Ellenora McMullen Fitz

F, b. 12 October 1888, d. 2 January 1986
     Ellenora McMullen Fitz was also known as "Nellie". She was born on 12 October 1888 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV.1 She was the daughter of John Fitz and Alice Virginia Weaver. Ellenora McMullen Fitz lived on 7 June 1900 at Hanover, York Co., PA.1 She married Jesse F. Hill, son of Lewis Cass Hill and Mary Scott MacLeod, on 20 February 1917. Ellenora McMullen Fitz died on 2 January 1986 at Hanover, York Co., PA, at age 97. She was buried in January 1986 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA, Findagrave #138472471.

Children of Ellenora McMullen Fitz and Jesse F. Hill

Citations

  1. [S2776] 1900 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1503; FHL #1241503.

Ervin Moul Fitz1

M, b. 31 March 1872, d. 6 July 1952
     Ervin Moul Fitz was born on 31 March 1872 at York Co., PA.1 He was the son of Jacob Fitz and Caroline Moul.1 Ervin Moul Fitz was baptized on 9 June 1872 at Saint Michael Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA. He married Bessie Bliss Wiggins, daughter of Amos Wiggins and Isabella Uretta Bliss, on 1 June 1914 at Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, no children.

Occupation:

FITZ, Ervin Moul, First National Bank Building, Columbus (OH); residence: Worthington, Ohio.

Electrical Engineer; born Hanover, Pennsylvania, March 31, 1872; son of Jacob and Carrie (Moul) Fitz; grandfather, Samuel Fitz, a pioneer builder of wrought iron overshot water wheels, stationary slide valve engines and original "horse power" machines for driving wheat threshing machines, also cast iron ten-plate stoves, Jacob Fitz, successor; education: Hanover public schools, 1890; Rhode Island Technical Drawing School, 1891-92; summer school, University of Wisconsin, 1901; married Fernbank, Ohio, June 1, 1914, Bessie Bliss Wiggin. Served apprenticeship, Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, 1890-93; journeyman, draftsman, machinist, Richmond Locomotive Works, 1896; Southern Railway Motive Power Department, Washington, D. C., 1897; Schenectady Locomotive Works, 1897-99; ordnance inspector, War Department, 1899, on shells at Taylor Iron & Steel Company, High Bridge, New Jersey and coast defense mortar carriages, Maryland Steel Company; disappearing gun carriages, Robert Pool & Sons Company, Baltimore, Maryland; worked with father in developing high-speed machinery for turning transmission shafting, cylindrical and of true uniform size; locomotive and car draftsman, Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Shops, 1900; entered employ of Pennsylvania Lines West as special apprentice 1900, motive power inspector, 1901, assistant generator car inspector 1902, motive power inspector 1903, electrician 1905, and electrical engineer since 1910. Designed power plants, transmission lines, motor applications and lighting systems; made first successful application of 30 and 60-volt tungsten lamps for lighting 200 steam railway cars by means of "hot filament" system; cross-ribbed, reinforced and perforated hard rubber separator used in batteries for car lighting and adopted as standard by Master Car Builders Association; designed, developed and tested a practical and successful direct-drive axle generator for electric lighting of steam railway cars (no pulleys, belts, chains or gearing used, as generator is mounted on and driven direct by the standard finished axle; mercury switches for car lighting; cuspidors for smoking cars and other congested, populous places; in 1913 had supervision and direct charge of all tests on locomotive headlights for the special Headlight Commission of the American Railway Master Mechanics Association. Ordnance inspector, Spanish-American War. Member A.S.M.E., A.I.E.E., Association of Railway Electrical Engineers, Franklin Institute, Western Railway Club, Exchange Club. Recreation: Gardening. Member Scioto Consistory and Aladdin Temple Shrine. Independent Democrat. Presbyterian.

Ervin Moul Fitz died on 6 July 1952 at age 80

Obituary -- Ervin Moul Fitz, The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Friday, 07 July 1950; Pages 1 & 4; (Newspapers.com):

ERVIN MOUL FITZ, 78, RETIRED ENGINEER DIES

Pioneer In Electrification Of Pennsylvania Railroad Passes Away
At Home In Ohio

Ervin Moul Fitz, a former resident of Hanover and a retired Pennsylvania Railroad electrical engineer, died yesterday morning at his home in Worthington, O., at the age of 78 years.

A son of the late Jacob and Carrie (Moul) Fitz, he left Hanover at the age of 18 years and served his apprenticeship with Brown and Sharpe, tool manufacturers of Providence, R. OI., attending night classes in mechanical drawing at Brown University. For a number of years he was a designer with the American Locomotive Works at Schenectady, N. Y. During the Spanish-American War he served as a government inspector of ordinance at Sparrows Point, Md.

Upon leaving the employment of the government, Mr. Fitz became affiliated with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Columbus, O. Holding different positions, he pioneered in the electrical field of passenger car lighting, electric drive in the shops and coal warfing on the Southwest system west of Pittsburgh. He became special electrical engineer and held that position until his retirement a number of years ago. He held several patents on storage batteries and later on axle lighting generator.

Mr. Fitz was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was a life-member and a fifty-year man of Patmos Lodge 348, F. and A. M., Hanover, and was a Thirty-Second Degree Mason. He also was a member of the A. A. S. R., Valley of Columbus, and a Shriner. as well as a member of the American Society of Electrical Engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, past president of Benjamin Franklin Chapter, S. A. R., and the Exchange club of Columbus, O.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Bliss Wiggins Fitz, and one brother, Earl S. Fitz, 312 Broadway.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his cousin, J. S. Fitz, 214 Broadway. The Rev. Dr. Harry Hursh Beidleman, pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran church will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery.


Obituary - The Gazette and Daily (York, Pennsylvania); Friday, 07 Jul 1950; Page 14;
(Newspapers.com):

Ervin M. Fitz Dies In Ohio
Native of Hanover was pioneer in electrification of Pennsylvania Railroad

Hanover --Ervin Moul Fitz, 78, a retired Pennsylvania Railroad electrical engineer and a native of Hanover, died yesterday morning at his home in Worthington, O. He was a son of the late Jacob and Carrie Moul Fitz.

Mr. Fitz was a pioneer in the electrification of the southwest system of Pennsylvania Railroad and supervised the installation of charging stations along the right-of-way, the electrification of the shops and installation of lighting systems in the coaches.

He left here when he was about 18 years of age and served his machinist apprenticeship with Brown and Sharp, Providence, R. I. While there he attended the mechanical drafting classes in Brown University.

Later he accepted a position in the drafting department of the American Locomotive works, Schenectady, N. Y., and during the Spanish-American War he served as a government inspector of ordnance at Sparrow's Point, Md.

Following the war he accepted a position as inspector in the Pennsylvania Railroad shops at Worthington. He received his electrical engineer degree at the University of Wisconsin and upon electrification of the road, he supervised the project. He was a member of the American Society of Electrical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Bliss Wiggins Fitz, and a brother, Earl S. Fitz Sr., 312 Broadway.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the home of his cousin, J. S. Fitz, 214 Broadway. Other arrangements in charge of Funeral Director William A. Feister, are incomplete.


Funeral Notice - Ervin Moul Fitz, The Gazette and Daily (York, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 08 Jul 1950; Page 10; (Newspapers.com):

Ervin M. Fitz
Funeral services for Ervin Moul Fitz, 78, a retired Pennsylvania railroad electrical engineer and former resident of the community who died Thursday morning at his home in Worthington, O., will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of his cousin, J. S. Fitz, 214 Broadway. Rev. Dr. Harry Hursh Beidleman, pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery.


Funeral - Ervin Moul Fitz, The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 08 Jul 1950; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

Ervin M. Fitz
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today for Ervin Moul Fitz, 78, a former resident of Hanover and a retired Pennsylvania Railroad electrical engineer, who died Thursday morning at his home in Worthington, O. Rites were conducted at the home of his cousin, J. S. Fitz, 214 Broadway, by the Rev. Dr. Harry Hursh Beidleman, pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran church. Interment was in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Rice, Joseph Cremer, Samuel Fitz, Jesse Hill, Calvin Bange and John F. Shultz.

He was buried in July 1952 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA.
Note: Marriage of half-first cousin - "Clergyman Married at Hanover," The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 27 April 1905; Page 3; (Newspapers.com);

Clergyman Married at Hanover
HANOVER, Pa., April 26. - In Emanuel Reformed Church today Miss Mary Elizabeth Fitz, daughter of John Fitz, became the bride of Rev. John Hamilton Smith, of Littlestown. Miss Estelle Fitz, of Washington, D. C., was maid of honor, and A. L. Moore, of Lancaster, best man. The ushers were Rev. A. M. Gluck, of Emmitsburg, Md; Rev. Robert L. Bare, of York; Dr. Harry E. Gettier, of Littlestown; Ervin M. Fitz, of Columbus, O; Maurice N. Trone and J, Samuel Fitz, of Hanover.

Reunion Article - The Gazette and Daily (York, Pennsylvania); Wednesday, 24 Jul 1946; Page 11; (Newspapers.com):

16th Reunion Held By Moul-Maul Ass'n
The 16th annual reunion of the Moul--Maul association was held at Forest Park, Hanover, Saturday.

