Biography of Eugene Fretz, Jr. of Grand Forks, ND

Eugene Fretz, Jr., a native of France, is the state agent of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Grand Forks, North Dakota. With extensive education and experience in the insurance industry, Fretz has successfully grown the business and established it as one of the leading agencies in the Northwest. He is also a proud member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and is happily married with one child.

Eugene Fretz, Jr., Grand Forks, North Dakota, state agent of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, Wis., is a native of France, having been born at Strasbourg (Alsace-Lorraine), August 15, 1874. His parents were Eugene and Elizabeth Fretz. Father is a retired merchant and resides in Milwaukee, Wis.

Mr. Fretz, Jr., attended private colleges in France and Germany and graduated from the University of France and the Academy of Besanscon with the degree of B. A., in 1892. In January of 1893 he came to the United States, and a year later was followed by his father and mother, one sister and three brothers. Shortly after his arrival he took up the work of life insurance, beginning at Sioux Falls, S. D., with J. Mallamey, continued there until March, 1894, when he removed to Grand Forks, North Dakota, and became associate state agent of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, “Wis., in company with J. D. Mills, and in 1896 assumed full control as state agent of the above named company for North Dakota, which position he still holds. Under his wise and careful management, the business has increased in range and confidence of the public, and now is one of the largest and strongest state agencies in the Northwest. Mr. Fretz is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

On May 1, 1895, he was married to Miss Theresa Grosskettler, of Philadelphia, Pa. They have one child, Marguerite.


C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.

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