Thursday, December 3, 2015

Query: George and Fredericka Friese

My family information is: George Frederick Friese, born 1820 in Erfurt, Germany, arrived with wife Fredericka and son August. Enlisted August 25, 1861, in Indiana in the 32nd Regiment, Companies I and H. I have a newspaper article with a photo of the family that states they all served in the war.

Fredericka supposedly served as a cook, but I have not been able to find record of that. I have George’s muster records and I know in 1887 his charges of desertion were removed by the Adjutant General's office.

While I have information on his son August, the last record I can find is a city directory that has him residing in Chicago, Illinois in 1873. He was naturalized in 1866. The family lived for a period in Peoria, Illinois, and later Chicago.

 I do not know his date of death, nor his parents name, or his exact date of birth. Likewise, I have no information on his wife Fredericka. Did she serve in the Civil War, when did she die, etc. My question is where can I find this information? I have a subscription to and have been unable to find additional information there or with FamilySearch.

Any help would be appreciated.

 Cynthia Friese
3518 Debby Lane; Franksville, WI 53126

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