"The following officers were elected: .........." [included Ervin Moul Fitz]


Personal And Social - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 09 Sep 1947; Page 1; (Newspapers.com);
     Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Moul Fitz, Worthington, Ohio, are spending a few days visiting relatives in Hanover. Mr. Fitz, formerly of Hanover, is a retired Pennsylvania Railroad official.

Passenger Lists; (Ancestry.com):
SS Evangeline from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Boston, Mass; September 10, 1935;
Fitz, Ervin
Fitz, Bessie


U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970; (Ancestry.com): - Descendant of Henry DeVault.


Article - "SAR Chapter Meets Tonight," Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH; Tuesday, February 22, 1944; Page: 8; (GenealogyBank.com):
     ( Ervin M. Fitz is the 1944 president, Benjamin Franklin Chapter, SAR.)

Citations

  1. [S1128] 1880 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1207, FHL #1255207.

Estelle Weaver Fitz1,2

F, b. 15 August 1874, d. 21 October 1969
     Estelle Weaver Fitz was also known as "Stella". She was born on 15 August 1874 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV.1,2 She was the daughter of John Fitz and Alice Virginia Weaver.1 Estelle Weaver Fitz died on 21 October 1969 at Hanover, York Co., PA, at age 95

Obituary -- The Gazette and Daily, York, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, October 22, 1969; Page 16 (Newspapers.com)

Miss Estelle W. Fitz
Miss Estelle W. Fitz, 94, of 214 Broadway, died yesterday at 9 a.m. at her home after an extended illness.

A native of Martinsburg, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late John and Alice Weaver Fitz and was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ.

Miss Fitz served as first treasurer of Col Richard McCalister chapter, Daughters of American Revolution. She was active many years in the Hanover Visiting Nurse association and was a member of the auxiliary of Homewood Church home.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jesse Hill, Hillcrest drive, Hanover RD 2, and several nieces and nephews.

Rev. Joseph W. Wise, Miss Fritz' pastor, will officiate at funeral services Friday at 10 a.m. at the Panebaker Funeral home, 311 Broadway. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

She was buried in October 1969 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA, Findagrave #138473112. Funeral notice:

The Evening Sun, Hanover, Pennsylvania;? ? Wednesday, 22 Oct 1969; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

Miss Estelle W. Fitz
The funeral service for Miss Estelle W. Fitz, 94, of 214 Broadway, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Panebaker funeral home, Broadway. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph W. Wise and H. Paul Schwitzgebel, pastor and intern pastor, respectively, of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, with which Miss Fitz was affiliated. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday.

Miss Fitz died Tuesday at 8 a.m., at her home following an extended illness. Born in Martinsburg, W. Va., Nov. 15, 1874. she was the daughter of the late John and Alice Weaver Fitz. Miss Fitz served as first treasurer of Col. Richard McCalister Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution. She was active many years in the Visiting Nurse Association, Broadway, and was a member of Homewood Church Home Auxiliary.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jesse Hill, Hillcrest Drive, Hanover R.D. 2; nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be C. A. Lingg, Dr. Andrew L. Martin, Edward Murphy and Malcolm Myers, members of Emmanuel Church.


Note: Did not marry. Newspaper articles:

Social - Altoona Tribune (Altoona, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 04 May 1909; Page 3; (Newspapers.com):

Rev. Mr. Forbes, of Pittsburg; Mrs. J. Hamilton Smith, of Altoona; Miss Estella Fitz, of Washington, D. C; Miss Virginia Fitz, of Hanover, spent a pleasant day on Monday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. F. B. Forrest, on Main street.


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 15 Aug 1916; Page 1; (Newspapers.com);

Miss Grace Hilt, Guest of Honor At Hotel Dinner

Miss Grace Hilt, of Baltimore, was the guest of honor at a daintily appointed diner at the Central Hotel, today, give (sic) by Mrs. R. J. Russell.

Covers were laid for five, who included the following: Miss Estelle Fitz, of Washington, D. C., Mrs. John E. Meisenhelder, Mrs. Harry S. Shehart, Mrs. C. E. Moul and Miss Emily Young.



Personals - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 05 Jan 1918; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Miss Estelle Fitz and Mrs. Jesse Hill, have returned to Washington after spending several days with their mother, Mrs. John Fitz, Broadway.


Personals - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Friday, 15 Aug 1919; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Miss Estelle Weaver Fitz has gone to East Fort, Maine, to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Leese Hill.


The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 4 Mar 1924; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Entertains At Cards
Miss Estelle W. Fitz entertained at cards at the home of her mother, Mrs. Alice Fitz, 214 Broadway, this afternoon. About 45 guests were present.


Local News - Adams County Independent (Littlestown, Pennsylvania); Thursday 23 Jun 1932; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

Samuel Fitz and Miss Estella Fitz, of Hanover, Miss Mamie McSherry of Salem, Va., and John Hill, of Washington, D. C., were guests on Tuesday at the home of Misses Annie and Emma Forest, North Queen street.
          
NOTE: Annie and Emma Forrest were 2nd cousins of Mary Grace "Mamie" McSherry and 2nd cousins one removed of Mary Estella and John Samuel Fitz.

Public Library Notes - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 16 Sep 1937; Page 4; (Newsppers.com):

We are glad to acknowledge gifts of books from Miss Estelle Fitz, Mrs. R. G. Ehrhart and Mr. David Newcomer, all titles that are welcome additions to our library shelves.

Social - The York Daily Record (York, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 29 May 1945; Page 10; (Newspapers.com):

Miss Estelle Fitz and J. S. Fitz, 214 Broadway, had as week-end guests, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hill and Miss Eleanor Hill, Washington, D.C., and Lt. John Fitz Hill, stationed at Hunter Field, Ga.


"Visiting in Virginia," The Gazette and Daily (York, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 14 Aug 1945; Page 8; (Newspapers.com):

Visiting In Virginia
Miss Estelle Fitz, 214 Broadway, and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hill and daughter, Washington, D. C., are visiting with Miss Fitz' and Mrs. Hill's sister, Mrs. Richard Naill, Virginia Beach, Va.


Social - The Gazette and Daily (York, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 12 Jun 1948;
Page 23; column 1; (Newspapers.com):

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hill and daughter Miss Eleanor Hill, Porter Street, Washington, D. C., spent the week-end with Mrs. Hill's sister and brother. Miss Estelle Fitz and J. S. Fitz, 214 Broadway.

Miss Hill, who is well known in Hanover through numerous visits at the home of her aunt and uncle, graduated from Vassar college, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in May.


Hospital Patients - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Monday, 19 April 1954;
Pages 1 & 4; (Newspapers.com):

Miss Estelle W. Fitz, 214 Broadway, was removed by ambulance to the Hanover Hospital yesterday.


Article - "Hospital Patients," The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Tuesday,
18 May 1954; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Miss Estelle W. Fitz, 214 Broadway, was discharged from the Hanover General Hospital and removed by ambulance to the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hill, Hanover R. D. 2.


Hospital Patients - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 26 June 1962;
Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

( Miss Estelle Fitz, 214 Broadway - discharged from Hanover General Hospital)


Hospital Patients - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 19 April 1954;
Page 1; (Newspapers.com):


Miss Estelle W. Fitz, 214 Broadway, was discharged from the Hanover General Hospital and removed by ambulance to the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hill, Hanover, R. D. 2.

Hospital Patients - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Monday, 7 August 1967; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):
( Miss Estelle Fitz, 214 Broadway - discharged from Hanover General Hospital.)

Citations

  1. [S3416] 1880 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1400; FHL #1255400.
  2. [S2776] 1900 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1503; FHL #1241503.

Floyd Eugene Fitz

M, b. 3 August 1933, d. 26 April 1969
     Floyd Eugene Fitz was born on 3 August 1933 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV. He was the son of George Buxton Fitz and Mary Lee Hoover. Floyd Eugene Fitz died on 26 April 1969 at Berkeley Co., WV, at age 35

DEATH NOTICE - The Raleigh Register; Beckley, West Virginia; Monday, April 28, 1969; Page 2 (Newspapers.com)

Floyd E. Fitz, 35, of Martinsburg was killed when his motorcycle ran into a pickup truck Saturday on U.S. 11 about four miles from Martinsburg.

He was buried in 1969 at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Findagrave #81254722.

Frederick Fitz

M, b. 25 March 1845, d. 18 March 1877
     Frederick Fitz was born on 25 March 1845 at Hanover, York Co., PA.1 He was the son of Samuel Fitz and Elizabeth Kitzmiller. Frederick Fitz died on 18 March 1877 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, at age 31 Death Notice - Spirit Of Jefferson (Charles Town, West Virginia); Tuesday, 27 Mar 1877; Page 2; (Newspapers.com):

In Martinsburg on the 18th inst., of hemorrhage, Mr. Frederick Fitz, son of Mr. Samuel Fitz, of that city, in the 32nd year of his age.

Cause of death: Consumption. He was buried in March 1877 at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Findagrave #122147613.
Note: Did not marry.

Citations

  1. [S2352] 1850 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 839.

