Here are some notes I collected hoping to connect more than the three brothers I have connected.
The parents of the three Freisleben boys have not been identified as of May 2006. This space is used as a place of data collected that may be useful later. It appears some of these poeple may have been cousins to Ener, Enes and Albert.
In June of 1900 a census taker visited the George Freesllber family in Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. George was 29, born in Nov 1870 and had been born in Denmark. He came to America in 1891. His wife was Annie age 33 born in Denmark in January of 1867. They had been married for seven years and she had not had any children. She also arrived in the US in 1891. George was working as a carpenter. (ED 139, sheet 22B)
Appleton Post Crescent 4 July 1927:
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Freisleben and daughter Anna May, of Milwaukee, and Mr. and Mrs. Iner Friesleben and daughter Carmen, of Madison, spent the weekend at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. G. Freisleben.
On 12 September 1918 Emil Freisleben registered for the draft in the Richland Center draft board in Richland County, Wisconsin. He wrote that he was living at No. 2 Richland Center, Wis., was 42 years old and had been born April 12, 1876 in a foreign country. His next of kin was May Freisleben at the same address. Emil was farming for C. G. Keys in Richland Center. The draft board clerk wrote in that Emil was of medium height, stout build, brown eyes and brown hair.
In February 4th 1920, the Emil Freisleben family was living in the Akan Township of Richland County, Wisconsin. Emil was 43 born in Denmark as had his parents. He had come to America in 1890 and was naturalized in 1899. He was a farmer. His wife was May E. age 30 born in Wisconsin to parents born in the U.S. At this time they had five children: Albert E. age 12, William T. age 10, Margaret L. age 9, Walter T. age 7 and Emil A. age 4 years and six months old. These children had been born in Wisconsin. (ED 193 sheet 9A)
In April 1930, Walter Freisleben, age 18, born in Wisconsin to parents born in Denmark, was an inmate in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin and recorded in the census there.
From the Appleton Post Crescent on 21 April 1939: Milwaukee – AP – Eight men accused of committing numerous holdups in south central Wisconsin recently, were under arrest here today. Victims of seven robberies identified four of the prisoners. The police assert Walter Freisleben, 26-year-old former convict, headed the gang. He was arrested early this week when he drove his automobile through a stoplight. The police found two pistols and two shotguns in his car. The weapons later were identified as part of the holdup loot, the police reported. Among the prisoners are a father and his three sons. The police said one of the suspects was identified as participants in the following robberies: The Frank Lang filling station near Columbus April 7; the Joseph Lang filling station at Elkhart Lake April 2; the Harry Hass filling station at Chilton April 15. Elmer Baltz of Calumetville told the police yesterday that Walter Freisleben participated in the robbery of his filling station April 15. Sheriff Lowell Thalheim said a warrant charging him with robbery had been issued in Fond Du Lac County. Freisleben asserted his innocence.
From the Appleton Post Crescent on 13 May 1939: Fond du Lac –AP—Walter Freisleben, 26 of Milwaukee, was sentenced to a maximum of 3 to 25 years in state prison when he pleaded guilty yesterday before Circuit Judge Clayton F. Van Pelt to five counts of assault and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Freisleben was one of a “gang” which conducted 17 holdups in Fond du Lac and adjacent counties recently. He was specifically charged with the armed robbery of the Wenzler service station here March 29. On the first count, Freisleben was sentenced to 3 to 15 years; one the second, 3 to 15; on the third, 1 to 25, and on the fourth and fifth, 1 to 25. All the sentences will run concurrently. His brother, William, 30, recently was sentenced on similar charges.
In April 1910, the Thorvald Breit family was living in the Almond Township of Portage County, Wisconsin. He was 43 and born in Denmark as were his parents. His wife was Oline who was 50 and born in Norway as were her parents. It was his first marriage and her second. They had been married for 17 years. She had given birth to 3 children and all three were still alive. Living with them was a daughter named Edmy age 21, single and born in Wisconsin and a daughter name E???? Age 13 born in Wisconsin. Also living with them was a 53 year old sister in law named Martha Newburg. Martha had been born in Norway as were her parents.
In January 1920, the Thorvald Breit family was living in Dale, Outagamie County, Wisconsin. Thorvald was 52 years old and had been born in Denmark as were his parents. He had arrived in America in 1885 and was naturalized in 1890. He was a salesman for a butcher shop. His wife was Aline who was 60 years old and had been born in Norway as had her parents. They had a 30 year old unmarried daughter living with them. Her name was Etmy. She had been born in Wisconsin. (ED 204, sheet 6B)
On the 14th of April, 1930, the Einer Freislenben family was living in Baraboo, in Sauk County, Wisconsin. Einer was 46 having been born in Denmark as were his parents. He was the owner of an auto paint shop in Baraboo. He paid $30 a month rent, owned a radio, and was not a veteran. He came to America in 1900. His wife was Emma age 40 born in Wisconsin. Her father had been born in Mechlenburg and her mother in Germany. They had one child - a daughter age 3 years and 8 months. Her name was Carmen. (ED 56, Sheet 10B)
In April 1910 the Godfrey H. Freisleben family was living in the 3rd Ward of Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Godfrey was 39 and had been born in Denmark as were his parents. His wife was Anna J. age 44 also born in Denmark to Danish parents. They had been married for 17 years and she had given birth to one child and he was living with them. He was 9 year old Arthur G. born in Wisconsin. Three lodgers also lived with the Freisleben’s. (ED 94, sheet 3A)
In April, 1930, a Godfrey Freisleben family was living in Waupaca in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Godfrey was 59, owned his home and a radio and working as a carpenter in building construction. He was not a veteran. Godfrey came to America in 1892. He and his parents had been born in Denmark. His wife was Anna J. who was 64 and also born in Denmark as were her parents. She came to America in 1893. Both had become naturalized citizens. He was 21 and she was 26 when they married. (ED 42, image 2)
Frank Grant, and daughter Mrs. Arthur Freisleben, and daughter arrived Decoration Day to spend a week visiting relatives in Waupaca… (Appleton Post Crescent, June 2, 1930)
WAUPACA W.B.A. TAKES IN TEN NEW MEMBERS
Waupaca--…Godfrey Freisleben…was included on the list.
(Appleton Post Crescent 29 Oct 1926)
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