Obit: Fricke, William Sr. #2 (1820 - 1897)

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----Sources: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 25 Feb 1897

Fricke, William Sr. #2 (17 FEB 1820 - 17 FEB 1897)

Wm. Fricke Sr. died at his residence four mile south of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, 1897, on his 77th birthday. He was born in Diepols, Hanover, Germany, took an active part in the German revolution of 1848, emigrated to the United States in 1849, coming to Milwaukee, where he worked at his trade, shoe making, a year, then settled at Newburg, Washington Co., and lived there until 1855, going that year to Waco, Texas, where he lived two years, leaving there an account of the strong slavery sentiment there, returning to Newburg. In 1876 he came to this county and bought a farm in Eaton Township. He was a man of fine qualities of heart and mind, and an upright citizen. Surviving him are the aged wife and eight children, Mrs. Frank Zetche, Mrs. Tillie Bashlin, Louise and Bertha Fricke, of Eaton, Oscar C. of Greenwood, Mrs. Chas. Servaty and Mrs. Minnie Lowe, of Neillsville, and Wm. F. of Billings, Mont.



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