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28 Sep 1895 Fritz Ernst Grimmer was born in Dolgeville, Herkimer, New York to Louis Herman Grimmer & Johanna M Poetzch





On 14 Jun 1900 Fritz, age 4 yrs, is found in the 1900 Fed Census for Manheim, Dolgeville, Herkimer, NY with his family: Herman, b. Dec 1866, 33, m 14 yrs (1886), Germany, imm. 1887, Naturalized (1892), Felt Shoe Sewer (Daniel Green Shoe Factory in Dolgeville); Annie, Jan 1867, 33, 6 of 6 children living, Germany, imm. 1887; Herman, Feb 1887, 13, Germany, imm. 1887, Laborer, Shoe Factory; Alfred, Jan 1889, 11, NY, At School; Emil, Jan 1890, 10, NY, At School; Annie, Nov 1893, 6, NY, At School; Fritz, Sept 1895, 4, NY; Richard, May 1898, 2, NY.



  1. Line 93: Grimmer Fritz, Son, White, Male, Sept 1895, 4 yrs, Single, Born in New York, Parents born in Germany





On 3 May 1910 Fritz, was found in the 1910 Fed Census for Manheim, Dolgeville, Herkimer, NY living with his family residing on Howard St.: Grimmer, Herman L., 46, md for 22 yrs, Edge Setter at Shoe Factory (Daniel Green), Naturalized; Anna M. 43, ; Alfred 21; Emel O. 20; Anna M. 16; Fritz 15; Richard 11; Paul 8. 



  1. Line 57: Grimmer Fritz H, Son, Male, White, 15 yrs, Single, Born in New York, Parents born in Germany, Speaks English, He is an Edge Setter at the Shoe Factory







5 Jun 1917 Fritz filled out a WWI Draft Registration Card.  He is residing in Webster City, Iowa.  He states his birth date is Jan 3 1890, he is natural born, he is a yard foreman for National Sewer-Pipe Company.  He has a wife.  He is of Medium Height, Medium Build, Brown Eyes and Brown Hair.


  1. Item 1: Fritz Ernst Grimmer; 21 yrs
  2. Item 2: Spofford Ave, Dolgeville, NY;

  3. Item 3: DOB Sept 28 1895;

  4. Item 4 & 5: Natural Born Citizen; in Dolgeville, NY USA;

  5. Item 7: Shoe Maker;

  6. Item 8: Daniel Green Shoe Co, Dolgeville;

  7. Item 9 & 10: No, Single,; Caucasian;

  8. Item 12: No

  9. Page 2:

  10. Item 1: Tall Height; Stout Build;

  11. Item 2: Blue Eyes; Red Hair; Not Bald

  12. Item 3: No scars










1918, Fritz married Sylvia Stitch in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York.  Sylvia was born 15 May 1899 in New York; daughter of John & Julia Ann “Anna” Stitch.





Aug 1919, son John “Jack” Grimmer was born in Little Falls, Herkimer, New York.





12 Jan 1920, Fritz was found residing on 50 Glen Avenue, Little Falls, Herkimer, New York with his In-Laws in the 1920 US Federal Census Records. 


  1. Line 77: Stitch John, Head, Renting, Male, White, 47 yrs, Married, Immigrated in 1892, Naturalized in 1902,  Able to read & write, Born in Bavaria, German, Parents born in German Bavaria, German, Speaks English, He is a Meat Cutter for Packing House
  2. Line 78: Stitch Julia N, Wife, Female, White, 46 yrs, Married, Immigrated in 1885, Naturalized in 1902, Able to read & write, Born in Cologne Germany, German,  Parents born in Cologne German, German, Speaks English, No occupation

  3. Line 79: Stitch John, Son, Male, White, 12 yrs, Attended school within the last year, Able to read & write, Born in New York,  Father born in German Bavaria, Mother born in German Cologne, Speaks English, No occupation

  4. Line 80: Stitch Carl, Son, Male, White, 9 yrs, Attended school within the last year, Able to read & write, Born in New York,  Father born in German Bavaria, Mother born in German Cologne, Speaks English, No occupation

  5. Line 81: Grimmer Sylvia, Daughter, Female, White, 20 yrs, Married, Able to read & write, Born in New York,  Father born in German Bavaria, Mother born in German Cologne, Speaks English, No occupation

  6. Line 82: Grimmer Fritz, Son-in-law, Male, White, 24 yrs, Married, Able to read & write, Born in New York,  Parents born in Saxony Germany, Speaks English, He is a Shipping Clerk at the Bicycle Shop

  7. Line 83: Grimmer John, Grandson, Male, White, 6/12 yrs, Single, Born in New York,  Parents born in New York







22 Apr 1930, Fritz is now residing in De Witt, Onondaga, NY.  His father-in-law is now passed away and he and his family are living with his mother-in-law.


