Friedrich Goller1,2,3,4

ID# 7389, (1823 - 1902)
FatherJohann Georg Goller5,6 (14 Aug 1799 - 2 Feb 1875)
MotherBarbara Grether5,6 (17 Nov 1793 - 24 Apr 1862)

Key Events:

Birth: 17 Aug 1823, Hollstein, Baden5,7,8
Marriage: 1856, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fredericka Schelling (9 Oct 1835 - 5 Dec 1924)9,10,11
Death: 5 Feb 1902, Peoria, Illinois12,13
Burial: Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois14
ChartsKnown Ancestors of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

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Narrative:

     Friedrich Goller was born on 17 Aug 1823 in Hollstein, Baden.5,7,8 He was baptized on 1 Sep 1823 in Steinen, Baden.5
     Friedrich immigrated from Baden about 1854.15,16 He was baptized as Johann Friedrich but after immigrating he used his middle name, Friedrich, exclusively.17,18,19
     Friedrich married Fredericka Schelling, daughter of Johann Daniel Schelling and Eva Margaretha Mag, in 1856 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.9,10,11
     Friedrich and Fredericka moved with their baby daughter Caroline to Illinois about 1859.20 They appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, enumerated 25 Jul 1860, reporting real estate valued at $650 and personal estate valued at $250. Their children Caroline and Emma were listed as living with them.2
     By 1861 Friedrich and Fredericka were living in 337 North Monroe.21 They moved to Douglas and Main Sts. about 1865 then to Douglas and Farmington Rd., a location that cannot now be identified, about 1867.22
     Friedrich was a smith, or metal worker, and apparently a quite versatile one. He was listed in city directories and census records as a blacksmith most often, but the entries are intermixed with those showing him as a machinist, whitesmith (one who works with metal, primarily tin), lock maker and gunsmith.23,24,25,26 Friedrich registered for the draft for the Civil War, appearing on the register dated in Jun 1863, while living in Peoria, Illinois, reporting he was employed as a locksmith.27
     In 1867 he was listed in what was apparently a short-lived partnership with Edgar Weatherl under the name of Weatheral and Goller. They operated a gunsmithing business at 90 Fulton St.. Friedrich was listed as a blacksmith, lock maker, and whitesmith at that location in the preceding years, and Weatherl had operated similar businesses there as well. By 1868 Weatherl had a new partner.28
     In the early 1870's Friedrich operated a "repairing" business at Bridge and Washington Sts. What types of goods he was repairing is not clear.29
Selby Union Corn Planter Restored as 4H Project
photo courtesy Farm Show Magazine
He was listed for several years in the late 1880's as working as a blacksmith for James Selby & Co., manufacturers of the Union Corn Planter, at Washington and Oak Sts.. None of the other records show him with an employer, nor with a separate business address, so it is unclear whether he was working on his own account or for others during those years.30
     Friedrich and Fredericka appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, enumerated 6 Jul 1870, reporting real estate valued at $600 and personal estate valued at $400. Their children Caroline, Emma, Johanna, Elizabeth, Henry and Charles were listed as living with them.3 By 1871 they were living in Antoinette and Louisa Sts.31
     Friedrich and Fredericka moved about 1872 to 208 North St. and continued to live there until about 1880.32 They appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 208 North St., enumerated 5 Jun 1880. Their children Caroline, Johanna, Elizabeth, Henry, Charles, Mary, Flora, Minnie and Edna were listed as living with them.33
     Friedrich and Fredericka moved to 920 Knoxville Rd. about 1881.34 They moved to 414 South Bourland St. by 1885.35 They moved to 313 South Orange St. by 1889, where they lived for about ten years.36
     The last city directory in which Friedrich is listed with an occupation was 1895. It appears that he retired about that time.37
     Friedrich and Fredericka's daughter Flora died in childbirth in 1897 and they took in the child, Florence Welty. After his death Fredericka continued to raise the child, who lived with her until her death, with her husband after she married in 1916.38,39
     Friedrich and Fredericka moved to 414 Kellogg Ave. on the outskirts of the city, about 1900.40 They appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Peoria Twp., Peoria Co., Illinois, on Kellogg St., enumerated 20 Jun 1900, reporting that they owned their home, which was mortgaged. Their children Johanna and Minnie were listed as living with them, as was granddaughter Florence Welty.1
     Friedrich died on 5 Feb 1902 in Peoria, Illinois, at age 78.12,13 He was buried in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Illinois.14

Children:
     Children with Fredericka Schelling:

  • Caroline Goller41,42,43 (16 Jan 1857 - 27 Dec 1935)
  • Emma Amelia Goller44,45,42,43 (27 Jan 1859 - 31 Mar 1948)
  • Johanna Barbara Goller43,33,1 (3 Jun 1861 - 14 Sep 1956)
  • Elizabeth Goller46,41,33,43 (29 Dec 1864 - 28 Nov 1934)
  • Henry Daniel Goller41,33,43 (22 May 1866 - 27 Mar 1954)
  • Charles F. Goller47,33,43 (6 Nov 1868 - 17 Jul 1938)
  • Mary Goller41,33 (5 Jun 1871 - 23 Dec 1951)
  • Flora Goller41,33 (6 Aug 1873 - 2 Apr 1897)
  • Minnie Goller41,33,1 (20 May 1875 - 14 Apr 1964)
  • Edna Goller41,33 (1878 - abt 1880)

