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I believe this is the correct Sophia Frees, the 1900 Federal Census shows: Fred V. &
Sophia Frees in Liberty, Adams Co., IL. Liberty is a small town not far from Quincy, IL.
They had 4 children 3 of whom are living in 1900 they are George M. b. March 1891,
Catherine E. b. July 1894, and Fredrick V. b. November 1897. I have no information on
the child who died. I have their marriage as around 1890. In the 1900 census they have
been married 10 yrs.
In the 1920 Census theyare in Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL . Fred is a bartender in his
own saloon. In 1930 they live at 212 N. Illinois, Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL. Fred is a
Teamster, delivering coal and ice.
Sophia was born January 1871, daughter of Michael and Catherine Schumacher. Michael was
born about 1827 in Bavaria, Germany. I'm not sure on Catherine's birth, nor her
maiden name. She was born about 1834. Catherine died 20 December 1873 in Perry Co., IL.
There is a marriage for a Michael Schumacher and Catherine Schmucke 18 September 1851 in
St. Clair Co., IL, but I don't know if this is the correct Michael and Catherine or
I do have Sophia's siblings and their spouses if you are interested. I can be reached
Peg Crain Luthy