Hi, The Herman Freitag I am referring to was born in MN in 1871, his father was also Herman Freitag (born 1846 in Germany, who came with his parents and 3 brothers to America in the 1860's. This family settled in Minnesota. There are Freitag's from Wisconsin also, and while some or all my be related.... I do not know. If you have any further information that might be helpful in joining the Illinois Freitag's to the Minnesota ones, please let me know.