Fritz Straach

Fritz Straach[1, 2, 3]

Male 1866 - 1947  (81 years)Deceased

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  • Name Fritz Straach 
    Born 4 Apr 1866  Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Christened 15 Apr 1866  St. Petri Church, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 8 Oct 1889  New York City, New York Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Naturalization 29 Jul 1891  Bellville, Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Fayette Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Name Gottfried Friedrich Straach 
    Died 14 Apr 1947  Menard, Menard Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 11
    FamilySearch ID LZBV-VV4 
    Buried Miles Cemetery, Miles, Runnels Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 12
    Fritz Straach (1866 - 1947) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Fritz Straach (1866 - 1947) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Person ID I1612  Wendel Voigt Family Tree
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2013 

    Father Gottlieb Martin Straach,   b. 14 Oct 1838, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1884, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Wilhelmina Friederike Thiele,   b. 26 Oct 1840, W├Ârpen, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1910, Miles, Runnels Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1862  St. Petri Church, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Siblings 1. Gottlieb Straach   b. 27 OCT 1864, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany;   d. 2 APR 1910, Miles, Runnels Co., Texas; 
    2. Fritz Straach 
    3. Frederick Carl Otto "Otto" Straach   b. 16 JUL 1870, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany;   d. 5 DEC 1954, near, Rowena, Runnels Co., Texas; 
    4. Carl Straach   b. 5 FEB 1873, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany;   d. 5 JUN 1932, San Angelo, Tom Green Co., Texas; 
    5. Wilhelmina "Mina" Straach   b. 23 NOV 1874, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany;   d. 17 MAY 1948, Gonzales, Gonzales Co., Texas; 
    6. Elise Minna "Lieschen" Straach   b. 26 OCT 1881, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany;   d. 26 NOV 1962, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas; 
    Family ID F494  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Caroline Finck,   b. 27 Jul 1869, Haw Creek near Fayetteville, Fayette Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1936, San Angelo, Tom Green Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    Married 19 Jan 1893  Industry, Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Fayette Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Children 
    +1. Herbert Fritz Straach,   b. 4 Oct 1894, Industry, Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1968, San Angelo, Tom Green Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Hilda Straach,   b. 13 Jul 1896, Austin Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1919, Rowena, Runnels Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    +3. Lydia Almeta Straach,   b. 14 Sep 1904,   d. 4 Aug 1986, Menard Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F773  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Apr 1866 - Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 15 Apr 1866 - St. Petri Church, Senst, Coswig (Anhalt), Wittenberg Landkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 8 Oct 1889 - New York City, New York Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 29 Jul 1891 - Bellville, Austin Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1893 - Industry, Austin Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Herbert Fritz Straach - 4 Oct 1894 - Industry, Austin Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Hilda Straach - 13 Jul 1896 - Austin Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1900 - Fayette Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jun 1900 - Fayette Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1947 - Menard, Menard Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Miles Cemetery, Miles, Runnels Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wilhelmina 'Mina', Otto, Fritz, and Elise 'Lieschen' Straach (ca 1946)
    Wilhelmina "Mina", Otto, Fritz, and Elise "Lieschen" Straach (ca 1946)

  • Notes 
    • Some time after the death of his father, Fritz left Germany and found himself in Industry, Texas. He later returned to Germany for his mother, brothers, and sisters. They returned with him to Industry. In 1916 Fritz moved to Miles, Texas to farm.

      OBITUARY: Funeral services for Fritz Straach, 81, ex-farmer in the Miles area, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Miles Methodist Church with interment in Miles Cemetery following. Mr. Staach, who had been bedfast for seven weeks and totally blind for about eight years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Henry Stock, in Menard Monday. Born in Anhalt, Germany, April 4, 1866, Mr. Straach came to the United States as a youth of 19 and landed at Galveston. He settled first at Industry in Austin County, where he lived for some time. He and his family came to West Texas from Fayetteville Sept. 28, 1909, settling in Concho County near Lowake. They moved to Runnels County, near Miles. in 1914 and Mr. Straach lived there until blindness forced him to retire from farming some eight years ago. He had lived with his daughter since. His wife died in July, 1935. Survivors include the daughter; one son, Herbert Straach of San Angelo; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers will include: Edgar Straach, Charlie Straach, Otto Finck, Ewald Straach, and Walter and Alfred Kiesling. Honorary pallbearers include: Ernest Kiesling, Gus Zuelke, Fred Saling, Ed Heinze, Charley Steinfield, Ben Moore, O. L. West, Judge Bigler, B. A. Lott, and E. D Kleine.

