Frederick Franz

16 April 1871–27 September 1925 (Age 54)
Pipestone Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Frederick

When Frederick Franz was born on 16 April 1871, in Pipestone Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, Johannes Franz, was 40 and his mother, Anna Horton, was 36. He married Myrtle M. Tuttle on 19 June 1892, in Berrien Springs, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 27 September 1925, in Pipestone Township, Berrien, Michigan, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Eau Claire, Berrien, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Franz
Myrtle M. Tuttle
Marriage: 19 June 1892
Lila Franz
Stanley John Franz
Thelma Franz

Spouse and Children


    Myrtle M. Tuttle


19 June 1892
Berrien Springs, Berrien, Michigan, United States


    Lila Franz



    Thelma Franz


Parents and Siblings

    Johannes Franz


    Anna Horton




    Caroline Franz


    George Franz


    Albert John Franz




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 8

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 15

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Franz, a vernacular form of Latin Franciscus ( see Francis ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Fred Franz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frederick Franz in entry for Stanley John Franz, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Fred Franz, "United States Census, 1910"

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