The name "Friederich" is the
American spelt version. This is the spelling that is most consistantly
used within our family
history in America. Other spelleings
included Frederich, Friderich, Frederick,and Friderique.
In 1844, two brothers by the names of John and Nicholas came to America
from Hombourg-Haut (Oberhomburg),
Lorraine, France and settled in Mascoutah, Illinois. John was born in
1803 and Nicholas was born in 1809. Before
coming to America, John worked as a tailor and Nicholas was a
paper-maker. When they settled in Mascoutah, they
bought farmland and became farmers. John also worked as a tailor out of his
Below, i will go through the six American generation Friederich
- Born 1/21/1809
Anna was born on January 1, 1812 and passed away on January 12, 1887.
- There are no
photographs of Nicholas that are known to exist because photographs
were fairly new around this time and they were very
expensive. He married Anna
(2nd Generation in America)
- Born 12/19/1833
did not come to America with his father. He came over in 1849
of his cousins when he was sixteen years
In 1857, he partnered up with Leonard Heiligenstein Sr. and bought a
in Mascoutah and converted it into a
Before coming to America, he worked in a brewery back in France. Also
this time, he opened a saloon
a dance hall. He got married on December 26, 1859 to Margaret
Margaret's father gave them sixty acres
land after their wedding and Peter also took over the family farm after
father passed away. Margaret was born on
6, 1842 and passed away on September 8, 1885. Peter then
re-married to Mary Anna Albers on May 4, 1886.
He had a total of
Charles (3rd Generation in
inheritance to go
around for all of the children, so he had to rent land from someone
else. He eventually packed up and left
- Charles was a farmer. However, he was a very poor
one. He came from a family of nineteen children. There was
Mascoutah and moved to
Belleville. He married Magdalena Aschling on June 4, 1889.
Magdalena was born on March 19, 1861
and passed away on October 14, 1948.
Joseph (4th Generation in America)
Juen Coal and Building
Material in Belleville. He was the first generation to not
- Worked in the office for John F. Yoch. Then in 1946 he
opened Friederich and
work as a farmer. He married
Bethulia Morgenstern on June 22, 1931 in Belleville.
They had three boys named Paul,
James, and Rich. Bethulia was born on September
9, 1908 and passed away on May 1,
1997. I was fortunate enough to know my
Great Grandmother very well.
50th Wedding Aniversary - 1981
James (5th Generation in America)
both passed down to his
kids. His first business was Jim Friederich Auto Air
- James is my grandfather. He opened two businesses in his
lifetime and they were
Conditioning and he opened it in
1968 in Belleville. In 1979 he opened his second
business called Camper
Exchange. This was also located in Belleville. He repaired
and sold campers and
trailers. He married Joyce Schuetz on May 8, 1957. They had
five children named Glenn, Julie,
Wayne, Mary Beth, and Nancy. Joyce was born
50th Wedding Aniversary - 2007
May 27, 1937.
Wedding - 1957
(6th Generation in America)
September 18, 1980.
They had four children named Jacob, Daniel, Carrie, and Jonathan
(me). Mary was born on February 2, 1960. (Picture
and more information
- This is my father. He took over my Grandfather James's
Automotive shop in 1976 and has been working as a mechanic ever
since. He married Mary Remelius on
about my parents on main
Glenn. "Interview with Glenn Friederich." Personal
interview. 14 Apr. 2009.
"Interview with Jim Friederich." Personal
interview. 14 Apr. 2009.
Friederich, Wayne R. Friederich
. 1st ed.
Tallahassee: Wayne Friederich, 1999.
- Friederich, Joyce.
"Interview with Joyce Friederich." Personal interview. 15 Apr. 2009