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Addie Schimmel Frey
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Birth: May 19, 1892
Death: Apr. 9, 1990

Addie Frey, 97, Hellertown Historian

April 10, 1990|The Morning Call

Mrs. Addie Frey, 97, of 51 W. Saucon St., Hellertown, a Borough historian, died Monday in Muhlenberg Hospital Center. She was the widow of Walter H. Frey.

Frey was a vital part of Hellertown's history, and spoke at various community groups on her experiences. She and her husband were once said to be the borough's oldest couple, married on August 12, 1911.

The Freys purchased the first 99-year lease on the borough's historic grist mill. The mill, which is leased to the borough, is slated for restoration by the Hellertown Historical Society.

Frey donated electronic chimes to the Hellertown Community Clock restoration effort in memory of her husband. The clock, which rests atop a stone tower in Detwiller Plaza, was restored largely through community contributions and presented to the the borough in June 1988.

Frey was honored by the borough's 60 Plus Club in 1987 for being one of its oldest mothers.

Born in Springfield Township, Bucks County, she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Emma (Dimmich) Schimmel.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown, where she was director of the junior and senior choirs for many years.

Survivors: Son, Charles E., and a daughter, Jeanette F., wife of Harrison O. Boos, both of Hellertown; sisters, Mary Fritchman in Georgia and Sister Florence Guinther in Arizona; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Harold E.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown, and 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday in the church. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Rauch Schimmel (1868 - 1919)
  Emma Dimmich Schimmel (1869 - 1921)
 
 Spouse:
  Walter Henry Frey (1890 - 1986)*
 
 Children:
  Harold Erwin Frey (1911 - 1988)*
  Charles Edward Frey (1913 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Addie Schimmel Frey (1892 - 1990)
  Elsie Schimmel Jacoby (1906 - 1986)*
  Grace Schimmel Fabian (1910 - 1977)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Hellertown
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Plan 2, Section 2-A
 
Created by: Tom Myers
Record added: Oct 25, 2013
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Addie <i>Schimmel</i> Frey
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