John Frey on Grandfather’s Side
II was born March 22, 1877 in Saderlach, Austria-Hungary and died
December 15, 1952 in Blumenthal, Romania. He married ELISABETH STENGEL April 11, 1899
in Blumenthal , daughter of HEINRICH STENGEL and KATHERINE PRÜGEL.
She was born February 24, 1881 in Blumenthal and died October 15, 1968
in Blumenthal, Romania.
More About GEORG FREY:
Emigration: October 23, 1904, Arrived on ship Slavonia via Fiume
destined for Atlanta GA. Accompanied by wife Elisabeth, children Eva
(4), Josef (3), and Katherine (11) months). After January 1910, Returns
Occupation: Cabinetmaker (worked black walnut)
Religion: Roman Catholic
About ELISABETH STENGEL:
JOHN FREY was born August 24, 1906 in Atlanta, GA, and died
August 23, 1982 in Chicago, IL. He married
June 15, 1929 in Chicago, IL, daughter of JOSEF HANZ and MARGARETHA HUPP of Jahrmarkt, Austria-Hungary. She was born
November 02, 1909 in Baltimore, MD and died March 01, 1998 in Arlington
About ALBERT JOHN FREY:
Baptism: August 24, 1906, Shrine of the Immaculate
Conception, Atlanta GA
In 1925, immigrated to Chicago IL with his sister Marie.77
Godparents: Albert Klapper and Anna Peruz
Occupation: Became apprentice machinist, worked for McCormick, and
became a janitor in 1932.
About ANNA HANZ:
Baptism: November 14, 1909, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
in Baltimore, MD; Joseph and Anna Worth, godparents.
Emigration: July 10, 1925, Emigrated from Romania to Baltimore, MD
Child of ALBERT FREY and ANNA HANZ is:
ERHARD FREY, b. May 06, 1930, Chicago, IL; m. MARY JOSEPHINE
MCCAMMON, August 03, 1957, Chicago, IL; b. May 28, 1930, Chicago, IL.
Occupation: Professor of Chemistry at
several universities for 40 years.
John Frey on Grandmother’s Side
JOHANNES STENGEL was born Abt. 1727 in Lothringen, Germany,
and died March 17, 1785 in Blumenthal, Austria . He married
MARIA/CHRISTINA (STENGEL) NN Bef.
1770. She was born Abt. 1731 in Lothringen, Germany, and died December
12, 1770 in Blumenthal, Austria.
About JOHANNES STENGEL:
Children: 2 sons, 3 daughters.
Emigration: March 19, 1770, To Vienna from Deutsch-Lothringen (7
Residence: Blumenthal, House No. 87
Child of JOHANNES STENGEL and MARIA/CHRISTINA NN is:
JOSEF STENGEL, b. Abt. 1760.
STENGEL was born Abt. 1760. He married
MARIANA (STENGEL) NN April 14,
1771 in Blumenthal, Austria. She was born Abt. 1751, and died October
14, 1787 in Blumenthal, Austria.
About JOSEF STENGEL II:
Emigration: November 1769, To Vienna from Falkenstein, Pfalz,
Residence: 1770, Blumenthal, House No. 19
Child of JOSEF STENGEL and MARIANA NN is:
NIKOLAUS STENGEL, b. November 12,
1776, Blumenthal, Austria; d. January 24, 1811, Blumenthal, Austria.
NIKOLAUS STENGEL was born November 12, 1776 in Blumenthal,
Austria, and died January 24, 1811 in Blumenthal, Austria. He married
MARGARETHA (MARIA) WALTER June 18,
1799 in Guttenbrun, Austria, daughter of CHRISTIAN WALTER and
MARGARETHA NN. She was born July 04, 1780 in Guttenbrun, Austria.
More About NIKOLAUS
STENGEL & MARGARETHA (MARIA) WALTER:
Residence: 1802, House No. 19 in Blumenthal
Child of NIKOLAUS STENGEL and MARGARETHA
FRANZ STENGEL, b. April 22, 1802,
STENGEL was born April 22, 1802 in Blumenthal, Austria. He
married ANNA SCHUCH January 13,
1828 in Blumenthal, Austria, daughter of MELCHIOR SCHUCH and ANNA
ELVA. She was born Abt. 1805.
