Adolph and Frieda – The Palisch’s

Frieda Ida Mathilde Jungclaus, if she was still alive, would be celebrating a special birthday today. She was born on February 25, 1898, making today her 125th birthday. Frieda was the daughter of Herman and Elizabeth (Weber) Jungclaus. A post was written about Frieda’s parents called Ridge Romance Repeat. Frieda’s baptism took place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. We can take a look at an image of her baptism record below.

Frieda Jungclaus baptism record – Immanuel, Altenburg, MO

When the 1900 census was taken, we find Frieda at the age of 2. The German Family Tree lists Frieda as child #5 of 8 in this Jungclaus family, but 3 children had been born before 1900 only to die as infants, so we see only 3 children in this household in 1900. Frieda’s father was a farmer in the Brazeau Township.

1900 census – Brazeau Township, MO

The Jungclaus’s were a family living on The Ridge. The map below displays where the Jungclaus farm was located on The Ridge. You can also see some neighbor farms owned by some Weber’s. Frieda’s parents, as pointed out in the title of their story noted before, was a result of a romance that took place between two neighbors on The Ridge.

Herman Jungclaus land map – 1915

Next, we find Frieda in the 1910 census at the age of 12. One of Frieda’s older brothers, Herman, was not listed in this entry. We find him living with their neighbor, Herman Weber, and working as a farm hand when this year’s census was taken. Also, another baby had been born in 1902, but had died in 1908, so that son never shows up in a census entry.

1910 census – Brazeau Township, MO

Frieda Jungclaus was confirmed in 1911, and I believe the photo shown below is her confirmation photo.

Frieda Jungclaus confirmation

Another photo was taken of the Jungclaus siblings when Frieda was confirmed. You can see that Frieda is wearing the same dress, the same flowers, and the same bow in her hair.

Jungclaus siblings

Frieda would get married before the next census, so we will now take a look at the man who would become her husband. His name was Adolph Christian Palisch, who was born on January 23, 1895. Adolph was the son of Oswald and Paulina (Petzoldt) Palisch. A previous post was also written about Adolph’s parents titled, Palisch-Petzoldt Premier Pedigree. Adolph is another child who was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. His baptism record is displayed here.

Adolph Palisch baptism record – Immanuel, Altenburg, MO

Adolph is found at the age of 5 in the 1900 census. The GFT lists Adolph as child #2 out of 5 in his Palisch family. He was also the oldest son. His father was a farmer in the Brazeau Township.

1900 census – Brazeau Township, MO

On the plat map below, we can see that the Palisch farm was located south of Altenburg, north of the Apple Creek and west of the Mississippi River.

Oswald Palisch land map – 1915

In the 1910 census, Adolph was a teenager who was working on his father’s farm.

1910 census – Brazeau Township, MO

In 1917, Adolph had a World War I draft registration completed.

Adolph Palisch – WWI draft registration

Adolph Palisch married Frieda Jungclaus on February 16, 1919. As you likely expected, this wedding took place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. The church record for this event is pictured below in two images.

Palisch/Jungclaus marriage record – Immanuel, Altenburg, MO

We can also take a look at this couple’s marriage license.

Palisch/Jungclaus marriage license

The wedding photo for this pair is shown below.

Palisch/Jungclaus wedding

Just a matter of months after this wedding, Adolph’s father sold him part of his farmland. This article appeared in the Perry County Republican toward the end of 1919.

Adolph Palisch – 1919 PCR article

Adolph and Frieda had 6 children. When the 1920 census was taken, we find their first child as an infant.

1920 census – Brazeau Township, MO

In 1925, the Tri-state Tornado, the deadliest tornado in American history, went through Perry County and was especially destructive on The Ridge. Jungclaus and Weber places, along with the nearby Ridge School, fell prey to this horrific storm. Adolph and Frieda likely spent plenty of time helping clean up the damage that was done to farm places belonging to members of Frieda’s family.

Next, we find the Palisch household in the 1930 census in which we find 5 of their 6 children. Their last child was born later that year. Right above Adolph’s household, you will see his parents’ family, which included Rudolph Palisch’s family. Rudolph was Adolph’s younger brother.

1930 census – Brazeau Township, MO

When the 1940 census was taken, we still see 5 children. The last child born to the Palisch couple died when she was just 6 months old.

1940 census – Brazeau Township, MO

In 1942, Adolph was required to complete a World War II draft card.

Adolph Palisch – WWII draft card

The last census we can view including the Palisch’s is the one taken in 1950. Adolph and Frieda were both in their 50’s. Two sons were helping their father on his farm.

1950 census – Brazeau Township, MO

I have been told that when my Uncle Arnold Schmidt moved to Jackson, Missouri (probably around 1960), he sold his house to Adolph and Frieda. I have fond memories of visiting Uncle Arnold and Aunt Esther and several of my cousins when they lived in that house. It is located practically across the road from where my present-day house, which once belonged to my Uncle Herb Schmidt, is located. That house which was once purchased by Adolph is shown below.

Adolph Palisch – Altenburg house

Frieda Palisch died in 1978 at the age of 80; Adolph Palisch died in 1984 at the age of 89. These two are buried together in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Altenburg.

Adolph and Frieda Palisch gravestone – Immanuel, Altenburg, MO

During my time researching this story, I noticed that Adolph not only had a wife named Frieda, he also had a sister with that name. That sister married Theobald Weber. If you recall, Frieda Jungclaus’s mother’s maiden name was Weber. Theobald, who married Frieda Palisch, was actually the cousin of the Frieda Palisch in this story. I guess that might be a story I write on this blog someday.

By the way, today is also the birthday of Herman Kranawetter, whose story was told 2 days ago because I mistakenly thought he was born on the 23rd. So, we wish him a Happy Birthday today, also.

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