Deitz, Frederick N.
Frederick N. Deitz was born on November 3, 1887 in Pleasant Valley, Town of Knox, Albany County, N.Y. His parents were Ellery Willes Deitz (Feb 14, 1858- May 17, 1914), a stone mason, and Carrie E. Warner (Nov 22, 1858- Oct 19,1939). He had a sister, Nellie B. Deitz (October 26, 1883- March 18, 1929).
Marriage and Children
- Margaret E. Deitz born 1908, died 1908.
- Harold F. Deitz born February 18, 1910, married Edith Mae Vining , died June 24, 1985.
- Walter E. Deitz born May 19, 1916, married Anna Laura Shultes, died May 18, 1970.
- Fred Deitz moved with his parents and sister to a house on Jug Street, Berne, N.Y. in 1899.
He first taught in the local schools, and in 1911, took over the R.F.D. mail route on which he served the Berne community for 30 plus years. When the Berne Central School was established in 1932, he became the first clerk of the Board of Education. Some years later he was treasurer of the school until his death in 1950. His wife Dora took over that position and held it for several years more. Fred also served as supervisor of the Town of Berne in 1946. He also sold cemetery markers from his home. His mail route took him up over West Mountain and he often obtained the assistance of Clyde L. Ball when deep snow drifts hindered the horse and sleigh. Fred also took great pride in his large vegetable gardens. He was a member of the Berne Reformed Church.
He died on October 23, 1950 at age 62 at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, N.Y. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Town of Berne, Albany, N.Y.
|1910 United States Federal Census about Fred W Deitz
Name: Fred W Deitz
|1920 United States Federal Census about Fred N Deity|
Name: Fred N Deity
|New York, State Census, 1925 about Fred N Deitz
Name: Fred N Deitz
|1930 United States Federal Census about Fred Deitz|
Name: Fred Deitz
- I had my one and only ride in a rumble seat on a Christmas night when cousin Gail Deitz and I were invited by Grandpa F. Deitz to ride home from my home in Rotterdam to Berne on a very cold night [Allan Deitz].