F. G. FRICKE, druggist, Mound City, born April 6, 1846, in Brunswick, Germany, son of August F. G. Fricke, born 1812, in Hanover. He is yet living in Brunswick, where he was a custom house officer; he is now retired from active service and receives a pension. The mother of our subject was Caroline Buchring; she was born February 23, 1820, in Germany, where she yet resides, being the mother of ten children, of whom six are now living, viz.: Louis, George, Albert, Dora, Newkirch, Herraine and Frederick G., our subject, who is the oldest. He was educated in Germany, where he also learned the drug business. In January, 1866, he emigrated to the United States, landing in New York. From there he went to Richmond, Va., where he clerked in a drug store, until the fall of 1867, when he left for St. Louis, where he clerked till April, 1869. He then came to Mound City, where he bought Frank Tourelle's drug store. In 1880, he built a two-story brick building, in which he keeps the only drug store in town. He was joined in matrimony, in Williamsport, Penn., September 3, 1871, to Miss Emma Niemeyer, born February 22, 1849, in Gr. Schwuelper, Hanover, Germany. She is a daughter of Charles Niemeyer, a former pastor of a Lutheran Church, but now retired, living in Brunswick. Her mother was Sophia Gade, who died in April, 1883. Mrs. Emma Fricke is the mother of four children, viz.: Dora, born October 2, 1872; Carl, born October 2, 1875; Albert, born November 12, 1878, and Frederick, born June 20, 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Fricke are religiously connected with the Lutheran Church. He has been a member of the school board, is a wide-awake, free minded man, and in politics is identified with the Democratic party.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 263.