Biography of Adlee Frey
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Adlee Frey is a veteran of the World War and a substantial citizen of Orrville, where he is identified with the firm of Leickhelm & Frey, funeral directors, 138 East Market Street. He was born in Baughman Township, Wayne County, Dec. 28, 1889.

Mr. Frey grew up in Baughman Township and received his education in the district schools. He came to Orrville in 1911 and was employed at his trade as a mechanic. At the outbreak of the World War he enlisted for service on July 24, 1918, and was stationed in South Carolina and Georgia until the close of the war, being discharged from Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., May 20, 1919. Mr. Frey has been interested in the undertaking business at Orrville since 1922, having taken a course in that work at the Cincinnati College of Embalming. He has been a member of the firm of Leickheim & Frey since January, 1929, although he was associated with the business from 1922. As a branch of the business, the company also specializes in picture framing.

On Nov. 29, 1929, Mr. Frey was united in marriage with Miss Eva Knippenberg, a native of Maryland, who was living at Akron, Ohio, at the time of her marriage. She is a graduate nurse, having studied at the Walter Reed Hospital in Baltimore, Md., graduated at the Maryland General Hospital, and followed her profession for seven years. She had one year in public health work in Akron, Ohio, and has had six years public health work in East Wayne County.

Mr. Frey is a Democrat, and belongs to Cedar Lodge, No. 430, F. & A. M., Orrville; the Elks Lodge; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; and American Legion. He has been a member of the volunteer fire department of Orrville since 1919.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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