George Buxton Fitz1

M, b. 5 March 1891, d. 6 May 1947
     George Buxton Fitz was born on 5 March 1891 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV.1 He was the son of Henry Harrison Fitz and Susan Elizabetha Buxton.1 George Buxton Fitz married Lina Beihardt on 27 May 1922 at Summit Co., OH, Lina was first married to Anton Hiegl. As of the 1920 census they had two children, Edward (b.1917) and Stephen (b.1919). The marriage apparently broke up shortly thereafter, as Anton/Anthony Hiegl lived until 1951, per Social Security records. Stephen Hiegl grew up to be Lt. Col. Stephen Hiegl and passed in 2012. Edward took the name of one of her subsequent husbands, Earl Miller and died in Houston in 1972. DLB 2019. George Buxton Fitz married Vernie L. Snyder, daughter of Edward H. Snyder and Anna Miller, circa 1927.2 George Buxton Fitz lived on 9 April 1930 at 314 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Building contractor.2 He married Mary Lee Hoover, daughter of Jacob Conley Hoover and Jessie Cornelia Snapp, on 31 August 1932 at District of Columbia. George Buxton Fitz died on 6 May 1947 at Berkeley Co., WV, at age 56. He was buried in May 1947 at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Findagrave #81254734.

Children of George Buxton Fitz and Mary Lee Hoover

Citations

  1. [S3422] 1900 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1755; FHL #1241755.
  2. [S4736] 1930 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2526; FHL #2342260.

Harry Marcy Fitz1

M, b. 20 February 1878, d. 11 November 1926
     Harry Marcy Fitz was baptized on 4 February 1878 at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA. He was born on 20 February 1878 at Hanover, York Co., PA, per baptismal certificate.1 He was the son of Jacob Fitz and Caroline Moul.1 Harry Marcy Fitz married Jenetta (?) circa 1903. Harry Marcy Fitz married Lieu Villia Fredericks on 14 October 1913 at Los Angeles Co., CA, Marriage - H. March Fitz & Lieu Villia Fredericks, Adams County Independent (Littlestown, Pennsylvania); Wednesday, 24 Dec 1913; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Cards have been received in this place announcing the marriage of H. Marcy Fitz, formerly of Hanover, and Miss Lieu Villia Fredericks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth C. Fredericks, of Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was performed in that place, October 14th, last. Mr. and Mrs. Fitz are now residing at No. 4810 Michigan avenue, Chicago, Ill. The groom is the younger son by the late Jacob M. Fitz, of this place, and spent his boyhood here. He is a nephew of John M. Fitz and of Charles E. Moul, of Abbottstown street.

Harry Marcy Fitz died on 11 November 1926 at El Paso Co., TX, at age 48

Obituary -- H. Marcy Fitz, The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 16 Nov 1926; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

H. Marcy Fitz
The body of H. Marcy Fitz, former Hanoverian, whose death occurred on last Thursday at 6:30 a.m. in El Paso, Texas, where he had been residing, arrived in York this morning and was brought to Hanover by W. A. Feiser, funeral director. He was aged about 49 years. Death followed a prolonged illness.

The deceased was a son of the late Jacob and Carrie (Moul) Fitz, who resided in Hanover. He left here about 30 years ago and last visited in this place about 13 years ago. Mr. Fitz was an efficiency engineer with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn., and for four years was employed by the Santa Fe railroad in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Surviving are two brothers, Ervin M. Fitz, Richmond, Ind., and Earl S Fitz, 312 Broadway. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin M. Fitz left from Richmond after being summoned because of the serious condition of the brother in Texas but he had passed away before their arrival. They accompanied the body here, leaving from El Paso on last Saturday at noon.

The body was taken to the funeral parlors of W. A. Feiser, Carlisle street, where it may be viewed prior to the services which will be held from that place on Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. M. J. Roth pastor of Trinity Reformed church will officiate. Interment will take place in the family lot in Mt.. Olivet cemetery.


Funeral Notice - Harry Marcy Fitz, The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Wednesday, 17 Nov 1926; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Funeral Tomorrow
The funeral of H. Mary Fitz, former Hanoverian whose death occurred last Thursday at El Paso, Texas, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of his aunt, Mrs. John Fitz. 214 Broadway, instead of from the funeral parlors of W. A. Feiser, undertaker, Carlisle street , as had been previously arranged. The Rev. Dr. M. J. Roth, pastor of Trinity Reformed church, will officiate. Interment will take place in Mt. Olivet cemetery.


Funeral -? ? Harry Marcy Fitz, The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 18 Nov 1926; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

H. Marcy Fitz
The funeral of H. Mary Fitz, former Hanoverian whose death occurred last Thursday at El Paso, Texas, was held from the residence of his aunt, Mrs. John Fitz, 214 Broadway, this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Dr. M. J. Roth, pastor of Trinity Reformed church officiated. Interment took place in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

The deceased was of high standing in the Masonic order. He was a member of Temple lodge, No. 6, F. & A. M., Albuquerque, New Mexico, of Rio Grande chapter, No. 4, Royal Arch Masons, of Pilgrim commandery, No. 3, Knight Templar, and Al Maleikah temple, A. A. O. N. Mystic Shrine, also of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Officers of Patmos lodge No. 348, F. & A. M., conducted the Masonic burial service at the grave. The pallbearers were members of that lodge as follows: Frank E. Creamer, Raymond Moul, Maurice W. Naill, Henry Young, Joseph E. Cremer and John C. Krebs.

Funeral - Harry Marcy Fitz,? ? Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 18 Nov 1926; Page 8; (Newspapers.com):

H. Marcy Fitz
Hanover, Nov. 18. -- Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock for H, Marcy Fitz, 49, a former Hanoverian, who died following a prolonged illness.

He was buried in November 1926 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA.
Note: Articles:

Article - The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 08 Dec 1917; Pages 1 & 4; (Newspapers.com);

Service Flags To Be Unfurled By Churches

Both St. Matthew's and St. Mark's Lutheran Congregations Here to Honor Members Who are in Service

At the morning worship at 10:30 at St. Matthew's Lutheran church tomorrow, a service flag containing 42 stars will be unfurled and the pastor will speak on the subject, "My Son, March On To Duty." The roll of honor will be placed in the vestibule of the church and ill contain the names of all the members of the Sunday school and church who have enlisted. This church which furnished soldiers for the Revolutionary War in 1776, is now doing her duty in the Great World War. ..........................
.....................................     
     The roll of honor includes:? ? ...... (included Marcy Fitz) ....
     Twelve of this number are now serving in France. Each boy will be remembered at Christmas with a splendid Christmas box from St. Matthew's S. S., as well as personal greetings from the pastor, the Rev. Ralph H. Bergstresser.


Article - Harry Marcy Fitz, The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Wednesday, 19 Dec 1917; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

U, S. Production Engineer
H. Marcy Fitz, a former Hanoverian and a brother to Earl S. Fitz, Broadway, has been appointed a production engineer by the United States government and expects to sail for France, where he will be located at the government arsenal near Paris.

Citations

  1. [S1128] 1880 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1207, FHL #1255207.

Henry Harrison Fitz

M, b. 9 March 1860, d. 17 April 1919
     Henry Harrison Fitz was born on 9 March 1860 at Hanover, Adams Co., PA, 1880 census shows him age 18 -- possibly he was actually born in 1862. DLB 2018.1,2 He was the son of Samuel Fitz and Elizabeth Kitzmiller. Henry Harrison Fitz was educated; Attended Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1880). Harvard University (1884.)

He married Susan Elizabetha Buxton, daughter of George Washington Buxton and Mary S. Tabler, on 29 January 1890 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Shepherdstown Register, Shepherdstown, WV;? ? Friday, Feb 07, 1890; Page: 3; (GenealogyBank.com):

In the M. E. Church South, Martinsburg, by Rev. H. H. Kennedy, Ja. 29, 1890, Mr. HENRY FITZ and Miss SUSIE E. BUCSTON (sic).

Spirit Of Jefferson (Charles Town, West Virginia); Tuesday, 11 February 1890; Page 3; column 2; (Newspapers.com):

Miss Rose Shaw, of this county, acted as maid of honor at the recent marriage of Mr. Henry Fitz and Miss Susie Buxton, in Martinsburg.

Henry Harrison Fitz lived on 12 June 1900 at 314 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV.2 He died on 17 April 1919 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, at age 59

Death announcement -- Shepherdstown Register (Shepherdstown, West Virginia); Thursday, 24 April 1919; page 3; (Newspapers.com):

Henry H. Fitz, a former well known miller of Martinsburg, died at his home in that city last week, aged 59 years. He had been an invalid for several years. His wife and two sons survive.

He was buried in April 1919 at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Findagrave #81254676.
Note: Articles:

Shepherdstown Register, Shepherdstown, WV; Saturday, 10 JAN 1880;? ? Page: 3; column 4; (GenealogyBank.com):

We had a pleasant New Years’ call from Doc. W. S. Fellers's and Mr. Henry Fitz, of Martinsburg, on New Year's Day. Doc has one of the handsomest drug stores in that city, and he knows how to run it successfully too. Mr. Fitz is a brother of Martinsburg's enterprising citizen, Mr. John Fits, and is now a student at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa.

Shepherdstown Register (Shepherdstown, West Virginia); Friday, 02 September 1892; Page 3; column 1; (Newspapers.com):

The Fitz mill and residence, at Martinsburg, has been sold to John and Henry Fitz for $17,000.

Children of Henry Harrison Fitz and Susan Elizabetha Buxton

Citations

  1. [S3416] 1880 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1400; FHL #1255400.
  2. [S3422] 1900 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1755; FHL #1241755.

