Page 204, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




FREDERICK W. FREVERT—One of the successful business men of Humboldt is Frederick W. Frevert, whose father is Frederick Frevert, one of the pioneers of Woodson County, Kansas, whose history appears herein.

Our subject is the eldest child and was born in Lee County, Illinois, March 20, 1857. A year after his birth his parents removed to Kansas, settling in Woodson County. Mr. Frevert grew up on the farm and remained with his parents until he was twenty-six years of age. At this date he went to Humboldt and secured a position with the well known merchant, Moses Neal, in his dry goods store, working two months for his board, when he was given a small salary. He remained with Mr. Neal six months when he secured a position as deputy postmaster under Mrs. Ella Kimball, and remained in the office during her term of office. Afterward he secured a clerkship of B. S. Smith with whom he remained for two years. He then formed a partnership with A. Wedin in the grocery business and the firm existed about two and a half years, being dissolved by the retirement of Mr. Wedin. Mr. Frevert has since conducted the business alone.

Mr. Frevert was married in the fall of 1888 to Mrs. Ella Kimball, under whom he had served for six years as deputy postmaster. Mrs. Kimball is a daughter of E. C. Amsden, of one the early sheriffs of Allen County. Two children have been born to them, Frederick and Robert.

Politically Mr. Frevert is a Democrat, but further than casting his ballot he has never taken any part in politics,

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