William Frederick Fritchen Sr

Male12 March 1825–30 June 1906

Brief Life History of William Frederick

William Frederick Fritchen Sr was born on 12 March 1825, in Germany as the son of Fritchen and Fritchen. He married Gertrude Fettin on 6 April 1853, in Germany. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 30 June 1906, in Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin, United States.

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William Frederick Fritchen Sr
Gertrude Fettin
Marriage: 6 April 1853
Tilman Fritchen
Henry F. Fritchen
William Frederick Fritchen Jr
George Fritchen

Sources (16)

  • Wm Fitzer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm T Fritchen, "Wisconsin Death Index, 1820-1907"
  • Wilhelm Fritchen in entry for Tillmann Fritschen and Louis Geiser, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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  • Marriage
    6 April 1853Germany
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

    Age 27

    On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Fritsche .

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

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