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July 2003 Obituaries Last updated on 06/17/2006

 

Feldwisch, John H.
Fetzer, John L.
Fish, Earl Hamilton
Freeland, William H.
Friederich, Peter J.

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Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., July 24, 1911 Page 10
PIONEER DEAD AT 91 YEARS

John H. Feldwisch Until a Few Weeks Ago Had Never Been Ill.

John H. Feldwisch, pioneer of Cincinnati and Denver, 91 years old, died Saturday night at the family home, 66 Grant Street, after a protracted illness. Until a few weeks ago he had never been seriously ill and from the time he came to Denver from Cincinnati in 1882, he had been engaged constantly in the commission business. Feldwisch was born in Germany, but came to this country when only 16 years of age.

He is survived by his widow, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Dorman and Miss Bertha Feldwisch, both of Denver, and his only son, Fred W. Feldwisch of the Program Publishing Company.

The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning from the home. Interment will be at Riverside.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm http://coloradoclues.com)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., March 2, 1911
John L. Fetzer Dies; Resident of Denver For Nearly 40 Years.

Prominent Realty Man, Active in Republican Party and a Former Legislator.
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John L. Fetzer, for forty years a prominent real estate and mining man of Denver, and prominent in Republican politics, died yesterday at the family home, 1582 Emerson Street, following a long illness that culminated with a stroke of apoplexy Tuesday.

Fetzer was born in Brunswick, Mo., August 22, 1846. He served through the war in the Forty-ninth Missouri Volunteers, and after the close of the rebellion went through the University of Missouri. He came to Denver in 1872 and became one of the leading real estate and mining men of the city.

From 1882 to 1888 he was superintendent of schools of old Arapahoe County, and he also served in the lower house of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth general assemblies.

The widow and two sons, Frank L. and John E. Fetzer, survive. The funeral will be held from Martin's Chapel, Colfax and Broadway, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon.


Contributed by: Rita Timm (http://coloradoclues.com)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., July 15, 1904 Page 14
FUNERAL OF LATE DR. FISH VERY LARGELY ATTENDED

Funeral services over the remains of the late Dr. Hamilton Fish were held at the residence of Dr. Wilson, yesterday afternoon. Rev. Dr. Frost Craft officiating. A large number of he professional and lay friends of the deceased came to witness the last rites, and the floral offerings, which were very numerous and beautiful, testified to the esteem and love in which the doctor was held.

Dr. Earl Hamilton Fish was born in Providence, R. I., in February, 1873, the son of James H. and Jennie Fish. He was closely related to the Fish family of New York. At a very early age he was brought to Denver, where he received his education, and eventually graduated with the highest honors from the University of Denver medical school. After a year's service as an intern at St. Luke's Hospital he took an extensive post-graduate course at Johns Hopkins. On his return to Denver he was for some years associated with the late Dr. Parkhill, one of the famous surgeons of the West. He later removed to Ouray, where he made marked achievements as a surgeon in that mining region. It was only recently that he returned to Denver.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm http://coloradoclues.com)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., August 28, 1936 Page 8
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William H. Freeland, father of Mrs. Benjamin F. Stapleton died of pneumonia at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Federal Reserve Bank and lived at 321 E. 17th Ave. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Catherdral.

Born in Bermuda, arrived in Denver in 1890. He was a department store buyer until the opening of the Federal Reserve System and was employed there, retiring in 1934.

He is survived by Mrs. Stapleton, wife of Mayor Stapleton, Miss Hilda Freeland of Denver, two grandchildren, Benjamin F. Stapleton, Jr., and Lois Jane Stapleton.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm http://coloradoclues.com)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., May 14, 1911 Page 2
P. J. Friederich Dies Suddenly, Pioneer Ill Only Few Hours.

Prominent German Citizen and Financier Was at His Office Last Wednesday.
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Peter J. Friederich, one of the most prominent German citizens of Denver and a resident here for thirty years, died yesterday at his home, 2342 Seventh Street, from apoplexy. He had been ill but a few hours, having attended to his duties at his office on Wednesday.

He was suffering from a severe cold when he returned to his home after his day's work Wednesday. Dr. P. V. Carlin was summoned to attend him. Friday he was stricken with apoplexy and lapsed into unconsciousness. Late that night he took a turn for the worse, but as he seemed to be resting easily this morning those who had been attending at his bedside retired. When Philip Friederich entered the room of his father at 8 o'clock this morning he found him dead.

Friederch was 48 years old. He was born in Mascoutah, Ill., just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. For the first nineteen years of his life he lived with his parents on a farm, obtaining his education by attending the public school in Mascoutah, during the winter months. In 1880 he came to Denver and obtained a position as clerk with the Cornforth Commission Company. In 1884 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Zang, daughter of Philip Zang, founder of the Zang Brewery.p

He accepted employment with the Zang Brewery as collector, and by his industrious application to business was apponted as assitant general manager in 1889. His wife died in 1894, having borne him one son, Philip. Friederich was Vice President of the Zang Realty and Investment Company of the Welton Street Investment Company of the St. James Investment Company. He amassed a comfortable fortune through his successful real estate ventures.

He also was Vice President of the Lakeside Amusement Company and Vice President of the German American Trust Company. In addition to his prominence and wide acquaintance in the business and financial world, Friederich was well known in the fraternal world. He was a Shriner, a Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of the Elks, Eagles, East Denver Turverin and a number of other German orders.

He is survived by his son Philip, a mother and sister, residing in Mascoutah, Ill., a sister in Chicago, and a sister in Yuma, Colo. Funeral services will be held from the family residence. Interment will be at Riverside.


Contributed by: Rita Timm (http://coloradoclues.com)

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