Jacob Frischknecht

Jacob Frischknecht was born in 1835 in Germany. He came to America at the age of 18 aboard the ship Fidelia, departing from Liverpool, England and arriving at the Port of New York on 13 July 1854 (listed as "Jacob Frisch").  He described himself as a farmer with intentions to settle in America.  Jacob married Margaret who was also born in 1835 in Germany and came to America some time before 1860 to settle in New Jersey.

Jacob and Margaret had the following children:

  1. George Frischknecht was born in February 1860 in Middlesex County, NJ.  He married Elizabeth (born December 1851 in Germany) about 1886 and they had 4 children.  Elizabeth died between 1920 and 1930.  George died after 1930.

  2. Barbara Frischknecht was born in 1862 in Middlesex County, NJ.  A family story tells of her living to the age of 102, and still walking to church.

  3. Maggie Frischknecht was born in 1864 in Middlesex County, NJ. 

  4. Albert Frischknecht was born in 1874 in Middlesex County, NJ.  He had one son, George (born in 1898 or 99) by his first wife.  He married his second wife, Elizabeth, in 1905 or 1906.  She had 4 children from a previous marriage.  They have not been found in census records from 1920 or 1930.

  5. John Harold Frischknecht was born on 8 Apr 1874 in Sayreville Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. John married Doraetta Milburn, daughter of Joseph B. Millburn and Landin Sophy, in 1896. Doraetta was born on 4 Oct 1877 in Dover, Morris County, NJ. She died on 24 Mar 1969 in Keyport, Monmouth Co., NJ. He died on 5 May 1956.

1880 Census - on 21 June 1880, Madison Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey, Soundex Roll 15, Roll 790, Vol. 15-E.D. 139, Sheet 29, Line 30, Dwelling 267, Family 281. Ages prior to June 1, 1880
Friesnac (sic), Jacob 45, farmer, Germany; Margeret (sic) 45, keeping house, Germany
George, 20, farm hand; Barbera (sic) 18, at home; Maggie, 16, attend school; Albert, 6; John, 6.
Parents of Jacob and Margeret born in Germany, all the children were born in New Jersey.

Nither Jacob nor Margaret have been found in census records from 1900 or later.  They probably died before 1900.

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Frischknecht Family Reunion - Summer 2007

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