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Looking for Therese, August, Josef Fritsch
Posted by: Claus Joens Date: February 11, 2002 at 10:01:39
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Therese (35), August (11), and Josef (3) Fritsch arrived in New York from Hamburg, Germany on the Augusta Victoria 10.26.1895. They listed their county of origin as Austria and destination as Minnesota. Therese died 12.07.1895 in Jackson, MN, but there is no death record. Probate records indicate Therese had a promissory note from Josef(?) for land in Wisconsin township.

After Therese's death, August stayed with legal guardian Anton Steiner, Madelia, MN, married Anton's daughter Gertrude in 1904, and moved to Englefeld Sask. Anton Steiner may have been an uncle, but have been unable to establish any connection.

Josef was adopted by Herman and Louisa Mende 3.5.1896. Josef and Herman moved to Washington State after Louisa's death.

I am at a dead end. If you have any idea what Therese's maiden name may have been, where she died and is buried, where she was from in Austria (or Bohemia), who she was married to that was the father of her children, or why she moved to Minnesota, I would be truly grateful. Thank you.

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