Monday, October 1, 2012

Photo Number 1008

This is a Cabinet Card from Craig’s Collection.
Uncle Johnny Freiliet Cab Card Craig
Uncle Johnny Freibeit  Frichert? edited to Frieheit
The photographer was Lucius M. Schofield in Spring Valley Minn.  I found the photographer there during the years 1889 to 1894.
Uncle Johnny Freiliet Cab Card Craig back
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Update from Iggy:
The 1880 US Census lists John G. Frieheit (b. abt 1830 in Prussia), living in Fillmore, MN which is 10 miles from Spring Valley, MN.

John G. Frieheit had a son named Henry (b. 1874), and he in turn had a son named John Freiheit (b. 1899) that lived in Spring Valley proper (in 1930).

4 comments:

  1. The 1880 US Census lists John G. Frieheit (b. abt 1830 in Prussia), living in Fillmore, MN which is 10 miles from Spring Valley, MN.

    John G. Frieheit had a son named Henry (b. 1874), and he in turn had a son named John Freiheit (b. 1899) that lived in Spring Valley proper (in 1930).

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  2. That certainly was a hard name to read. It probably took me longer to figure out the name than it did Iggy to find all the information!

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  3. I probably would have ended up settling on Frichert. The spelling is strange, because the German spelling most certainly would have been Freiheit, which means freedom. The name must have been changed once he emigrated to avoid mispronunciation?

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  4. Christine is right, I typo'ed my comment thoughout.

    https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9S4-J3Y shows the spelling is Freiheit. The little German I know made me mentally think "accent on second vowel when there are two" and I messed up.

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