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John Henry Charles Fritz Papers

Identifier: Collection ID-0331

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Fritz's diary and his personal files which are alphabetized; it also contains research material of Fritz's daughter, Ruth Fritz Meyer. A preliminary inventory is available at CHI.


  • 1924 - 1976

Biographical / Historical

John Fritz was born on 30 July 1874 (Martin's Ferry, Ohio). After attending Concordia College (Fort Wayne), he graduated from Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis) in 1897. Fritz served as pastor (Pilot Knob, Missouri), Our Savior (Brooklyn, New York) and Bethlehem (Saint Louis). From 1920 to 1940 he served as the dean of Concordia Seminary (Saint Louis). From 1940 to 1949 he taught homiletics. With Walter A. Maier he co-founded KFUO. He also served on various synodical boards. Fritz died on 12 April 1953.


2.92 Linear Feet (Seven 5" document boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Concordia Historical Institute Repository

804 Seminary Place
Saint Louis MO 63105 USA