First family history of Frotscher
Christian.G. Frotscher * Born in Saxony came at age eighteen. He worked in eastern usa then in Viola, Illinois [ Mercer County, Illinois,] he married Bertha NEIR FROTSCHER. She was born in Baden, Germany. They had eight children. In 1896 the family decided to move to Iowa. He and Fred went first to Paton and then his wife and the rest of the children followed him. They stayed in Paton for a year or so and then moved to Farnhamville area. He raised Percheron horses. He supplied horse powered Threshers with horses. All the children farmed in Farnhamville area except for Bertha who lived in Montana with a railroad man Wm. McKinley.
1- Lena - 00 md. Henry DOHRMANN jr. Their children were Ernest and LeRoy.
2- Bertha -00 md. Wm. MCKINLEY - daughter Marilyn.
3- Frederick [Fred] C. Frotscher- 00 Mary GREEN.
Fred was born * 1896 near Aledo Illinois. Audry had gone to live with her aunt Nell and uncle Fred KRUG* In Webster. Married 01.July.1943.
Mary C. GREEN born in Milrale Penn. She came to Iowa with her parents[ Peter and Mary Anna GUTH Green] in 1902. They grew up on Neighboring farms in Cedar township and married 00 md 17. Feb.1913. Mary and Fred moved to Beacham farm section 23 Cedar twsp. North west of Farnhamville. They reared four children:
-Catherine - 00 md John H. DEALl 00 md. June 1933
Connie and Max are their children.
-Harold - 00 md. Audrey WELLS. Audry had gone to live with her aunt Nell and uncle Fred Krug In Webster. Married 01.July.1943.
Robert , Duane; and Marlene Ann.
-George -00 md Betty THELIN, children Barbara and Kent.
-Marianne - childen are Rick, Jim, Bob
4- Roy - 00 [ md.] Jen CRAIGMILE with children Bob and Jack.
5- Nellie married Carl L. JOHNSON
Children: Donald, Glapha, Glen.
6- Emma 00 Albert SANDBERG
Cecil, Maxzine, Cleo, Keith.
7- Minnie oo md. G [Jake] L. JOHNSON
Boyce, and June.
8- Belle 00 md. John SCHOEBERLEIN
Cecil, Jeanne, Jack, and Warren
None of my people were from Baden. Jaeschke in this group from Danzig. Vogels from Bohemia.
Did August Seil know the Dohrmans in Joliet. Why can't I find them on the ILLINOIS census.
Alvina should have at least been born in time for the census. Did the Frotschers meet there prior. I think so. I read that Dohrman's ran an elevator. What was Wlm. Seil's occupation. He might have worked for some large Farmers in the area maybe those who were on his naturalization papers. There is a Farmers Directory. Did Dohrmann or Frotschers declare citizenship in Illinois or in Iowa.? what was the Immigration year?
- I looked up Viola, Illinois, and noted that they have had a Threshers reunion. This is Not the first time Threshers have been mentioned lately! I hope you will visit the village on line and see the beautyful old thresher. I did find the Neirs on a census.
- Bertha and McKinley in Montana. Interesting in the light of my research about the Fehrings in the gold mining towns. For curiosity sake, I should check census for the two.
At this time I have been wondering why the decision to move to Paton and Farnhamville Iowa. Who decided first and what promted this.
Even for William Seil at Joliet, did he go to Iowa because these people did. If he knew that John Seil family there at Joliet then he may have learned of Fred Schroeder. Or he knew Fred from back home in Germany Dahlenburg and Nahrendorf. Fred heard about Fred Meyer at Highland area in Greene county.
- Where was the Krugs from?
Well thanks for stopping in. You saw a quite a bit of Family History. A little speculation and questions. Come back soon.
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