Manfred History & Preservation, Inc.
August and Fredericka Schmitcke
Husband's Full Name: August Schmitcke
Husband's Place of Birth: Poland
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Wife's Full Name: Fredericka Hildebrand Schmitcke
Wife's Place of Birth: Russia
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Children's Names: Albert, Emma [Fast], Gotfried [Mary], Edward, Ben [Elsie], Rudolph [Mary Kleinsasser], Anna [Fred Jungling], Otto [Emma Kleinsasser], Jacob
August and Fredericka immigrated in about 1894 and were residence in Manfred in 1901 until about 1906. They are not listed in the census records so apparently came after the 1900 census and left before the 1910 census.
August walked to town for candy for the children at Christmas time and never returned, having frozen to death on this trip. Most of the family grew up in McLean County, North Dakota and settled there, according to his great grandson. We have not found his grave, although there are several unmarked graves in the Manfred Township Cemetery, and very likely is buried there.