Henry Samuel Fitz1

M, b. 2 September 1892, d. 15 July 1968
     Henry Samuel Fitz was also known as "Harry". He was born on 2 September 1892 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV.1 He was the son of Henry Harrison Fitz and Susan Elizabetha Buxton.1 Henry Samuel Fitz began military service on 18 December 1917 at Akron, Summit Co., OH, WW I service, enlisted, Battery D, 64 Regiment Coast Artillery, Pvt. American Expedionary Forces, 14 JUL 1918 to 24 FEB 1919, discharged 8 APR 1919.

He married Rosa Lee Laing, daughter of John William Laing and Sigourney Gertrude Hall, on 31 August 1928 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, no children.2 Henry Samuel Fitz died on 15 July 1968 at Berkeley Co., WV, at age 75. He was buried in July 1968 at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Findagrave #81254695.

Citations

  1. [S3422] 1900 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1755; FHL #1241755.
  2. [S2625] 1900 Federal Census, Warren County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1730; FHL #1241730.

Ivan Vernon Fitz

M, b. 6 May 1932, d. 27 April 2002
     Ivan Vernon Fitz was born on 6 May 1932 at Falling Waters, Berkeley Co., WV. He was the son of George Buxton Fitz and Mary Lee Hoover. Ivan Vernon Fitz died on 27 April 2002 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, at age 69

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ivan V. Fitz Sr., 69, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at City Hospital.

Born in Falling Waters, W.Va., he was the son of the late George and Mary Hoover Fitz.

He retired from Kettler Brothers Construction Co.

He attended Bethel Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, one brother, and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Floyd E. Fitz.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Rosedale Funeral Chapel, Martinsburg. The Rev. Wayne Rimmer will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle.

SOURCE:
The Herald-Mail
Hagerstown, MD
April 29, 2002.

He was buried in 2002 at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Findagrave #151964110.

Jacob Fitz

M, b. 2 February 1840, d. 8 March 1911
     Jacob Fitz was born on 2 February 1840 at York Co. (probably), PA.1 He was the son of Samuel Fitz and Salome Elizabeth Kitzmiller. Jacob Fitz married Caroline Moul, daughter of Conrad Moul and Susanne Bollinger, on 3 September 1867. Jacob Fitz lived on 1 August 1870 at Heidelberg Twp., York Co., PA, Machinist.2 Occupation: Machinist (1870,1880,1900) machinist - elevator works (1910); Foundry owner in Hanover - manufacturer of many varieties of agricultural implements; reapers, threshers etc.

He died on 8 March 1911 at Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY, at age 71;:CR:]
Death Notice: - Jacob Fitz, The York Daily (York, Pennsylvania); Monday,
13 Mar 1911; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):
     ---Charles E. Moul, Abbottstown street, received a telegram announcing the sudden death of his brother-in-law, Jacob Fitz, a former Hanover man, which occurred Thursday, March 9, in Yonkers, N.Y? ? He was aged seventy-one years.


Funeral - Jacob Fitz, The York Daily (York, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 16 Mar 1911;
; page 9; (Newspapers.com):
? ? ? ? ? --- The funeral of Jacob Fitz, who died at Yonkers, N. Y., last Thursday, took place this evening, when interment was made in Mt. Olivet cemetery. The time of funeral was deferred until the arrival of his son, H. Marcy Fitz, Albuquerque, New Mexico, who reached here last evening. Services were held at the home of John Fitz, Abbottstown street, at 4 o'clock, the Rev. A. M. Heilman, pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran church, officiating. The pallbearers were Michael Hoke, Frank Kale, Adam McKinney and Levi Eckert.

He was buried in March 1911 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA.

Children of Jacob Fitz and Caroline Moul

Citations

  1. [S2352] 1850 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 839.
  2. [S1129] 1870 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1470, FHL #552969.
  3. [S1128] 1880 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1207, FHL #1255207.
  4. [S2776] 1900 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1503; FHL #1241503.

John Fitz

M, b. 15 April 1847, d. 12 April 1914
     John Fitz was born on 15 April 1847 at Hanover, York Co., PA.1 He was the son of Samuel Fitz and Elizabeth Kitzmiller. John Fitz married Alice Virginia Weaver, daughter of Philip D. Weaver and Mary McMullen, on 22 December 1868 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV. John Fitz lived on 2 June 1880 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Machinist.2 He lived on 7 June 1900 at Hanover, York Co., PA, Machinist.3 He died on 12 April 1914 at Baltimore, MD, at age 66. Cause of death: Pneumonia following amputation of left leg. He suffered hardening of the arteries of both legs. Gangrene developed in the left leg which led to its amputation. He was buried in April 1914 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA, Findagrave #101422101.
Note: News Article - Shepherdstown Register, Shepherdstown, WV; Saturday, Jan 10, 1880 Page: 3;? ? (GenealogyBank.com):

A Pleasant Affair. -- On Christmas morning the employes of Tuscarora Agricultural Works, about thirty in number, repaired to their employer's, Mr. John Fitz, residence and presented him with a beautiful swinging clock supported by two bronze figures, and engraved, "Presented to John Fitz by Employes of Tuscarora Agricultural Works, Dec. 22, 1876," The presentation was made by Mr. John Farrin, on the part of the employes, who in a neat and appropriate speech alluded to the great regard and esteem the employes all had for their employer, and of the high character and sterling worth of Mr. Fitz to them and the people of this community. Mr. Fitz returned his thanks and said it afforded him much pleasure to entertain them and alluded to the fact that he had always gotten along with them pleasantly, and they had never had any trouble or difficulty with any of his employes. His estimable lady was also presented with a beautiful silver sugar spoon and case, engraved, "Mrs. A. V. Fitz," after which all were invited to the dining-room and after prayer by the Rev. Mr. Huffheins, the party were served by Rev. Mrs. Hoffheins, Mrs. Fitz, Miss Jenny Bowman and Miss Rose Wever, and other ladies, with a most bountiful luncheon, consisting in part of turkey, ham, bread, butter and condiments, supplemented with ice-cream, cake, etc. The affair was one of those pleasant little episodes which gladden the hearts of all who participate, and leave __ ________ _ ____,? ? like the emerald, shall ever be green. -- The Martinsburg Independent.

Children of John Fitz and Alice Virginia Weaver

Citations

  1. [S2352] 1850 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 839.
  2. [S3416] 1880 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1400; FHL #1255400.
  3. [S2776] 1900 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1503; FHL #1241503.

John Fitz

M, b. 11 April 1775, d. 30 July 1845
     John Fitz was born on 11 April 1775 at Lancaster Co., PA. He married Catherine Roth. John Fitz died on 30 July 1845 at York Co., PA, at age 70.

Child of John Fitz and Catherine Roth

John Samuel Fitz1

M, b. 22 December 1881, d. 4 September 1965
     John Samuel Fitz was born on 22 December 1881 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV.1 He was the son of John Fitz and Alice Virginia Weaver.1 John Samuel Fitz died on 4 September 1965 at York, York Co., PA, at age 83

Obituary -- The Gazette and Daily, York, Pennsylvania; Tuesday, September 7, 1965; Page 7 (via Newspapers.com)

Samuel Fitz Dies; Hanover Banker And Industrialist

Hanover -- Funeral services were held yesterday morning for J. Samuel Fitz, local industrialist and banker, at his home, 214 Broadway. Mr. Fitz, 83, died Saturday at 8:15 a.m. at the York hospital.

A son of the late John and Alice Weaver Fitz, he was born in Martinsburg, W. Va. and assumed management of the Fitz Water Wheel company in 1914, which was founded by his father and grandfather.

Mr. Fitz, at the time of his death was president and manager of the water wheel company. Products of the Fitz firm were exported to many countries of the world.

He also was vice-president and treasurer of the Elfner-Fitz foundry and was a director and board chairman of the People's National bank of Hanover, which he was affiliated with for approximately 50 years, having served as the chairman continously since 1954.

A member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, he was affiliated with Patmos Lodge, 348, Free and Accepted Masons for 50 years, and was a member of Royal Arch chapter, Knights Templar, and Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association.

Surviving are three sisters, Estelle W. Fitz, 214 Broadway; Mrs. Jesse Hill, Hanover RD 2, and Mrs. Richard Y. Naill, 126 York street.

His pastor, Rev. Dr. Nevin E. Smith, officiated at the funeral services. Interment was in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Panebaker Funeral home, 311 Broadway, had charge of arrangements.

He was buried in September 1965 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA, Findagrave #138473062. He left a will; The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Friday, 10 September 1965; Page 6; (Newspapers.com):

Charities Aided By Terms Of Will Of Late J. S. Fitz

Three charitable organizations will each receive $500 under the terms of the will of the late J. Samuel Fitz, Hanover, which has been filed for probate in York County Court.

Fitz, 83, died Sept. 4 leaving an estate valued for probate purposes at upwards of $25,000.

The public bequests are to Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown; Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, and National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Inc., New York. The remainder is left to family and friends.

Named executors for the estate were John Fitz Hill and Peoples National Bank of Hanover.


Note: A BIT OF HISTORY BY FITZ

The Fitz I-X-L Steel Overshoot Water Wheel is the product of three generations of unbroken experience in the design and manufacture of water wheels. Its high efficiency is due to its correct mechanical principles and to its careful design and construction.

