Andrew Jackson Friz

Male 1826 - 1915


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  • Name  Andrew Jackson Friz 
    Born  16 Apr 1826  Shelby, Orleans Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1894  Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the agricultural census for Ottawa County, MI:
      owned 188 acres; 100 tiled, 70 permanent meadows/orchards; 35 unimproved woods; 36 unimproved "other"
      Value:
      $7,000 farm
      $125 implements
      $200 live stock
      Cost to keep up fence $10 per year
      paid out $25 for labor
      value of all production $200
      1 horse 2-3 years old
      3 horses over 3 years old
      3 calves
      3 milch cows
      1 hog
      28 chickens
      25 acres clover
      25 tons hay production
      sold 5 doz eggs
      Milk produced: 1200 gallons
      Value: $120 milk cream; $200 butter
      Indian Corn, Oats, Winter Wheat, Wheat, Potatoes; 20 apple trees
    Residence  1912  14 Trankle Ave, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Friz, Andrew J., residence: 14 Trankle Ave (Trankle Ave SW, south from Burton, second street west of Buchanan. Near corner of Cutler. 2nd house from corner?)
    Died  13 Jul 1915  Wyoming Twp, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #8, page 358
      Friz, Andrew Jackson
      age: 89-2-27
      widower
      died of: cancer of the stomach
      born: NY
      father: Andrew C. Friz (born: NY)
      mother: ??
    Buried  16 Jul 1915  Maplewood Cemetery, Lamont, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Andrew moved to Jamestown with his father in 1847, from New York. In 1881 the Friz family moved from Jamestown Township in Ottawa Co, MI, to Tallmadge Township, just a few miles north. He bought 143 acres plus about 40 separate acres from a man by the name of Erwin Baxter. It is located on Linden Drive, just south of M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive). The 1876 Atlas of Ottawa County shows a home on the property in the same location as the current house. He is again listed among landowners in an 1892 listing. A. Friz is listed as a Juror for the year 1887 in the Tallmadge Township records. The name Andrew Friz (sometime Fritz)) appears on the Tallmadge Township tax rolls for almost 40 years from 1881 through 1918. In 1919 the entry is listed as Andrew Friz estate. The property taxed is listed on sections 28, 29 and 32. Beginning in 1900, the property taxed does not include the parcel on section 32.

      The house and property are currently owned and occupied by the John Koster family. John's family purchased the property from Etta May (Friz) Kishman sometime in the 1940's.
    Person ID  I721  Bryant
    Last Modified  5 Dec 2004 

    Father  Andrew C. Friz,   b. 18 Aug 1793, Germantown, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1874, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Christina Link,   b. 10 Nov 1793, Upper Red Hook, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1870, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Feb 1815  Montgomery Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Andrew and Christina were married by Rev. John Toll, a pastor in the Reformed Dutch Churches in the Canajoharie District. Both Andrew and Christina were "of Sharon" in the original record in the possession of the Montgomery County Historical Society. Sharon is actually in neighboring Schoharie County to the south. They are the only FRIZ and LINK marriage records found in the source mentioned.
    Family ID  F64  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Elizabeth Williams,   b. 21 Oct 1846, Newfane, Niagara Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1918, Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 Dec 1861  Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • book #1, page 72 #1057
      Andrew J. Friz age 35
      residence: Jamestown Twp
      Mary E. Williams age: 15
      esidence: Jamestown Twp
      clergyman: S.S.N. Greeley
      witnesses: J.W. Rathbun & Hiram Rathbun*

      Hiram Rathbun was a hotel keeper in Grand Rapids (Rathbun House). He was also a Justice of the Peace in 1851. At the time of their marriage, they listed their residences as Jamestown Township.

      J. W. Rathbun was Hiram's brother, John Williams Rathbun - named for his paternal grandmother, Mary Williams. No known family connection to Mary Elizabeth Williams, but interesting. (4/2003)
    Children 
     1. Chauncey Friz,   b. 14 Apr 1863, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Charlotte Maretta Friz,   b. 20 Nov 1864, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1911, Ada, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Frances Isabel Friz,   b. 11 Jan 1867, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1917, Sparta Twp, Kent Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Grant Z. Friz,   b. 18 Dec 1868, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1903, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jessie Myra Friz,   b. 18 Oct 1870, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1920, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Etta May Friz,   b. 22 May 1874, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1950, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Charles Clinton Friz,   b. 19 Jul 1876, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1939, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Ingham Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Andrew Nelson Friz,   b. 07 Dec 1878, Jamestown Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1954, Clare, Clare Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. William Clyde Friz,   b. 30 Jan 1881, Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1882, probably, Berlin (now Marne), Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Willis Leroy (Roy) Friz,   b. 02 Sep 1883, Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1970, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F90  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Apr 1826 - Shelby, Orleans Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1861 - Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1894 - Tallmadge Twp, Ottawa Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1912 - 14 Trankle Ave, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jul 1915 - Wyoming Twp, Kent Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jul 1915 - Maplewood Cemetery, Lamont, Ottawa Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Montgomery Co, NY Marr. Record, Melvin W. Lethbridge, (St. Johnsville, NY: author, 1922), p.30.


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