Tuesday, May 27, 2014

1869 receipt for cattle purchased by butcher in Crawfordsville

Fred "Fritz" Hartung was considered a pioneer of the city. Mr. Hartung was born in Saxony, Germany on 9 July 1842. By 1853 his parents came to Lafayette, but moved to Crawfordsville a short time later. Butchering was his trade per the 1880 census and Crawfordsville City Directory. The 1878 City Directory showed Fred living at 64 North Washington Street. In 1891, it states Fred "Fritz" worked for George Keller at 111 E. Market Street in a Meat Market and lived at 111 West Spring Street. In August 1870 Hartung married Mary Anna Lynch who passed in May of 1889 after giving him eight children (seven survived).
This receipt shows Fritz Hartung purchasing cattle.
His son (Charles Fred) also went by the name Fritz.

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