Erik Theodore Fredsell. - One of the thoroughly progressive men of Tupper Lake is Erik Theodore Fredsell, electrical
contractor. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 15, 1884, the son of Peter and Petra (Anderson) Fredsell.
Peter Fredsell was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1854, and during the greater part of his life engaged in the manufacture
of cigar boxes. He was married in 1880 to Miss Petra Anderson, the daughter of Theodore Anderson. Their children
were: 1. Petra, born in 1882, married Professor Arthur Burkhard, of Harvard University, lives in Cambridge, Mass.
2. Ranghild, born in 1883, married Dr. Fritz Laubender, lives at Hamburg, Germany. 3. Erik Theodore, the subject
of this sketch. 4. Werna, born in 1890, married Hans Koller, former officer of the German Army, lives in Munich,
Germany. 5. Sigrid, born in 1892, lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Erik Theodore Fredsell's father died in 1918 and his mother's death occurred in 1901. Both are buried in Stockholm.
The early life of Erik Theodore Fredsell was spent in his native land. He was graduated in 1902 from the Technical
School of Stockholm and the following year came to the United States and settled in New York City. He spent a year
as an electrical engineer with the New York Edison Company, after which he was employed for three years by Blum
& Company, electrical engineering contractors. During that time he engaged in contract work for that firm in
Mexico, South America, and the West Indies. Mr. Fredsell then spent five years as an independent electrical engineer
in New York City, Albany and Plattsburg. He came to Tupper Lake in 1919 and for two years was identified with the
Oval Wood Dish Company, Inc. In 1921 he established his present business as an electrical contractor.
Mr. Fredsell was married on Sept. 30, 1911, to Miss Florence Everding, the daughter of John and Matilda Everding,
of New York City. They are the parents of four children: 1. Eric John, born in New York City, in November, 1912,
attends the University of Alabama. 2. Estelle Ragnhild, born in New York City in July, 1914, attends Tupper Lake
High School. 3. Henry Earl, born in Albany, N. Y., July 28, 1915, attends Tupper Lake High School. 4. Lawrence
Elwood, born at Tupper Lake, Sept. 12, 1919.
Mr. Fredsell is identified with the Republican party in politics. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, and is
a 32nd degree Mason and member of Ziyara Temple of Utica. He also belongs to the Chamber of Commerce.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932
Franklin County, NY
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