  1. Line 8: Stitch Anna J, Head, Owns home worth $7500, Female, White, 56 yrs, Widowed, Able to read & write, Born in New York,  Parents born in New York, Speaks English, No occupation
  2. Line 9: Grimmer Sylvia, Daughter, Female, White, 31 yrs, Married at age of 20 yrs, Able to read & write, Born in New York,  Parents born in New York, Speaks English, No occupation

  3. Line 10: Stitch Carl, Son, Male, White, 20 yrs, Single, Able to read & write, Born in New York, Parents born in New York, Speaks English, He is a Carpenter for the N.Y. State

  4. Line 11: Grimmer Fred G, Son-in-law, Male, White, 34 yrs, Married at age of 23 yrs, Able to read & write, Born in New York,  Parents born in Germany, Speaks English, He is a Steam Fitter for N.Y. State

  5. Line 12: Grimmer John, Grandson, Male, White, 10 yrs, Single, Attended school within the last year, Able to read & write, Born in New York,  Parents born in New York

  6. Line 13: Yatskeuits Les, Boarder, Male White, 31 yrs, Single, Able to read & write, Born in New York, Parents born in New York,  Speaks English, He is a Gear Cutter at the Gear Co.







30 Jul 1953, Fritz receives a visit from his brother Paul







20 Aug 1953, Fritz receives a visit from his brother Paul








28 Sep 1953, A Birthday Celebration







Sep 1953, Mr and Mrs Fred Grimmer are dinner hosts








December 1957








The Passing of a Loved One...



10 Feb 1960, Fritz died at the age of 64 yrs in the Baldwinsville Sanitarium.  He was residing at Plainville Road, R.D. 2, Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York. 


He was a US Army Veteran of WWI and a Steamfitter for 13 years for Bristol Laboratories, Inc in Syracuse.







Dec 1979, Sylvia died in Baldwinsville, Onondaga, New York.

 

Fritz Ernst “Fred” Grimmer [my 2nd great grand uncle]

Birth: 28 Sep 1895 in Dolgeville, Herkimer, New York

Death: 24 Dec 1960 in Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin

ANCESTOR

SPOUSE

Sylvia Stitch - (1899-1979) married 1918 in Kittle Falls, Herkimer, New York; daughter of John & Julia Ann “Anna” Stitch

CHILDREN

1. John “Jack” Grimmer (1919- )

PARENTS

L Herman Grimmer & Johanna M Poetzch

    (1866-1928)                   (1867-1920)

TIME LINE

  1. Bullet1900 US Federal Census Record; Year: 1900; Census Place: Manheim, Herkimer, New York; Roll: T623_1040; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 59.; Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.;  Ancestry.com

  2. Bullet1910 US Federal Census Record; Year: 1910; Census Place: Manheim, Herkimer, New York; Roll: T624_952; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0029; Image: 540; FHL Number: 1374965.; Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.;  Ancestry.com

  3. BulletWWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; Registration Location: Herkimer County, New York; Roll: 1753737; Draft Board: 1.; Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.;  Ancestry.com

  4. BulletFrits E Grimmer in Herkimer County in the World War; Herkimer County in the World War 1916 to 1918, Compiled by Hon. Franklin W. Cristman, Chairman of Herkimer County Home Defense Comittee, Little Falls, NY 1927; Part II. Home Defense Units, page 19, 20, and 221;  Ancestry.com

  5. Bullet1920 US Federal Census Record; Year: 1920; Census Place: Little Falls Ward 1, Herkimer, New York; Roll: T625_1115; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 1022; Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch;  Ancestry.com

  6. Bullet1930 US Federal Census Record; Year: 1930; Census Place: De Witt, Onondaga, New York; Roll: 1624; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 214; Image: 251.0; Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002;  Ancestry.com

  7. BulletEntertain; The Messenger, Balswinsville, NY; July 30 1953; http://www.fultonhistory.com

  8. BulletFred Grimmer’s Birthday Celebration & Are Hosts; The Messenger, Balwinsville NY; September 1953; http://www.fultonhistory.com

  9. BulletMrs Fred Grimmer invitation for Christmas Day; The Messenger, Balswinsville, NY; December 1957; http://www.fultonhistory.com

  10. BulletFred E Grimmer Obit; Gazette & Farmers Journal, Baldwinsville, New York; Thursday, February 11, 1960, page 5; http://www.fultonhistory.com


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