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Re: Marion Ann Fritz Young born in 1925 MN
Posted by: Joy Kersteter (ID *****0348) Date: February 23, 2012 at 14:15:47
In Reply to: Marion Ann Fritz Young born in 1925 MN by Linda Langgin of 14010

What is your source saying Marion was in Washington in 1952?
Do you have any vitals on Harold Young?

I'm not related. I've tried searching, and didn't find her in Washington, but did find some interesting things. First being that her date of birth is June 5, not June 2

Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980 about Marion Anne Fritz
Name:        Marion Anne Fritz
Birth Date:        5 Jun 1925
Birth Place:        Brown, Minnesota
Gender:        Female
FHL Film Number:        1870146

Minnesota Birth Certificates
Says same info as above, but adds mother maiden name: EIDSVOLD

With the maiden name of Eidsvold for the mother, I found Marion on the 1930 census with her parents, grandparents and a sister.

1930 Census
New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota
Eidsvold, Engebret, head, m, w, 77, m, 26, Norway, Norway, Norway, 1872, Na, Farmer, Gen. Farm
Eidsvold, Mary, wife, f, w, 70, m, 19, Norway, Norway, Norway, 1868, Na
Fritz, Alvin, son-in-law, m, w, 28, m, 22, South Dakota, US, US, Clerk, railroad office
Fritz, Gertrude, daughter, f, w, 24, m, 18, Minnesota, Norway, Norway
Fritz, Corrine, grand daughter, f, w, 1 1/12, s, Minnesota, North Dakota, Minnesota
Fritz, Marion, grand daughter, f, w, 4 9/12, s, Minnesota, North Dakota, Minnesota
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota; Roll: 1081; Page: 17B; Image: 348.0; Family History Library Film: 2340816.

Following Alvin & Gertrude, I found this info from a Family Tree on

Gertrude Corrine Eidsvold
b. 12 Mar 1906 Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
d. 3 June 1991, Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa
Alvin Henry Fritz
b. 20 May 1903, South Dakota
d. 11 Apr 1969, Milford, Crawford, Iowa

Harold John Fritz, b. 29 Dec 1932 Spencer, Iowa; d. 26 Feb 1966, Spirit Lake, Iowa
Harold married,
had 3 children
1 - Katherine Jane Fritz-Gilbert b 16 Sept 1959 in Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, d. 27 Sept 1978 in Alvin, Brazoria, Texas

Other children of Gertrude and Alvin:
Marion Anna
Corrine (Married Paul Davenport)
Mike Fritz
Bill Fritz
Robert Fritz
Patricia (married Mark Pruett)
Barbara (Married Bob Wintz)

Some of the children's names were derived from Alvin and Getrude's obituaries, as well as their son Harold's obituary. The really curious thing is that NONE of the obituaries mention Marion Anne Fritz Young. Both of the Parent's obits mention a son that preceded them in death (would be Harold), but no mention of Marion either dying before them nor surviving them.

Spirit Lake Beacon (Spirit Lake, Iowa) 10 March 1966
Harold John Fritz
Harold John Fritz, 34, Spirit Lake, died Feb. 26 at the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. He previously had been hospitalized and had been at home for two weeks when he suddenly became worse and was returned to the hospital where he died the next day.

He was born in Spencer, Dec. 23, 1931, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Fritz, and moved with his parents when as small boy to Arnolds Park where he attended grade and high schools. As a small boy he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Mr. Fritz served four years in the armed forces with service in the Korean War. He was employed by Art Smith of Arnolds Park for five years.

He was married March 28, 1962, at Sioux Falls, S.D., to Anna McDonald and they have resided in Spirit Lake at Boston Avenue and 21st.

Mr. Fritz is survived by his wife; two children, Karla, 9, and Douglas, 3; his parents; three brothers, Bob, Bill and Mike Fritz of Arnolds Park; three sisters, Mrs. Paul Davenport of California, Mrs. Mark Pruett of Royal, Mrs. Bob Wintz of Arnolds Park.

Funeral services were conducted March 2 at the Donovan Leyson Chapel with the Rev. Arthur Campney officiating. Mrs. James Bonnstetter was soloist, accompanied by Mrs. E. L. Mass. Burial was in the Harrison Township Cemetery at May City.

Pall bearers were Grant Wilson of Emmetsburg; Frank Gillmore, Chris Curry, Ronald Barrett and Richard Omvig, all of Arnolds Park; Hans Schlueter of Spirit Lake.

Gertrude Fritz March 12,1906-June 3,1991
Gertrude 85, died Monday, June 3, 1991, at the Dickinson County Memorial Spirit Lake. Services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Turner Funeral Home, Milford. Rev. Mark Pruett officiated. Gerry Sternberg was organist and Bev Austin, soloist. She sang "Beyone the Sunset."

Pallbearers were John Davenport, Daniel Pruett, Marty Pruett, Steve Pruett, Robert Fritz, Duane Pruett, James Pruett and Troy Wintz.

Mrs. Fritz was born March 12, 1906 at Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from St. Margaret's College. She married Alvin Henry Fritz Sept. 10, 1923 in Minneapolis.

Survivors include her Corine Davenport and Barb Wintz, both of Milford, and Pat Pruett, Pisgah; and Bob Fritz and Mike Fritz, both of Milford; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son.

Burial was in the Milford Cemetery, Milford. Turner Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

Spirit Lake Beacon, June 13, 1991 page 9

The Milford Mail and Terril Record, April 17, 1969, page 7
(Milford, Iowa)

Funeral Held Tuesday for Alvin Fritz, 65
ARNOLDS PARK - Funeral Services for Alvin Henry Fritz, 65, of Arnolds Park, were held Tuesday, April 15, in Leyson Funeral Home. Mr. Fritz died April 11 in Dickinson County Memorial Hospital of a heart attack.

The Rev. Vincent Fricke, pastor of First Lutheran Church, conducted the service and burial was in Milford Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris Durkhoop, Lyle Wilcox, Loris Austin, George Wintz, Clifford McCowan and Delmar Beving. Mrs. Frank Fellows played an organ solo, "At the End of the Road."

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Jacob Fritz and was born at Altmont, South Dakota, May 20, 1903. His stepmother was Anna Fritz. He obtained his schooling at New Ulm, Minnesota, and by occupation was a railroad clerk. The family resided at New Ulm before moving to Arnolds Park. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife and six children: Mrs. Barbara Wintz, Robert Fritz, Bill Fritz, all of Milford; Mrs. Corrine Davenport, Garden Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Patricia Pruett of Moorhead, Iowa; and Michael Fritz of Fort Hood, Texas.

A son preceded him in death.

The grandmother:
Mary Eidsvold Died 15 Jan 1936, Crystal, Hennepin, Minnesota
Spouse: Engebret
Father: Hans Grasmoen
Mother: Annie Soot


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