the fritch family
pictures first, then clippings from the argus
Photo 316: Matilda Werner Fritch with siblings. She is the one in front.
1919 - rudy fritch, sr.
Photo 629 - This circa 1919 picture is owned by Bob and Frances Blecha. It is a picture at the District 32 country school. Rudy Fritch, Sr., is in the back row, 4th from the left. For the other names, see the primary photo page on this site.
undated - RUDY FRITCH, JR.
Photo 621 - In this photo, owned by Rudy, Jr., Rudy can be seen in the foreground on the tractor.
1954 - edwin fritch
Photo 539 - In this 1954 photograph owned by Edward Tomek, a hunting party that included Edwin Fritch, returns after success.
A barn on the old Ed Fritch farm south of Table Rock. This photograph was taken by Joyce (Wopata) Newton, a Table Rock graduate, during a visit to Table Rock in June 2015.
1963 - barry fritch
edward & elma lee penkava fritch
Photo 732 - Debbie Fritch in photo circa 1965, top row, far right:
dorothy and rudy fritch, jr.
Those great grandchildren came to be because in 1954, Rudy & Dorothy got married. In 2014, they celebrated their 60th anniversary. They tell their story on this video.
Rudy Fritch, Jr. and wife Dorothy circa 2014, from their son Ken Fritch:
CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARGUS
1873 - Jim Fritch, Sr., newly-arrived stonemason, helps build dist. 32 school
In 1957, an extensive and wonderful history of the District 32, Pleasant Valley, country school appeared in the Argus in multiple installments. In this installment, she says that Jim Fritch, Sr., was a stone mason who helped build the school; he had arrived from Czechoslokia just before.
1922 - amos fritch, charles fritch helped with harvest
July 21, 1922, social article mentions Amos Fritch and Charles Fritch:
1939 - the Amos fritches wedding anniversary
May 4, 1939 - 25th wedding anniversary of Amos Fritch. Present were Arthur Meier, Marvin Horton, the Hurliss Sapp family (Hurliss was father of the Sapp Brothers of Nebraska fame), and four Hubka families, those of Clement, James, Joe, Jr., and Joe, Sr.
1951 - obituary of mary hubka fritch
married to jim fritch in 1903
January 18, 1951 obituary of Mary Fritch, born in Czechoslovakia. She was the mother of Rudy Fritch, Sr.
In 1951, Edwin Fritch helped neighbors Lawrence and Kathleen Petrashek try to save their home from fire. He helped carry their household goods from the house. Here is Lawrence's story. The house fire is mentioned on page 11.
edward fritch sale in 1957
ed & lucille fritch of the A&E bar
rudy fritch, sr., 25th wedding anniversary in 1954
October 31, 1954 Argus: The 25th Wedding Anniversary of Rudy Fritch, Sr. Ice cream, coffee, and Kool-aid were served. Edward Fritch and Dorothy Hunzeker (then soon to be Fritch), and Doris Curtis of Beatrice, are mentioned.
1966 history of table rock oil cites rudy fritch
In a history about Table Rock Oil, the first gas station in Table Rock, also known as the Diehm Station, it lists people who worked there over the years, and that included "Rudy Fritch." Here is the history, probably written in 1966.
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rudy fritch, jr.
November 11, 1954: