The following texts and photos have been given to us by the Courtesy of the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Florida, USA in 2012.

 

 

Otto Fries 1838-1931 

The following text is an obituary on Otto Fries, Elias Fries´ second son who was a county surveyor in Orlando, Florida.

By the Courtesy of the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, USA

The letter below was written just a few months before Otto´s wife Christina and their two daughters came over to Florida.

Kena Fries, one of Otto Fries´ daughters.

Kena Fries also wrote a small book about her father and his life and career in Florida. You can read the book beneath.