Samuel and Anna Christine Fritz came to this country from Germany in 1852 along with his mother, also Anna Christine Fritz and one son. They first went to Pulaski County before coming to La Porte County. I can only surmise they did not think the land was good for farming in Pulaski County. Samuel purchased 45 acres in Coolspring Township and began farming. They had seven children, two girls and five boys. Before Samuel died in 1880 at the age of sixty one from “lung fever” he had acquired 94 acres. His wife died in 1890 at the age of 77 years. His mother, Anna Christine died at the age of 90 years in 1884.
Gloria Arndt 6/11/2013