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The Descendants of Ernst Frache and Magdalena Lorenz
 

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Ernst  Frache and his family lived in Gaablau, Schlesien, Germany from 1867 to 1889. Ernst worked as a storekeeper and also as a laborer possibly working on the railroad.  Although it is not known or documented where Ernst was born, the family remember being told he came from Alsace-Lorraine, France.  This could be true as there are numerous Frache families living in that region.  One source has him listed as Ernst Eduard Frache.  Ernst married Anna Marie Magdalene LORENZ around 1866.  His religion was Evangelical, while hers was Catholic.  The family took on the Lutheran religion after Ernst died.
 
Magdalena as she was known ,was born 5 Jun 1848 in Berthelsdorf, Schlesien, Germany.  Magdalena lost two of her children in infancy. After the death of her husband, she immigrated to the United States with her children.  It must have been a very trying time for her, coming to a new land with different customs and language so soon after her loss.  After immigrating to Wardner, Idaho, Magdalena immigrated to British Columbia, Canada 1896 and helped at the local hotel in Sayward just outside of Trail. Around 1905 she and her sons Richard, Bert, Al and Gus along with Emma, moved to Grand Forks, B.C.  Magdalena died in Grand Forks the 29 April, 1916 and is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in that town.
 
 
 
 
 

The children of Ernst and Magdalena Frache:
1. Emilie Ann
2. Augusta
3. Richard Emil
4. Eduard Berthold
5. Emma Bertha
6. Gustav Hermann
7. Alwin Oscar

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The information given has come from the relatives and research by Norma Closson, microfilm from the L.D.S. Family History Library

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