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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Surname: Friderici

The Friderici surname comes to me via my grandma Evelyn Hauer Kerr. Her third great-grandfather was:
  • Carl Franz Anton Friderici of Herzfeld, Westfalen, Germany. He would have been born before or about 1725. He first married Anna Gertrud Schulte on 2 May 1746, and with her had two children. She died 24 January 1749 at Herzfeld. On 29 July of that that year, he married Anna Maria Elise Mesches (or Meschede), and with her he had five more children. Carl and Elise were my fifth great-grandparents.
  • Maria Clara Friderici, who was born at Herzfeld 21 December 1755. She married Joan Herman Me├┐er on 17 November 1778 at Herzfeld. Joan and Maria were my fourth great-grandparents.
He who kept the record books in Herzfeld was a man of few words:

Marriage record of Carl Friderici and Gertrud Schulte ~ 2 May 1746

Death record of Gertrud Schulte Friderici ~ 24 January 1749

Marriage record of Carl Friderici and Elizabeth Mesches ~ 29 July 1749

Christening record of Maria Clara Friderici ~ 21 December 1755
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Christening records of other children born to Carl and Elizabeth Friderici show her maiden name as Meschede.

Katholische Kirche Herzfeld (Herzfeld, Kr. Beckum, Westfalen, Germany). Birth, marriage & death registers. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL microfilm 871723 & 871724. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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