Frentz Patents
B44, OBC57
1866, 1869
2 os. folders

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Reprocessed by: Benjamin Clark, April 2006

Biographical Note:

Peter Frentz, born circa 1830 in France, was a stencil cutter by trade in New Albany, Indiana. He married Elizabeth Bernker in 1851. In 1854, Peter and Elizabeth had a daughter named Margaret, who at the age of fifteen was granted a patent for an improvement made to corset fastening. Peter Frentz was granted patents for improvements made to wash boilers and for inventing a device for carrying hoses.

Ancestry Library. 1870 United States Census. 5 Apr. 2006 <>.
Ancestry Library. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. 5 Apr. 2006 <>.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the patent certificates for Peter and Maggie Frentz.

Item Listing:


1869 Feb. 2 Peter Frentz patent
1869 Jun. 8 Maggie (Margaret) Frentz patent


1866 Sep. 11 Peter Frentz patent

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

2 oversize folders

Collection Dates:

1866, 1869


Mr. and Mrs. Leonard balance via the Indiana State Museum, 2 September 1983

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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