Pages 632-633, 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 SCHAEDE, who is engaged in farming on section six, Eminence township, Woodson county, took up his abode here in 1873, and has resided continuously since upon the farm which is yet his home. He was born in Brandenburg, Germany, in the village of Friedeburg, January 28, 1842, and is a son of Henry and Wilhelmina (Weichman) Schaede, who were also natives of Brandenburg, the former a farmer by occupation. In the year 1873 the parents and their children crossed the Atlantic to the New World and making their way westward to Kansas took up their abode upon the homestead now owned and occupied by our subject. There were five children: Frederick; Amelia, now the widow of John Yeager, of Woodson county; Ferdinand, of Owl Creek township, Woodson county, and Frank and Gottlieb, who are residents of Everett township, this county.

In the fatherland Frederick Schaede was reared, and in accordance with its laws he acquired his education. The reports received concerning America and its opportunities and privileges decided the family to cross the ocean, and with the family Mr. Schaede came to southeastern Kansas. He first located on the northeast quarter of section six, township

Transcriber's Note: The following two portions of paragraph(s) appeared at the bottom of page 632, in the middle of the biography of Frederick Schaede, however, they appear they should have been with the biography of George W. Cox.

U. S. G., also of that county, and John of Washington county, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Cox was born December 7, 1856, and by her marriage she has become the mother of six children, of whom three are living: Stephen L., George W. and Kenneth K. The family have a pleasant home in Eminence township and Mr. and Mrs. Cox are prominent citizens of their community. He is a stanch Republican in politics. The members of the Cox family were originally Whigs, and when the Republican party was formed joined its ranks. Our subject has therefore followed in the political footsteps of his ancestors and has been quite prominent in the work of his party in the township. He has served as township treasurer and in 1896 he was nominated as the candidate to fill out an unexpired term as county commissioner, to which position he was elected. In 1898 he was re-elected for the full term of three years, so that his incumbency will cover five years, and at the present time he is serving as chairman of the board. His course reflects credit upon his constituents and indicates his patriotic interest in his county, its welfare and its progress. He is a man who, without false ostentation or display, by his sterling worth commands the confidence, good will and respect of his fellow men, being in every way


twenty-six, range sixteen, in Woodson county, and has continuously devoted his energies to the cultivation of the farm. He has added many improvements in the shape of large, commodious and substantial buildings, including the erection of a comfortable residence and good barns, and all modern equipments have been secured, making the place one of the most desirable country seats in this portion of the county. He has also added to his landed possessions, purchasing a tract on section five, Eminence township, so that his property interests now include four hundred acres. In addition to the cultivation of the fields he is also engaged in raising cattle and sheep, fine grades of both being found in his pastures. He has found both branches of his business profitable and is now accounted one of the substantial agriculturists and stork raisers of the community.

Ere leaving the fatherland Mr. Schaede was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Kendt, the wedding being celebrated on the 14th. of April, 1871. The lady is a daughter of Frederick and Charlotte (Gulicke) Kendt, whose children were as follows: Florence, wife of William Moritz; Carl; William; Henrietta, wife of William Kaushke; Augusta, wife of John Guse; Hulda, wife of Herman Guse, deceased, and Mrs. Schaede. The marriage of our subject and his wife has been blessed with seven children, namely: Fritz, who married Anna Schultz; Anna, wife of William Stange, of Woodson county; Hulda; Amelia, who is engaged in teaching in Woodson county; Flora; Herbert, and Lillie. The family is one well known in the county where the parents have resided for twenty-eight years, and the members of the household occupy enviable positions in the social circles in which they move. Mr. Schaede gives his political support to the Republican party, having been one of its stalwart advocates since he cast his first presidential vote for Rutherford B. Hayes.

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