I am looking for relatives of my mother, Helene Voss nee Frenz.Her father is Louis William (Carl Louis).He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on 11/16/1881.His father was Jacob G. Frenz DOB: 4/21/1842. Jacob was from Alcase Lorraine.He was part french. My mother said that the family name was originally La Frenz. Jacob was also called Joseph as this was his true given name.However, there is nothing in the family records to indicate this and it does not appear on his headstone nore in the cemetary records.Jacob was a butcher. In circa 1910, Jacob and his wife Wilhemine (Minnie) DOB: 11/14/1856, came to Rockford, Washington (near Spokane) with their son, Louis and his wife, Lissetta (Sadie)nee Hofert. Louis had cousins with the last name of Weitkamp who lived in the Spokane area also. Jacob and Minnie became some of the earliest settlers of Rockford.Jacob and Minnie had 4 other children: Arthur - DOB: 6/5/1892 - 8/1995. He died in Boring, Oregon. Henry - DOB: 6/19/1901. Date of death unknown. Annie Huck nee Frenz - DOB and date of death unknown. Augusta C. Weitkamp nee Frenz - DOB and date of death unknown.
Minnie resided in Rockford for nearly 30 years, which was from circa 1903-1933. She died in Boring, Oregon on 8/13/1933 and was buried next to Jacob at the Fairview Cemetary in Rockford, Wa.It is unknown where Jacob died. Minnie was born in St. Louis, Missouri.If anyone has any further information, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.