Partial History of the Freed Family and Connecting Families

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This book " ... is a biography or partial history of the Freed and other Families ... who are in direct lineage of Jacob A[nglemoyer] Freed, of Elroy (formerly Franconiaville), Pa., ... and his descendants up to 1922 and part of 1923 of Johannes [John] Fried."--P. 15. Jacob Anglemoyer Freed, son of Joseph and Anna (Anglemoyer) Freed, was born 5 July 1851 on the family homestead " ... situated mostly in Franconia Township and partly on both sides of the North Branch of the Perkiomen Creek ... "--P. 46. in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He married Lydia Lewis, daughter of Aaron Lewis of Franconia Township, on 4 January 1873. She died 20 August 1918. The arrival date of ancestor Johannes Fried, later know as John, in America is unknown. On 8 April 1724 he purchased land in " ... Van Bebber, now Skippack Township, in the vicinity of Lucon [Montgomery County, Pennsylvania] ... He died December 21st, aged 62 years, and is buried at the Lower Skippack Mennonite Meetinghouse."--P. 15. John Fried's wife's name, as listed in his will, was Christina. Descendants lived in Pennsylvania and else where.
 

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