Fred Emmerich

   Fred was born on July 6, 1928 in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1938, his family moved to Davao, Mindanao in the Philippines. He was graduated from Davao High School. In 1948, he moved to San Francisco where he enrolled in Samuel Gompers Trade School. After finishing school, he worked as a Tool & Die Maker for the American Can Company. In 1957, he moved to Redwood City. He retired in 1983 and he and his wife moved to Arizona where they lived for seven years.

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   In 1990, they moved to Leisure World and in 1993, he began to make commessi (intarsias) under the instruction of Conrad Grundke.

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