Citations

  1. [S723] Frederich Goller household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  2. [S788] Frederick Gulloch household, 1860 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  3. [S724] Fred Goller household, 1870 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  4. [S438] Emma Glabe, Certificate of Death, shows name as Frederick Goller.
  5. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999, citing Church Records Hollstein, Baden, Germany, Fasc 390-2711, showing 1823 Nr 23, at Hollstein was born on Aug 17, 1823 at 10 o'clock and baptised Sept 1, 1823 at Steinen: Johann Georg Friedrich Goller. Parents are Johann Georg Goller, Sailor and Barbara Grether.
  6. [S11] Pound, "Ancestors of Leland E. Pound."
  7. [S788] Frederick Gulloch household, 1860 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows age 35 and state, as Baden.
  8. [S723] Frederich Goller household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows month and year, age 76, and country, as Germany.
  9. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999, shows year, city, and state.
  10. [S723] Frederich Goller household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married, for 44 years.
  11. [S749] Fredericka Goller, Standard Certificate of Death, shows married.
  12. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999, citing gravestone at Springdale Cemetery, Peoria Illinois, showing 1823-1902.
  13. [S11] Pound, "Ancestors of Leland E. Pound", shows month, year, and place.
  14. [S71] Smith letter to Leland Pound, 28 Apr 1975, not seen, cited by Lee Pounds in family file -- "Frederick Goller and his wife Fredericka Goller are both buried in Springdale Cemetery here in Peoria."
  15. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 43, shows came from Baden about 1850.
  16. [S723] Frederich Goller household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows immigrated in 1854, and has been in US 46 years.
  17. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows name as Johann Friedrich Goller.
  18. [S749] Fredericka Goller, Standard Certificate of Death, shows name as Fred John Goller.
  19. [S37] Schureman, "Schureman," e-mail to author, 18 Mar 2001, shows name as Johann Gollar.
  20. [S749] Fredericka Goller, Standard Certificate of Death, shows lived in city 66 years.
  21. [S3468] Root's Peoria City Directory, 1861 pg 51.
  22. [S3468] Root's Peoria City Directory, 1865 pg 108; 1867 pg 85.
  23. [S788] Frederick Gulloch household, 1860 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as machinist.
  24. [S3468] Root's Peoria City Directory, 1861 pg 51, shows blacksmith; 1863 pg 87, shows lock maker; 1865 pg 108, shows whitesmith; 1867 pp 85 and 167, shows gunsmith; and 1875 pg 99, shows whitesmith.
  25. [S724] Fred Goller household, 1870 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as gunsmith.
  26. [S384] Frederic Goller household, 1880 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as white smith.
  27. [S7297] Frederick Gollar, Civil War Draft Registrations Records.
  28. [S3468] Root's Peoria City Directory, 1861 pp 51, 129; 1863 pp 87, 177; 1865 pp 108, 214; 1867 pp 85, 167; and 1868 pp 93, 182.
  29. [S3468] Root's Peoria City Directory, 1871 pg 104; 1872 pg 98; and 1873 pg 99.
  30. [S3469] Gould's Peoria City Directory, 1881 pg 114; 1882 pp 135, 326; 1884 pg 225; show him as employed by James Selby & Co.
  31. [S3468] Root's Peoria City Directory, 1871 pg 104.
  32. [S3468] Root's Peoria City Directory, 1873 pg 99, shows address as North es 3 s Armstrong av.; 1895 pg 99 and later show address.
  33. [S384] Frederic Goller household, 1880 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  34. [S3469] Gould's Peoria City Directory, 1881 pg 114, shows residence at Knoxville rd. nr. limits; 1882 pg 135 and 1884 pg 225 show address.
  35. [S3469] Gould's Peoria City Directory, 1885 pg 208.
  36. [S3469] Gould's Peoria City Directory, 1889 pg 210.
  37. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1894 pg 281 and 1895 pg 213 show occupation as whitesmith and gunsmith respectively; later editions who no occupation.
  38. [S71] Smith letter to Leland Pound, 28 Apr 1975, "My mother's mother, Mrs. Flora Goller Welty died in childbirth and Grandmother Fredericka Goller therefore had to raise her and was like a mother to her. My mother loved her grandmother very much. They used to get a kick out of her broken English and German accent."
  39. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1924 pp 470, 784, show Florence and John at same address as Fredericka.
  40. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1900 pg 261, 1901 pg 244, and 1902 pg 289, show residence at Kellogg av. cor. Waverly av.; 1903 pg 279 and later show address.
  41. [S66] Pound, Family File "POUNDA~1.FTW," 31 Jan 1999.
  42. [S788] Frederick Gulloch household, 1860 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  43. [S724] Fred Goller household, 1870 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  44. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 43.
  45. [S438] Emma Glabe, Certificate of Death.
  46. [S37] Schureman, "Schureman," e-mail to author, 18 Mar 2001.
  47. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Charles F. Goller, citing FHL#1953321, rn 19596.