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 Frederick Conrod “Fred” Bick

Frederick Conrod “Fred” Bick

Death 11 Sep 1913 (aged 83)
Benjamin, Lewis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Canton, Lewis County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 5080532 · View Source
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In 1840, at ten years of age, Grandfather Fred Bick traveled to New York from Bremen, Germany aboard the Maria Franziska with his parents, Andrew and Hannah Bick, and his 5 brothers. His older brothers were Julius, August, and Henry, and his younger brothers were George and William. They came to Ohio and stayed long enough for Fred to grow up, meet his future wife Julia and marry in 1851. All the Bick family ended up migrating to the west. Several of the brothers ended up in Iowa and Nebraska, but Fred and Julia stayed in Lewis Co., MO, where he plied his trade as a tailor in the small village of Benjamin. He outlived his wife by fourteen years and was laid to rest beside her in Canton, MO.

Frederick Conrod Bick was born August 14th, 1880 in the village Rhine Byron, Germany. At the age of 8 years he came with his parents to Ohio, and from there moved to Iowa City, Iowa. He united with the Methodist church at an early age. In 1851 he was united in marriage to Katherine Sinn at Portsmouth, Ohio, after which they then came to Missouri.

They moved to his farm near St. Patrick, where they lived for about 27 years. He then moved to Canton where he lived until after the death of his wife, after which he returned to his old home where he lived until death called him to a better land.

Those living to mourn his death are: Mesdames Louise Martin, of Okla, Lizzie Reiter, of near St. Patrick, Addie Hollock, of Ark., Henry Bick, of Winchester, and Wm. Bick, of Neb., the only brother living.

His wife and five children preceded him in death. There are also 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Frederick Bick, an old and respected citizen, died at his home near Benjamin yesterday morning at 4 o'clock, at the good old age of 83 years and 27 days. He was born in Germany the 14th day of August, 1830, and moved with his parents to this country in 1838, and settled in Portsmouth, Ohio. There the subject of this sketch lived until he was 21. That year he married and he and his wife moved to Iowa City, where Mr. Bick plied his trade of tailor for some years, until he went on a farm a few miles from town. In 1865 he and his family moved to this county and settled on the farm where he died. His wife died 14 years ago in February, and two years later the husband moved to Canton, where he lived for eight years, when he returned to the farm to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Wm. Reiter. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bick, only four of whom are living, namely: Mrs. G. W. Martin, of Oklahoma; Mrs. Wm. Reiter, who lives on the old homestead, the youngest daughter, who is married and lives in Oklahoma, and H. R. Bick, of Winchester, Clark county. Mr. Bick was a faithful member of the Methodist church, having joined early in life while living in Portsmouth, and in later life joined the First M. E. church of Canton, of which he was a member when he died, and at which the funeral service will be held tomorrow morning, the burial taking place at Forest Grove cemetery.
Canton, Mo., Sept. 12.--Frederick Bick died at the home of his daughter near St. Patrick yesterday morning of infirmities, incident to old age. He was 83 years old and came to Lewis county nearly fifty years ago, where he lived on a farm, till a few years ago, when he retired and moved to Canton. After the death of his wife he returned to the farm.

Mr. Bick is survived by four children, three daughters and a son. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church, and his funeral will be Saturday morning from the first M. E. church of Canton, conducted by Rev. R. Lucke, followed by interment in Forest Grove

Our Bick Genealogy
Frederick Conrod Bick, who was born in Germany, immigrated to the United States and spent some time in Scioto Co., OH, where he worked as an apprentice tailor and where he met and married Julia Katherine Sinn, who had traveled from Bavaria, in 1837 aboard the Alliance with her parents, Moritz and Chatrine Sinn, and her two sisters, Barbara and Elizabeth.

Although it is unknown whether or not the Bick parents also immigrated, it is known that several brothers were in the United States by 1850. Most of them eventually migrated to Johnson Co., IA, and some traveled on to Nebraska, where they may be located in the census records, and where many of their descendants still remain. However, Frederick and Julia returned to Lewis Co., MO, where they lived and raised their children. Frederick evidently continued to ply his trade in the tailor business, and he was living in Benjamin, MO, at the time of his death in 1913. Many of his descendants remained in or around Lewis Co., MO.

Louis Wesley and his wife traveled to Hastings, NE, to try to make a new life for themselves, and at least their youngest child was born there. Unfortunately, during their short time there, Louis Wesley developed a lung disease to which he succumbed at the young age of 27. Amelia was left to raise the three small children alone, so they made the sad journey home to Lewis Co., MO, where they could at least be near the rest of the family. Louis Wesley was laid to rest here in the small rural German Methodist Cemetery just south of the Clark Co. line near St. Patrick. This cemetery is now overgrown with weeds and poison ivy, and most of the tombstones are missing, but for us, his descendants, it is good to remember that our grandfather lies buried here in the wilderness. Amelia never remarried but raised her three children alone and lived here among her loved ones for the remaining sixty years of her life.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 5080532
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Conrod “Fred” Bick (14 Aug 1830–11 Sep 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5080532, citing Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Lewis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Lillie Riney (contributor 22403448) .