The manufacture of Overshoot Water Wheels was begun by Samuel Fitz, in Hanover, Penn., U. S. A., in the year 1840. The industry has been carried on continuously since that time on the same site under the management of the son and grandson of the original founder.

The earlier Fitz Wheels were, of course, built of wood. A number of orders are still being received for iron parts for wooden water wheels, as described later in this booklet, but by far the greater part of the business done today is the manufacture of the all-steel Overshoot Water Wheels, in which the company specializes.

The real credit for the invention of the modern Steel Overshoot Water Wheel and for its development into its present highly efficient form must be given to the late John Fitz. Very early in his business career he realized the great possibilities of this type of water wheel and he devoted the greater part of his life to the study of its principles and the improvement of its efficiency. How well he succeeded is shown by the high regard in which the Steel Overshoot is held today. In spite of this, we have not relaxed our efforts for further improvements, but are constantly striving for still better results in every detail of construction.

The knowledge and experience accumulated by our organization during its long career in the water wheel business forms an even greater asset than our well equipped modern factory. Most of our employees have grown up with us, and our millwrights and mechanics have been trained in this line from early youth. In reckoning with your water power problems, therefore, we have a vast fund of practical experience to draw from and we are glad to place this freely at the service of our customers.

Sincerely yours,

FITZ WATER WHEEL COMPANY,
J. S. Fitz, President

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PHOTO & Article by NEIL M. CLARK, Saturday Evening Post; December 3, 1955;
http://www.fitzwaterwheel.com/Post.html :

Even in the atom age water wheels still provide power for many farmers and small, manufacturers. Here are some of the ingenious ways they are put to use today.

Some folks like the atom. It is modern and stylish. John S. Fitz likes the raindrop, which is old and somewhat outmoded. Both are forces of nature, both are tiny, and both, Fitz agrees, pack a tremendous wallop -the atom when it bursts, the raindrop when it falls. The raindrop's wallop, he thinks, is easier to understand and cope with. So, others can build cyclotrons. He will go on building water wheels.

That's what his family has been doing for three generations. Samuel Fitz, his grandfather, started the Fitz Water Wheel Company at Hanover, Pennsylvania, in 1840, when water wheels were used everywhere to power American industry. John Fitz, his father, developed the steel water wheel, bringing it to high efficiency. John S. Fitz, the third in the succession, carried the business on when most water-wheel companies were folding. It is one of the few firms left in the United States making the old-style, non-turbine type of water wheels, and instead of dragging its heels in the wake of "progress," the company is doing very nicely.

It is amazing to learn through his guidance how many water wheels are still turning in the year 1955; how many new ones are being bought; how many old ones are being kept in working condition to furnish cheap, reliable power for a great variety of purposes

"Dozens of mills." Fitz said recently, are using water wheels on small water-power sites to do a business of a million or more a year. Many of them earn better profit than some of their competitors who use wired power."

Fitz sits in a high backed swivel chair in a cluttered office in a building next to the water wheel factory. Operations in the factory are of the precision type. Fitz himself at seventy three is precise, dry, & starchy. He doesn't carry an extra ounce of fat on his bones. He never pounds on the desk. But he makes clear his profound convictions that small water powers and water wheels still have an important place in the nation's economy and will long have. He sees them holding their own and in some places corning back. "If," he told me, "you want to see what small batches of raindrops are doing for hundreds of farmers, and could do for thousands, with little cost or care, visit the Pennsylvania Germans."

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Local News - Adams County Independent (Littlestown, Pennsylvania); Thursday
23 Jun 1932; Page 5; (Newspaper.com):

Samuel Fitz and Miss Estella Fitz, of Hanover, Miss Mamie McSherry of Salem, Va., and John Hill, of Washington, D. C., were guests on Tuesday at the home of Misses Annie and Emma Forest, North Queen street.
          
          NOTE: Annie and Emma Forrest were 2nd cousins of Mary Grace "Mamie" McSherry and 2nd cousins one removed of Mary Estella and John Samuel Fitz.

Social - The Gazette and Daily (York, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 12 Jun 1948;
Page 23; column 1; (Newspapers.com):

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hill and daughter Miss Eleanor Hill, Porter Street, Washington, D. C., spent the week-end with Mrs. Hill's sister and brother. Miss Estelle Fitz and J. S. Fitz, 214 Broadway.

Miss Hill, who is well known in Hanover through numerous visits at the home of her aunt and uncle, graduated from Vassar college, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in May.

Citations

  1. [S2776] 1900 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1503; FHL #1241503.

Lucy Harrison Dorsey Fitz

F, b. 9 July 1895, d. 17 January 1969
     Lucy Harrison Dorsey Fitz was born on 9 July 1895 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV.1 She was the daughter of John Fitz and Alice Virginia Weaver. Lucy Harrison Dorsey Fitz married Capt. Richard Young Naill, son of Harry Clifton Naill and Grace Marie Young, on 9 September 1922 at Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA,

Marriage Announcement - The Gettysburg Compiler, Gettsburg, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1922

Naill-Fitz-Richard Y. Naill, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Naill, and Miss Lucy D. H. Fitz, the daughter of Mrs. John Fitz, both of Hanover were married on last Saturday morning at Pottstown, in the Reformed parsonage by the bride's brother-in-law, Rev. J. Hamilton Smith. The bridegroom served as a Second Lieutenant in the 316th Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F., overseas and was wounded in action. He is a District Deputy commander of the American Legion. Mr. Naill is a traveling representative of the Long Furniture Company, of which his father is secretary and assistant treasurer.


MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT - New Oxford Item; New Oxford, Pennsylvania; September 14, 1922:

Naill-Fitz
Lucy Fitz and Richard C. Naille (sic) were married at Pottstown, Saturday morning, by the Rev. J. Hamilton Smith, the brother-in-law of the bride. The ceremony was performed at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Smith. Miss Fitz is the daughter of Mrs. John Fitz, of Hanover, and Mr. Naill is the son of Harry C. Naille (sic), of the Long Furniture company, Hanover.

Lucy Harrison Dorsey Fitz died on 17 January 1969 at Hanover, York Co., PA, at age 73

Obituary -- The Gazette and Daily; York, Pennsylvania; Saturday, January 18, 1969; Page 10 (Newspapers.com)

Mrs. Lucy Naill
Mrs. Lucy Naill, 126 York Street, widow of Maj. Richard Young Naill, died yesterday at 4 p.m. at Hillview House annex of Hanover General hospital where she was admitted yesterday morning. Her husband died Aug. 11, 1964.
She was a daughter of the late John and Alice Weaver Fitz.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. Virginia Cesario, Fort Lee, N.J; Richard Y. Naill, Jr., Reisterstown, Md., and Mrs. Mary Diswalt, (sic) Manahawkin, N.J; 10 grandchildren and two sisters, Estelle W. Fitz, 214 Broadway, and Mrs. Jesse Hill, Hanover RD 4.
Rev. Joseph W. Wise, pastor of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, will officiate at funeral services tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Panebaker Funeral home, 311 Broadway. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hanover Red Cross chapter or to Hanover Public library.

She was buried in January 1969 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA, Findagrave #139109201.

Children of Lucy Harrison Dorsey Fitz and Capt. Richard Young Naill

Citations

  1. [S2776] 1900 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1503; FHL #1241503.

Mary Elizabeth Fitz

F, b. 30 June 1870, d. 17 December 1937
     Mary Elizabeth Fitz was born on 30 June 1870 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV.1 She was the daughter of John Fitz and Alice Virginia Weaver. Mary Elizabeth Fitz married Rev. John Hamilton Smith D.D. circa 1905, Marriage of sister - "Clergyman Married at Hanover," The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 27 April 1905; Page 3; (Newspapers.com);

Clergyman Married at Hanover
HANOVER, Pa., April 26. - In Emanuel Reformed Church today Miss Mary Elizabeth Fitz, daughter of John Fitz, became the bride of Rev. John Hamilton Smith, of Littlestown. Miss Estelle Fitz, of Washington, D. C., was maid of honor, and A. L. Moore, of Lancaster, best man. The ushers were Rev. A. M. Gluck, of Emmitsburg, Md; Rev. Robert L. Bare, of York; Dr. Harry E. Gettier, of Littlestown; Ervin M. Fitz, of Columbus, O; Maurice N. Trone and J, Samuel Fitz, of Hanover.

Mary Elizabeth Fitz died on 17 December 1937 at Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA, at age 67

Obituary -- The Evening Sun, Hanover, Pennsylvania; Monday, December 20, 1937; Pages 1 & 7 (Newspapers.com)

MRS. J. HAMILTON SMITH
Mrs. Elizabeth Fitz Smith, wife of the Rev. Dr. J. Hamilton Smith, Pottstown, died Friday night in the Pottstown Hospital, where she had been a patient since November 26. Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Fitz, of Hanover. She was born in Martinsburg, W. Va. and was a graduate of the Mary Baldwin college, Staunton, Va. Previous to her marriage to Dr. Smith, who is pastor of Trinity Reformed church in Pottstown, Mrs. Smith was a member of the Emmanuel Reformed church, Hanover. She is survived by three sisters, Miss Estelle W. Fitz, of Hanover; Mrs. Jesse Hill, Washington, D.C., Mrs. Richard Y. Naill, Lynchburg, Va., and one brother, J. S. Fitz, Hanover. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Trinity Church in Pottstown, with the Rev. Dr. George W. Richards, president of the Reformed Theological Seminary, Lancaster, officiating. Burial will take place in Mt. Olivet cemetery, Hanover, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Services at the cemetery will be conducted by the Rev. Andrew Gluck, Martinsburg, and the Rev. Dr. Edgar F. Hoffmeier, pastor of the Emmanuel Reformed church, Hanover.

