Husband: Adam Fey (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9)
Born: 10 Feb 1827 in Prussia (10 11)
Married: 05 May 1872 in Madison, Dane Co, Wi (30 31)
Died: 04 Mar 1905 in Ableman, Sauk Co, WI (12)
Father: Johann Adam Fey
Mother: Anna Thomas
Spouses:
Wife: Johanna Reuter (14 15 16)
Born: 03 Feb 1838 in Prussia (17 18)
Died: 10 Apr 1922
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Emma Fey (19)
Born: 24 May 1873
Died: 04 Jan 1879
Spouses:
02 (M): Gustave Adolph Fey (20 21 22 23 24)
Born: 1874
Died: 25 Oct 1944 (25)
Spouses: Emma Krause
03 (M): Christoff Fey (26)
Born: about 1875 in Wisconsin
Died:
Spouses:
04 (F): Edith Fey (27)
Born: 14 Jul 1877
Died: 16 Jan 1879
Spouses:
05 (M): Maxemilian Fey (28 29)
Born: 13 Feb 1880
Died: 10 May 1887
Spouses:
Additional Information

Adam Fey:

Cause of Death: hernia, old age

Buried: St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sauk Co., WI 13

Notes:

from "The Fey Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens - 2013
Adam Fey (1827 Prussia – 1905 Ableman, Wisconsin) married Johanna Reuter. In 1880 the Wisconsin State Historical Society published A History of Sauk County. This is what they wrote about this Adam Fey:

"Adam Fey, Merchant, Ableman, son of Adam and Anna (Thomas) Fey; born in Holtzhousen, Prussia, Feb. 10, 1827; lived in Prussia till 1854, when he moved to Iowa, where he remained till he came to Wisconsin in 1855, locating in the town of Troy, Sauk County, where he was engaged in farming for four years; in 1869, he moved to Spring Green, and opened a general store, and in 1871, removed to Ableman, where he now resides; he is dealing in general merchandise, and has a large, well-stocked store in company with L. Goedecke. He was married at Madison, Wis., May 5, 1872 to Hannah Rueder, daughter of Adolph Rueder; have had two boys - Adolph and one unnamed.”

The boy unnamed would have been Maxemilian. It appears neither he nor five others of their children survived to adulthood. On the 1910 census his mother, Johanna Fey, reports she has given birth to six children and only one survived. That one was Gustave Adolph. He continued his father's business as a merchant in Ableman, Wisconsin and must have done quite well with it. The 1930 census shows him to be the owner of a $15,000 home with two radios! A lot of wealth for that time.

Johanna Reuter:

Buried: St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (Rock Springs Village Cemetery) (Ableman Village Cemetery), Sauk Co., WI

Notes:

It is probable that August Reuter (husband of Elizabeth Fey b. 1834) and Johanna Reuter (wife of Adam Fey b. 1827) are brother and sister.

(01) Emma Fey:

Buried: St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, (Rock Springs Village Cemetery) (Ableman Village Cemetery) Sauk Co., WI

Notes:

Andrae calls this child Ammal J.

(04) Edith Fey:

Buried: St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, (Rock Springs Village Cemetery) (Ableman Village Cemetery), Sauk Co., WI

(05) Maxemilian Fey:

Buried: St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (Rock Springs Village Cemetery) (Ableman Village Cemetery), Sauk Co., WI

Footnotes
  1. Wintermantle, Minnie, note.

    Matilda Fey

    daughter of Adam Fey and Anna Thomas Fey
    Born in Westphalia, Prussia May 2, 1845
    She was the youngest of nine children:
    Adam
    John
    Carl
    Katherine
    Caroline
    Anna
    Elizabeth
    Charlotte
    Matilda
    Her mother died of TB when Matilda was 3 years of age.
    At the age of nine she, and the family came to America and settled in Wisconsin.
    When she was twenty years old she was married to Christian Wintermantel.
    For a time they lived in Ackley, Iowa, then in 1883 the family came to Oregon.
    They lived near Jefferson and in 1891 moved to the Canby district.
    In 1899 she was married to William Druschell.
    She died July 2, 1922 at the age of 77, and was buried in Canby cemetery.

