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 Frederick Wendelin Harnishfeger

Frederick Wendelin Harnishfeger

Birth
Germany
Death 11 Nov 1914 (aged 68)
USA
Burial Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 13976253 · View Source
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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.

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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 :

Frederich Henry
Mary Elizabeth (Lensing)
Anna - Catholic sister
Cecila - Catholic sister
Joseph A
Leo
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)





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  • Created by: Tamara McDaniel Kincaide
  • Added: 16 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13976253
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Wendelin Harnishfeger (Oct 1846–11 Nov 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13976253, citing Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Tamara McDaniel Kincaide (contributor 46811256) .