Frederick William " Fritz" Lanz

25 April 1889–8 October 1953 (Age 64)
Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Frederick William " Fritz"

When Frederick William " Fritz" Lanz was born on 25 April 1889, in Hedrick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, George Philip Lanz, was 30 and his mother, Marie Sophie Loos, was 27. He married Gertrude Katherine Weenike on 16 February 1916, in Germanville, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Competine, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Farson, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 8 October 1953, in Bloomfield, Davis, Iowa Territory, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Frederick William " Fritz" Lanz
Gertrude Katherine Weenike
Marriage: 16 February 1916
Elsie Nina Lanz

Spouse and Children

16 February 1916
Germanville, Jefferson, Iowa, United States


    Elsie Nina Lanz


Parents and Siblings

    George Philip Lanz





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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Lantz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred W Lanz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred W Lanz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Fred W Lang in household of George P Lang, "United States Census, 1910"

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