09 February 2022

The Marriage of Carl Henry Tritten and Katherine Louise Fredrick

 Carl Henry Tritten and Katherine Louise Fredrick 
on their wedding day, 8 May 1938

Carl Henry Tritten, born 3 February 1909, son of Charles Tritten and Augusta Rosenow married Katherine "Kate" Louise Fredrick(s), born 6 September 1918, daughter of Otto August Fredrick(s) and Daisy Ellen Graf on 8 May 1938.

Carl and Kate were married at Trinity Lutheran Church, Onekama, Onekama, Michigan by Pastor E.A. Storm. Trinity Lutheran Church was, and still is, the site of many Fredrick Family occasions. Attendants were Lorence Grabowski, friend of the groom, and Lola Fredrick(s), sister of the bride. 

Source: "Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952," database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 January 2022), Citing the marriage of Carl Tritten and Katherine Fredericks, 8 May 1938; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867–1952. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics.

My mother, Kate's younger sister, Audrey remembers her sister was going to go to nursing school in Muskegon. She chose to get married instead. Audrey and Kate's father was not happy that Kate didn't go to nursing school. Eventually, Kate received her R.N, but it was many years later. 

Carl and Kate Tritten home circa 1983. The front inset door 
was the entrance to the store at one time. 

Carl was a store proprietor in Brethren, Michigan. The store was at the front of their home. Once the store closed Carl and Kate turned it into a family room. I remember staying with them as a child and I thought the room was huge. The home stayed in the family for many years. The last time I visited Brethren, Michigan the home was a pizza place. 

A note about the surname Fredrick: I have found Fredrick, Fredricks, and Fredericks in records pertaining to the family. For years I have used the Fredrick name because that is what is on my mom's birth certificate. My cousins say their dad's birth certificate has Fredricks. One brother has Fredericks. I search for all variations when looking for records.

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