FRETZ, John

Male 1758 - 1804  (46 years)


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  • Name FRETZ, John 
    Born 24 May 1758  Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography


    • BIOGRAPHY:
      John Fretz (son of Christian and Barbara) known as Warwick John was born on the "Old Homestead" in Bedminster Township, Bucks Co., Pa., May 24, 1758, and died Dec. 20, 1804, aged 46y-6m-26d. He married Ann Kratz, of Plumstead (daughter of Philip Kratz). She was born Nov. 4, 1764, and died Aug. 4, 1813, aged 48 years and 9 months. John Fretz bought what is called the "Poor fields," 25 acres, for three pounds 19 shillings, and sixpence, by patent from the executive council of Pa., dated June 12, 1787. The warrant for the same having been granted one year previously. This tract is situated in Bedminster Twp., and now occu-pied in part by Jonas Loux. In 1793 he sold this tract to Christian Fretz for the sum of fifty pounds. At the time of this sale he was a resident of Warwick. In 1790 while yet residing in Bedminster Township, he purchased of John Thomas, a tract of 130 acres in New Britain Township, now known as the Curly Mill property. This property he sold to Mark Fretz in 1792. He never resided on this property. In 1792, he bought 299 1/2 acres in Warwick Township, of Richard & Willet Smith for 1200 pounds "in good gold and silver money." In 1794 he built a barn on this property, and the following year, 1795, he built a stone house which is still standing, in good repair and occupied as a dwelling. To this property he added by various purchases, so that at his death he owned a connected tract of 600 acres. In connection with his occupation as farmer, he also distilled whisky. He and his wife were members of the Menno-nite church, and to them were born nine children: Elizabeth, Susan, Rachel, Barbara, Eliza, Mary, John, Anna, Philip.
    _UID BBF24BD58F1711409E4CA35B04A0D04666D7 
    Died 20 Dec 1804 
    Person ID I1288  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, Pages 136-137.