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Frederick F. Bade
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Birth: Jul. 2, 1871
West Albany
Wabasha County
Minnesota, USA
Death: unknown

Bade, Fred F. (page 746), of the firm of Bade & Johnson, proprietors of Trout Brook Stock Farm, located in Trout Brook Valley, Glasgow Township, was born in West Albany Township, July 2, 1871, son of Louis and Sophia (Haase) Bade. The parents were natives of Germany who came to the United States in the late fifties, settling at Galena, Ill., whence in 1869 they came to Wabasha County, Minnesota. Fred F. Bade was educated in Lake city, attending first the common school and then the high school, from which he was graduated in the English course in 1893. After that he taught school for nine years in Wabasha County, spending his vacations at home. Towards the end of that period he became interested in politics, and, having made many friends and acquaintances throughout the county, in 1902 was elected county auditor, taking office January 1, 1903, and serving four years. While still holding that position Mr. Bade began activities in farm work. During the years 1915, 1916, and 1917 he was employed as bookkeeper in the Dwelle Telephone office in Lake City,. In 1918 he relinquished all other work but farming, beginning the active development of his present place, where his family joined him in the fall of the following year. This business was begun in a small way in 1913, Br. Bad placing "Trout Brook King," a pure blood Shorthorn sire, at the head of his cattle stock, with a pure blood cow and heifer. He operated the business alone until October 1, 1919, when William S. Johnson became associated with him as partner, and they have since continued together. Mr. Bade's farm consisted of 304 acres of good land in the valley, while Mr. Johnson's, adjoining, contained 162 acres, and the two estates have been combined to form the Bade & Johnson Stock Farm. Their present herd numbers 64 head. In 1918 Mr. Bade added 25 head, mostly cows, to the herd. In January the firm placed in the herd a pure blood sire, "British Lex," purchased of Leslie Smith & Sons of St. Cloud at a cost of $4,100, but this investment proved unfortunate, as they lost the bull in five weeks after the purchase. A more recent addition to the herd is "Irish Poplin" No. 899597, imported in January, 1920, which they purchased in March of William Hartnett, Chicago, at a cost of $10,000. This animal, which is a three-year-old, sired in England, is now at the head of the herd. He took sweepstakes as champion in 1919 at Belfast, Ireland, and the first prize and a blue ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair in 1920. The firm have also several young cows that are regarded as coming winners. Well appointed quarters for the herd have been provided on the Bade premises, and a modern stock barn has been erected, 44 by 80 by 14 feet, with a full stone basement and full steel equipment. It is provided with running water and is electrically lighted. The farm is beautifully situated in a fertile valley about eight miles southeast of Lake City and about the same distance southwest of Wabasha, and is in direct charge of Fred McNichol, a native of Scotland and a herdsman of long experience. In 1917 Mr. Bade began breeding pure blood Durog hogs, and though this branch of the business is still in its infancy it has a promising future. Some general farming is also done, the product of the land being fed to the stock. Mr. Bade was married September 1, 1903, to Mable Johnson, who was born in Glasgow Township, May 1, 1877, daughter of Knute and Laura (Steenerson) Johnson. Of this union two children have been born: Allan F., October 15, 1904, and Donald J., May 22, 1911. Both Mr., and Mrs. Bade were reared in the faith of the Lutheran church. - From the 1920 Book: History of Wabasha County, Minnesota 
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  Louis H. Bade (1836 - 1923)
  Sophia Haase Bade (1843 - 1915)
  Mabel Johnson Bade (1877 - ____)
  Henry E. Bade (1863 - 1914)*
  Frederick F. Bade (1871 - ____)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Wayne Diercks
Record added: Mar 20, 2013
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Frederick F. Bade
Added by: Wayne Diercks
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