  • Sources 
    1. [S391] Family Information from Janell Straach, [Straach pp. 14, 18].
    2. [S494] Obituary of Fritz Straach, [Straach p. 19].
    3. [S885] The Families Straach and Thiele and their Ancestors in the 19th Century, p. 54.
      (translated from German) 5. GOTTFRIED FRIEDRICH STRAACH legitimate son of the local farmer Gottlieb Straach and his wife Friederike Wilhelmine nee Thiele was born in Senst on April 4th in the night l o'clock and christened 15th of the same month. Godparents: (a.) master joiner Gottfried Arndt in Senst (b.) bachelor Friedrich Arndt, in Senst (c.) Mrs. Johanna Uhlemann, in Senst (d.) Mrs. Friederike Thiele in Senst.
      Cites: St. Petri Church (Senst, district of Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany), "List for Birth and Christening for Senst (1806-1872)", p. 222
    4. [S493] Headstone Inscription for Fritz Straach.
      Fritz Straach, April 4 1866, April 14 1947
    5. [S378] 1900 U.S. Census, Fayette Co. TX, E.D. 34, Sheet 11, Lines 15-28.
    6. [S391] Family Information from Janell Straach, [Straach p. 14].
    7. [S481] Family Information from Melissa Straach Mills, [Straach p. 76].
      Date: 15 February 2000
    8. [S379] Germans To America :Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, Library of Congress 87035442., Vol. 58, p. 183 [Straach p. 132].
      Fried. Straack, age 23, male, Butcher. Ship Werra from Bremen and Southampton. Copy provided by Melissa Straach Mills, Mohave Valley Arizona.
    9. [S495] Naturalization Declaration of Intent in Austin Co., Texas, Vol. B, p. 132 [Straach p. 128].
      The State of Texas, County of Washington, County Court of said County. Personally appeard Friedrich Straach who declares upon oath that he is a natural born subject of the Emperor of Germany; that he was born in Germany; that he is 26 years of age; that he emigrated to the United States of America and arrived at the port of New York in the State of New York on or about the 7th day of October 1889; that it is bona fide his intention to become a Citizen of the United States, and renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly any and all allegiance to the Emperor of Germany and that he will bear true allegiance to the United States and support the Constitution of the same. (signed) Friedrich Straach. Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 29th day of July 1891. Witness (signed) H. Matthews, Clerk, and the seal of the County Court of Austin County in said State. (signed) H. Matthews, Clerk County Court, Austin County.
      Copy received from Melissa Straach Mills, Mohave Valley, Arizona.

