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FREIDHOFF, Mary Ann (Baker)

    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 22 Oct 1904, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Mrs. Mary Ann Freidhoff

Mrs. Mary Ann Freidhoff, said to be the oldest resident of Johnstown, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael Kist, on Coal street, Ninth Ward, at 5:55 o'clock last evening, in her ninety-fourth year. The cause of her death was general debility.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Ann Baker, was born in Germany December 27 1810. and was married there to Henry Freidhoff in 1831, the ceremony having been performed by the Rev. Father Henkle, an uncle of the bride. The marriage took place at 5 o'clock in the morning, and on that afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Freidhoff started across the Atlantic for America. They located in Philadelphia and from there moved to Harrisburg, thence to Petersburg, Huntingdon, and Hagerstown before coming to Johnstown, where Henry Freidhoff worked on the canal. After a few years residence here, the Freidhoff family moved to Munster Township, this county, where they lived on a farm for sixteen years, after which they returned to this city. Henry Freidhoff died in Johnstown February 28, 1885 at the age of eighty-five years.

Mrs. Freidhoff is survived by the following children: Mrs. James McHugh of Ridge avenue; Joseph Freidhoff No. 288 Wood street, John of Singer street; Henry of Railroad street; Peter of Singer street; and Mrs. Michael Kist of Coal Street.

Beside these, she is survived by fifty-seven grandchildren, eighty-seven great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, the majority of whom live in Johnstown and vicinity. The two great-great- grandchildren are James and Marie Maloy, children of Mr. and Mrs. Maloy of Smith alley.

The funeral will take place Monday morning from St. Joseph's German Catholic Church where a mass of requiem will be said by the Rev. Father Rudesind. On a visit Mr. and Mrs. Henry Freidhoff made from Loretto to Huntingdon between sixty and seventy years ago, they were accompanied part of the way by Father Gallitzin. Mr. and Mrs. Freidhoff [here the paper is torn] - - - - on their trip their child who - - - - - James McHugh, of the Tenth W - - - -ter-in-law of the Rev. Father H - - - - Hugh of Pittsburg.

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