Biography of Peter Frischkorn
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Peter Frischkorn, an enterprising and successful farmer of Yellow Creek Township, was born in Germany, Sept. 5, 1858, and is the son of John and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Frischkorn.

Both John and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Frischkorn spent their entire lives in Germany and are now deceased. They were the parents of the following children: Adam and Barbara, live in Germany; Phillip, deceased; Peter, the subject of this sketch; Margaret, married Louis Bodenstein, deceased, and she lives in Pittsburgh; Elizabeth, married John Brant, lives in Yellow Creek Township; and Rev. John, a minister of the Lutheran Church. lives at Greenville, Pa.

Peter Frischkorn was reared and educated in Germany and in 1881 came to this country. He spent several months in Pittsburgh and later lived at Burgettstown, Pa., for 14 years. In 1893 he came to Columbiana County and settled on his present farm in Yellow Creek Township. Mr. Frischkorn owns and operates 184 acres of good farm land and is especially interested in dairy farming.

In 1884 Mr. Frischkorn was united in marriage with Miss Eva Link, of Germany, born Jan. 18, 1864, the daughter of John and Margaret (Mettler) Link. Mr. Link died in 1876 and his wife died in 1923. They had five children: Mrs. Frischkorn; Peter, lives in Germany; Catherine, deceased; John, and Christina, live in Germany. To Mr. and Mrs. Frischkorn have been born four children, as follows: Lizzie, born Jan. 30, 1886, married Lester Anderson, lives at Wellsville; Adam J., born Nov. 14, 1888, lives in Yellow Creek Township; Margaret, born Dec. 17, 1891, a teacher in Wellsville High School; and Clara, born July 18, 1893, lives at home.

Mr. Frischkorn is a member of the Lutheran Church and a Republican.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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