FRERICHS, Hermannus H. 1853-1905
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Date: 3/17/2017 at 16:31:26
H. H. Frerichs
H. H. Frerichs died at the hospital in Iowa City last Saturday morning about 1 o'clock after a brief illness caused by blood poisoning, the result of a small pimple on his neck. He was 51 years, 6 months and 20 days old. The funeral services were held on Tuesday from the home in Wellsburg at which Revs. Theilken and Heinrichs took part. From there the remains were taken to Holland, the old home of the deceased, where the services proper were conducted by Revs. Kuehne and Saalborn, and the remains placed to rest in the Holland cemetery.
Hermannus Henry Frerichs was born in Germany. He came to this country with his parents in 1868 settling near Freeport, Ill. After two years residence there he came to Ackley where he resided until 1872. In that year he went to California and worked for a relative in the Sacramento Valley until 1875 when he returned to Grundy county settling near Holland. In 1876 he was married to Wobke Freese and the married life of this couple has been most devoted for twenty-nine years. To this union were born ten children, seven of whom are living, namely Will, Tillie, (Mrs. Buus) Kate, Reka, Dena, Wobke and Swantje. Two children died when quite young and Sopha the wife of Jurgen Stahl died a few years ago. All of the members of his family lived in Wellsburg; two of them, Will and Tillie, keeping house for themselves. Besides the immediate members of his family Mr. Frerichs is survived by his father and mother and two brothers, John and Henry and one sister, Mrs. Asjen Freese.
Mr. Frerichs was a man of considerable means and at the time of his death was conducting a successful business in Wellsburg, assisted by his son Will. He was a kind and devoted husband and father, a good neighbor, and a warm friend. That he was popular was evidenced by the large number of people who attended the funeral, which was the largest that has been seen in Grundy county for some time.
The loss of Mr. Frerichs will be felt in many ways throughout the community in which he lived.
The family has the sympathy of the entire county.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 July 1905, pg 2
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