Sunday, July 17, 2016

Freyling Family of Warrick County

In examining the Freyling family in Warrick County, Indiana, I am first going to look back again at the family of Stephen Freyling, my wife's 3rd-great-grandfather. He was born around Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany on 9 November 1828. I am not certain on his arrival date in the US, but he married Katharina Wagner in Vanderburgh County, Indiana on 31 October 1852. Stephen and Katharina settled in neighboring Warrick County, Indiana. In the 1880 US Indexed County Land Ownership map for Warrick County, Stephen Freyling's land (misspelled as Frieling) appears between the Welte Post Office and Millersburgh in Campbell Township.
US Indexed Land Ownership map, Campbell Township, 1880

Stephen and Katharina appear in the 1860 US Census in Campbell Township, Warrick County, Indiana.
By the 1870 US Census, Stephen appears as a blacksmith, with Katharina and children.

Stephen and Katharina had at least the following children:
- Anna M. Freyling, 1857-1921
- John Andrew Freyling, 1860-1915
- John Jacob (Johann Jacob) Freyling, 1862-1892
- Maria Margretha Freyling, 1866-1884
- Catherine Elizabeth Freyling, 1869-1960
- Louisa Caroline Freyling, 1871-1902
- Rosa K. Freyling, 1874-1953

Stephen registered for the Civil War draft in June 1863. I have not been able to find a service record to see if he actually served in the Civil War.

Anna Freyling married Christian Frederick Schlag at Salem UCC in Evansville, Indiana on 19 October 1879. John Andrew Freyling married Karolina (Carrie) Wilhelmina Rech on 3 September 1890. John's sister Catherine Elizabeth Freyling married Carrie Rech's brother William Jacob Rech. Youngest sister Rosa K. Freyling married James Simpson on 27 June 1907.

Katharina Wagner Freyling died on 11 June 1891 in Warrick County, Indiana. Stephen Freyling died on 28 June 1893 in Campbell Township, Warrick County. After Stephen's death, son John inherited the family land. He appears in the 1900 and 1910 US Census with wife Carrie and children.
1900 US Census, Campbell, Warrick County, Indiana.
1910 US Census, Campbell, Warrick County, Indiana.
After John's death in 1915, Carrie sold the farm and moved to Pigeon Township, Evansville, Vanderburgh County. She appears in the 1920 US Census with her daughters.
1920 US Census, Pigeon Township, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.
John Andrew and Carrie Freyling had the following children:
- Alfred Stephen Freyling, 1892-1975
- Ruth Ann Freyling, 1894-1947
- Minnie Louise Freyling, 1896-1972
- Marie Elizabeth Freyling, 1899-1985
- Kathryn Susan Freyling, 1901-1985
- Emma Carolyn Freyling, 1904-1975

Carrie lived a long life and died in Los Angeles, California on 12 August 1960. I will have much more on her time in California in upcoming posts.

Going backwards once again, Stephen Freyling had at least two siblings who joined him in the Warrick and Vanderburgh County area of Indiana. His sister Elizabeth Freyling married Johann Frederick Wahl on 2 October 1856. They were living in Center Township, Vanderburgh County in the 1860 US Census. Older brother Jacob Freyling was also in the area. More to follow.

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