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Transcribed biography of Fritz Lorenz

FRITZ LORENZ. The United States ranks today as the foremost nation of the modern civilized world. It has served as the melting pot of the best characteristics of all other nations and the outcome is a fine sterling American citizenship consisting of strong and able-bodied men, loyal and public-spirited in civic life, honorable in business and alert and enthusiastically in sympathy with every measure tending to further the material welfare of the entire country. The great empire of Germany has contributed its fair quota to the up-building of this great nation and among its representaives in this country are to be found successful men in every walk of life, from the professions to the prosperous farmer. Fritz Lorenz is a native of Germany and since his arrival in America has been decidedly successful as a farmer, his fine estate being located in Liberty township, Porter county, Indiana.

Fritz Lorenz was born in Germany on the 5th of December, 1843, and he is a son of Christian and Dorothy Lorenz, both of whom were likewise born in Germany. The Lorenz family immigrated to America about 1880, but Fritz Lorenz had preceded his parents to this country and located in Chesterton, Indiana, June 11, 1871. When he arrived there he had but two dollars in his possession; one of them he gave to his sister, who had accompanied him hither. He soon secured work in the brick yard at Porter, then rented land and with the passage of time obtained enough money to buy a small farm in Liberty township, Porter county, Indiana. He is now, in 1912, the owner of a finely improved estate of one hundred and seventeen acres, the same being devoted to diversified agriculture and the raising of high-grade stock. He is a Democrat in politics and in religious matters is a devout member of the Evangelical Lutheran church at Chesterton. In a fraternal way he is affiliated with the Knights of the Maccabees.

Mr. Lorenz married Miss Tena Goodprellet, whose birth occurred in Germany and who came to America in 1871. Mr. Lorenz has five children as follows, -- Mary is the wife of George Friday, of Elkhart, Indiana; Tena is the wife of Henry Dietrich, of Westchester township; Frieda is Mrs. Herman Nollup, of Chicago Heights; and Fritz and Charles are unmarried and reside on the parental estate.

Mr. Lorenz is a man of fine mentality and broad human sympathy. He thoroughly enjoys home life and takes great pleasure in the society of his family and friends. He is always courteous, kindly and affable, and those who know him personally accord him the highest esteem. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz's lives have been exemplary in all respects and they have ever supported those interests which are calculated to uplift and benefit humanity, while their own high moral worth is deserving of the highest commendation.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 794-795

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