Theresia Fritscher Ulrich and Family
Theresia Fritscher, born May 31, 1826 in Kaltenlautsch, Moravia Austria, was the daughter of Anton and Theresia Reha Fritscher. She married Edward Johann Ulrich in Austria on February 13, 1849. He had been born in Kaltenlautsch, Moravia, Austria on January 13, 1823 to parents Johannes and Anna (Winkler) Ulrich. He apparently died prior to the family's voyage to the United States in 1880 or 1882. The passenger list for their voyage has not yet been found. Theresia and her children made the trip alone and settled near their extended family in Southwestern Minnesota. They were living in Belfast township in Murray County, Minnesota as recorded in the 1885 and 1895 Minnesota censuses. When Theresia's brother, Joseph Eugene Fritscher, immigrated to Minnesota in 1885, he and his family lived the first month with Theresia and her family.
In 1895, Theresia died in Murray County, and is buried at St. Gabriel Catholic Cemetery at Fulda, Minnesota. Johann and Theresia Fritscher Ulrich had five sons all of whom were born in Kaltenlautsch, Moravia, Austria. They were:
Edward Ulrich, born December 1855
Adolph Ulrich, born about 1859
John Blasius Ulrich, born March 1, 1861
Anton Ulrich, born December 31, 1864
Bernard Gregor Ulrich, born May 25, 1868.
A few years after their mother, Theresia, died the sons moved to North Dakota and farmed there for many years.
John and Anton remained bachelors and can be found living near their brothers.
Land records can be found for Bernard, John and Anton and for Emma, the daughter of Adolph, in Grant / Morton County, North Dakota. Their land was all in township 135, Range 88, Section 20. In April of 1917, Grant County was created out of a portion of Morton County, North Dakota. Land transactions were dated August 7, 1911, July 14, 1916 for Anton and Bernard, and August 7, 1911 and November 26, 1915 for John. Since they were recorded on the census living on their land in 1910, they had obviously worked very hard and managed to improve the land sufficiently by 1911 to get the homestead land patent.
Edward married Magdalene and they had seven children: John, Elizabeth, Mary, Susie, Anna, Magdalene and Joseph, and remained in Minnesota.
Adolph married Mary and they had seven children.
Bernard married Elizabeth Louise ( her last name is unknown) and they had nine children. See the census listings below.
Other Ulrich families can be found in North Dakota, but they appear to be among the Germans from Russia who came to settle in North and South Dakota, and do not appear to be closely related to our Ulrich families.
1900 Census Records
Minnesota, Morrison County, Pierz Township, Township 41 Range 29, ED 107, Page 8B
Ulrich, Edward head Dec 1855 44 mar.12 yrs Austr Aust Aust immigr 1880
Mechdalene wife May 1865 35 5chil/5 liv Aust Aust Aust immigr 1885
John son Aug 1887 12 MN
Elisabeth dau Oct 1889 10 MN
Mary dau Oct 1891 8 MN
Suise dau Jan 1894 6 MN
Anna dau Aug 1896 3 MN
1900 Census Records
Minnesota, Morrison County, Pierz Township, Township 41 Range 29, ED 107, Page 9B
Ulrich, Bernard head Aug 1868 31 mar.9 yrs Austr Aust Aust immigr 1882
Elizabeth wife Jan 1871 28 6 childr/5liv Austr Aust Aust immigr 1875
Bernard son Jun 1891 9 MN “ “
Albert son Dec 1893 6 MN “ “
Louis son Oct 1895 4 MN “ “
Anna dau. Aug 1892 2 MN “ “
Anton brother Aug 1866 33 farm labor Aust Aust Aust immigr 1882
Ulrich, John head Dec 1864 35 farmer Aust Aust Aust immigr 1882
North Dakota, Morton, ED #128, page 227B - Township 135, Range 88.
Ulrich, John Bachelor age 46 Austria, farmer, 1880 NA, Family #25/24 [ b. ~1864 ]
Ulrich, Anton Bachelor age 44 Austria, farmer, 1880 NA, Family #26,25 [ b.~1866 ]
Ulrich, Bernhard Head 41 Austria married 18 yrs., 1880 NA, Family #27/26 [b. ~1869 ]
Louisa Wife 39 Austria married 18 yrs, 9 childr./ 9 living
Bernhard Son 17 MN
Albert Son 15 MN
Louis Son 13 MN
Anna Dau 11 MN
Willie Son 9 MN
Although the Bernard Ulrich family would have include at least three more children by 1910, I have been unable to find them anywhere on the census records in either Minnesota or North Dakota. In 1920, the entire family is enumerated correctly still living in Morton County, North Dakota, Township 135, Range 88.
North Dakota, Morton, ED #128, page 232B - Township 135, Range 88.
Ulrich, Adolph Head 51 Austria, married 26 yrs. farmer 1880 NA Family # 97/101 [b.~1859 ]
Mary Wife 47 Austria, married 26yrs. 7 children/7 living 1870
Emma Dau 25 MN
Adolph Son 20 MN
John Son 18 MN
Anna Dau 14 MN
Frank Son 11 MN
Minnesota, Stevens County, Donnelly Township, ED #149 ,page 135B
Ulrich, Edward Head 55 Austria mar. 24 yrs. Farmer 1880 NA [ b ~1855 ]
Magdelena Wife 45 Austria mar. 24 yrs, 7childr./7Living [ b. ~1865 ]
John Son 20 MN Laborer
Mary Dau 17 MN
Suise Dau 16 MN
Annie Dau 12 MN
Magdelena Dau 9 MN
Jo Son 4 MN