I just realized that I can update on what know of the Fenzel relations to my Family:
George Fenzel was a Bauer or farmer he Married Barbetta (maiden name Unknown) Unknown as to where they were married. I know lived in Reichenschwand Bei Hersbrucke, Bavaria, Germany. They had a son that I’m aware of: Georg and a daughter Barbetta she was born on July 22nd 1881. at age 23 she had a illegitimate child: Anna Gertrud Fenzel her father is unknown. Barbetta stayed with her parents until 1923 when she connected with Andreas Friedrich, somehow he connected Barbetta with his older brother Erhardt in America. Erhardt had lost his First wife (Margaret Schoerner) in 1920. I'm unsure as to how it happened but Erhardt Sent Money to Barbetta and She and her daughter left Germany and Came to America When she arrived Erhardt and Barbetta Married on December 18th 1923 at Ellis Island in the County of New York, in the State of New York. They then returned to Erhardt's home Clinton, Massachusetts.On March 20th 1925Erhardt AdoptedGertrude. Gertrude’sname was legally changed to "Anna Gertrude Friedrich" but everyone still called her Gertrude.On March 29th 1938 Barbetta Friedrich Became a Citizen of the United States and changed her name to Barbara. On August 16th 1946 Erhardt Friedrich died.BarbaraFriedrich remained at 376 Water Street Clinton MA then moved to theClinton housingproject Apt. 20, 367 Water Street, Clinton Massachusetts until her death in December 3rd 1975 of Uremia due to arterio Scherosis and arterio sclerotic heart disease she was 94 years old.Erhardt and both of his wives were member of the German Congregational Church of Clinton Mass.note: Barbara Friedrich is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton, MA. In the same plot as Erhardt and Margaret though her name is not on the stone.
Erhardt Friedrich (his trade was Weber or Weaver) was born on May 22nd 1874 Walpenreuth, Bavaria, Germany and died on August, 16th 1946in Clinton Massachusetts
Anna Gertrude Friedrich married Carl (or Karl) Haupt. in NJ.
Erhardt's First wife was · Margaret (Schoerner) Friedrich was born In Sparneck, Franconia, Germany in 1880 she came to American in 1888 and settle in Clinton Mass. She died in 1920 in Clinton, Massachusetts
Erhardt and Margaret’s son was Andrew J. Friedrich Born and died in Clinton, MA. (My Grandfather)
Sources are Obituaries , Death certificates, Birth certificates. Adoption Papers, and common knowledge
I have little hope that this will connect with anyone on this board at this time. Maybe some day it will.9/12/03
John E. Friedrich