The Family of Bill Dean collection includes many death notices cut out of mostly German-language newspapers. This obituary tells of Friedrich Schuetz's death in 1912, at the age of forty-four.
Born in 1868 in Switzerland, a son of Gottlieb and Anna Schuetz, Friedrich travelled with them to Humboldt, Nebraska and helped them farm. He was a quiet man, loved by his family and community. Apparently he never married and died at the home of his brother Arnold surviving his father only by two years.
Firedrich's sister Maria (Mary) Schuetz, born in 1867 in Switzerland started the Dean family line marrying German-born Dirk Sutorius in 1889. Sutorius' daughter Emma, born in 1890 married a recent emigrant from Germany (1908) Edo F. Harms in 1914. All three generations lived in Humboldt, Nebraska in close proximity with various relatives (Emma Sutorius's uncle John Schuetz lived right next door to her family according to the 1930 census).
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