Biographical sketch of LEWIS FITZ from the book entitled, "Biographical Memoirs of Saint Clair County, Michigan," published in 1903 by B. F. Bowen Publishers in Logansport, Indiana.
This bio spans two (2) pages: 491-492
This gentleman, although not one of the most extensive farmers in Wales township, St. Clair county, Michigan, owns one of the best improved farms in the township, the tract having been brought to its present excellent condition through his own personal care and labor.He is a native of St. Clair county, Michigan, born August 6, 1852, and is a son of August and Charlotte (Smith) Fitz, of whom further mention follows.August Fitz was born near Berlin, Germany, and came to the United States in 1849, locating in Detroit, where for the following two years he worked at his trade of carpentering.In 1851 he came to Wales township, St. Clair county, and bought a farm in section 29, from which he cleared the heavy timber with which it was entirely incumbered (sic) and converted it into one of the most pleasant homes in the township, and here he still resides.His family consists of three children, namely:Lewis, whose name opens this record; William, who is a farmer, has also done some carpentering, and is married to Annie Czishke; and Charles, a farmer, who married Mary Wilson.August Fitz is a Republican in politics, has filled all the school offices and has also served as highway commissioner; in religion he is a Lutheran.He has been quite successful and through his integrity and industry has won the respect of all who know him.
June 3, 1886, Lewis Fitz was married to Miss Augusta Czishke, daughter of Gottlieb and Caroline (Puttkammer) Czishke, natives of Prussia.Gottlieb Czishke was a farmer in the old country and came to the United States in 1870, locating in Port Huron.He did laboring work for some time, and then retired to Detroit, where he still resides, being past his eightieth year.He is still the owner of the Port Huron property, which he rents to others and depends largely for his substance upon the income from the same.The mother of Mrs. Lewis Fitz died November 21, 1893, at the age of seventy-one years.She bore her husband eleven children, who were named, in order of birth, as follows:Charles, Fred, Ferdinand, Ida, Amelia, Lena, Anna, Augusta, Julius, Tenzie and Emily, the last three of whom are deceased. This family were reared in the faith of the Lutheran church, of which the survivors are still ardent and faithful members and to the maintenance of which they contribute freely.Mr. and Mrs. Fitz had born to them five children, Lena, Mabel, Elsie, Pearl and Henry.
Mr. Fitz, as has been intimated at the opening of this record, has his eighty-acre farm under an excellent state of cultivation, and besides doing general farming raises graded Durham cattle and Berkshire hogs.In politics he is a Republican and has filled all the school offices.Fraternally he is a member of Memphis Lodge No. 42, F. & A. M., and in religion, like all his family, is a Lutheran.He has improved his place with a handsome dwelling, barn of substantial construction and conveniently arranged sheds and other outbuildings.
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