Bio: Best, Fredrick John (1846 - aft. 1905)

Contact: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

 

Surnames: Best, Peters, Sonnickson, Svym, Johnson, Scott, Evenson, Gilbertson, Larson, Stallings, Gunn, Fisher

 

----Sources: History of Northern Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical. Co., 1881; Federal Census, Wis. Birth Records, Jackson Co., Wis. Cemetery Records

 

FREDRICK BEST, dealer in meats, etc.. Black River Falls, Wisconsin, was born in Germany, Feb. 15. 1846. He came with his parents to America and in l869, came to Black River Falls, Wis. He started a meat market there in 1877. Mr. Best does a good business, and in 1880 built an addition to his shop. He was married to *Mary Fisher in **June, 1878 . by whom he has one daughter. His wife died in October, 1879, and in May, 1880, was married the second time, to Miss Minnie Peters. She was born in Milwaukee. They have one son, Edward. Mr. Best is a member of the Lutheran Church.

 

*Mary (Fisher) Best, (20 Jul 1860 - 12 Oct 1878) and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson Co., Wis.

 

**Correction: 28 Jul 1877, pg. 40, in Jefferson Co., Wis.-- Jackson Co., Wis. Records

 

1870 Federal Census, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, 421, by D. F. Mason

 

Fred Best, white, male laborer

American Citizen

Household Members
John Best M 50y Prussia
Mary Best F 48y (1822 Prussia)
Fred Best M 24y (1846 Prussia)
Henry Best M 20y Prussia
Catharine Best F 18y Prussia
Lucy Best F 15y Prussia
Adam Best M 13y Prussia
John Best M 11y (1859 Prussia)
Mary Best F 7y (1863 Prussia)
William Best M 5y Prussia

 

*Henry Best died 17 Apr 1926 in Jackson Co., Wisconsin; vol. 11, pg. 363

*John, Sr. Best died 4 Nov 1890 in Jackson Co., Wisconsin; vol. 2, pg. 56

*William Best died 28 Aug 1894 in Jackson Co., Wisconsin; vol. 2, pg. 110

 

1880 Federal Census, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 290

 

Frederick Best, married, American male
occupation : Butcher
spouse's birthplace : Wisconsin, United States
father's birthplace : Germany
mother's birthplace : Germany

Household Members
self Frederick Best M 33 (1846 Germany)
*wife Mina Best F 20 Wisconsin, United States, both parents b. Germany
daughter Mary Best F 2 (1878 Wisconsin), United States
son Henry Best M 0 Wisconsin, United States
other Elizabeth Dohrman F 27 Germany
other Millie Dohrman M 6 Wisconsin, United States
other Lillie Dohrman F 3 Wisconsin, United States

 

*Mina Best (1860 - 1903) is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson Co., Wis.

 

1900 Federal Census, ED 133 Lincoln town Whitehall village, Trempealeau, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 1.

 

Fred J Best, white, married male
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany
years married: 21
estimated marriage year: 1879
immigration year: 1866

Household Members
head Fred J Best M 54 (Feb 1846 Germany)
wife Mina Best F 40 (Mar 1860 Wisconsin), mother of 5 children, 2 living, both parents b. Germany
son Henry Best M 20 (Feb 1880 Wisconsin)
son Edger J Best M 11 (Oct 1889 Wisconsin)
daughter Maria S Best F 22 (Oct 1878 Wisconsin)
boarder Jens P Sonnickson M 65 (Sep 1835 Norway), father b. Denmark, mother b. Norway
servant Nels Svym M 51 (Mar 1849 Norway), white single male, parents b. Norway
boarder Thomas B Johnson M 25 (Mar 1875 Wisconsin), white single male, parents b. Norway
boarder George M Scott M 32 (Mar 1868 Wisconsin), white, married (8 yrs.) male, father b. NY, mother b. Illinois
boarder Florence J Scott F 29 (Oct 1871 Wisconsin), white married (8 yrs.) female
boarder Robert C Scott M 8 (Dec 1892 Wisconsin), white, single, male, parents b. Wisconsin
servant Millie Evenson F 22 (Jan 1878 Wisconsin), white single female servant, parents b. Norway
servant Clara Gilbertson F 19 (Mar 1881 Wisconsin), white single female servant, father b. Norway, mother b. Wisconsin
servant Josephine Larson F 17 (May 1883 Wisconsin), white single female servant, father b. Wisconsin, mother b. Norway
boarder William H Stallings M 40 (Jan 1860 Missouri), white, married male, parents b. Illinois
boarder Emma B Stallings F 40 (Jul 1860 West Virginia), white, married female, father b. WV, mother b. Virginia
boarder Mary A Stallings F 9 (Apr 1891 Wisconsin), white, single, female
boarder Christopher E Scott M 69 (Jul 1831 New York), white, divorced male, father b. Mass., mother b. NY
boarder Blanche Gunn F 21 (Apr 1879 Wisconsin), white, single female, father b. NY, mother b. Wisconsin

 

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin, family 206, page 21, line 43

 

Frederick Best, white widowed male
place of birth: parent 1: Germany
place of birth: parent 2: Germany

Household Members
head Frederick Best M 59y Germany
servant Edgar Best M 75y Wisconsin

 

Wisconsin Births

 

Henry Wilhelm L. Best
gender: Male
birth date: 18 Feb 1880
birthplace: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Fred Best
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's name: Minnie Peters
mother's birthplace: America

 

Hulda Wilhelmina Best
gender: Female
birth date: 22 Jan 1884
birthplace: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Fred J. Best
mother's name: M...E Peters

 

? Best
gender: Male
birth date: 23 Oct 1889
birthplace: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Fredrick John Best
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's name: Minnie Peters
mother's birthplace: U. S. A.

 

Wisconsin Marriages

 

Frederick J. Best
bride's name: Mary Fischer
marriage date: 28 Jul 1877
marriage place: Jefferson, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: John Best
groom's mother's name: Christina Best
bride's father's name: Frederick Fischer
bride's mother's name: Mary Fischer

 

Wisconsin Deaths

 

Minnie Best
gender: Female
burial place: Black River Falls
death date: 31 Mar 1903
death place: Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wis
age: 43
birth date: 08 Mar 1860
birthplace: Wis.
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Fred Best
father's name: L. Peters
father's birthplace: Ger.
mother's name: Minnie
mother's birthplace: Ger.

 

Lina Best, daughter of John and Mary Best (b. 12 Mar 1853 - d. 13 Oct 1867), and is buried in Stiehl, Nortman Cemetery, Township of Albion, Jackson Co., Wis.

 

John Best, Jr., son of John and Mary Best (b. 1859 - 1943), is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson Co., Wis.

 

John Best Sr. (b. 26 Mar 1820 in Ansel Germany - d. 4 Nov 1890 in Jackson Co., Wis.), married Maria / Mary C. (b. 27 Jan 1822 - 26 Mar 1895 in Jackson Co., Wis.); both are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson Co., Wis.

 

 

 


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