Leonard Fahnlander

Leonard Fahnlander

Male 1815 - 1899  (84 years)

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  • Name Leonard Fahnlander 
    Born 25 Jan 1815  Offenberg, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Resided 1848  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1867  Carrick Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1876  Argusville, Cass, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1894  Georgetown, Clay, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Feb 1899  Georgetown, Clay, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 01 Mar 1899  Wild Rose Cemetery, Georgetown, Clay, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I138  Default
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2017 

    Father Jacobus Fahrlaender,   c. 7 Aug 1791, Katholisch, Bleibach, Freiburg, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Kreszenzia,   b. 1795,   d. 1850  (Age 55 years) 
    Notes 
    • Josephus Fahrenlaender and A._(Anna) Maria Schetzler were married on July 05, 1774 in Elzach, Freiburg, Baden. The following children were born to them. The date listed for each child is the date of their christening. ( please note the differences in last name spellings )

      Jacobus Fahrenlaender, May 12, 1774 Mother A._ Maria Schetzlerin. Is this possibly our Jacobus?
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Augusta Gulde,   b. 17 Aug 1830, Hausen Im Killertal, Hechingen, Hohenzollern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1916, Georgetown, Clay, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1855  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Information from Leonard Marquart, 28 Sep 1979
      The Fahnlanders came from Bavaria, Germany, to Canada. They came to the Dakota Territory in 1875 and settled near Argusville, north of Fargo. Augusta Gulde married Leonard Fahnlander. She came from Germany in 1846. She was sixteen years old and was forty days at sea. (Her sister Cecilia married a Fisher.)

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      Information from unidentified typewritten paper:
      The Fahnlanders came from Bavaria, Germany, and settled in Neustad, Ontario. There, Leonard Fahnlander (1816-1899) met and married Augusta Gulde. In 1876 they came to Dakota Territory with their seven children: John (1858-1933), Catherine (1860-1940), Elizabeth (1862- ), Philip (1864-1890), Joseph, Mary, and Frank (1873-1881). They traveled by boat to Duluth, then overland to the Dakota Territory. They settled in Argusville, north of Fargo. Catherine worked in a hotel in nearby Grandin where she met Peter Wild.

      Leonard died when he was eighty-three years old, having been a pioneer settler in the Red River Valley. Augusta became blind in later life, dying in 1916, aged 86.
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Peter Fahnlander,   b. 29 Jun 1857, Wellesley, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Apr 1915, Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. John A. Fahnlander,   b. 8 Dec 1858, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1933, Georgetown, Clay, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Catherine Fahnlander,   b. 11 Nov 1860, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1940, Langdon, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Philipp L. Fahnlander,   b. Jun 1863, Carrick Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1890, Osnabrock, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Fahnlander,   b. 03 Jun 1866, Carrick Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1952, Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +6. Mary Genevieve Fahnlander,   b. 26 May 1871, Neustadt, Grey County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1958, Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Franz Xavier Fahnlander,   b. 1873, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1815 - Offenberg, Baden, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1848 - Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1855 - Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1867 - Carrick Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1876 - Argusville, Cass, North Dakota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1894 - Georgetown, Clay, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1899 - Georgetown, Clay, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 01 Mar 1899 - Wild Rose Cemetery, Georgetown, Clay, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Leonard Fahnlander (1815-1899)
    Leonard Fahnlander (1815-1899)
    Leonard Fahnlander (1815-1899)
    Leonard Fahnlander (1815-1899)
    Map from 1893 Plat book of Cass County, North Dakota
    Map from 1893 Plat book of Cass County, North Dakota
    "L Fahnlander" property indicated by red arrow

    Headstones
    Leonard Fahnlender headstone
    Leonard Fahnlender headstone

  • Notes 
    • Germany, Select Births and Baptisms
      Leonhartus Fahrlaender, born 24 Nov 1815
      Baptized 25 Nov 1815 at Katholisch, Bleibach, Freiburg, Baden
      Mother: Kreszenzia Fahrlaender

      Leuhardt Fahriulaender and family are residing in Concession 8, Lot 31 in Carrick Township, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada in 1867. (Directory of Bruce County; Carrick Twp.)

      3 Apr 1871, Canada census, Carrick Township, Bruce County, Ontario
      Household headed by Linhart Fahrenlaender, 55 years old, occupation laborer. Wife Augusta, 40 years old. Son Peter, 14 years old, occupation printer. Son John, 12 years old, in school. Daughter Catherine, 10 years old, in school. Son Phillipp, 7 years old, in school. Daughter Elisabeth, 4 years old. Everybody Catholic, everybody born in Germany.

      1880 US census, Cass, Dakota Territory
      Household headed by Linard Fruelander, 64 years old, occupation farmer, born in Prussia, both parents born in Prussia. Wife Austa, 50 years old, occupation keeping house, born in Prussia, both parents born in Prussia. Son Joseph, 24 years old, occupation "at home". Son John, 22 years old, occupation "at home". Daughter Kattie, 19 years old, occupation "at home". Son Filiph, 17 years old, occupation "at home". Daughter Lissie, 14 years old. Daughter Mary, 9 years old. Son Frank, 5 years old. All children born in Canada, parents born in Prussia.
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      Died
      Fahnlender -- At Georgetown, Minnesota, on February 26, Mr. Leonhard Fahnlender, aged 80 years. Deceased was one of the pioneer settlers of the Red River Valley and was widely known and held in the highest esteem. He was the father of Mrs. Peter Wild, wife of Peter Wild of Osnabrock township, proprietor of Nord Dakota Presse. Mrs. Wild was at his bedside when the grim reaper called, and Mr. Wild was also present at the obsesequies, returning Friday.

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      Moorhead Independent: Friday; March 3, 1899 - Obituary

      On Sunday evening expired one of the pioneers of this section who was not alone generally respected by those who knew him, but also one of the few who settled in Cass County when the buffalo trails were still fresh and easily traceable.

      The deceased, Leonhard Fahnlander, located here in the fall of 1876 on the piece of land opposite the Hudson Bay post on the Dakota side and until 1894 made that place his residence. Owing to advanced age he sold his premises four years ago and removed to this village to spend the rest of his days in retirement.

      Fahnlander was a man of few ostentations, but kind and generous in all his dealings, and the large procession which followed the remains to their last resting place on Wednesday morning from the Catholic church was evidence of the esteem in which he was held by those who had known him for many years.

      The deceased was born in Offenburg, Baden, Germany, in 1815 and emigrated to this country in 1848 landing in Ontario, where he was married to his surviving widow. He was a member of St. John's Society of the Catholic congregation, and that Society had full charge of the funeral services and turned out in a body. It is the first death occurring in the Society in this congregation.

      Those who survive their departed beloved one are J.P. Fahnlender, Wahpeton; John Fahnlender, Mrs. Fidelis Marquart, Mrs. Michael Hohnadel, Georgetown, and Mrs. Peter Wild, of Osnabrock, N.D., all of whom attended the last sad rites of the deceased.

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      Death records Clay Co Book B Page 16 Line 2 gives age 83 years 3 months 1 day, death of "old age"