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Robert Frederick


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/12/2011 at 00:14:07

ROBERT FREDERICK is a well known and highly respected farmer of Melrose Township, residing on section 9, and a worthy representative of the agricultural interests of Grundy County. He is one of its extensive land owners, his possessions aggregating five hundred acres, all of which is under a high state of cultivation. The place is neat and thrifty in appearance and indicates the careful supervision of the owner, who is recognized as one of the leading farmers and stock-raisers of this community.

Mr. Frederick claims Maryland as the state of his nativity. He was born in Washington County January 20, 1849, and is a son of Samuel Frederick, a Maryland farmer, who in his native state followed agricultural pursuits until 1858, when, accompanied by his family, he removed to Carroll County, Ill., where he still makes his home and is highly respected by all who know him. He married Catherine Etnyre, and they became the parents of five children, all of whom are still living.

The first nine years of his life our subject spent in his native state, and then he went with his parents to Illinois, where he grew to manhood. In 1870 he was united in marriage with Cynthia Elvira, daughter of George Taylor, a native of Vermont, who from Canada removed to Carroll County, and thence came to Grundy County in 1856, locating in Palermo Township. He was indeed one of the earliest settlers of this county and bore a prominent part in the work of development. Upon the farm which he improved he made his home until his death. Both he and his wife passed away in 1858.

Since 1856 Mrs. Frederick has lived in Grundy County. Upon his marriage our subject located on section 11, Melrose Township, where he carried on farming for five years. He then in 1875 purchased the farm which has since been his home. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Frederick have been born two children, but one is deceased. Edmund E. is still under the parental roof and aids his father in the cultivation of the farm. The family is one widely and favorably known in this community, and its members rank high in the social circles in which they move. Mr. Frederick votes the Democratic ticket, but gives his entire time and attention to his business interests, in which he has met with signal success.

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