Daenicke, Fred (History - 1866)


Janet Schwarze




                 Fred & Wilhelmina (Remter) Daenicke


FRED DAENICKE, an enterprising farmer of Mayville Township, who has made big strides on-the road to prosperity and affluence, was born in Germany, Aug., 30, 1866. His parents, Ludwig and Charlotte, both died in Germany, and in November, 1890, Fred set out for America, coming directly to Abbotsford, Clark County, where he worked in a sawmill and in the lumber camps.


In 1894 he bought forty acres of his present farm in Section 25 Mayville Township, later adding to it forty-three acres more, of which tract ten acres had to be cleared and on it a barn and log house erected. Since then he has worked vigorously at improving his place and his labors have borne good fruit. He has now sixty-five acres cleared and in 1913 built his present residence--a neat and comfortable home. He has also erected a shed and granary, pump-house,. ice-house and pig-house, and, in 1914, 4 silo of seventy tons capacity. Mr. Daenicke keeps Guernsey cattle, milking nine cows. His, crops are oats, barley, rye, hay and corn. He is a stockholder in the Co-operative Creamery at Abbotsford, being also a director in the company, and is also a stockholder in the Farmers' Co-operative Mercantile Company at Abbotsford. The German Lutheran Church of Dorchester numbers him among its active members, and he also belongs to the Guardians of Liberty. At the present time he is serving as road overseer of District No. 12.


On March 22, 1892, Mr. Daenicke was married to Wilhelmina Remter, who was born in Germany, Feb. 3, 1859, daughter of August and Caroline Remter. Her parents both died in their native land in the same year. Mrs. Remter was first married in Germany to John Resech, and they came to America in 1882, Mr. Resech buying the land that now constitutes the farm of Mr. Daenicke, and the latter obtaining it from the estate after Mr. Resech's death in 1890. Mr. and Mrs. Daenicke are the parents of five children, whose respective names and dates of birth are as follows: Louisa, Feb. 8, 1894 Alfreda, April 7, 1895 Fred, March 26, 1897 Martin, Sept. 26, 1900, and Elsie, Dec. 16, 1902. Fred is a resident of Marshall, Minn. the others reside at home.



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