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Frederick Henry Massmann
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1875
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Nov. 3, 1948
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Frederick Henry Massmann came to the United States around 1884. He began as a boy in retail grocery, was with Brookman Manufacturing Company 1890-95 and Durand & Kasper Company 1895-1913, followed by the National Tea Company, where he ultimately became vice-president and president. His last employer was the Peter Fox Brewing Company. He was president of the National Chain Store Association from October 1, 1932, until its dissolution the following September 30, when he became head of the Food and Grocery Chain Stores of America, and later president of the Food Distributors Association, Inc.

According to The American Catholic Who's Who, Volume 7 (1946 and 1947, page 300), he was named a Knight of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1932. The honor can be bestowed on those who, by "the renown of their deeds or the degree of their munificence, are deemed worthy to be honoured by a public expression of esteem on the part of the Holy See." The honor was bestowed for his work in establishing the Holy Name Technical School (now Lewis University) near Lockport, Illinois. Besides the Holy Name Society, he was also involved in the establishment of the Catholic Youth Organization, with the Knights of Columbus, and with the Boy Scouts in Chicago, Illinois. 
Family links: 
  Carl Massmann (1847 - 1929)
  Minna Freicke Massmann (1847 - 1917)
  Elizabeth Camilla Dienes Massmann (1876 - 1946)*
  Alfred John Massmann (1901 - 1964)*
  Elizabeth Florence Massmann Pape (1902 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Frederick H. Massmann
All Saints Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum
Des Plaines
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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Frederick Henry Massmann
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