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Fred Creuz

1856 - 1944


Fountain Inn

222 W Main, business and home

05 31 1944 article


Fred Creuz is Claimed by Death


Frederick M. Creuz, who had been residing with his daughter, Mrs. E. W. Kaercher, 505 North Second Street, since the death of his wife in January, died Monday night in St. Mary’s Hospital where he had undergone an operation three weeks ago.


He was born in Watertown on June 6, 1856, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Creuz and practically his entire life had been spent in Watertown.  His wife was the former Alvina Raasch of Lowell.  They were married in Milwaukee on Sept.3, 1888. 


Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kaercher, this city and Mrs. David Jones, town of Shields.  There are four grandchildren, two of them, John and Earl Kaercher, now being in the service.  There is one great grandchild.  A brother Emil (Dick) Creuz, this city also survives.


Mr. Creuz was in business here many years, operating the old Fountain Inn (*) at West Main and North Washington streets.  He sold the business to H. A. Weis and since then had been more or less retired.


He was a member of the First Evangelical and Reformed church.  He was a member of the Plattdeutscher Verein and for many years served as its president. 


Mr. Creuz was well known in the community and was one of the community’s highly regarded citizens.


The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Schmutzler funeral home.  The Rev.   F. W. Knatz will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.


Cross reference:

(*) Fountain Inn at corner of 222 W Main and N Washington. 

     This intersection is where the Lewis Fountain was located.


City Directory entries:

Main, W, 222    1909, Frederick M Creuz, saloon 

Main, W, 222    1913, Frederick M Creuz, saloon

Main, W, 222    1935, Hoeffner’s tavern

Main, W, 222    1950, Hoeffner’s Tavern

Main, W, 222    1971, Judge & Alice’s Bar

Main, W, 222    1993, Baba Louie’s Tavern


Mrs. Fred Creuz


Suffered Fractured Hip in August While Visiting At Jones’ Home


Mrs. Fred Creuz, 216 Division street, who died yesterday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. David Jones, route 1, will be buried Thursday afternoon. 


Mrs. Creuz went to visit at the Jones home last August and on the day after her arrival she suffered a fall in which she fractured a hip.  She had been confined to bed ever since and was getting along quite well when she suffered a cold which developed into influenza and caused her death. 


She was the former Alvina B. Raasch and was born in Lowell on June 20, 1859.  She was a daughter of the late John and Henrietta Voigt Raasch.  On Sept. 3, 1888, she married Mr. Creuz in Milwaukee.  They came here following their marriage and this had since been her home.


Surviving are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. David Jones, route 1, and Mrs. Erhard Kaercher, this city.  There are four grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Mrs. Creuz was the last member of her immediate family.


She was a member of the First Evangelical and Reformed church and of the Ladies Aid Society.


The funeral Thursday will be at 2 p.m. at the Schmutzler funeral home.  The Rev. F. W. Knatz will officiate.  Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.



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