Niagara County

1897 Biography - William F. Fritz

Fritz, William F., was born September 25, 1855, and has resided all his life in Martinsville. His father, Christian Fritz, was one of the leading men of his town and conducted a large saw mill business in Martinsville and William F. grew up in that business. In 1894 he established a coal business in Martinsville, to which he now gives his attention. He has been twice married; his first wife was Sophia Peters, who died leaving three children: Christian, Matilda and Rosa. For his second wife he married Rose Peters, and they have three children: Mary, Clara and Reno. His father, Christian Fritz, died in 1887. He was born in Germany and came to America and built a saw mill at Martinsville. He was prominent in politics as well as in business and was three terms supervisor of the town, besides holding other offices. William F. Fritz is a Democrat, a member of the firemen and engineer of the corps. He has been county delegate several terms and also inspector of election. His mother was Henrietta (Dornfield) Fritz and is still living.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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