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Catalog Number 2000.001.0008
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Sepia tone bust photograph shaded to an oval; subject facing left; gentleman has a handlebar mustache and sideburns; dressed in black suit with wide lapels; white shirt; softly folded large tie.
Number of images 2
Date ca 1894
Photographer Felt, S. W., 147 &149 Chicago Ave.
Title Fritz, Conrad
Collection Patternmaker - Conrad Fritz
Accession number 2000.001.
People Fritz, Conrad
Notes 1854-1926 or 1851-1922 patternmaker, inventor

1877 & 1884 Belleville City Street Directory, Conrad, Carpenter, 600 East B St.


1887 & 1891 Belleville City Directory: Conrad, inventor, home 600 E 2nd N (East B)
Listing the same in 1891 City Directory, except occup. is patternmaker.

1894 Belleville City Directory: Conrad, patternmaker, 512 East C
Listing includes George, machinist, boarding at "
Wildermann History of St. Clair County by Bateman, pub 1907, p 1017
Conrad Fritz, educated in Germany under an exacting European taskmaster
born 1851. Emigrated 1872. Worked in Pattern Department of Belleville
Pump & Skein. Established his own business 1906.

The 1870 St. Clair County Census Index, p 82 lists a Conrad, Born 1834, Gar!
Conrad 36 HS, Catharine 27 MO, Philip 7, Minna 6, George 5, Jacob 2
Children born in Illinois, family living in Lebanon

1881 History of St. Clair County, Conrad Fritz, with others form Novelty Carriage Works.

1893: Conrad Fritz, Trustee Gerstoecker Lodge, AOUW

Daily Advocate newspaper 2/1/1926: Conrad Fritz, employed at Harrison Machine Works and Belleville Stove Co. many years. Died. Survived by
wife and son. Moved to Twin Falls, Idaho 1911

Photo appears in "Belleville 1814-1914" published by Arcadia, Nov 2004 p 65: "A patternmaker makes the foundryman's "mold forming" tool etc. etc.