Would anyone have any information on either a Frederick KIRCHER or a Michael KIRCHER ?
Family "lore" has Frederick arriving in NYC in 1845 at 17 years of age. But that is family lore....that same lore has been a bit of a problem, which I won't go into here. :o)
Thefirst records on Frederick I've found to date begin in 1859 in Whiteside County Illinois when he applies for marriage to a Louisa FRY. (family lore has her name as FIX)
They have three sons there before moving to Cass County Missouri about 1869 where they had to more sons. Abt 1873 theY moved again a few miles west to Miami County Kansas where they had two more children and are buried.
Michael, actually there were two. Both died in April 1856. How ? I don't know. The young one was 11 years old and buried in Jordan Twp, (which is in northern Whiteside County). The older Michael had a wife Frederica, and a daughter Louisa, according to a county history book. Fredericka married a HARTMAN a few months after Michaels death, ummm about Sept 1856. This daughter Louisa was mentally handicapped as, according to census records she remained living with her parents into middle age. Obits state she died at the "State Hospital for the Mentally Feeble".
Thats the brick wall folks. Any help would be appreciated.
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