She was buried in December 1937 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA, Findagrave #39846945.

Child of Mary Elizabeth Fitz and Rev. John Hamilton Smith D.D.

Citations

  1. [S3416] 1880 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1400; FHL #1255400.

Orrin Fitz1

M, b. 28 August 1868, d. 1871
     Orrin Fitz was born on 28 August 1868 at York Co. (probably), PA.1 He was the son of Jacob Fitz and Caroline Moul.1 Orrin Fitz died in 1871. He was buried in 1871 at Mount Oliivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA.

Citations

  1. [S1129] 1870 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1470, FHL #552969.

Samuel Fitz

M, b. 16 May 1808, d. 26 July 1877
     Samuel Fitz was born on 16 May 1808 at York Co., PA.1 He was the son of John Fitz and Catherine Roth. Samuel Fitz married Salome Elizabeth Kitzmiller, daughter of Samuel Kitzmiller and Catherine Finkbohn, on 7 April 1839. Samuel Fitz married Elizabeth Kitzmiller, daughter of Samuel Kitzmiller and Catherine Finkbohn, on 13 March 1843 at Carroll Co., MD. Occupation: Machinist on 7 October 1850 at Heidelbert, York Co., PA.1 Occupation: Entrepreneur in the Martinsburg, West Virginia area; owned and operated the Fitz Water Wheel Company in Martinsburg; earlier he was a machinist (1850); and agricultural implement manufacturer (1870.)

Samuel Fitz died on 26 July 1877 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, at age 69 (State of West Virginia, Vital Records, digital; Internet):

Death: Name: Samuel Fitz,? white male; died July 26 1877, Martinsburg; illness - gravel; age 69 years 3 months; born York, PA; machinist; informant: John Fritz, son.

Death Notice - Samuel Fitz, Martinsburg Statesman (WV); Volume VIII, #41; Tuesday, July 31, 1877; page 3 Column 2; (library loan):

Demise of Samuel Fitz
We regret to announce the death of Samuel Fitz, Esq., so long intimately connected with the general business affairs of the county, carrying on largely the milling, manufacturing and foundry industries. Mr. F. was noted for his close attention to business and he succeeded in amassing quite a large fortune.


Obituary - The York Daily, York, Pennsylvania; Monday, 06 Aug 1877; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Death of Mr. Samuel Fitz

We last week briefly announced the death of Mr. Samuel Fitz, formerly a well-known citizen of Hanover, which? ? sad event occurred at Martinsburg, Virginia, Thursday of last week.

Mr. Fitz was born in York township. He located in Hanover and erected a foundry, machine shop, &.c., in 1840 engaging largely in the manufacture of agricultural implements. In 1850 he established a branch of his business at Martinsburg, Virginia, afterwards adding extensive milling enterprises.

In 1863 he erected the _____th six story steam flour mill, on the common
-----r.? ? After being idle for some years, th__ recently been put in running order again, and is now working. In 1868, he took up his residence at Martinsburg, his son, Jacob, taking the machine shop, &^c., at Hanover, off his hands; the grist mill, however, he retained until his death.

An active, enterprising business man, of more than ordinary shrewdness, he amassed?a large fortune. He died lamented by a large circle of friends, and respected by an extensive business connection.


He was buried in July 1877 at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Findagrave #81146655.


Note:

HISTORY OF THE FITZ WATER WHEEL COMPANY
by Robert Vitale
(From the Library of Robert Vitale, (Fitz Bulletin #70, #100 and I-X-L), and papers from the Hagley Museum)

The Fitz waterwheel Company started in the summer of 1902. Its history leading up to this date started back in 1840 when Samuel Fitz operated the Hanover Foundry. This machine shop provided a number of services ranging from casting of segment and spur gears to metal parts needed in outfitting horse wagons in addition to building wooden waterwheels.

Around 1850, while running the Hanover factory, Samuel Fitz took over the Tuscarora Iron Works from Daniel Kennedy who had died at a young age. By this time wooden waterwheels were being made with metal hubs and axles. Some all-metal waterwheels were also being made in England and finding their way to the United States. The advantage of having an "All-Metal Waterwheel" was better machinery efficiency performance and simpler maintenance. Metal waterwheels also allowed the milling of products longer into the winter because the wheels would not freeze up. The performance increase was due to a curvilinear bucket (rounded shape). This type bucket reduced the turbulence of the water entering the bucket cavity, it also held the water longer in the buckets increasing the time duration of wheel cycle and had less water spillage. John Fitz (the son of Samuel) made his mark by being able to set up his machine shop to fabricate these metal water wheels using mass production processes. He had developed a standard metal bucket for a full range of wheel sizes, defined side panels to fixed sizes and an onsite assembly procedure that allowed most owners to assemble their new wheels with little assistance from a technician traveling in for site assembly. In looking at his machine shop work orders, even the total count and sizes of the rivets needed were detailed for each waterwheel order.

The Hanover factory and the Tuscarora Iron Works merged to form the I-X-L Water Wheel Company. Fitz had bought the name IXL from a turbine company he acquired around 1870 - 1880. If you look at it you see the phrase "I excel". By the late 1800's the company was in full production of a full line of sizes of the world famous I-X-L Steel Overshot Water Wheel. In addition, the company continued to manufacture and restore all types of waterwheels. Fitz even manufactured wooden wheels for those clients who were committed to this type of wheel. The company continued to grow and on July 15, 1902 the company changed its name to the Fitz Water Wheel Company of Hanover, PA.

Fitz was a master when it came to marketing his products. He would produce and widely distribute his bulletins where he would present pictures of his waterwheels in many different locations doing a full assortment of jobs. He would go on page after page with countless letters of praise by their owners on how their new water wheel was the greatest investment they had made to their company. In almost all his advertising, you would see many pages describing why metal waterwheel was far superior to wooden wheels.

One of the main reasons for the success of the Fitz Water Wheel Company was not in its advertising but in the product itself. The first Fitz wooden wheels had a power efficiency of around 70%. Not bad for the time. With the introduction of the I-X-L Overshot Waterwheel, Fitz claimed over 90% efficiency. Fitz made sure he told the world about his great efficiency rating after a 136 page report was conducted in 1898 by the University of Wisconsin, Engineering School, and was posted to the public in 1913. By the late 1920's the Fitz Water Wheel Company was the largest vertical waterwheel manufacturer in the world. Unlike turbines that lost their effectiveness with a small shift of water pressure, vertical waterwheels would continue to run in a low water volume situation. This made them ideal for factories and farms where water tables would vary widely during the year and product production was needed all year.

Fitz not one to miss all avenues of profit, understood what situations in the field a turbine was the better product to use. I say this because most of his advertisement presented a negative picture of turbines in general. Back in 1860's he started to market the Burnham Turbine. Fitz later improved on that design and called it the Fitz-Burnham Turbine. By the 1930's the company had a full line of turbines like the "Fitz Michell Hydraulic Turbine", the Ruralite and the "Fitz Hanover Turbine".

As the 1930's passed and steam, diesel and gas engines took over the market place for power generation, Fitz continued to stay in business selling his wheels in the United States. By this time a good percentage of his business was in wheel restoration. He had also opened up the hydro market to sales in South American and in Europe.

Despite fewer new waterwheel sales, the company continued in business through the 1940's by utilizing the machine tools it had to produce waterwheels, into making other machine parts. This can be seen by the number of orders placed by the air force in machine parts needed for aircraft. It also ventured in making portable turbine generators used during World War II.

The company went out of business in 1965. By this time it was being run by the third generation Fitz. Much of the technical drawings and patterns were sold to the Leffel turbine company. Leffel, a leader in the turbine business at the time, did this to destroy them so another company could not buy them to re-manufacturer Fitz parts and people needing to buy a turbine would have to buy Leffel Turbines instead. A lot of the office documents and correspondence of the Fitz Company can be researched at the Hagley Museum in Wilmington, DE.

To guess at a total number of wheels Fitz made is almost impossible. It would be safe to say over a few thousand just in the upper southeast of the US would be a good starting number. Chances are, when you run across a metal water wheel it will be a Fitz wheel. Fitz however, was not the only manufacturer of metal waterwheels. Campbell and Savage Water Wheel Company were two companies that shared a small percentage of metal waterwheels in this country. It is interesting to note that Campbell before starting his company worked for the Fitz Company for awhile.

In 1984 a research hobbyist, R.L. Omland wrote a series of four articles for the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills on the Fitz waterwheel and the mathematics behind the wheel. Some of his statements he made are represented here:

Because most Fitz wheels have a standard bucket design you can figure that for every 1 ft of width of the bucket you will be able to handle 2.7 cfs of water.

