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1. Godfried Lodewijk FROHE, son of Petrus Wilhelmus FROHE and Maria Josepha SCHMEITZ, was born on 6 Feb 1827 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands,1 died on 9 Oct 1908 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York2 at age 81, and was buried in United German and French RC Cem at Pine Hill, Cheektowaga, Erie Co, NY.3

Noted events in his life were:

He was called 'verver' at his marriage, which meant that he was thought to be a painter rather than an artist.

He immigrated in 1862 to New York.

[Naam] reisde met het schip Plymouth Rock van Londen naar New York, aankomst 15 mei 1862.

He lived in Buffalo, Erie County, New York all his live.

According to the census records Godfried was a decorator and an artist.

He was the founder of Frohe's Art & Stained Glass in Buffalo, Erie Co, NY.

Their stained glass windows can be seen a.o. In the St.Louis RC Church, Main & Edward Sts. Buffalo, NY.

His obituary was published on 10 Oct 1908 in the Buffalo News, NY.

Godfried married Maria Anna Gertrudis RITZEN, daughter of Pieter Leonard RITZEN and Petronella AMERICA, on 13 Aug 1851 in Nuth, Limburg, Netherlands.4 Maria was born on 24 Aug 1822 in Vaesrade, Limburg, Netherlands,5 died on 17 Aug 1902 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York2 at age 79, and was buried in United German and French RC Cem at Pine Hill, Cheektowaga, Erie Co, NY.3

Noted events in her life were:

She worked as a shop keeper (winkelierster) in 1862 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands.

She followed her husband with their 3 children in January 1863 .

Gertrude run a books and picture store in Buffalo in 1900.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Leonard Petrus FROHE was born on 26 Aug 1851 in Nuth, Limburg, Netherlands,6 died in 1919 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York2 at age 68, and was buried in United German and French RC Cem at Pine Hill, Cheektowaga, Erie Co, NY.3

+ 3 F    ii. Maria Gertrudis FROHE was born on 24 Apr 1854 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands.7

+ 4 M    iii. Matthias Frans FROHE was born on 26 Jul 1856 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands7 and died in Sep 19088 at age 52.

   5 M    iv. Joseph FROHE was born on 25 Oct 1858 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands9 and died on 14 Sep 1859 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands.9

   6 F    v. Maria Anna Josephina FROHE was born on 25 Apr 1860 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands7 and died on 2 Aug 1862 in Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands9 at age 2.

+ 7 M    vi. Godfrey Michael FROHE was born in Nov 1865 in New York, died on 21 Mar 1949 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York10 at age 83, and was buried in Pine Hill Cem, Cheektowaga, Erie Co, NY.11


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