Catharine. Mr. and Mrs. Fritz have had seven children: Salinda (deceased), Ephraim, Susannah. Albert, Urias, Elizabeth and Samuel. The family came to this county in 1856, and have been residents of Hempfield Township since. Samuel, our subject, received a good common-school education, and was married in 1880 to Mary E. Benninghoff, by whom he has four children: Stella, Cora, Delos and Winnie. He is a Democrat, and has been township auditor for several terms, and he is a Lutheran, while his wife belongs to the United Presbyterian Church.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1149




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