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FROEHLICH, John, merchant tailor, was born in Hesse Cassel, Germany, July 31, 1835. He is a son of Herman and Mary (Rohde) Froehlich, both of Germany, who lived and died in their native land. The father was born August 1, 1800, and died June 24, 1848; the mother was born in 1813, and died January 16, 1876. These parents had four children, three of whom are living: Martha Elizabeth, wife of Henry Bickel, residing on the old homestead; John, and Annie E., wife of John Lindenberger, living in Rock Island, Ill.

John Froehlich grew to manhood in his native land. He was educated in the State schools, and learned the trade of tailor. At twenty-two years of age, in 1857, he left the paternal home to seek his fortune in the New World. He reached New York September 4, 1857, and proceeded to Harrisburg, where he took up his residence on September 8. For the past thirty-nine years he has been an honored resident of this city, and for over thirty years he has been one of its representative and progressive business men. In 1871 Mr. Froehlich paid a visit to his native land, and after spending four months there with friends and relatives returned to Harrisburg. He was married in, Harrisburg, September 29, 1859, to Christiana Miller, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Knouse) Miller. They have a family of ten children: George H., born February 22, 1861, married Josephine Mayer, has one child, resides in Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mary Anna, born April 23, 1863, wife of Isaac M. Over, has three children, Helen, Annie, and Rebecca, lives in Harrisburg; Anna Amelia, born July 27, 1865, living at home; Frederick William, born March 30, 1867, married June 6, 1893, to Miss Annie H., daughter of the late Jacob and Mary A. Elder, of Harrisburg, was educated in the Harrisburg publicschools (sic), learned the system of cutting, taught in the cutting schools of Philadelphia and New York, and January, 1893, was admitted to partnership in his fatherís business; John Herman, born February 10, 1870, living in Harrisburg; Charles Martin, born September 5, 1872, living in Harrisburg; Edward Henry, born October 27, 1874, living in Kane, Pa.; Albert F., born January 9, 1877, living in Harrisburg; Martin Luther, born, December 29, 1879, living in Harrisburg; Paul, born January 12, 1882, living in Harrisburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Froehlich are members of St. Michaelís German Lutheran church. In this church their children were all baptized and confirmed. Some members of the family now attend Bethlehem Lutheran church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Linda Mockenhaupt for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 9 April 2001

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