Ferdinand (Fritzie) to me, was my grandfather a wonderful man.He was a very skilled at upholstery, I still have one of the sofas he recovered.My grandmother Catherine,was a seamstress, I can still see her sitting at the sewing machine I now have in my utility room.My father and my grandfather died too young Fritzie died on Thanksgiving day I believe I was 11 yrs old at the time. My father Edward died january 3rd 1970. Dad wasnt an only child he had a little brother named Jack who died at around 18 to 24 mos.Dad was a Dispatcher for the City of Covington Water Works dept. My mother Mary who is now 1day away from her 85th birthday is a few miles from me in a nursing home where I can visit her often. She never re-married Mom always said she was a one man woman and I understand this now more than ever, as I lost my husband going on 12 yrs ago. I hope this info has been helpful...L.K.H.