      Date: 20 October 1891
    10. [S378] 1900 U.S. Census, Fayette Co. TX, E.D. 34, Sheet 11, Lines 15-28.
      RESIDENCES-IMMIGRATION-CHILDREN: In possession of Wendel Voigt, Pflugerville, TX
    11. [S494] Obituary of Fritz Straach, [Straach p. 19].
      Funeral services for Fritz Straach, 81, ex-farmer in the Miles area, will be held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Miles Methodist Church with interment in Miles Cemetery following. Mr. Staach, who had been bedfast for seven weeks and totally blind for about eight years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Henry Stock, in Menard Monday. Born in Anhalt, Germany, April 4, 1866, Mr. Straach came to the United States as a youth of 19 and landed at Galveston. He settled first at Industry in Austin County, where he lived for some time. He and his family came to West Texas from Fayetteville Sept. 28, 1909, settling in Concho County near Lowake. They moved to Runnels County, near Miles. in 1914 and Mr. Straach lived there until blindness forced him to retire from farming some eight years ago. He had lived with his daughter since. His wife died in July, 1935. Survivors include the daughter; one son, Herbert Straach of San Angelo; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Pallbearers will include: Edgar Straach, Charlie Straach, Otto Finck, Ewald Straach, and Walter and Alfred Kiesling. Honorary pallbearers include: Ernest Kiesling, Gus Zuelke, Fred Saling, Ed Heinze, Charley Steinfield, Ben Moore, O. L. West, Judge Bigler, B. A. Lott, and E. D Kleine.
    12. [S940] Find A Grave, 15 May 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80577786.
      Fritz Straach; Birth: Apr. 4, 1866, Germany; Death: Apr. 14, 1947, Menard, Menard County, Texas, USA; Parents: Wilhelmine Thiele Straach (1840 - 1910); Spouse: Mary Finck Straach (1869 - 1936); Children: Herbert Fritz Straach (1894 - 1968) *, Hilda Straach Hennig (1896 - 1919) *, Lydia Straach Stock (1904 - 1986) *; Siblings: Fritz Straach (1866 - 1947), Frederick Carl Otto Straach (1870 - 1954) *, Carl F. Straach (1873 - 1932) *, Wilhelmine Straach Nagel (1874 - 1948) *, Elise Minna Straach Eckermann (1881 - 1962) * [* = Calculated relationship]; Burial: Miles Cemetery, Miles, Runnels County, Texas, USA; Created by: Emory Schnuriger; Record added: Nov 17, 2011; Find A Grave Memorial# 80577786.
    13. [S885] The Families Straach and Thiele and their Ancestors in the 19th Century, pp. 51-52.
      (translated from German) 3. The bachelor GOTTLIEB MARTIN STRAACH small farmer in Senst son of the married couple deceased Johann Martin Straach and Maria Catharina maiden-name Matthias, now wife of the husband Arndt and the maid FRIEDERIKE WILHELMINE THIELE, daughter of the married couple Gottlieb Aemilius Thiele, small-farmer and master-tailor and his wife Johanna Luise with maiden-name Juling have noticed their intended marriage on October 21st and November 2nd and married 9th in the church of Senst.
      Cites: St. Petri Church (Senst, district of Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany), "List for the Notice of Intended Marriage and Marriages for Senst (1806-1872)", pp. 91-92
    14. [S497] Obituary of Marie Caroline Straach, [Straach p. 19].
    15. [S775] Marriage Records of Fayette County, Texas, Vol. 7, p. 15, No. 719 [Straach p. 122].
      Copy received from Melissa Straach Mills, Mohave Valley, Arizona.
    16. [S940] Find A Grave, 15 May 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80578278.
      Herbert Fritz Straach; Birth: Oct. 4, 1894, Texas, USA; Death: Aug. 24, 1968, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, USA; Note: s/o Mary and Fritz Straach; Parents: Fritz Straach (1866 - 1947), Mary Finck Straach (1869 - 1936); Siblings: Herbert Fritz Straach (1894 - 1968), Hilda Straach Hennig (1896 - 1919) *, Lydia Straach Stock (1904 - 1986) * [* = Calculated relationship]; Burial: Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, USA; Created by: Emory Schnuriger; Record added: Nov 17, 2011; Find A Grave Memorial# 80578278.
    17. [S940] Find A Grave, 15 May 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36141141.
      Hilda Straach Hennig; Birth: Jul. 13, 1896, Austin County, Texas, USA; Death: Aug. 6, 1919, Rowena, Runnels County, Texas, USA; Note: Wife of F H Hennig. Daughter of Fritz Struach and Mocy? Fink. Information taken from death record. Herbert Struach, informant; Parents: Fritz Straach (1866 - 1947), Mary Finck Straach (1869 - 1936); Siblings: Herbert Fritz Straach (1894 - 1968) *, Hilda Straach Hennig (1896 - 1919), Lydia Straach Stock (1904 - 1986) * [* = Calculated relationship]; Burial: Rowena Protestant Cemetery, Rowena, Runnels County, Texas, USA; Created by: Sandra Brookshire Behne; Record added: Apr 21, 2009; Find A Grave Memorial# 36141141.
    18. [S940] Find A Grave, 15 May 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59684538.
      Lydia Straach Stock; Birth: Sep. 14, 1904; Death: Aug. 4, 1986; Parents: Fritz Straach (1866 - 1947), Mary Finck Straach (1869 - 1936); Spouse: Henry Stock (1896 - 1972) *; Children: Virginia Mae Stock Castleman (1938 - 1985) *; Siblings: Herbert Fritz Straach (1894 - 1968) *, Hilda Straach Hennig (1896 - 1919) *, Lydia Straach Stock (1904 - 1986), [* = Calculated relationship]; Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery, Menard, Menard County, Texas, USA; Created by: A Harwell-Brown; Record added: Oct 06, 2010; Find A Grave Memorial# 59684538.
    19. [S940] Find A Grave, 15 May 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80576500.
      Mary Finck Straach; Birth: Jul. 27, 1869, Fayette County, Texas, USA; Death: Jul. 4, 1936, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, USA; Note: d/o Caroline and Henry Finck, w/o Fritz Straach; Parents: Heinrich Finck (1833 - 1916), Caroline Menking Finck (1848 - 1924); Spouse: Fritz Straach (1866 - 1947) *; Children: Herbert Fritz Straach (1894 - 1968) *, Hilda Straach Hennig (1896 - 1919) *, Lydia Straach Stock (1904 - 1986) *; Siblings: Henry Finck (1867 - 1948) *, Mary Finck Straach (1869 - 1936), John Finck (1871 - 1950) *, Lydia Finck Raeke (1873 - 1908) *, William F Finck (1877 - 1967) *, Adele Finck Henrich (1884 - 1958) *, Arthur Louis Finck (1891 - 1956) * [* = Calculated relationship]; Burial: Miles Cemetery, Miles, Runnels County, Texas, USA; Created by: Emory Schnuriger; Record added: Nov 17, 2011; Find A Grave Memorial# 80576500.
    20. [S378] 1900 U.S. Census, Fayette Co. TX, E.D. 34, Sheet 11, Lines 15-28.
      In possession of Wendel Voigt, Pflugerville, TX




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