The number of buckets on a waterwheel is relative to the circumference of the wheel in feet, and that the spacing for buckets should be about 1 foot apart. One can use the following in determining the number of buckets (n) in a wheel. (n) = Pi * (D)iameter of the wheel. Once you know (n) you can determine the spacing (s) by using s = (pi*D)/n.

The velocity of the water entering the water wheel should be about twice that of the rotation of the wheel.

HorsePower at the shaft of a waterwheel can be determined by knowing the (D)iameter of the wheel, (Q)uanity of water in cfs [Cubic Feet/Second] by a constant of .1135 times the efficiency of the waterwheel. So HP = .1135 *Q*D*Eff

(end of Vitale aricle)

Extractions from: "Theodore R. Hazen, A History of the Fitz Waterwheel Company;" found at http://www.angelfire.com/journal/millrestoration/excel.html :

1840, Samuel Fitz organized the Hanover Foundry and Machine Shop in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Ten years later, in 1850, he opened the Tuscarora Iron Works in present day Martinsburg, West Virginia (in 1850 West Virginia was still a part of the state of Virginia) and set up a machine shop, saw mill, and foundry. The Tuscarora Iron Works was to became the first site of the first all metal water wheel constructed by Fitz in 1852. Prior to this date, Fitz built water wheels that were the traditional wooden variety. The first all metal wheel was constructed for Equality Mills, located in Martinsburg, West Virginia, across from the Tuscarora Iron Works. The Iron Works building is still standing, but Equality Mills burned to the ground several years ago. Although all metal wheels appeared frequently in England by the middle of the 19th century, and while wheels with iron hubs and shafts were used in America before 1852, Samuel Fitz believed that his was the first all metal overshot water wheel to be constructed in the United States.

John Fitz (born April 15th, 1847 and died April 12, 1914), was the inventor and creator of their Fitz Steel Overshoot Water Wheel, for a mill in Augusta County, Virginia, in 1870. .........

... Fitz was not the first to break with the elbow bucket, but he was the first to apply mass production to water wheel construction. The curvilinear bucket form reduced impact, less spillage, less losses of water entry, it retarded spillage losses later and retained water longer in the wheel. All the water captured, was discharged into the tail race. And finally the only other thing to say about them is, "They run with less water."

The Fitz Company built water wheels from 4 to 45 feet in diameter, and from one to 16 feet in width. In 1896, the Tuscarora Iron Works and the Hanover Foundry and Machine Shop were merged into the, "I-X-L Water Wheel Company," and on July 15, 1902, the name finally was changed to The Fitz Water Wheel Company under John S. Fitz (1847-1914), company President and son of Samuel Fitz.

Although principally known for its overshoot water wheels, Fitz did make a very fine line of turbines. He came into the turbine production business with the acquisition of the Norrish Burnham Company of York, Pennsylvania, and began to build the improved Fitz-Burnham Turbine. Burnham began his turbine company in 1856 in Laurel, Maryland, then moved the plant to Pennsylvania in 1858. The growing Fitz Company soon added another turbine design for their customers which they called the Fitz-Hanover. Rounding out his product line, Fitz also made corn roasters, and wire weaving machinery.

The end of the company came with the passing of Samuel Fitz's grandson, John Samuel Fitz, age 94, on September 4, 1965. Of the closing, Wisensale would say, "Fitz Water Wheel Company went out of business because the son of the previous owner was President and General Manager and most of the stock was owned by his sisters who were all a little bit too old to bother continuing the business, so they decided to sell out and get rid of everything." The milling machinery that Fitz had collected for his restorations, and machinery at the Fitz plant were all sold at public auction on October 20, 1966 to various persons. All drawings, records, patterns, etc., were purchased and shipped to the James Leffel Company at Springfield, Ohio. The sheet metal templates and patterns were cut up and sold for scrap. The wooden patterns were all destroyed by J. Robert Groff.

For many years, the Fitz records sat on Leffel's third floor in cardboard boxes marked, "FITZ" in red crayon. In time what was left of the old files were given away, some was sent to the Hagley Museum, Wilmington, Delaware and also some to the Smithsonian, in Washington. Until a few years ago one of their buildings still stood, with faded painted letters on the old brick building - "The Fitz Water Wheel Company."

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Ad - Shepherdstown Register, Shepherdstown, WV; Saturday, Aug 14, 1875; Page: 4; (GenealogyBank.com):

If you want a splendid article of flour, go to Herr & Entler's and buy Samuel Fitz's Best Family Flour, which they sell by the barrel, sack or pound at a reasonable price.


Ad - Shepherdstown Register, Shepherdstown, WV; Saturday, Jul 08, 1876; Page: 5; (GenealogyBank.com):

          GOOD NEWS
           AT
      HERR & ENTLER'S     
HOUSEKEEPERS in TROUBLE. Why?
Oh, the old cry, bad flour and heavy
bread. My dear Madam, there is no more
need of cross husbands and sorrowful
wives, if you go and get Samuel Fitz's
Best Family Flour at
HERR & ENTLER'S.

Child of Samuel Fitz and Salome Elizabeth Kitzmiller

Children of Samuel Fitz and Elizabeth Kitzmiller

Citations

  1. [S2352] 1850 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 839.

Samuel Fitz

M, b. 3 November 1849, d. 26 September 1866
     Samuel Fitz was born on 3 November 1849 at Hanover, York Co., PA, per headstone inscription at Mount Olivet Cemetery. He is listed as age 4 on the 1850 census, suggesting his birth date was closer to 1846.1 He was the son of Samuel Fitz and Elizabeth Kitzmiller. Samuel Fitz began military service Civil War service, U.S. Army, Pvt., Co. G, 74th mustered in 22 FEB 1865, Co. G, 74th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry,Harrisburg, mustered out 29 AUG 1865.

per Jeff Schneider, (Findagrave.com):

The 1850 US Census shows Samuel living with his parents, Samuel Fitz and Elizabeth Kitzmiller, in Heidelberg Township, York County, PA with siblings Jacob, Frederick, John, and Susan Beard. He is listed as 4 years old, suggesting that he may have actually been born in 1846.

A young Civil War veteran, he claimed to be 18 when he enlisted on 15 Feb 1865. He was mustered into service on 22 Feb 1865 in Harrisburg, PA as a Private in Company G, 74th Regiment, PA Infantry Volunteers and was discharged 29 Aug 1865.

The muster-out roll of Captain William J Bart doesn't indicate that Samuel received or returned the Springfield rifled musket and accoutrements that most in his unit received. He wasn't assigned before his unit left for the field and he then was turned over to the paymaster by Lt W G Arnold.

He died on 26 September 1866 at York Co., PA, at age 16. He was buried in September 1866 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA, Findagrave #19253567.

Citations

  1. [S2352] 1850 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 839.

Sarah Elizabeth Fitz

F, b. 18 April 1852, d. 20 December 1880
     Sarah Elizabeth Fitz was also known as "Sallie". She was born on 18 April 1852 at York Co. (probably), PA.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Fitz and Elizabeth Kitzmiller. Sarah Elizabeth Fitz married John Henry Blondel Jr., son of John Henry Blondel and Caroline Phillips Young, on 26 March 1874 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV. Sarah Elizabeth Fitz lived on 8 June 1880 at College Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Sarah's mother Elizabeth Fitz and brothers David, Henry, and Adam were all living in the John and Sarah Blondel home.1 She died on 20 December 1880 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, at age 28

Death notice -- Spirit Of Jefferson (Charles Town, West Virginia); Tuesday, 28?Dec 1880; Page 3; (Newspapers.com & GenealogyBank.com):

In Martinsburg, on Monday, December 19th, 1880, Mrs. Sarah E. Blondel, aged 28 years, 8 months and 9 days.

She was buried in December 1880 at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, no stone found, cemetery records indicate burial adjacent to the Fitz family lot. She left a will; West Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1724-1985 for Sallie E Blondel. Berkeley County, WV? Probate Loose Papers, 1772-1885, A-C; December 27th, 1880 (Ancestry.com):
     
Last will and Testament of Sallie E. Blondel, December 27th, 1880
(probate legal statements not transcribed)

In the name of God, Amen. I Sallie E. Blondel of Martinsburg - West Virginia do make this my last will and testament as follows --

First. I give - devise & bequeath to my four children, J. Henry Blondel, Elizabeth M. Blondel, John R. Blondel & Sarah R. Blondel, all personal and real estate of every kind, character and description that I now have in possession or may hereafter be entitled to. - I make this clause include everything that I have an interest in or have power to dispose of such and such is my intention.

Secondly. It is my wish & desire that during the minority of my children and so long as the health of my mother Mrs. Elizabeth Fitz will permit, that they shall remain with her and be under her control and management.

Thirdly. I desire my Executer here in after named to have the management and control of the personal and real estate - herein devised be me to my children until they shall arrive at twenty one year of age & up to that time in each case to pay over the cents or profits?from personal & real property to my mother Mrs. Elizabeth Fitz who will apply same in the education & support of my four children & in such way as she may deem best, and in the event of the death of my mother or from infirm health, the children or either of them shall be placed elsewhere, my said Executer shall see that his, her or their interest in the cents or profits are applied to his, her or their education & support.

Fourthly. I do appoint my brother John H. Fitz to be Executor of this my last writ & testament. Witness my hand & seal this 22 day of September 1880.? ? ?
                    (Sallie E. Blondel)? ? ? ? ?

