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Frederick Roda (RODE) of Newaygo, Michigan, was my Great-grandfather. He was born in Ludwigsburg, Wurtenberg, Germany in 1834. He came to New York around 1854. In 1856 he married Wilhelmina (Mini) HARTMANN. They moved to Michigan in 1865. Their children who reached adulthood were Pauline (CONNORS), Caroline (ELFERS), Bertha (RODGERS), Fred RODE, Carl RODE, Edward RODE, and Gus RODE. If you are related, I would be happy to share my research.
Barb Rode Bonham