FRETZ, Isaac

Male 1771 - 1843  (72 years)


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  • Name FRETZ, Isaac 
    Born 12 Feb 1771  Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography


    • BIOGRAPHY:
      Isaac Fretz, born in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa.. Feb. 12, 1771; died Nov. 1, 1843. Married Susanna Kratz, of Hilltown Twp. May 28, 1793. She was born Sept. 3, 1775; died Mar. 20, 1798. Children: Abraham, Enos, Susanna. In the year 1800, Isaac married his second wife, Veronica Kratz, of Skippack, Montgomery Co. She was born Oct. 28 1778; died 13, 1821. Children: John, Elizabeth, Jacob, Isaac, William, Mahlon, Mary, Samuel. In 1822 Isaac married his third wife, Betsey Landis. She was born Nov. 16, 1799; died Feb. 13, 1887. In early life Isaac Fretz followed the vocation of farmer. He owned and lived on the farm in Tinicum Twp. now owned and occupied by Henry F. Myers. He also for a time had teams on the road freighting goods from Philadelphia to Easton, Bethlehem, and Nazareth, with an occasional visit to Pittsburg and other points west. During his absence from home Mar. 4, 1804, his barn was struck by lightning and burned. On this occasion his wife Veronica, displayed heroic energy, in rescuing horses and cattle from the burning building, and undoubtedly would have perished herself in the flames, had she not at last been held back by the neighbors. In spite of all efforts to rescue the cattle from the flames, one horse and fourteen (some say 21) head of cattle perished. In 1815, Isaac built what is now known as the Fretz Valley Mill, on the Tohickon Creek, and in addition to farming operated the mill. During his busy life he succeeded to competency, and accumulated nearly 300 acres of land. He and wives were members of the Mennonite church. He, however, respected all denominations, and would never (without reproof) allow any one in his presence to speak lightly of any church, or church ordinance.
    _UID 958E162329CD314985CE3CC4B153F4536AD1 
    Died 1 Nov 1843 
    Person ID I1283  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

    Family KRATZ, Susanna,   b. 3 Sep 1775,   d. 20 Mar 1798  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 28 May 1793 
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Fretz Family History, Pages 238-239.