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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Maggie Frischknecht was born in 1864 in Middlesex
- 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.
- 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,
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
Nither Jacob nor Margaret have been found in census records from 1900
or later. They probably died before 1900.
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