Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The
Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties,
State of Washington", published by Western Historical Publishing
HENRY LIETZOW, deceased.
It is very fitting that we incorporate in this volume memoirs of the well
known gentleman whose name appears above. For many years, he labored
in the Big Bend with a good degree of success and also won hosts of friends
wherever he was known. His death was very sudden and his departure
was mourned universally. Henry Lietzow was born in Pommern, Prussia,
on February 4, 1862, the son of William and Teresa (Bartelt) Lietzow, natives
of Germany. The father died in Spokane in 1897 and the mother now
lives near that city. Our subject was educated in the high schools
of Germany, then learned the miller's trade. After arriving at manhood's
estate, he served three years in the German army, being in the Second Grenadiers,
under General Waldow. He was both drill and swimming master, while
in the army. In 1886, Mr. Lietzow came to the United States and settled
at Latah, where he was occupied with A. Wheeler in the flour mill.
Two years later, he moved to Douglas county and took a pre-emption, and
then a homestead about two miles north from Hartline. He gave his
attention to general farming and stock raising and owned a nice stock of
graded horses and cattle. Mr. Lietzow had one sister, Mrs. Fred Jurgins
and one brother, Paul.
On February 18, 1886, in Germany, Mr. Lietzow
married Miss Martha, daughter of Frederick W. and Amelia (Falbe) Beyer,
natives of Germany. Mrs. Lietzow was born in Germany on March 12,
1861 and has one brother, Paul. To this union three children were
born, Elsie D. F., Emma M., Harry Fred,
Mr. Lietzow was a member of the Maccabees,
while he and his wife were adherents of the Lutheran church.
On December 16th, while returning from Hartline, Mr. Lietzow was injured
by the fall of his horse. He was immediately taken to the Sacred
Heart Hospital in Spokane for treatment, but despite all that could be
done, he passed away on the 19th, three days after his injury. His
remains were brought to Hartline where they were interred with proper ceremony.