CHRISTIAN FRITTS FAMILY OF CAYUGA COUNTY, NEW YORK

Johannes Fritz m. Eljen Holtzappel
Christian Fritts b. 1788 NY m Christina Dennins
Elizabeth Fritts b. 1810 NY m. James Lester

The following information comes courtesty of Mr. Harris Porter. He found my query on the Cayuga County, NY GenWeb and responded with this information. I will quote his sources.

(International Genealogical Index) IGI film#1395521 Given Name: Elizabeth; Birth Place: Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY; Birth Date: 24 May 1810; Father: Christian Fritts; Mother: Tina; Source: G.S.836,711, Vol45, p. 198, Early Rec. First Presb. of Oneonta, Otsego, NY, in DAR Cem., Ch. & Town Rec. of NY

Also from IGI: Name Christian Fritts; Christening: 15 Jun 1788; Father: Johannes Fritz; Mother: Eljen Holtzappel or Holtsappel: German Reformed Church of the Camp, Columbia Co., NY; Dutch Reformed Church, Germantown, Columbia Co., NY.

The following information was collected from the Cayuga County, NY Genealogical/Historical Society in the 1980s and Information available on the USGenWeb, Cayuga County, NY.

Christian Fritts b. abt 1788, Columbia Co., NY; married about 1809; died 6/17/1858, Moravia, Cayuga Co., NY; Married (notes from Harris Porter-- Christina Dennins, b. abt 1787 in New York.) Hall St. Cem., Moravia Fritts, Christina, wife of Christian Fritts, d. 9/25/1852, ae 66 y.

1850 MORAVIA: Christian Fritts Sen. ae 62 b. NY; Tina ae 63 b. NY; Silas ae 20 b. NY; Harvey ae 25 b. NY; Samantha ae 19 b. NY.

1850 MORAVIA: Christian Fritts Jun. ae 27 b.NY; Caroline ae 26 b. NY; Frances ae 3 b. NY.

1850 MORAVIA: Ezra Fritts ae 29 b.NY; Hannah R. ae 26 b. NY; Mary E. ae 5 b. NY.

1850 NILES: William Fritts, ae 33 b. NY, blacksmith; Sophia ae 28 b. NY; George H. a3 9 b. NY; Curtis ae 7 b. NY; Darwin ae 5 b. NY; Adalbert ae 2 b. NY.

Surrogate Court document dated June 17,1858, Regarding Christian Fritts: Specifically mentioned (signed by Christian Fritts Jr.)are Alzina Jenkins, Harvey Fritts, Silas Fritts of Moravia, William Fritts of Niles,Cayuga County, Susan T. Van Fleet of McLean, Tompkins County, Ezra Fritts of the state of Indiana, Your petitioner, Children of the Deceased. Dorlisca Burlingham, Nancy Jane Powers, Wayne Lester of Maravia, Cayuga County, Dorroin Lester of the State of Wisconsin, Clarissa Card of norwich, Chenango County, Abner Fritts whose place of residence cannot after dilligent inquery be ascertained, grand children of the Deceased. The the said Wayne Lester is a minor and has no General Guardian. (Edwin A. Marvin appointed guardian.) Other grandchildren were Samantha Lester (m. Robinson) and Clarissa Card. From a newspaper clipping (very hard to read) State of New York, City and County of Albany/SS The people of the State of New York, by the grace of God free and independent, to Alzin Jenkins, Susan T. Van Fleet, William Fritts, Harvey Fritts, Dorleska Burlinham, Nancy J. Powere, Wayne Lester, of the town of Morvia, Cayuga county, N. Y.; Samantha Robinson, of ???, Cayuga County, aforesaid, Clarissa Card, of (looks like Chematiga), County, N.Y.; and Ezra Fritts of Pike's Pea, Kansas territory, legatees, heirs-at-law and (?children) of Christian Fritts, late of Moravia, aforesaid, deceased, greetings: You and each of you are hereby ??? and required personally to be and appear before our surrogate of our county of Cayuga, at his office in Auburn, in said county, on the 31st day of May next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day, to attend the final settlement of the accounts of Christian Fritts and Silas Fritts, executor of the last will and testament of Christian Fritts, aforesaid, deceased, and hereof fail not. In testimony whereof, we have caused the seal of office of our said surrogate to be hereunto affixed. Witness, William B. Woodin,surrogate of said county, at Auburn, the tenth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty. Wm. B. Woodin, Surrogate.--courtesy of Harris Porter.

The Family of Christian and Christina Fritts is concluded as follows:

Eliazabeth Fritts b. 5/24/1810 Oneonta, Otsego, Co. NY m. James Lester, d. 1848 Venice, Cayuga County, NY. They had four children: Dorlesca, Dorwin, Nancy Jane and Morgan Wayne. James Lester subsequently married Deborah Allen and the pair had three sons, according to family history. Surrogate Elizabeth Fritts Lester is my ancestor, through her son, Dorwin Lester.

Susan Tina Fritts m. J.C. VanFleet

Elzina Fritts b. abt 1814 m. John Jenkins; death-Moravia-Jenkins Alzina, d. 9/22/1894 ae 80-0-0, b. Moravia, parents Christian Fritts b. Otsego, NY & Lina Fritts

William Fritts b. abt. 1816 d. 1892 m. Sophia; Quaker Church Cem, Moravia: Fritts, Wm. 1816-1892; Sohpia, his wife 1822-1893; Libbie Fritts 1851-1866, dau of Wm. d. 5/9/1866 ae 15-1-20; Infant son of Wm. & Sophia Fritts, d. 3/21/1850, 1m 13 d

Ezra Fritts, b. abt 1821 m. Hanna R.

Christian Fritts II, b. abt 1824 d. 3/16/1894 in Moravia; m. Caroline Tidd. From Cayuga Co. Historical Society: Fritts (Family Record Files, Eysman scrapbook) Christian Fritts, 70, d. res. Park St., Mar. 15, ____. Leaves wife & two children - Mrs. Joseph Wilcox, Skaneateles & Arthur Fritts, Moravia, Funeral-Moravia Quaker Church, Moravia. Marriages, Moravia: Fritts, Arthur, 34, b. Moravia, res. Moravia, farmer; father Christian Fritts & Mother Caroline Tidd to Jacobs, Addie Malvinia, 32, b. Summerhill, Res. Summerhill, father Philander Jacobs & mother Martha Pinkerton.

Harvey Fritts b. abt 1825 m. 1st Amey Ann d. 9/6/1849 ae 29; Bur Dry Creek Cem, Moravia, Amy Ann w. of Harvey Fritts, d. 9/6/1849, ae 29y3m5d. Bur: Sand Hill Cem., Sempronoius, Cayuga Co., NY: Fritts, Harvey M. d. 3/23/1895 b. 7/7/1825; Maryett Rhodes, his wife d. 7/30/1898 n. 12/8/1855; Their children: Carlton d. 5/28/1885 b.3/5/1853, Ella d. 6/1/1893 b. 2/26/1855

Silas N."Dick" Fritts, b. abt 1830 Cayuga Co, NY; m. Huldah Brimsmaid; d. 6/22/1871 buried Kellogsville, Cem.; Cayuga Co., NY. Bur: Free Church Cem, Sempronious, Cayuga Co. NY, Fritts, Silas N. 1830-1871; Huldah B., his wife 1831-1920

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