F. ALFRICK, blacksmith, Joliet: born in Germany Feb. 20, 1837, where he lived and attended school constantly until 15 years of age, when he engaged in farming three years; he emigrated to America when 18 years of age, landing in New York Nov. 27, 1854; from there he went to Picton, C. W., where he learned the blacksmith trade, working at the same for a period of ten years; he emigrated to Joliet, Ill., in November, 1865, and engaged at his trade, which business he has since successfully followed; he owns his place of business and other real estate upon Bluff St., and has a fine residence upon Broadway, which he erected in 1875; all of the above he has accumulated by his own hard labor, strict integrity and industry. He married March, 1860, Jane STORM; she was a native of Scotland; they had five children by this union, viz., Robert L., Isabella R., Emma, Maggie, and Frederick. Mrs. ALFRICK died. Mr. ALFRICK again married to Susan KLUTH; she was born in Chicago Oct. 6, 1849.

Source: History of Will County, Illinois; Chicago: Wm LeBaron Jr & Co, 186 Dearborn Street, 1878.