Helen (Knox) Northup writes:
My mother's father, Carl Ferdinand Charles Edward Fleischman, was born June 7, 1861 on board a ship
coming to the USA from Germany. His birth records show Ellis Island which was where immigrants are
held until allowed to enter the United States. His parents were Carl Friedrick and Louise (Lavering)
Fleischman. The family lived for awhile in New York; then moved to Pennsylvania ; and from there to
Wausau, Wisconsin, where the August and Alvina Krueger family also lived. The Kruegers originally
came from Prussia and the oldest of their 7 children Martha Bertha was born there. on Mar. 16, 1866.
On June 22,1887 my grandfather and she were married in Wausau Wis. (His brother, Herman married her sister, Hattie (
[Heitlz] Krueger, so brothers married sisters.) Their four oldest children
were born there supposedly, in Reib Falls: Carl in 1888, Belle in 1890, Laura in 1891, and Esther, 1895 although there is no birth certificate for her, but Helen (Knox) Northup Birth Certificate says Esther was born in Granite Heights, Wisconsin. However no record of my mother's birth could be found either in Wis. or Minn. She was born Mar 3, 1895. When Carl was 9 years old, they moved to Minnesota, or about 1897. Six more children were born in Minnesota. First was Ralph, then Maude Isabelle and twin girls, Mildred Ione and Maude Isabelle on Nov 15 1899. Mildred died of pnemonia at age 3 months. She was the first to be buried in Greenwood Cemetary in Bemidji, Mn. Beatrice was born in 1901 followed by Hiram (who died in the State Home in Owatonna at nearly ten yrs old on Feb 12, 1913.) in 1903 and Fred in 1906. They first homesteaded in Port Hope township on the
shore of Gull Lake near what is now Tenstrike. Close neighbors were the Schulke's . They later
moved to a farm in Hagali Twship. near Sandy Lake. Some close neighbors I remember them mentioning
were Almendingers and Herman Randalls . The road we turned on (from the Nebish Road between
Blackduck and Nebish ) is just west of the Dufseth farm.
When my mother was only 13 years old in 1907, her mother died after an extended illness leaving
behind a baby less than 1 year old (my uncle Fred) and 8 other children the oldest of which
(Carl ) was only 19. I don't remember any of the aunts and uncles except the two youngest.
Beatrice who lived in Wausau, Wis and kept in touch with my folks through letters,
pictures and once that I remember came to visit in a big car full of little boys. The
other one was my Uncle Fred who was living alone with my Grandfather at the time we would
visit them before my mother died. My mother would often tell us about how she and her
next younger brother, Ralph, would have to go out in the woods and cut and haul up
firewood so apparently her oldest brother was not around to do that . The others
older than her were girls. I know my grandfather and he had some kind of falling out
so he left and they never made peace with each other.
Both my mother and her mother died at a very young age (40 and 41) leaving behind a family of
young children and from medical problems that apparently are routinely treated. My mother died
of Cirrhosis of the liver from a bout of hepatitis which damaged the liver. Now they have a
vaccine to prevent this. I remember her having "jaundice" years before which was apparently
when she had hepatitis but at the time she became sick and started to go down to the University
Hospital in Mpls. they did not know what was the cause. She often said that she hoped that by
her visits down there someday a cure would be found. Her mother died of complications from
gallbladder problems which resulted in infection of the pancreas. Nowadays removal of the
gallbladder is just routine,. After Grandma died, Grandpa sent away for a mail order bride to help raise the ten children. Her name was Augusta, from Chicago, and she didn't last long. "All those kids", so she left.
I have a book which my cousin Fran Eby , daughter of my mother's sister, Maude, compiled of
the Fleischman family genealogy in which she has many conjectures about different things
that happened in the family (many tragic events in this family ) as well as many
documentations and records . You are all welcome to read and copy any of this to learn
more than I can tell you.
My grandfather dropped his first two names when he moved to Minn. and went by the name of
Charles Edward which is what all the records in Minn. call him and which I knew him as.
I only remember dimly the place where my uncle Fred and he lived when we used to go and visit
them. It was just a tiny little house, it seemed to me and one summer when we went there it was
just full of flies. My grandpa had made a big kettle of soup and I remember feeling very
squeamish about eating with all those flies flying and crawling all over . I remember my
grandfather as a very gruff man. He used a lot of German expressions . I recall something that
sounded like "Rouse schmittem!!" and "ach du lieber" .
He died Mar. 16, 1938 less than a year after my mother died May 30, 1937. Dad and I went to his
funeral in Bemidji. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, as are my Grandmother and 3 of their
children. My Dad's parents are also buried there. When my Uncle Fred died in 1996 at the age
of 89 we went down to the cemetery for the interment ceremony. Another of my cousins and
her son were also there and several of our kids. He died in California where he had lived for
many years. He always sent us Christmas cards and one time Vyron and I looked him up in San
Francisco where he lived. He was so tickled to see us.
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Charles Edward and Martha (Krueger) Fleischman Family
Children of Charles Edward and Martha (Krueger) Fleischman
| Carl August Paul Fleischman
|| b. 1/29/1888; Wausau, Wi.
|| m. Mildred Dunn 1917
|| d. 06/13/1932 |
| Martha Maybelle Alvina Fleischman
|| b. 05/17/1890;Texas, Wausau, Wi.
|| m. Benoni Nelson
|| d. 03/08/1965 |
| Laura Fleischman
|| b. 08/28/1891; Wausau, Wi.
|| d. 02/28/1908; age 17
|| buried Greenwood Cemetary, Bemidji, Mn. |
| Esther Clara Viola Fleischman
|| b. 03/03/1895; Wausau?, Wi.
|| m. Norman Louis Knox
|| d. 05/30/1937 |
| Ralph Henry Fleischman
|| b. 09/10/1897; Tenstrike, Mn.
|| m. Lottie Downs
|| d. 05/12/1971 |
| Mildred Ione Fleischman
|| b. 11/15/1899; Tenstrike, Mn.
|| d. 02/25/1900 |
| Maude Isabelle Fleischman
|| b. 11/15/1899; Tenstrike, Mn.
|| m. 1., 3. Guy Franklin Cohenour
m. 2 John McGraw
| d. 12/20/1978 |
| Beatrice Fleischman
|| b. 02/27/1901; Tenstrike, Mn.
|| m. Walter Knipple |
| Hiram Herman Fleischman
|| b. 02/27/1903
|| d. 02/12/1913 in Owatonna State Home
| Fred Fleischman
|| b. 08/25/1906;
|| never married
|| d. 04/03/1996; Interment, Greenwood, 04/10/1996. |
Pictures of Charles Fleischman Family