FRERICHS, Lambert 1841-1931
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Date: 9/1/2015 at 14:48:51
Lambert Frerichs, Resident of County 62 Years, Is Dead
Passed Away At His Home In Grundy Center Friday After Short Illness
Resided On Colfax Twp. Farm For Several Yrs.
Came Direct From Germany to Grundy County Sixty-Two Years Ago
Lambert Frerichs, who was a continuous resident of Grundy county for 62 years, died at his home in Grundy Center Friday following a brief illness. He was taken sick and to his bed Tuesday. His trouble was summer complaint. This together with his advanced age hastened the end. He was past 90 years old. In spite of his age he was able to be up and around the house daily and remained in continuous good health until four days before his death. During the past year his eyesight failed him and kept him at home.
Mr. Frerichs came to this county directly from Germany. He worked on a farm for a number of years until he was married in 1873, when he bought an 80 acre farm in Colfax township on which he and his wife moved. He paid $8.00 an acre for this land. A few years later he bought an adjoining 80 acres. This farm has remained in the family ever since. Mr. Frerichs gained many friends during his long residence in Grundy county who held him in high regard and who feel a personal loss in his passing.
Funeral services were held at the German Presbyterian church in Grundy Center Monday afternoon with the local pastor, Rev. K. J. Stratemeier, in charge. Burial was by the side of the wife in the Reformed church cemetery in Pleasant Valley township.
Lambert Frerichs was born in Eastfreisland, Germany, June 1, 1841, and passed away in his home after a brief illness, reaching the age of 90 years, 3 months and 25 days.
Immediately upon his arrival in this country in 1869 he came to Grundy county, and lived here until his departure.
In 1873 the deceased was united in marriage to Henrietta Brower, which union was blessed with 7 children, of whom four preceded him in death while in infancy.
He settled on a farm in Colfax township, which place he occupied for 40 years. After leaving the farm in 1912 he and his wife moved to Grundy Center, where the remainder of his life was spent. Mrs. Frerichs passed away in 1926.
With other pioneers of the early days, he shared many privations and hardships.
Those who are left to mourn his departure are one daughter, Mrs. Hillerd Meester, of Parkersburg; two sons, Dick Frerichs of Grundy Center and Rev. J. B. Frerichs of Alexander, Ia.; one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, 5 grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 October 1931, pg 1
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