January 17 – Carl Joachim Heinrich Freytag

We have two new French presidents for this day in history.

On January 17, 1906 Armand Fallières becomes président of France. And seven years later on January 17, 1913 Raymond Poincaré gets elected as his successor.

The event for this day in my family tree is the death of my 3rd great grandfather Carl Joachim Heinrich FREYTAG on January 17, 1902 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

death certificate Carl Joachim Heinrich Freytag

death certificate Carl Joachim Heinrich Freytag

He was born on August 11, 1824 as second oldest son of Johann Heinrich Christian FREYTAG, a farmer from Diedrichshagen, and his wife Catharina Maria OLDENBURG.

church & cemetary Diedrichshagen

church & cemetary Diedrichshagen


In this beautiful church he not only received his christening on August 12, 1824 and got confirmed in 1839 but he also got married there to my 3rd great grandmother Margaretha Dorothea Maria KESSIN on November 3, 1848.

The couple had five children, two sons, two daughters and one stilborn son, who was their first child.

The 1867 census of Mecklenburg-Schwerin shows the family living with 3 helping hands on their farm in Diedrichshagen.

1867 census

1867 census

He got laid to rest on the Diedrichshagen cemetary on Januar 22, 1902

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