Residence: 1802, House No. 19 in Blumenthal
Child of FRANZ STENGEL and ANNA SCHUCH is:
HEINRICH STENGEL, b. August 23,
1830, Blumenthal, Hungary; d. 1892.
August 23, 1830 in Blumenthal, Austria-Hungary and died 1892. He
married KATHERINE PRÜGL May 23,
1859 in Traunau, Austria-Hungary, daughter of PETER PRÜGL and
ELISABETHA PETENDARA. She was born June 09, 1843 in Traunau, and
About HEINRICH STENGEL:
Occupation: Farmer, Blacksmith
Residence: 1830, House No. 106 in Blumenthal
About KATHERINE PRÜGEL:
Child of HEINRICH STENGEL and KATHERINE PRÜGL is:
ELISABETH STENGEL, b. February 24,
1881, Blumenthal, Austria Hungary, d. October 15, 1968, Blumenthal,
Rumania; m. GEORG FREY, April 11,
1899, Blumenthal, Austria-Hungary; b. March 22, 1877, Saderlach,
Austria-Hungary; d. December 15, 1952, Blumenthal, Romania.
Latest addition to my line is the discovery of Dottie Lampman of
Cincinnati who is a second cousin.
A couple of weeks ago I subscribed to Ancestry.com do get
access to census data. I was amazed at the stuff I picked
up on my family. When I was young my father occasionally
mentioned an aunt that he came to stay with in 1925 on the
south side of Chicago. Apparently he a falling out with her
because he never mentioned her name, nor did I ever see
I have now concluded that her name was Rosa Frey Guss and
that she was an older sister of my grandfather Georg Frey.
She married Anton Guss from Fibisch and both immigrated to
the US in 1911 with her daughter Katharina Guss Them who had
married Kilian Them from Blumenthal. Her name shows up in
the 1920 and 1930 census. In fact I have a picture of my
father next to a woman who I believe is Rosa and another
picture of him standing next to a girl and a boy who are
probably Rosa's grandchildren. I found the death records of
the two Them boys so it is impossible to contact anyone from
the Them family. They would have been second cousins.
A JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF MY FAMILY
- AUGUST 2008
Revised Chronology of Frey, Stengel & Knapp
A possible timetable for my grandparent's
residence in the US between 1904 and 1910. (Aug 2008)
14 Feb 1858 - Heinrich Stengel and Magdalena Jacob marry in
21 Jan 1859 - Maria Anna Stengel is born to Magdalena.
25 Jan 1859 - Magdalen dies, believed to have drowned herself in
23 May 1859 - Heinrich Stengel marries Katharina Brügl (also
Prügl) in Tranau, Austria-Hungary.
20 Jan 1873 - Josef Frey marries Eva Schelb in Saderlach,
1874 - Rosa Frey is born to Eva Schelb in Saderlach,
21 Mar 1877 - Georg Frey born to Eva Schelb in Saderlach,
23 Feb 1881 - Elisabetha Stengel born to Katharina Brügl.
7 Nov 1882 - Maria Anna Stengel marries Andreas Knapp in
9 May 1892 - Anton Guss (also Gusz or Geisz) from Fibisch
marries Rosa Frey in Blumenthal, Austria-Hungary.
1892 - Katharina Guss born to Rosa (Frey) Guss in Blumenthal,
11 Apr 1899 - Georg Frey marries Elisabetha Stengel in
24 Oct 1904 - Georg Frey, wife and 3 children immigrate from
Blumenthal to Atlanta, GA, joining acquaintance Franz Prinz at 3
1/2 Pryor St.
bef. June 1905 - They move to Tallapoosa, Haralson County, GA.
Frank (41) and Mary (30) Prinz are listed in the 1900 Census
living in Haralson County, GA. The Ellis Island records show a
Franz (36) and Marie (25) Prinz arriving in 1894. Frank Prinz
(61), retail merchant, is listed in the 1920 living in Waco
Township, Haralson County.
21 June 1905 - Josef Frey (father of Georg), from Saderlach
visits Georg in Tallapoosa, GA.
