Gottfried William Leonhard Fritschel (Nuremberg, December, 19 1836-1889) was a German-born Lutheran who emigrated to Iowa. His father was Martin Fritschel a minister, his brother Conrad Sigmund Fritschel (1833–1900) was a professor at Wartburg College, and his son George J. Fritschel, also became a professor at Dubuque.
- Luther und offene Fragen - in Zeitschrift für die gesammte lutherische Theologie und Kirche Iowa, 1867
- American National Biography: Fishberg-Gihon John Arthur Garraty, Mark Christopher Carnes, American Council of Learned Societies - 1999 p956 "Studying at the institute from 1853 to 1856, Fritschel was deeply influenced by the director of the school, Wilhelm Lohe. After completing his work at Neuendettelsau, Fritschel attended the University of Erlangen for a year, 1856-1857, where he studied with JKC von Hofmann, Theodosius Harnack, Gottfried Thomasius, and others..."