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Heinrich Wilhelm Frederich Niederloh
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Birth: Jul. 24, 1852
Hessen, Germany
Death: Mar. 3, 1930
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Frederick was born July 24, 1852, in Ende, Westfalen, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1884. He died March 3, 1930, at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and is buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. His given name was Heinrich Wilhelm Frederich Niederloh, but he used the name Frederich and went by the nickname "Fritz".

Fred was a carpenter living at 32nd Avenue North and 2nd Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when in 1892 he went back to Germany to find a wife. On April 15, 1893, he was united in marriage to Elfrieda Krumnock, daughter of William Krumnock. Elfrieda was born January 3, 1875, in Ende, Westfalen, Germany and died May 5, 1958, at North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis, while living at the family residence at 3523 Emerson Avenue North, in the same city. She was buried besides the remains of her husband in the family plot in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both Fred and Elfrieda applied for citizenship in 1893 and received it in 1900. Their children were:

Frederick Jr., b. Jun 1894;
Elfrieda, b. Aug 1896;
Gertrude, b. May 1898;
Amanda, b. 1900;
Walter, b. 27 Aug 1902;
Edmund G., b. 1904; &
Albert, b. 12 Aug 1912.

Amanda married Elmer Brolin and they both died in Los Angeles, California. Edmund married Amy Johnson and they moved to Oregon, where they both died. His second marriage was to Pearl.

After Fred and Elfrida returned to the United States they lived in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The climate did not suit Elfrida and when she became ill, her doctor suggested that they move to a different climate. They then moved to Minneapolis and located at the same address which Fred had before their marriage. At that time that area of Minneapolis was largely a German settlement. Fred was remembered as tall and slender and walked very erect due to his training in the German Army and expected his children to do the same. He had a zither which he played at times. His favorite saying was "Immer langsam fahren" which meant "Always slowly forward".


Frederick Niederloh
Funeral Conducted

Funeral services for Frederick Niederloh, a pioneer resident of north Minneapolis, will be conducted at 1;30 p.m., today at the home, 3523 Emerson avenue N., and at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran church, Twenty-second and Girard avenue N., of which he was a member for 34 years.

Mr. Niederloh died in Chicago Monday following injuries received in an automobile accident January 1. He was visiting his son, Walter, when the accident occurred.

Mr. Niederloh was born in Germany. He was 77 years old, coming to the United States at the age of 32.

He is survived by his wife, three sons, Albert, Edmund and Walter, and three sisters, Mrs. Frieda Zarnkey, Mrs. Gertrude Hedquist and Mrs. Amanda Brolin. All except Walter are of Minneapolis. [Unknown and undated Newspaper, Minneapolis, Minnesota.]

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Another old and faithful member of our congregation has been called to his rest in the death of Mr. Fred W. Niederloh. While visiting with his son, Walter, at Oak Park, Ill., he was struck by an auto and badly injured. After spending several months in the Oak park hospital he was stricken with apoplexy and died March 3. His remains were brought to Minneapolis for burial. Services were conducted in the absence of the pastor by Rev. J. Huchthausen at the church on March 6. Interment at Crystal Lake cemetery.

Mr. Niederloh was born July 24, 1852, in Westfoler, Germany. he came to America in 1886. On April 15, 1893, he entered the state of holy wedlock with Miss Elfrieda Krummak, his now sorrowing widow. This happy union was blessed with 7 children, 4 sons, 3 daughters. The oldest son, Fred, preceded his father in death.

The deceased has been a member of our church for the past 33 years. He attained an age of 77 years, 7 months and 6 days. His departure is mourned by his widow, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren and a host of friends.
The pastor extended his and the congregation's best wishes in a brief address. May God grant them His blessing also for the future. [Unknown source, probably the Immanuel Lutheran church of North Minneapolis.]

Family links: 
  Elfriede Auguste Krumnoch Niederloh (1875 - 1958)*
  Frederick W. Niederloh (1894 - 1920)*
  Frieda M. Zarnkey (1896 - 1984)*
  Gertrude J. Niederloh Hegquist (1898 - 1979)*
  Walter Robert Adolf Niederloh (1902 - 1952)*
  Albert W. Niederloh (1912 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Crystal Lake Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: Jan 24, 2003
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Heinrich Wilhelm Frederich Niederloh
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Heinrich Wilhelm Frederich Niederloh
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Great-Grandpa Fritz, I never met you, but I still have your old zither to remember you by!-Steve
- Steve Niederloh
 Added: Jan. 29, 2011

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