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suicide next to Frey's Meat Market Orchid St, Toledo, Ohio
Posted by: ASD (ID *****7789) Date: September 30, 2004 at 09:10:47
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Would like to know anything possible about this mans family, his brother Michael is an ancestor. There were many siblings but only a few came to America. This man had a business, Frey's Meat Market on Orchid Street along with two family homes next door to market. Meat Market is today a two story apartment painted light blue.

GOTTIEB FREY was born 18 March 1855 in Germany, and died Abt. 1896 in Resided Sumner St. 1880 Ohio census. Died, Toledo, Lucas, Ohio. Hung himself with necktie, resided Orchard St. at age 42 years, 18 days.. He married FLORENTINA in Ohio. She was born in Prussia. Age 22 in 1880 Ohio census., and died 06 June 1918 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio (Vol 2620 Cert # 38639)..

Notes for GOTTIEB FREY:
DEATH NOTICE for Gottlieb FREY, newspaper printed George Frey..
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Tied a silk handkerchief to a door know and swung off
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Family Afflicted With Suicidal Mania--Ran a Meat Market and Had Just Moved
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Geo. Frey, who has for some time past conducted a meat market at 956 Orchard street, hung himself with a silk handkerchief to the knob of his bedroom door this morning. This is the result of several attempts in the same line, and it is thought Frey's mind was slightly affected: he was given to excessive use of alcohlic stimulants and had, it is alleged, been in his cups frequently of late.
It seems that he has recently moved his family, consisting of a wife and four children, to a house immediately, adjoining the meat market. He arose as usual this morning but afterward returned to the house. Not returning to the store, an investigation resulting in the discovery of his dead body hanging to to the doorknob by means of a knotted silk handkerchief, the body lay partially lying upon the floor. Life had evidently been extinct for some little time.
A suicidal and homicidal mania evidently prevails in the family, judging from information gleanded from the neighbors. A brother commited suicide some years ago, and another brother is said to have at one attempted the like of the one who took his own life this morning. Excessive use of liquor seems to have been the cause of much of the trouble in the family.
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Frey, Gottlieb, aged 42 years, 18 days at his late residence, 954 Orchard Sreet, Monday at 10 am. Funeral Thursday, April 8th, at 1:30 pm. Friends invited.
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There were other children:
One Child of GOTTIEB FREY and FLORENTINA was:
       i.       ALBERT FREY, b. Abt. 1879.




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