This is the continuation of a series of stories about men who died in World War 1, and whose photographs appeared in a publication called “Our Nation’s Roll of Honor.” The original post and explanation can be found at this link. There will also be a complete listing of all the names researched at that same blog post.
LOST FACES OF WORLD WAR ONE: Our Nation’s Roll of Honor — Part Twenty
Fred John Schatz was born on Jan 31, 1894 in St. Mary’s, Elk Co. PA, eldest son of George B. & Kunigunda (Funk) Schatz. They lived at 326 Walnut Street in St. Mary’s PA, and Fred’s father George worked as a “leather pounder” in the local tannery. In 1910, at the age of 16 Fred was already working full time as a “battery cleaner” in a dry battery works. His siblings included John, Vitus, George Henry, Bernard, Mary, Carrie, Annie, Leo, Herman, Theresa and Charles. Continue reading