Frederick Adolph Fiegenbaum
1851 — 1931
DIES HERE TODAY
Fred A. Fiegenbaum, Aged
Resident of City, was Near-
ly 80 Years Old
Fred A. Fiegenbaum, former Edwardsville alderman for several years and member of an old and widely-known family, died at 11:45 o'clock this morning at his hone 817 Kingshighway. Complications incident to old age, with which he had been ailing a year or more, caused death. A week ago he was forced to go to bed.
He was born in Watertown, Wis. August 15 1851, and he had attained the age of 79 years, 5 months and 27 days. His parents were Rev. and Mrs. William A. Fiegenbaum, who lived in Edwardsville for many years.
Mr. Fiegenbaum was young man when his father was assigned to Immanuel M. E. Church and the family moved to Edwardsville while the father filled the pulpit. This city afterwards became the home of the family but three of the children located elsewhere.
As a young man he learned the carpenter's trade and followed it for a number of years. He was also engaged in farming in Pin Oak Township for a number of years but after a fire destroyed the residence, the family moved to Edwardsville. While residing in Pin Oak Township he served as tax collector.
Mr. Fiegenbaum was the father of eight children, his first wife and three of the children preceding him in death. His first wife was Miss Amelia Kriege who died in 1895. His second wife, Mrs. Fredericka Fiegenbaum and five children survive. The surviving children are: Mrs. Theo C. Prott, Otto A. Fiegenbaum, Mrs. Bertha Scoy [sic], Assistant Supervisor Charles H. Fiegenbaum, Miss Carrie Fiegenbaum.
The deceased children were Geo. E. Fiegenbaum, former city treasurer, William P. and Julius Fiegenbaum.
A brother and two sisters survive. They are Dr. J. H. Fiegenbaum, Alton; Mrs. Lydia Jacoby, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. C. F. Blume, St. Paul, Minn. A brother, Dr. E. W. Fiegenbaum and sister, Mrs. C. H. Lynch, died here within the last few years.
Eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
No plans had been made today for the funeral services.
12 February 1931
Source: Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois; Thursday, 12 February 1931; page 1, column 3. Digital image courtesy of Kelly Collins.
EDWARDSVILLE, Feb. 13, (Special) — Fred A. Fiegenbaum, 79, died at his home shortly before noon Thursday. His death was attributed to old age and complications. He had been bedfast the past week.
Mr. Fiegenbaum was born in Watertown. Wis., on August 15, 1851. His parents were the Rev. and Mrs. William A. Fiegenbaum, who were residents of this city a number of years during which time the Rev. Fiegenbaum served as pastor of the Immanuel M. E. Church.
At one time, Mr. Fiegenbaum was engaged in carpenter work. Later he farmed in Pin Oak township, where he served as tax collector. He also was alderman in this city several years.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fredricka Fiegenbaum, three daughters, Mrs. Theodore O. Prott, Miss Carrie Fiegenbaum, and Mrs. Bertha Sooy, and two sons, Otto A. and Charles H. Fiegenbaum.
Two sisters and one brother also survive. They are Mrs. Lydia Jacoby, Los Angeles; Mrs. C. F. Blume, St. Paul, Minn.; and Dr. J. H. Fiegenbaum of Alton. There are 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Marks-Weber funeral home and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, Alton, Illinois; Friday, 13 February 1931; page 22, columns 6-7.
Frederick Adolph Fiegenbaum's family
Amelia Maria Kriege's family
Fiegenbaum - Kriege family
Frederick's 1st marriage
Fredericka Wilhelmine Sophia Ashauer's family
Details of Frederike's birth family and of her early life are not currently known.