Looking for the parents of Vencene (Vincent) Fry or Frye who came from Switzerland in about 1880. Vencene's wife was named Mary, their children all born in Cowlitz County in the South Castle Rock, Pleasant Hill, Ostrander, Washington area. Vencene (Vincent) and Mary are buried in the Stockport Cemetery on Tower Road, Castle Rock, WA. Vincent b. 1848, d.1932, Mary b.1872, d. 1932. Their children were, Walter Isadore Frye, b. 21 Apr 1897, Ostrander, WA, d. 11 Jul 1990 Vancouver, WA., Bertha b. abt 1899, Lawrence b. abt 1903, Leona Genevieve, b. 5 Apr 1904 d. 1970, and Anna, b. 1 May 1909. All the children were born while Vencene (Vincent, Fry or Frye, lived on a farm that he owned. He and his family were listed on the 1910 Federal Census in the South Castle Rock Precinct, on the 1920 Pleasant Hill Precinct, and on the 1930 Pleasant Hill Precinct.
On the 1930 Census the lising was for Vincent Fry and he was a widower and only his daughter Leona, age 26 was listed with him and aBoarder, John Zueger. Leona later married John Joseph Zueger. John was born in Jul 1889 in North Dakota. His parents came from Switzerland in 1888, his name was Benedict Zueger and his wife was Geneva (Koch) Zueger. Their first two children, Benedict A. and Mary G. were born in Switzerland, an the rest were all born in North Dakota. Thet were: John J., Herman, Rose C., Antone, Emil, Bertha and Anna P. Zueger. Benedict and Geneva Zueger were on the North Dakota 1900 Federal census living in Township 141, Range 82 in Oliver County, ND.
John Joseph and Leona (Frye) Zueger raised their family in the Castle Rock, WA area. Anyone having any further information on these families are welcome to contact me and if they have any more data that I haven't found, please share it with me. Thank you, Viola