Fridolin Streiff

19 October 1855–1 February 1913 (Age 57)
Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland

The Life of Fridolin

When Fridolin Streiff was born on 19 October 1855, in Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland, his father, Jacob Streiff, was 34 and his mother, Elisabeth Beglinger, was 34. He married Emma Jehle on 4 October 1879, in Madison, Illinois, United States. He lived in Greenville, Central Township, Bond, Illinois Territory, United States in 1900 and Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 1 February 1913, at the age of 57, and was buried in Montrose Cemetery, Bond, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fridolin Streiff
Emma Jehle
Marriage: 4 October 1879

Spouse and Children


    Emma Jehle


4 October 1879
Madison, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Michael Streiff




    Niklaus Streiff


    Jacob Streriff


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 1

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 16

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High German streif ‘raid’, hence a nickname for an aggressive warrior, someone who had led war-raids. 2. topographic name from late Middle High German streif ‘narrow strip of land’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Fridolin Streiff ~ Find a Grave Information

Birth: Oct. 19, 1855 Glarus Glarus, Switzerland Death: Feb. 1, 1913 Greenville Bond County Illinois, USA Parents: Jakob Streiff & Elizabeth Beglinger of Glarus, Switzerland Family links: Spouses …

Sources (3)

  • Fritz Strieff, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fritz Streiff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Fritz Strieff, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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