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Minnie Leier Fretz's Obituary

Minnie Leier Fretz's Obituary

From the Saturday, September 13, 1919 issue of "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle" newspaper, page 2.

On February 22, 1919, Minnie married Otto Fretz in a ceremony held at her mother's home at 941 Newkirk Avenue. Otto was serving as a cook with the U.S. Navy. He was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany on January 17, 1891. His parents were Christian Fretz and Juliana Haeberle. Otto and his parents immigrated to America when he was just six months old, in July of 1891.

Sadly, Minnie contracted tuberculosis a few months after the wedding and died at her mother's home on September 12, 1919. She was only 24 years old. She is buried at Evergreens Cemetery with her brother Charles.

Four years after Minnie's death, Otto remarried, to Anna Plaul, on August 18, 1923. He was living in East Northport, Long Island, when he died May 29, 1974 at the age of 83. He is buried at the Long Island National Veterans Cemetery in Farmingdale, Long Island.