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Freitags from Berne, Switzerland ca. 1900
Posted by: Peter Freitag (ID *****3827) Date: December 28, 2004 at 13:27:24
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I have been unable to trace my Freitag family roots. Perhaps someone knows of the following:

My grandfather was Hugo Victor Freitag. Supposedly he arrived in the US shortly (?) before 1900 along with one of his brothers (name unknown). It is said that they were from Berne, Switzerland. Hugo Victor married Anna Puhlman(n) of Jersey City, NJ just after 1900 and they had one child, a son, Victor Hugo Freitag (my father). My grandfather deserted my grandmother shortly after the birth of their child and he was never seen or heard from again. His brother supposedly was a diamond salesman who was reported as murdered in Mexico. Supposedly (that word again) there is a branch of the Freitags in Switzerland that would be related but my father never followed-up on any of this and is now long dead. I know that there are other Freitags in the US but my father always said that we're not related.

If any of this rings a distant bell, please let me know.


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