Today, my son Kurt and I traveled to Vermilion, Ohio, for the graveside ceremony for Frederick L. Holzhauser, Kurt’s step-grandfather. Fred passed away at age 98 on 5 Feb 2018. His cremains were interred next to the graves of his parents in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Kurt and I represented the family of Meta, Fred’s wife who passed away in 1999. Fred and Meta were married in 1973 and shared a wonderful life together for 26 years. Meta was Kurt’s maternal grandmother and my mother-in-law.
Fred’s family was well-represented by a brother and two sisters, as well as many nieces and nephews.
When I returned home, I was inspired to do some Internet research, and I’m glad I did. A Google search led me to a news item in the Sandusky Register dated 6 Sep 1950 which reported that Kent State University had conferred on Fred a masters degree in mathematics. It further reported that Fred had earned a bachelors degree from KSU in education.
I was aware of Fred’s education, but the fact that the Google Search led me to this newspaper account was a revelation to me. I have access to Newspapers.com through my Ancestry.com subscription. But I wasn’t aware that I could find items using Google.
The same Google search led me to another item: The University Communications and Marketing records collection at Kent State. Apparently, there is a file with clippings and information about Fred and his days as a student at the university. I found details at https://www.library.kent.edu/university-communications-and-marketing-records
So I guess I need to take a road trip to Kent in Portage County, Ohio, and the Special Collections Department at the University.
While I am there, I will make an effort to learn about my Grandma Grace’s study there, as well as more information about my mother’s student days there. They both earned teaching certificates.
For my earlier post about Fred Holzhauser with more details about his life and times, go here