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Gerard Maria Fritze

Gerard Maria Fritze, business executive. Decorated Officer of Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands), 1947, Officer of Order of Vasa (Sweden), 1939. Served as brevet Lieutenant Army, 1914-1918.


  • Fritze, Gerard Maria was born on October 14, 1890 in Rostock, Mecklenburg. Son of Paul and Lucca (Clement) Fritze.

  • Education

    • Educational public schools.


    • 1 daughter, Lucca (Mistress Rudolph Felix Werdmuller von Eigg). Came to the United States, 1940, naturalized, 1946. Employee Banco Aleman Trans-Atlantico, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1909-1914.

      Chief of documentary credits Mendelssohn & Company, Berlin, 1922-1923. A founder N.V. Hollandsche Koopmansbank, Amsterdam, 1923, and served as managing director, 1923-1947, director since 1947. President and director Holland American Merchants Corporation, New York City, from 1940.


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Served as brevet Lieutenant Army, 1914-1918. Clubs: India House (New York City).


    • Married Margarete Illgner, November 24, 1917.
    • father: Paul Fritze
    • mother: Lucca (Clement) Fritze
    • spouse: Margarete Illgner
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    Born October 14, 1890