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The Freitag Family of Rogau, Kreis Grottkau, Schlesien (Silesia)

Compiled by Paul Zebe


Contents

Introduction
Franz FREITAG and his wife Johanna NEUGEBAUER
An Interesting Coincidence
Family Tree
Sources of Information
Contact

Introduction


Joseph FREITAG is the founder of the FREITAG family of Rogau, Kreis Grottkau, Schlesien (Silesia). Rogau was a small village located in the Catholic parish of Kühschmalz, Kreis Grottkau.

Only two references to Joseph by name have been found in the written record. The first reference to Joseph by name is in a February 1829 baptism record where his foster daughter, Auguste FREITAG, was identified as the godmother of a child. That baptism occurred at the Catholic Church at Kühschmalz, Kreis Grottkau. Joseph is identified as a Jäger [hunter] in Rogau, Kreis Grottkau. The second reference to Joseph by name appears in the marriage records of the Catholic Church at Gläsendorf, Kreis Grottkau. That record, presumably created in January 1830, is for the marriage of his son, Carl, to Amalie WEINITSCHKE. Joseph is identified as the lead hunter [Revierjäger] in Rogau.

Joseph and his unknown wife are believed to have had at least two children: Caroline who married Franz GALLE, and Carl (my ancestor). In addition, Elisabeth FREITAG, wife of Thomas PRESCHER, master tailor in Hönigsdorf, may have been another child of Joseph. Beginning prior to her marriage, Caroline was the godparent of many of the children of Elisabeth and Thomas. Her husband, Franz, and her brother, Carl, were godparents of additional children of Elisabeth and Thomas. Elisabeth is known to have been the godparent of at least one of the children of Caroline and Franz.


Franz FREITAG and his wife Johanna NEUGEBAUER

Franz FREITAG and his wife Johanna NEUGEBAUER also lived in Rogau. Franz and Johanna are first mentioned in the churchbooks of Kühschmalz in 1810, when Johanna appeared as a godparent. At that time, Franz was identified as a free agricultural laborer [Einlieger]. By 1814, he had become the lead hunter [Revierjäger] at Rogau. How this couple is related to Joseph FREITAG is not known for certain, but it is highly likely that Franz was one of Joseph's siblings.

Franz and Johanna had one known child: Franz Peter FREITAG. Franz was probably born in 1814 in the Catholic parish of Kühschmalz, Kreis Grottkau. He was baptized on 28 February 1814 at the Catholic Church in Kühschmalz. He first married Caroline BLASCHKE. Franz and Caroline had the following two children: (1) Loise FREITAG -- born on 15 January 1834 in Ober Kühschmalz and (2) Caroline Anna Rosalia FREITAG -- born on 9 July 1836 in Ober Kühschmalz. He second married Helene BLASCHKE. The couple had the following three children: (1) August FREITAG -- born on 20 March 1838 in Ober Kühschmalz, (2) Anna FREITAG -- born on 5 February 1840 in Ober Kühschmalz, and (3) Mathilde FREITAG -- born on 31 October 1841 in Ober Kühschmalz.


An Interesting Coincidence

On 9 February 1862, my ancestors, Ida Freitag and Franz Joseph Zebe were married at the Catholic Church at Kühschmalz, Kreis Grottkau. This was not the first Freitag-Zebe marriage in Schlesien (Silesia). On 20 June 1815, Dr. Freitag of Creuzburg married Henriette Zebe of Wüstebriese. A product of this union was the Silesian writer, Gustav Freytag (the "y" is said to have been considered "classier" than the "i" in mid-19th Century "Germany," which is the likely explanation of the spelling change). It is unknown if Dr. Freitag was related to the Freitag family of Rogau, although, given the religious differences (Dr. Freitag was a Protestant), it is highly unlikely. Henriette Zebe is a descendant of the Zebe family of Pitschen, Kreis Creutzburg, Schlesien. Despite sharing an uncommon surname and a Silesian origin, the Pitschen Zebes and the Grottkau Zebes are not related.


Family Tree

Key:

oo=married
*=born
+=died

Religion:

All individuals with the exception of the wives of Paul Carl Kretschmer and Franz Georg Zebe are believed to be Catholic

Localities:

Breslau, StadtKreis Breslau, Niederschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
Deutsch Wette, Kreis Neisse, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
Elberfeld, Germany
Gläsendorf, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
Grottkau, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
Hamburg, Germany
Kalkau, Kreis Neisse, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
Klodebach, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
Kühschmalz, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
Lodz, Russian Poland
Lübeck, Germany
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Münsterberg, StadtKreis Münsterberg, Germany (now in Poland)
Reinsehlen, Germany
Rogau, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Striegendorf, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
Ziegenhals, Kreis Neisse, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)
Zülzhoff, Kreis Grottkau, Oberschlesien, Germany (now in Poland)

