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Children of Christian and Caroline Schaper Fricke
Posted by: Timothy Fricke (ID *****9849) Date: July 01, 2010 at 12:52:41
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Children of Christian and Caroline Schaper Fricke

1.       William H. Fricke
Born: January 20, 1859
Died: May 4, 1941
       Married: June 20, 1900
       Annie Murray Renton
       Born: December, 25, 1870
       Died: 1910

2.       Charles Fricke
Born: November 12, 1860
Died: May 23, 1917
       Married: February 20, 1887
       Carolina Kelling
       Born: 1861
       Died: 1939

3.       Louis Fricke
Born: September 9, 1862
Died: 1941
       Anna Wilhelmina Earnestine Grey
       Born: January 16, 1863
       Died: 1929

4.       Louisa Fricke
Born: March 31, 1864
Died: August 23, 1939
       Married: 1885 or 1886
       Henry Krueger
       Born: December 20, 1856
       Died: June 28, 1930

5.       Wilhelmina Fricke
Born: March 25, 1866
Died: May 22, 1934
       Married: October 20, 1883
       Louis Eckhardt
       Born: July 5, 1865
       Died: October 1, 1907

6.       Johanna Fricke
Born: February 15, 1868
Died: September 11, 1922
       Married: July 7, 1894
       Louis Gerke
       Born: November 16, 1864
       Died: February 25, 1941

7.       Henry Fricke
Born: May 15, 1870
Died: February 2, 1873

8.       Edward Fricke
Born: February 19, 1872
Died: July 26, 1962
       Married: April 22, 1901
       Sarah Catherine Thoma
       Born: September 23, 1874
       Died: July 28, 1928

9.       Frederick Fricke
Born: April 15, 1874
Died: September 1, 1961
       Married: August 26, 1900
       Elizabeth Wolken
       Born: September 19, 1880
       Died: April 4, 1968

10.       Ernest Fricke
Born: October 14, 1876
Died: August 31, 1964
       Married: January 29, 1907
       Josephine Schwartz
       Born: September 24, 1887
       Died: July 9, 1976

11.       Fredericka Fricke
Born: August 25, 1879
Died: January 19, 1914
       Married: November 11, 1899
       Richard James Davis
       Born: May 11, 1866
       Died: January 9, 1937

Christian and Carolineís first four children were born at Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois.

They came to Iowa in 1865 so the youngest was approximately one year old when they moved to Iowa and the oldest was six.

Their last seven children were born in Iowa.

Christian and Caroline Fricke came to Marshall County Iowa in 1865. They moved six and one half miles northeast of State Center.

State Center is a community located in State Center Township. It began as a town called Center Station when the Northwestern Railroad bought 80 acres of land from A.C. Babcock, laid track and stared services to the area.

In 1864 the first home was moved into State Center from Marietta a town sixteen miles away.

The Union Hotel was the first structure in the town and was built as part of a bargain with the Railroad so that travelers who came to the station, had a place to eat and stay.

The first store was a one story frame building built in 1865. The store sold groceries, boots and shoes.

Dr. O.S. Hunt arrived in 1866 and was the first physician to settle in State Center. The first blacksmith also came in 1866.

During the period of 1866-1867, there were about six hundred people in State Center showing a surprising growth.

In 1867 the first block of businesses were erected using brick. Also in 1867 a high school building was completed at a cost of $8,000.00. Miss Jennie Bradbury taught the first school in town, which was a little shanty school house.

The town incorporated in 1867.

The yearly average temperature for the State Center was 48.3 degrees with the winter average of 25.4 and summer at 69.6 degrees.

In the 1800ís and early 1900ís items needed by the families could be ordered from the catalog. Some food items came by the barrel.

The horse drawn plow, picking corn by hand, oats to shock in the field, thrasher crews, huge gardens, one Sunday dress or suit; maybe to town once a week. These are some of the things they took for granted and we wonder how they did it.
We all have a lot to be thankful for, as we had some great ancestors, we live in a great country and in a great era in history.

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