Fricke Family Genealogy Forum
i don't know if there is any connection or not. My Grandfather was born in 1886 in Houghton MI. He could have easily traveled up there looking for work. I know, he married my Grandfather's mother, who was a lower class German. She died when my Grandfather was 6 months old. In 1896, His father remarried and took him to WA. He rode the rails back to Upper Michigan, where he lived till he died in 1978.
It's an angle i'm looking into, I'll let you know what I find out.