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Henry F. Fre˙tag

Born - Friday, December 15, 1871

Henry County, Ohio

Married - Tuesday, March 1, 1898

Died - Saturday, September 17, 1927

Buried - Tuesday, September 20, 1927

Chester Cemetery, Chester, Thayer County, Nebraska

Plot: Block 6, Lot 10, Grave 6





Chester Grain Manager Dies

Henry Fre˙tag Will Be

Buried Tuesday


Chester, Nebr., September 19 --- Mr. Henry Fre˙tag, fifty-five, former grain elevator manager of Chester, Byron and Odell, and for the past

10 years, connected with the Grain Buyers Union

at Sidney, passed away on September 17.
Funeral services will be held

Tuesday, September 20. 

Mr. Fre˙tag died in an Omaha hospital, Saturday

following an operation for appendicitis.

Mr. Fre˙tag, the son of Frederick H. and

Catharine (Rohrs) Fre˙tag, was born in Ohio on

December 15, 1871, and his boyhood days were spent

at Auburn, Nebraska, and later the family

moved to Bryon.

Mr. Fre˙tag is survived by his wife Georgia,

 a brother; Fred Fre˙tag,

of Winner, South Dakota; and five sisters: Mrs.

William J. (Matilda) Dankenbring, of Bryon; Miss Lydia Fre˙tag and Mrs. Vernon V. ( Lala) Gregg, of Culver City, California; Mrs. J. B. (Ida) Swartz, of Lincoln; and Mrs. William L. (Helena) Brown 

of Hebron.

Deshler Rustler


September 28, 1927






Wife - Georgia May (Forsdik) Fre˙tag

Born - Friday, April 8, 1878

Craig, Holt County, Missouri

Died - Monday, March 15,1964

Denver, Denver County, Colorado

Buried - Wednesday, March 18,1964

Chester Cemetery, Thayer County, Nebraska

Plot: Block 6, Lot 10, Grave 5






Mrs. Henry Freytag

Georgia May Fre˙tag was born April 8, 1878 at Craig, Missouri.

She died March 15, 1964, at the age of 85 years, 11 months and

7 days. Georgia was the youngest child of Stephen and Malisa

(Davenport) Forsdik. She was preceded in death by her

six brothers and two sisters.

She was a graduate of the Chester High School and a dress

designing school. She followed this profession until her marriage

to Henry Fre˙tag on March 1, 1898.

There were no children born to this union.

She was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Fre˙tag were in commercial business in Sidney,

Nebraska for many years. After his death she moved to Denver,

Colorado in 1944. She lived here until her death.

During her time in Denver she traveled in Europe and made two

trips to Alaska. She gave several talks about her travels before

Rotary and numerous other clubs.

Her nearest survivors are a niece, Mrs. Thelma Riggs of

Wildeo, Idaho; two nephews, Kermit Forsdick of Lubbock, Texas,

and Donald Suedmeier of Norfolk, Nebraska.

Funeral services were held at the Chester Methodist Church on

Wednesday afternoon, March 18, the Rev. Loren J. Silsby

officiating. Mrs. W. W. Aspegren of Republic, Kansas, sang,

accompanied by Mrs. Dolan Frye. The pallbearers were

 W.W. Aspegren, Harold Swartz and Earl Erkenbrack of

Republic; Clay Davenport, J. F. Gausman and T. E. Boyer.

Interment was in the Chester Cemetery with

Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart Funeral Service in charge.


The Chester Herald

Front Page - Wednesday

March 26, 1964




Sister - Matilda M. (Fre˙tag) Dankenbring

Born - January 1870 - Henry County, Ohio


Sister - Ida (Fre˙tag) Swartz

Born - July 12, 1873 - Henry County, Ohio

Married - February 24, 1895

Died -  November 29, 1960

Torrance, Los Angeles County, California

Husband - John Bright Swartz

Born -  March 15, 1873 - Kansas

Died - December 28, 1951 - Los Angeles County, California

Father - Henry C. Swartz  Born - 1842 - Ohio

Mother - Susannah C. Swartz  ♦ Born - 1846 - Ohio


Sister - Mary (Fre˙tag) Swartz

Born - 1876 - Nebraska

Died - Lincoln, Nebraska


Sister - Catherine Minnie (Fre˙tag) Swartz

"Katie Swartz"

Born - March1, 1878 - Henry County, Ohio


Brother - Frederick John Fre˙tag

Born - January 27,1880 -Ohio

 Died - August 8, 1957

Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota

Wife - Belle Fre˙tag

Born - 1874 - Iowa


Sister - Helena M. (Fre˙tag) Brown

Born - February 21, 1882 -Ohio

Husband - William L. Brown

Born -1881 - Kansas


Brother - John Fre˙tag

Born - October 1884 - Nebraska

Died - Pierre, South Dakota


Brother - Carl  Herman Fre˙tag

Born - October 12,1887 - Nebraska

Married - July 6, 1910

Alma, Harlan County, Nebraska

Wife - Minnie (Artz) Fre˙tag

Born - November 30, 1892

Dorchester, Saline County, Nebraska


Sister - Lydia Fre˙tag

Born - March 1890 - Nebraska


Sister - Lala Madeline (Fre˙tag) Gregg

Born - April 23, 1892
Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska



Father - Frederick H. Fre˙tag

Mother - Catharine (Rohrs) Fre˙tag


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