|Birth: ||Oct., 1846, Germany|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1914, USA|
Frederic Wendelin Harnishfeger b. Oct. 1846 Burgjoss, Hess (near Ashaffenburg, Bavaria) now Germany.
d. 11 Nov. 1914, 120 Indiana St. Evansville;
Came to U.S. 1866 Piqua, Ohio, 1867 Evansville; naturalization: 1865-1868, Gibson Co. Indiana, 1906-07, Vanderburgh Co. Indiana; Pioneer shoemaker: 315 No. 1st St.
Married 2 Feb.1873,
Elizabeth Hassler b.20 Mar. 1849 d.15Apr.1910. dau of Daniel & Barbara Hassler.
After coming to the U.S. Frederic W spent nearly a year in Piqua Ohio and held odd jobs,
After arriving in Evansville worked several jobs including the Charles Ruhl Shoe Store at 12 S.E Second St.
In 1873 he worked at John S Walz, Grocer , Cross and Centre St,
In 1874 shortly after his marriage Fred W began the shoe manufacturing business in Evansville specializing in Boot & Shoe per an advertisement in the directory in Evansville that reads:
"HARNISHFEGER SHOE MANUFACTURING 120 LOCUST ST , DEALER IN BOOTS AND SHOES , CUSTON MADE, ALSO BOOT AND GAITER UPPERS"
His home address at the time was 308 Upper 1ST St in Evansville.
Fred & Elizabeth were the parents of 15 children :
Mary Elizabeth (Lensing)
Anna - Catholic sister
Cecila - Catholic sister
Elizabeth Lillian (her unnamed twin sister died at birth)
Twins George & Charles died at birth
Twins Frank C (he died at birth) & Matilda
Twins Johan & Elizabeth (died at birth)
Elizabeth Hassler Harnishfeger (1849 - 1910)
Johann Harnishfeger (1873 - 1873)*
Elizabeth Harnishfeger (1873 - 1873)*
Mary Elizabeth Harnishfeger Lensing (1874 - 1929)*
Anna Rose Harnishfeger (1876 - 1939)*
Frederick Henry Harnishfeger (1877 - 1951)*
Cecilia Harnishfeger (1879 - 1953)*
Joseph August Harnishfeger Harnish (1880 - 1955)*
Julianna C Harnishfeger Bartholomay (1883 - 1957)*
Leo Anthony Harnishfeger (1883 - 1931)*
Elizabeth Lillian Harnishfeger (1885 - 1921)*
Infant Harnishfeger (1885 - 1885)*
George Harnishfeger (1886 - ____)*
Charles A Harnishfeger (1886 - 1887)*
Matilda A "Tillie" Harnishfeger (1888 - 1890)*
Frank Carl Harnishfeger (1888 - 1888)*
Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Tamara McDaniel Kincaide
Record added: Apr 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13976253