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 Gottlob A. Robert “Bob” Fritz, Jr

Gottlob A. Robert “Bob” Fritz, Jr

Nebraska, USA
Death 14 May 1957 (aged 60)
Springfield, Tuolumne County, California, USA
Burial Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, USA
Memorial ID 69984264 · View Source
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Gottlob Fritz, age 60, passed away in his Springfield home on a Tuesday night following a lengthy illness. He had lived in Springfield for his last 16 years.

A veteran of World War I and a native of Nebraska, Mr. Fritz spent most of his life in Santa Clara, California. The son of German immigrants, Gottlob and Anna, he was one of a large family of children. His father came to the United States in 1880, and his mother came in 1890.

Mr. Fritz was survived by a sister, Mrs. Carrie Henselbecker of San Jose, and seven brothers who were as follows: Fred and Hartley Fritz of San Jose; David, Martin and Rudolph Fritz of Santa Clara; Christian Fritz of Seattle, Washington, and Joseph Fritz of Springfield.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 on a Saturday afternoon at the Bigelow Mortuary in Sonora, and interment was in the Columbia City Cemetery.

Name: Gottlob Fritz
Home in 1900: Vincent, Furnas County, Nebraska
Age: 3
Birth Date: Jul 1896
Birthplace: Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's name: Gottlob Fritz
Father's Birthplace: Württemberg, Germany
Mother's name: Anna Shultz Fritz
Mother's Birthplace: Oldenburg, Germany
Marital Status: Single
Father's Occupation: Farmer
Notes: Gottlob's parents had been married 20 years at the time of the 1900 census. Ten children had been born to them, but they lost two.

Household Members in 1900:
Gottlob Fritz, age 49
Anna Shultz Fritz, age 36
Harley Fritz, age 17
Fred Fritz, age 13
Louisa Fritz, age 12
Wilhelam Fritz, age 9
Carrie A Fritz, age 6
Gottlob Fritz, age 3
Danil Fritz, age 2
Martin Fritz, age 4 months

Sometime between 1902 and 1904, the family moved to California where there more children, Anna, Christian and Joseph, were born. The family home in 1910 was on Santa Clara Street in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California. Gottlob Sr. and sons Harley and Fred owned and ran a machine shop.

In 1920, the family still lived in the same home in Santa Clara. Gottlob, Sr. had passed on. Harley was not living with the family, but the nine others were still living with their mother. Fred, Gottlob, Jr. and Daniel were machinists, Martin did farm work and Rudolph worked in a lumber mill.

1930 United States Federal Census
about Robert G Fritz
Name: Robert G Fritz
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Nebraska
Race: White
Home in 1930: Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California
Occupation: Garage Mechanic
Military: Veteran of WWI
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's name: Anna W Fritz
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Household Members: Name Age
Anna W Fritz 66
Robert G Fritz 34
Martin P Fritz 30
Carrie Henselbecker 35
Henry Henselbecker 10

1940 United States Federal Census
about Robert Fritz
Name: Robert Fritz
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Nebraska
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Home in 1940: Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Santa Clara Street
House Number: 1780
Farm: No
Sheet Number: 7A
Occupation: Mechanic
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 2000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 15
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 36
Income: 1900
Household Members: Name Age
Carrie Henselbecker 45
Henry Henselbecker 18
Martin Henselbecker 40
Bernice Arena 14
Robert Fritz 44

California, Death Index, 1940-1997
about Gottlob Fritz
Name: Gottlob Fritz
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 7 Jul 1896
Birth Place: Nebraska
Death Date: 14 May 1957
Death Place: Tuolumne
Father's Surname: Fritz

U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
about Gottlob A Fritz
Name: Gottlob A Fritz
Birth Date: 7 Jul 1896
Death Date: 14 May 1957
Cemetery: City Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Columbia, California





  • Created by: P. L. Mohr
  • Added: 17 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69984264
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gottlob A. Robert “Bob” Fritz, Jr (7 Jul 1896–14 May 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69984264, citing Columbia Public Cemetery, Columbia, Tuolumne County, California, USA ; Maintained by P. L. Mohr (contributor 14716167) .