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 Augusta <I>Fritz</I> Witt

Augusta Fritz Witt

Death 20 Aug 1899 (aged 41)
Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6625623 · View Source
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The daughter of Heinrich Friedrich Fritz m18 Jan 1850 in Schulitz, Posnan, Prussia (now Solec Kujawski, Poland) Eva F. Hinklemann b24 Aug 1830 Schulitz,d30 Nov 1889 Schulitz. Her name spelled AUGUSTUS in wedding cert. She was born in Schulitz, Prussia (Solec Kujawski, Poland). Her birth certificate lists her name as Auguste. We have not found her immigration record.

She married Gustav Witt on 15 Jan 1885 at Anchor, IL. They farmed near Fairbury and Gust also worked for Sibley Estate as a carpenter/laborer. For a time (1889-92) the family went to Rochester, NY where Gust worked as a cabinet maker. About 1892 they returned to Sibley where Gust held several jobs including Sibley School janitor. They had 7 children:

1. Johanna Helena Adelgunda 1886-1943
m1907 John Gerken d1937
2. Heinrich Karl Wilhelm 1887-1957
3. William Albert 1888-1943
m1922 Ida Christina Henrichs d1963
4. Friedrich Ernest 1890-1957
m1914 Mae Novatney d1983
5. Marie A. Helena 1892-1917
m1910 John L. Brucker d1951
6. Ida Martha 1894-1974
m1913 Charles Henry Kurt Franks d1977
7. Herman Gustav 1896-1923
m1920 Jessie Todd d aft 2001 (she remarried)

Augusta was known for her housekeeping skills. She was generous to a fault and always had a handout for the tramps begging from the railroad which was only a block away from their house in Sibley. Augusta died of jaundice and hemorrhage.




  • Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625623
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Augusta Fritz Witt (16 Mar 1858–20 Aug 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625623, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Sibley, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rosetta (contributor 46558106) .