1 Joseph FREITAG, lead (head?) hunter [Revierjäger] in Rogau
. 2 Caroline FREITAG (c.1795-1870), +Ziegenhals
oo Franz GALLE (c.1790-1873), +Ziegenhals, Forester [Förster] in Ziegenhals
. . 3 Franz Joseph Carl GALLE (1820-1903), *Klodebach, +Ziegenhals, City Forester [Stadtförster] in Ziegenhals
oo 1) Thecla AUER (1831-) in 1853 in Ziegenhals, +Before 1868
. . . 4 Maria Anna Juliana GALLE (1853-1857), *+Ziegenhals
. . . 4 Franz Friedrich August GALLE (1857-1857) , *+Ziegenhals
. . . 4 Paul August GALLE (1858-1870), *+Ziegenhals
. . . 4 Anna Maria Matilde GALLE (1860-), *Ziegenhals
oo Josef JACOB
oo 2) Maria LANGER (1837-)
. . . 4 Maria Louise Hedwig GALLE (1868-1868), *+Ziegenhals
. . . 4 Carl August GALLE (1869-), *Ziegenhals
. . . 4 Hedwig Amalia GALLE (1871-1872), *+Ziegenhals
. . . 4 Max August GALLE (1874-), *Ziegenhals
. . . 4 Clara Amalie GALLE (1876-1878), *+Ziegenhals
. . 3 Anna Maria Elisabeth GALLE (1827-), *Ziegenhals
. . 3 Theresia Carolina GALLE (1830-), *Ziegenhals
oo August MUTH (c.1823-) in 1851 in Ziegenhals, Master Strapmaker [Riemermeister] in Ziegenhals
. . . 4 August Franz Johann MUTH (1852-), *Ziegenhals
. . . 4 Franz August MUTH (1853-1853), *+Ziegenhals
. . . 4 Anna Maria Theresia MUTH (1854-1854), *+Ziegenhals
. 2 Carl FREITAG (c.1804-1890), +Kühschmalz, Forester [Förster] in Rogau
oo 1) Amalia WEINITSCHKE (1805-1865) in 1830 in Gläsendorf, *Gläsendorf, +Rogau
. . 3 Carl FREITAG (1830-)
. . 3 Amalie Philippine FREITAG (1833-1905), *+Rogau
oo Eduard ROTHER (1826-1903), *Gläsendorf, +Rogau, Free gardener [Freigärtner] in Rogau
. . . 4 Johann Franz ROTHER (1852-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Carl ROTHER (1854-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Emilie ROTHER (1856-1867), *+Rogau
. . . 4 Ida ROTHER (1856-1913), *Rogau, +Grottkau, Serving Maid [Dienstmädchen]
. . . 4 Paul ROTHER (1858-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Bertha Amalie ROTHER (1860-), *Rogau
oo Heinrich Frider. SCHOLZ in 1910 in Kühschmalz
. . . 4 Anna ROTHER (1863-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Johann Georg ("Georg") ROTHER (1867-1941), *+Rogau, Property owner [Stellenbesitzer] in Rogau
oo Martha SEIDEL
. . . . 5 Martha Maria (I) ROTHER (1900-), *Rogau
. . . . 5 Martha Maria (II) ROTHER (1901-), *Rogau
oo Arthur Felix HENKEL in 1935 in Kühschmalz, Farmer [Landwirt] in Rogau
. . . . 5 Ida Magdalena ROTHER (1903-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Herrmann ROTHER (1871-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Otto Bruno ROTHER (1873-), *Rogau
. . 3 Anna Bertha FREITAG (1836-1897), *+Rogau
oo Carl KRETSCHMER (-1898), *+Rogau, Free gardener [Freigärtner] in Rogau
. . . 4 Anna Bertha KRETSCHMER (1854-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Karl KRETSCHMER (1857-1876), *+Rogau
. . . 4 Eduard KRETSCHMER (1859-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Anna Maria KRETSCHMER (1862-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Josef KRETSCHMER (c.1864-1918), +Rogau, Farm owner [Wirtschaftsbesitzer] in Rogau
oo Louise GEWOHN (c.1860-1932), +Rogau
. . . . 5 Anna KRETSCHMER (1888-), *Rogau
. . . . 5 Martha KRETSCHMER (1888-), *Rogau
oo Wilhelm Julius Ernst HERRMANN in 1910 in Breslau, *1887, Saddlemaker [Sattler]
. . . . 5 Paul Carl KRETSCHMER (1892-), *Rogau
oo [unnamed Protestant] in 1919
. . . . 5 Hermann KRETSCHMER (1894-), *Rogau, Farm owner [Wirtschaftsbesitzer] in Rogau
oo Ida SCHWOPE in 1920
. . . . . 6 Alfred KRETSCHMER (1921-), *Rogau
. . . . . 6 Paul Herrmann KRETSCHMER (1922-), *Rogau
