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Re: Swiss Frei (& others) in Milwaukee's German newspapers

Posted: 25 May 2013 8:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 May 2013 8:11AM GMT
Surnames: Frei Frey
"... Frei ancestor from Switzerland. I too have Frei ancestors from Switzerland who settled in Milwaukee about 1855 ..."

There's a collection of about 35 Frei entries or references found in "Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950) - including some from Swizerland. These include references to Kloten, Zürich, Switz.; Glasshütten, Säckingen, Baden; Daber; letters from Zürich; Augsburg; Breilingen, Donaueschingen, Baden (I particularly enjoyed indexing the marriage banns from Augsburg for a Johannes Frei - who knew?).

It's probably a good idea to include the "Frey" spelling in your search - there are about 240 entries or references in the current data file.

Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... because _somebody_ had to do it!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Nicole Kreuziger 18 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT 
AliceJBlue 31 Dec 2001 4:25AM GMT 
cailleach73 12 Sep 2002 5:20AM GMT 
Alice_Blue 13 Sep 2002 1:38AM GMT 
cailleach73 12 Sep 2002 5:23AM GMT 
GaryRRebholz 25 May 2013 2:08PM GMT 
duveneck 18 Feb 2016 3:46AM GMT 
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