Johann Heinrich Theodor “John” Freiheit

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Johann Heinrich Theodor “John” Freiheit

  • Birth 17 Aug 1825 Gross Nemerow, Mecklenburgische Seenplattener Landkreis, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
  • Death 19 Jun 1898 Bear Lake, Manistee County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Bear Lake, Manistee County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 13994609

John was born at Groß Nemerow, Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
He and his wife and daughters Matilda, Caroline, and Anna came to America on the ship "Maria" arriving 9/13/1867. Their destination was listed as "Delaware" but from the 1870 census on they lived in Manistee County Michigan. Anna is 6 months old on the ship but is deceased by the 1870 census.

According to great-grandson Laverne Hugmeyer he was a Prussian nobleman known as "Baron von Freiheit" while living in Germany. He allegedly sold all of his belongings and moved his family here as he was unhappy with life there. In America he was a bouncer known as "Mecklenburg John". The only part of any of this that has been proven is that he was from Mecklenburg.





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  • Created by: Chris☺☺
  • Added: 18 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13994609
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann Heinrich Theodor “John” Freiheit (17 Aug 1825–19 Jun 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13994609, citing Fairview Cemetery, Bear Lake, Manistee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Chris☺☺ (contributor 46836790) .