MOUNTZ, FRANCES HENRY
In less than forty-eight hours after he had been stricken with
apoplexy, Frances Henry Mountz, for eighteen years a resident of Garrett
and mu;ch of that time in the mercantile business, died Tuesday
afternoon, Dec., 7, 1911 at 2:25 o'clock at the Sacred Heart hospital.
Until Tuesday before Mr. Mountz had seemed in the very best of
Born July 6, 1859, Mr. Mountz was aged 52 years, 5 months and 1
day. His birthplace was Pleasant Lake, in Steuben county, and he was a
son of Joseph and Magdalena Mountz, and was the seventh child in a family
of eleven children. Two of the children died in infnacy, and another,
Frank Mountz, was killed in an accident in the B. & O. shops in Garrett,
May 11, 1904. These brothers and sisters are living: Mrs. Hattie
Oberlin, of Ashley; Mrs. Lizzie Brugh, of Leighter's Ford; Mrs. Etta
Mortorff, of Pleasant Lake, Mrs. Jennie Ransburg of Metz; Mrs. Lavania
Ritter, of Angola, and Jefferson Mountz of Ray.
Mr. Mountz was married on March 3[?], 1885 to Della Smith and to
them were born three children, Walter W. Mountz, city clerk of Garrett;
Russell Mountz, of Garrett, and Mrs. Harry M. Barre, of Washington,
Pennsylvania. At the time of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Mountz moved
from Pleasant Lake to Overbrook, kansas, and lived there until 1893, when
they came to Garrett. Theylived here ever since. In 1894, Mr. Mountz
bought the JohnL. Davis haardward and after conducting the business
fourteen years sold it to Coffieberry & Heinzerling. He was elected
councilman from the second ward in 1902, and served from may 20 of that
year until October 4, 1903, when he resigned. Mayor C. W. Camp made
himchairman of the public building committee. He served as president of
the DeKalb Building and Loan Association for the years 1901-1902. On
December 13, 1898, he was elected a member of the volunteer fire
department. He resigned August 1, 1905, and wasreinstated August 7,
1906, serving then until his death.
Two months ago the Mountz family held its first reunion at the
home of Mrs. Mortorff at Pleasant Lake.
Funeral services were ehld at the home in this city Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Charles Tikham [Tinkham?], of the M. E.
church, officiating. The body ws taken on the 11 o'clock car to Auuburn
Junction and thence on the Lake Shore to Pleasant Lake. Services were
held there in the U. B. church with interment in the Pleasant lake
cemetery. Those accompanying the body from Garrett to its last resting
place besides the family were: Albert Palmer, Will Seifert, Timothy
DeBrular, Charles K. Lantz, Joseph Stefanski, L. A. Byanski, . ...
Trapp, L. J. Gengler and Con.... ..mberg, all members of the department
and who furnished...... Undertaker H. A. ...... [photo accompanied
Submitted By: Joey Pedigo