I was born and raised in St. Louis Il. When i went to college at MacMurray College, in Jacksonville Il. I was told some of the first Freitags from Germany settled there. My Grandpa Harry Freitag grew up in Jacksonville. I believe he was related to Herman in some way. When visiting me at college my freshmen year my dad, Michael Freitag and Grandpa took me to a cemetery where Herman Freitag is buried. Jacksonville Il. is 30 or so min. from Springfield, the capital of Il.