Billman, Bitker, Germany, Hastings, ilinios, Iowa

Happy Birthday to Frederika Marie Knobloch on the Hastings side.

Frederika Marie Knobloch

I decided to go to a different branch today. This post is for my older two girls. Frederika is on their father’s side. She would be their 3rd Great Grandmother and today is her birthday.

Frederika was born in Ottawa, La Salle, Illinois in 1865. According to the Census reports she went by the name Mary and Rickie. Her parents, Adam and Rosina, came from Darmstadt, Germany in 1848. Together they raised a family of eight children. Adam was a cabinet maker in Illinois.

Darmstadt, Germany

In 1886, Rickie married Jacob Billman. They met and were married in Illinois. After they were married we find them in Iowa farming.

Jacob and Rickie Billman

They raised a five children. One of them being Eva Rose Billman Bitker. Both Jacob and Rickie spent their life in Iowa. Jacob sadly passed away at the young age 55 in 1917. Rickie passed away in 1950. Both are resting in Greenwood Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa.

Eva and August Bitker 2nd Great Grandparents

Sources: Year: 1880; Census Place: Ottawa, La Salle, Illinois; Roll: 223; Family History Film: 1254223; Page: 578A; Enumeration District: 083 Year: 1900; Census Place: Grant, Grundy, Iowa; Roll: 434; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0044; FHL microfilm: 1240434 Year: 1910; Census Place: Ellington, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T624_393; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 133; Image: 442.

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