1914 – The Watchtower 5/1/1987 p.25 Looking Back Over 93 Years of Living (as told by Frederick W. Franz)
On April 5, 1914, in Chicago, Illinois, I symbolized my consecration—as we used to call dedication—by water baptism.
1913 – The Watchtower 3/15/1993 Rewarded With “The Crown of Life”
Brother Franz was born on September 12, 1893, in Covington, Kentucky. He came in touch with the truth through an older brother. . . He was baptized on November 30, 1913 , and the following year he left the university and entered the colporteur (pioneer) work.