Valentine Fretz Crouthamel

14 February 1895–10 May 1964 (Age 69)
Silverdale, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Valentine Fretz

When Valentine Fretz Crouthamel was born on 14 February 1895, in Silverdale, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Israel G Crouthamel, was 43 and his mother, Elizabeth Oberholtzer Fretz, was 36. He married Alice H Ritter on 13 February 1920, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Franconia Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Souderton, Souderton, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 10 May 1964, in West Rockhill Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Christ Reformed Church of Indian Creek Cemetery, Telford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Valentine Fretz Crouthamel
Alice H Ritter
Marriage: 13 February 1920

Spouse and Children

13 February 1920
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Israel G Crouthamel


    Elizabeth Oberholtzer Fretz




    Emerson Fretz Crouthamel


    Susanna Fretz Crouthamel


    Cyrus Fretz Crouthamel




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 9

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Krauthamer, a variant of Krautheimer, a habitational name for someone from any of several places named Krautheim in Baden, Bavaria, and Thuringia.

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

Sources (3)

  • Valentine Crouthamel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Valentine F Cronthainel in household of Isaac Cronthainel, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Valentine F Crouthamel, "United States Census, 1930"

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