Obituary of Friedrich Grenz

From the:  Early Logan Settler                                                 

Fred Grenz, 85, an early settler of the co., died Sun. at the Bismarck Hospital where he had been a patient for 11 days.

Funeral services will be conducted at Napoleon Thurs. at 1:30 from the Napoleon Baptist Church with Rev. Thomas Harfst, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Napoleon Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Marvin, David and Daryl Grenz, Leonard Zako, Weston Schauer, Walter Schauer Jr.

The body will be brought to Napoleon today (Weds.) to the Nickisch Funeral Home.

Fred Grenz was born Dec. 2, 1882, in So. Russia. He came to the US with his parents to the Eureka, SD community. He was marred to Christina Schnaidt Oct. 13, 1903. They settles on a homestead in Logan Co. where they farmed until retiring and moving into Napoleon in 1945. They moved to Bismarck in 1964 where hey made their home in the Baptist Home.

Mr. Grenz was long active in the Republican party and was once a candidate for representative.

His wife, who is 87, survives. There are also six sons, Edwin, John and Roland of Bismarck, Jacob of Napoleon, Adam of Portland, OR, Ernest of Sacramento, CA; one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Schauer of Napoleon: two daughters-in-laws, Mrs. Violet Grenz of Bismarck and Mrs. Gloria Grenz of Missoula, MT; 22 grandchildren and 20 great grand-children.

Two sons, Gideon and Fred, preceded him in death

The Family prefers memorials be sent to the Napoleon Baptist Church building fund.



Obituary Of Christina (Schnaidt) Grenz

The Bismarck Tribune, April 2, 1973
Bismarck, ND


Mrs. Fred (Christina) Grenz, 92, died Saturday at the Baptist Home in Bismarck, where she had resided since April 7, 1964.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Napoleon Baptist Church, and burial will be made in Napoleon City Cemetery. The Rev. Otto Fiesel will Officiate, and pallbearers will be Marvin, Daryl, Arlo and Kermit Grenz and Walter and Weston Schauer.

Mrs. Grenz was born in Odessa, Russia, Dec. 3, 1880, a daughter of Jacob and Rosina Schnaidt.

She was married to Fred Grenz at Napoleon Oct. 13, 1903 and the couple farmed in that vicinity until retiring into Napoleon in 1945. Mr. Grenz died on Jan. 28, 1968. Mrs. Grenz was a member of Napoleon Baptist Church.

She leaves six sons, Edwin, John, and Roland, all of Bismarck; Jacob, Napoleon; Adam, Portland, Ore., and Ernest, Sacramento, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Lydia Schauer, Napoleon; a brother, Carl Schnaidt, Sacramento; two sisters, Mrs Ricka Frey and Mrs. Mary Wentz, both of Napoleon; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. (Nickisch Funeral Home, Napoleon)


Friedrich Grenz and Christina Schnaidt 1903

Back Row:  Christina, Mary, Jacob,
Front Row:  Johann Jacob Schnaidt, Carl ?), Christina (Retzer) Schnaidt

Fred, Adam, Edwen, Lydia, Ernest, John, Jacob, Gideon, Fredrick, Christina, Roland

Back Row: John & Lorraine, Adam & Bertha, Ernest & Molly, Lydia, Edwen & Ida, Lucy

& Jacob, Violet & Fred

Front Row: Irene and Roland, Friedrich and Christina, Gideon and Gloria

Friedrich Grenz and Christina's 50th Wedding Anniversary  From Left:  Roland, Gideon, Jacob, Adam, Lydia, Edwen, Ernest, John, Fred 


Friedrich and Christina Grenz




Back Row:  Adam, Jake, Edwen

Front Row:  Ernest, Roland, John

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