. . . . . 6 Erich Gerhard KRETSCHMER (1923-1928), *+Rogau
. . . . . 6 Erich Herrmann KRETSCHMER (1925-), *Rogau
. . . . 5 Max KRETSCHMER (1897-), *Rogau
. . . . 5 August KRETSCHMER (1898-1899), *+Rogau
. . . . 5 Ida KRETSCHMER (1901-), *Rogau
oo Karl SCHNEIDER in 1925 in Kühschmalz
. . . . . 6 Hildegard Ida SCHNEIDER (1924-)
. . . . 5 Carl KRETSCHMER (1893-)
oo Pauline GRUHN in 1914 in Breslau
. . . 4 Maria KRETSCHMER (c.1867-1925), +Rogau
oo Paul GEWOHN (1867-1930), +Rogau, Property owner [Stellenbesitzer] in Rogau
. . . . 5 Paul Hermann GEWOHN (1892-), *Rogau
. . . . 5 Hermann GEWOHN (1894-), *Rogau, Butcher [Fleischer] in Rogau
oo Luise GÖRLICH
. . . . . 6 Margaretha Maria GEWOHN (1920-1921), *+Rogau
. . . . . 6 Hildegard Elisabeth GEWOHN (1922-), *Rogau
oo Paul Josef SCHEFNHEK[?] in 1944 in Grottkau
. . . . . 6 Johannes Paul GEWOHN (1923-), *Rogau
. . . . . 6 Rudolf Max GEWOHN (1924-), *Rogau
. . . . 5 Emma Anna GEWOHN (1895-), *Rogau
oo Paul DÖRNER in 1921 in Kühschmalz, Property owner [Stellenbesitzer] in Striegendorf
. . . . . 6 Lucia Emma DÖRNER (1922-1922), *+Striegendorf
. . . . . 6 Paul Bernhard DÖRNER (1923-), *Striegendorf
oo Elisabeth TEICHMANN in 1950 in Reinsehlen, Germany
. . . . . 6 Margaretha Emma DÖRNER (1923-1924), *+Striegendorf
. . . . . 6 Elfrieda Martha DÖRNER (1927-1928), *Rogau
. . . . 5 Martha GEWOHN (1897-1924), *+Rogau
. . . . 5 Max GEWOHN (1898-), *Rogau
. . . . 5 Josef GEWOHN (1900-), *Rogau
oo Clara SEIDEL in 1928 in Münsterberg
. . . . 5 Elfrieda GEWOHN (1902-), *Rogau
. . . . 5 Georg GEWOHN (1909-), *Rogau
oo Martha KNORN in 1930 in Kühschmalz
. . . 4 Ida Theresia KRETSCHMER (1868-1869), *+Rogau
. . . 4 Ida KRETSCHMER (1872-1899), *+Rogau
& (not married) Josef Paul RITTER
. . . . 5 Josef Paul KRETSCHMER (1899-), *Rogau
. . . 4 Paul KRETSCHMER (1872-), *Rogau, Carpenter [Zimmermann] in Gläsendorf
oo Clara OPITZ
. . . . 5 Martha KRETSCHMER (1897-1898), *+Rogau
. . . . 5 Hermann August KRETSCHMER (1898-), *Rogau
. . . . 5 Paul Max KRETSCHMER (1900-1943), *Rogau, +Ukraine
. . . . 5 Ida Anna KRETSCHMER (1904-), *Gläsendorf
. . . 4 Augustin Hermann KRETSCHMER (1875-), *Rogau
. . 3 Pauline Aurelia Bertha (Aurelia) FREITAG (1838-), *Rogau
oo Josef GOTTWALD in 1861 in Kühschmalz, Railway worker [Eisenbahnarbeiter] in Breslau
. . 3 Loise Bertha Ida (Bertha) FREITAG (1841-), *Rogau
. . 3 Ida FREITAG (1845-1895), *Rogau, +Kalkau
oo Franz Joseph ZEBE (1836-1897) in 1862 in Kühschmalz, *Zülzhoff, +Kalkau, Post Office Manager [Postverwalter] in Kalkau
. . . 4 Martha (I) ZEBE (1865-1865), +Rogau
. . . 4 Georg ZEBE (1866-1866), +Kühschmalz
. . . 4 Martha (II) ZEBE, (after 1866-)
oo ? SCHUBERT(?), government clerk
. . . 4 Magdalena (Magda) ZEBE, (28 May 1871-) *Würben
oo Paul Wilhelm Reinhold BAIER, (18 Oct 1864-) *Frankfurt/Oder, district sergeant major in Oppeln
. . . 4 Elfriede ZEBE (c.1876-after mid-1920s)
oo August HUSEMANN (c.1862-before mid 1920s) in 1893 in Kalkau, Site Engineer [Baustechniker]
. . . 4 Franz Georg (Frank George) ZEBE (1877-1943), *Deutsch Wette, +Milwaukee, Laborer
oo 1) Johanna Emilie SCHÄFER (1880-) in 1902 in Elberfeld, *Lodz
oo 2) Mathilde Maria Elisabeth EGGERS (1886-1929) in 1907 in Hamburg, *Lübeck, +St. Paul
. . . 4 Margaretha ZEBE (1878-1883), *+Kalkau
. . . 4 Waldemar Otto ZEBE (1880-1883), *+Kalkau
. . . 4 Waldemar Heinrich ZEBE (1884-), *Kalkau
. . 3 Pauline Louise Sibilla FREITAG (1847-), *Rogau
oo 2) Theresie MONDWURF (1809-1880) in 1866 in Kühschmalz, *Kühschmalz


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