FRETZ, Abraham

Male 1769 - 1844  (74 years)


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  • Name FRETZ, Abraham 
    Born 30 Mar 1769  Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography


    • BIOGRAPHY:
      Abraham Fretz (Deacon), born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Mar. 30, 1769, died Mar. 7, 1844. Married Magdalena Kratz (daughter of John Kratz, of Hilltown), Apr. 30, 1793. She was born Aug. 30, 1776, died Jan. 9, 1840. He lived and died on the Old Fretz homestead, in Bedminster Twp. The farm consisting of about 255 acres he inherited from his father. He was an honest, upright citizen, a conscientious Christian, and much esteemed by the community in which he lived. It is related that while he was working in the field one day, a man rode up, and seeing his fine cows, wanted to buy one, but he did not want to sell. The man however insisted and asked him to set a price. He then thought that if he should ask double what the cow was worth, the man would leave without buying. But contrary to his expectation, the man laid down the money and drove the cow off. After the man was gone, he talked the matter over with his wife, and they decided it was "usury." So he mounted a horse, rode after the man, and gave him back half of the money, saying, "I don't want to be damned for a cow." He and his wife were members of the Mennonite church at Deep Run, of which he was for many years a deacon. Children: Anna, Rebecca, Jacob, Christian, John, Isaac, Martin, Elizabeth, Barbara, Abraham.
    _UID 9029FDFD9113C647A3B47EBE56D7155D9600 
    Died 7 Mar 1844 
    Person ID I1282  Milton Families
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2006 

    Father FRETZ, Christian,   b. 1734, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1803, Tinicum Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother OBERHOLTZER, Barbara,   b. 20 Nov 1737,   d. 8 May 1823  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1757 
    Family ID F369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Fretz Family History, Page 222.