Posted By: Jacob O. Fritz (email)
Date: 3/3/2004 at 01:15:20
Jacob Fritz was born 17 April 1820, Laufen, Balingen, Wurttemberg (Germany). He arrived in New York City on the ship "Humboldt" on 28 November 1851. He gave his age as 27. [Wisconsin Historical Society microfilm P45699 #1725] He declared his intention to become a citizen in Pennsylvania before settling in Iowa. He was naturalized 13 April 1870 in Allamakee County, Iowa. Jacob never married. He died 12 March 1899, age 79, and was buried in Lansing Ridge Cemetery, Allamakee County, Iowa. His grave marker gives his birth as 17 April 1824.
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