Signed, sealed, published and declared by Sallie E. Blondel as her last will, in the presence of us, who in her presence? ? & at her request, & in the presence of one another have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses.
J.W. McSherry
E. Boyd Faulkner.

Children of Sarah Elizabeth Fitz and John Henry Blondel Jr.

Citations

  1. [S3416] 1880 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1400; FHL #1255400.

Virginia Alice Fitz

F, b. 29 June 1877, d. 3 December 1918
     Virginia Alice Fitz was born on 29 June 1877 at Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Virginia may have been shedding a couple of years by the time of the 1900 census, which shows age 20. The 1880 census (2 June) lists her as age 3.1,2

She was the daughter of John Fitz and Alice Virginia Weaver. Virginia Alice Fitz married Dr. John Elmer Meisenhelder on 26 December 1912 at Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA, The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Maryland); Sunday, 29 Dec 1912; Page 7; (Newspapers.com):

Dr. John E. Meisenhelder Weds
York, Pa., Dec. 28. --Dr. John Elmer Meisenhelder, only son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert N. Meisenhelder, and Miss Alice Virginia Fitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fitz, Hanover, were married yesterday at Pottstown. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Hamilton Smith, brother-in-law of the bride, who is pastor of the Reformed Church of that place.

Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania); Wednesday, 08 Jan 1913; Page 3; (Newspapers.com):

Meisenhelder -- Fitz. -- On Dec. 26, at Pottstown. by Rev. J. H. Smith, Dr. John E. Meisenhelder, only son of Dr. and Mrs. Rob't. N. Meisenhelder, of Hanover, a graduate of Gettysburg College in class of 1897 and Miss Alice Virginia Fitz were united in marriage.


Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania); Wednesday, 08 Jan 1913; Page 3; (Newspapers.com):

Meisenhelder - Fitz.? ? --- On Dec. 26, at Pottstown, by Rev. J. H. Smith, Dr. John E. Meisenhelder, only son of Dr. and Mrs. Robt. N. Meisenhelder, of Hanover, a graduate of Gettysburg College in class of 1897 and Miss Alice Virginia Fitz were united in marriage.

After Virginia's early death, Dr. Meisenhelder remarried to Ida Jane Bowman in September 1922.

Virginia Alice Fitz died on 3 December 1918 at Hanover, York Co., PA, at age 41

Obituary -- Adams County Independent, Littlestown, Pennsylvania; Friday, December 6, 1918; Page 1 (Newspapers.com)

Mrs. Virginia Fitz Meisenhelder, of Hanover, Dies From Pneumonia.

Mrs. Virginia Fitz Meisenhelder, wife of Dr. John E. Meisenhelder, of Hanover, died Tuesday afternoon from pneumonia. Mrs. Meisenhelder's death comes as a shock to her many friends. She was well known in this place. The deceased is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. John Fitz, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. J. Hamilton Smith, Pottstown, Pa; Mrs. Jesse Hill, Washington, D.C; Miss Estelle Fitz, Washington, D.C; Miss Lucy Fitz, now critically sick with pneumonia at her mother's home, and J. Samuel Fitz, at home. Funeral was held this Thursday at 3 p.m. Interment in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

OBITUARY - The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Thursday, December 5, 1918; Page 1 (Newspapers.com)

MRS. JOHN E. MEISENHELDER
Mrs. Virginia Fitz Meisenhelder, wife of Dr. John E. Meisenhelder, died Tuesday afternoon from pneumonia at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Fitz, in Hanover.

She leaves her husband; her mother and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. J. Hamilton Smith, of Pottstown; Mrs. Jesse Hill, of Washington, D.C; Miss Estelle Fritz, of Washington, D.C; Miss Lucy Fitz, now critically sick with pneumonia at her mother's home, and J. Samuel Fitz, at home.

Funeral in Hanover this, Thursday, afternoon.

She was buried in December 1918 at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., PA,

Funeral -- The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania); Thursday, 05 Dec 1918; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

BURIED

MRS. JOHN E. MEISENHELDER
The funeral of Mrs. Virginia Fitz Meisenhelder, wife of Dr. John E. Meisenhelder, whose death occurred at the home of her mother Mrs. Alice Fitz, Broadway, on Tuesday afternoon following a week's sickness from pneumonia, was held this afternoon. Services were conducted at the Fitz home at 3 o'clock. The Rev. Dr. A. S. DeChant, pastor of Emmanuel Reformed church officiated.

The pall bearers were J. Harry Schmuck, E. R. Haffelfinger, D. E. Winebrenner, Jr., F. W. Cowell, John C. Krebs and Dr. M. D. Bishop. Burial was made in the family plot in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. Tokens of respect were sent by the Civic league, Beethoven club and other organizations to which she belonged as well as by many relatives and friends.


Note: Articles:

Social - Adams County Independent (Littlestown, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 06 Jul 1895; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Misses Elizabeth and Virginia Fitz, of Hanover, but formerly of Virginia, are spending some time here as the guests of Mr. Hamilton Forrest's family, of North Queen street.


Social - The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); Sunday, 09 Sep 1900; Page 34; (Newspapers.com):

HANOVER, Sept. 8. - Miss Virginia Fitz left Wednesday on a visit to friends at Martinsburg, W. Va.


Social - Adams County Independent (Littlestown, Pennsylvania); Saturday, 30 Sep 1905; Page 8; (Newspapers.com);

Miss Virginia Fitz, a trained nurse from Baltimore, spent several days in this place during the past week as the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. H. Smith, of East King street.


Social - Altoona Tribune (Altoona, Pennsylvania); Tuesday, 04 May 1909; Page 3; (Newspapers.com):

Rev. Mr. Forbes, of Pittsburg; Mrs. J. Hamilton Smith, of Altoona; Miss Estella Fitz, of Washington, D. C; Miss Virginia Fitz, of Hanover, spent a pleasant day on Monday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. F. B. Forrest, on Main street.

Citations

  1. [S3416] 1880 Federal Census, Berkeley County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1400; FHL #1255400.
  2. [S2776] 1900 Federal Census, York County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1503; FHL #1241503.

Fitz

M, b. 18 December 1905, d. 23 December 1905
     Fitz was born on 18 December 1905 Date from headstone inscription "AGED 5 DAYS." He was the son of Henry Harrison Fitz and Susan Elizabetha Buxton. Fitz died on 23 December 1905. He was buried in December 1905 at Green Hill Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, Findagrave #81146498.

Emma Fitzcharles1

F
     Emma Fitzcharles married Martin K. Winters.1

Child of Emma Fitzcharles and Martin K. Winters

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.58.

Charles Wilson Fitzer

M, b. 1 September 1945, d. 30 September 2004
     Charles Wilson Fitzer was born on 1 September 1945. He was the son of Dayton W. Fitzer and Gloria Ruth (?) Charles Wilson Fitzer died on 30 September 2004 at age 59 Dates per SSDI. He was buried in October 2004 at Fair Oaks Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

Dayton W. Fitzer1

M, b. 28 October 1922, d. 6 January 1993
     Dayton W. Fitzer was born on 28 October 1922 at Illinois.1 He was the son of John Dayton Fitzer and Hazel Geraldine Miller.1 Dayton W. Fitzer married Gloria Ruth (?). Dayton W. Fitzer died on 6 January 1993 at Citrus Heights, Sacramento Co., CA, at age 70. He was buried in January 1993 at Fair Oaks Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

Children of Dayton W. Fitzer and Gloria Ruth (?)

Citations

  1. [S224] 1930 Federal Census, DuPage County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 511 & 512; FHL #2340246-7.

John Dayton Fitzer1

M, b. 26 September 1877, d. 3 November 1945
     John Dayton Fitzer was born on 26 September 1877 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL.1 He was the son of Sumner Fitzer and Sarah Doty.1 John Dayton Fitzer married Hazel Geraldine Miller, daughter of Charles D. Miller and Lulu M. Clippinger, on 16 June 1917 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. John Dayton Fitzer died on 3 November 1945 at Aurora, Kane Co., IL, at age 68.

Child of John Dayton Fitzer and Hazel Geraldine Miller

Citations

  1. [S2589] 1880 Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 292; FHL #1254202.
  2. [S224] 1930 Federal Census, DuPage County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 511 & 512; FHL #2340246-7.

Sumner Fitzer1

M, b. circa 1847
     Sumner Fitzer was born circa 1847 at New Jersey.1 He married Sarah Doty.1

Child of Sumner Fitzer and Sarah Doty

Citations

  1. [S2589] 1880 Federal Census, Cook County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 292; FHL #1254202.

William H. Fitzer

M, b. 18 August 1949, d. 26 December 1986
     William H. Fitzer was born on 18 August 1949. He was the son of Dayton W. Fitzer and Gloria Ruth (?) William H. Fitzer died on 26 December 1986 at age 37. He was buried at Fair Oaks Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

Bridget Fitzgerald

F
     Bridget Fitzgerald married Henry McGuire.

Child of Bridget Fitzgerald and Henry McGuire

Charles Fitzgerald1

M, b. circa 1868
     Charles Fitzgerald was born circa 1868 at Floyd Co., IN.1 He was the son of Paley W. Fitzgerald and Ellen E. Wright.1

Citations

  1. [S632] 1870 Federal Census, Floyd County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 313; FHL #545812.