Nineteen-year old, Louise Zastrow, left Bremen, Germany aboard the ship, Donau. Also on the ship's passenger list was Johann Zastrow, a brother, perhaps. Louise Zastrow arrived in New York on the 24 April 1875. The passenger list is indexed as Zastran.
Two weeks after Louise's arrival she married Johann August Fredrick, on 8 May 1875, in Manistee, Michigan. John Zastrow was a witness to their wedding. An unsubstantiated family story tells of J. August Fredrick writing back home asking for a woman to come to the United States to marry him. I don't know if they knew each other before their marriage or not. J. August Fredrick was eleven years older than Louise. Family members believe Louise left a twin sister in Prussia/Germany.
J. August and Louise (Zastrow) Fredrick started their married life in Manistee, Michigan. They are living on Filer Street in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census for Manistee, Michigan. Sometime between 1900 and 1910 they purchased farm land on Coates Highway, in Brethren Michigan. They were living there in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. Federal Census. This farm is still in the family today.
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- Augusta 'Gustie': Born 1881; Married Herman Breen
- Mary H.: Born 1884; Married John Bruce
- William L: Born 1890; Married Grace L. Fillacy
- Alma: Born 1893; Married Joseph Prantle
- Leonard 'Sonny': Born 1897; Married E. P. Smith
- Leonia: Born 1897; Died 1899