Submitted by Tamara Kincaide
FRED FRANK of Germany opened his first business in Newburgh in 1859 as a tailor. He became one of Abraham Lincoln's first fifty thousand volunteers in the Civil War serving from 1861-1864. He partnered with FRED HABBE who was born in Prussia in the tailoring business. Later he and WM. FOLZ operated a shop for many years until 1886. That same year he opened a dry goods store near the riverfront of Newburgh.
He and wife MARGARET had daughters MISS ELIZABETH and MISS LENA who continued living with their father continued the business after his death in 1933. Another daughter ANNA was a local family historian honored by the library.
FRED was born 1840 and served with CO I 25TH IND INF. His wife
MARGARET born 1835 died in 1911 they are buried at Rose Hill next to
daughters ELIZABETH 1866-1950 and LENA 1870-1945.
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