He returns shortly thereafter with his grandson, also Josef
aft. July 1905 - Georg Frey and family move back to Atlanta, GA.
12 Dec 1905 - Bro-in-law Josef Simon (husband of Katherina
Frey?) from Blumenhal visits Georg Frey.
2 Apr 1906 - Anton Gusz (husband of Rosa Frey) from Blumenthal
visits bro-in-law Georg Frey in Atlanta.
24 Aug 1906 - Albert Frey is born in Atlanta GA, baptized in the
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and is named after his
godfather, Albert Klapper. Godmother was listed as Anna Peruz
23 May 1907 - Andreas Knapp and Maria Anna (Stengel) Knapp
immigrate to Cincinnati, OH. The Cincinnati Population
Registries (from the Cincinnati Public Library) of 1911and 1912
list Andreas Knapp at 2013 Mohawk Pl at the corner of McKicken
and Mohawk Pl. near Central Parkway. This building still
stands, though it was boarded up in August 2008 when Dorothy
Knapp Kampman and John Frey visted it.
aft. Jun 1907 - Georg Frey and family move to Cincinnati, OH
presumably visiting Maria Anna (Stengel) Knapp the half-sister
of Elisabetha (Stengel) Frey. The Cincinnati Population
Registry of 1907 lists Geo. Frey, cabinet maker, living at 1700
Logan St. on the cornor of Green and Logan. This building still
stands, and was in good condition in August 2008 when Dorothy
Knapp Kampman and John Frey visited it. This location is
approx. 0.5 km from 2013 Mohawk Pl. suggesting that the Georg
Frey family moved to Cincinnati to be located near the Knapp
7 Feb 1908 - Marie Frey is born to Elisabetha (Stengel) Frey in
aft. Mar 1909 - Elisabetha, now pregnant, returns to
Blumenthal, Austria-Hungary with 3 children.
27 Nov 1909 - Georg Frey is born to Elisabetha in Blumenthal.
1910 Census - Geo. Frey is listed as living as a boarder in the
Mary Prayenhofen household in the 1910 cenus Cincinnati. OH.
The Cincinnati Population Registry lists Geo. Frey living at 726
aft. Jan 1910 - Georg Frey returns to Blumenthal.
bef. 1911 - Kilian Peter Them marries Katharina Guss in
10 Nov 1911 - Rosa (Frey) Guss emigrates to Chicago, IL with
Kilian Them, wife Katharina (Guss) Them. Their residence is
listed as 2058 W. 23rd St. in Chicago in the 1920 and 1930
Federal Census. Rosa Guss is the mother of Katharina Them.
14 Dec 1911 - Anton Guss emigrates to Chicago; arrives at Ellis
Island, NY. His name is in the 1920 Census, living with the
Thems, but not in the 1930 Cencus.
6 Jul 1925 - Albert Frey and Marie Frey emigrate to US visiting
their aunt, Rosa (Frey) Guss at 2056 W. 23rd St., Chicago, IL.
15 Jun 1929 - Albert Frey and Anna Hanz marry at St. Alphonsus
Church in Chicago, IL
9 Nov 1907 - Josef Hanz immigrates from Jahrmarkt to Baltimore,
MD to visit uncle Adam Potye.
28 Feb 1908 - Margaretha (Hupp) Hanz immigrates from Jahrmarkt,
Austria-Hungary to Baltimore, Md.
2 Nov 1909 - Anna Hanz born.
Dec 1913 - Margaretha (Hupp) Hanz emigrates to Jahrmarkt with 3
21 Aug 1925 - Anna Hanz emigrates to Baltimore, Md to visit her
After 1925 - Anna Hanz moves to Chicago IL.
Below is a picture which I believe was taken in Dec 1901 in
From left to right -
My grandfather Georg Frey (standing)
My g-grandfather Josef Frey sitting
Eva Frey, my father's older sister
My grandmother Elisabetha Stengel standing
My g-grandmother Eva Schelb Frey sitting
My father's brother Josef Frey sitting in Eva's lap
Anton Guss (?) standing
My father' aunt Rosa Frey Guss (?)
The girl standing (?)
My German cousins could not identify the last three
persons on the right but I think that I have identified
at least 2 of them.