  2. edited by Glazier and Filby, Germans to America.
  3. Census, Federal - 1860 - Sauk Co., WI, Troy Twsp, p. 111.
    (9 Aug 1860)

    Name: Adam Fey
    Age in 1860: 60
    Birth Year: abt 1800
    Birthplace: Preußen
    Home in 1860: Troy, Sauk, Wisconsin
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Sauk City
    Occupation: farmer
    Value of real estate: 1500
    Personal estate: 200
    Household Members: Name Age
    Adam Fey 60
    Charlotte Fey 16
    Matilde Fey 15
    Adam Fey 33
    Charles Fey 20

  4. Wisconsin Deaths 1820 -1907, Vol2, p.213, reel #121, Image 1544.
  5. History of Sauk County, Wisconsin (Chicago: Western Historic Company, published 1880), p. 781.
    (1880)

    Adam Fey, Merchant, Ableman, son of Adam and Anna (Thomas) Fey; born in Holtzhousen, Prussia, Feb. 10, 1827; lived in Prussia till 1854, when he moved to Iowa, where he remained till he came to Wisconsin in 1855, locating in the town of Troy, Sauk County, where he was engaged in farming for four years; in 1869, he moved to Spring Green, and opened a general store, and in 1871, removed to Ableman, where he now resides; he is dealing in general merchandise, and has a large, well-stocked store in company with L. Goedecke. He was married at Madison, Wis., May 5, 1872 to Hannah Rueder, daughter of Adolph Rueder; have had two boys - Adolph and one unnamed.

  6. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, Wi., town of Excelsior.

    Name: Adam Fay
    [Adam Fey]
    Home in 1880: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin
    Age: 53
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: Prussia
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's Name: Jenne Fay
    Father's Name: Adam Fay
    Father's birthplace: Prussia
    Mother's birthplace: Prussia
    Occupation: Merchant
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Household Members: Name Age
    Adam Fay 53
    Jenne Fay 43
    Christoff Fay 5
    George Fay 3m
    Carlotta Fay 35 sister dressmaker
    Adam Fay 79 merchant

  7. Wisconsin Death Certificate.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Census, Federal - 1900 - Sauk Co, WI, Excelsior, Ancestry p. 4.

    Line 71 Dwelling number 37 Family # 38

    Fey, Adam head b. feb 1827 age 73 m 28 yrs Ger Ger Ger imm:1854/ in US46 Yrs/merchant/ owns home free
    Johanna wife feb 1838 62 28 Ger Ger Ger

  10. Ibid., Ancestry p. 4.

    Line 71 Dwelling number 37 Family # 38

    Fey, Adam head b. feb 1827 age 73 m 28 yrs Ger Ger Ger imm:1854/ in US46 Yrs/merchant/ owns home free
    Johanna wife feb 1838 62 28 Ger Ger Ger

  11. compiled by Kathy Waddell, St John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (found at: http://www.interment.net/data/us/wi/sauk/stjohn/rockspring_ag.htm).
  12. Wisconsin Death Certificate, vol 2; p. 213.
  13. compiled by Kathy Waddell, St John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (found at: http://www.interment.net/data/us/wi/sauk/stjohn/rockspring_ag.htm).
  14. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, Wi., town of Excelsior, # 1255446, NA film # T9-1446, p. 85A.

    Name: Jenne Fay
    [Jenne Fey]
    Home in 1880: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin
    Age: 43
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
    Birthplace: Prussia
    Relation to Head of Household: Wife
    Spouse's Name: Adam Fay
    Father's birthplace: Prussia
    Mother's birthplace: Prussia

    Occupation: Keeping House
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Female

    Household Members: Name Age
    Adam Fay 53
    Jenne Fay 43
    Christoff Fay 5
    George Fay 3m
    Carlotta Fay 35
    Adam Fay 79

  15. Census, Federal - 1910 - Sauk Co, WI, Ableman Village, sheet 3A.

    Line 24 Elm St. Dwelling # 58 Family # 60

    Fey, Adolph head age 35 m 2 yrs WI Ger Ger Retail merchant of Dry goods/ owns home free
    Emma wife 29 m 2 yrs WI Ger OH 1 child born/1 living
    Adolph Jr. son 10/12 WI WI WI
    Johanna mother 72 Ger Ger Ger imm 1852/ 6 children born/1 living

  16. Census, Federal - 1900 - Sauk Co, WI, Excelsior, Ancestry p. 4.

    Line 71 Dwelling number 37 Family # 38

    Fey, Adam head b. feb 1827 age 73 m 28 yrs Ger Ger Ger imm:1854/ in US46 Yrs/merchant/ owns home free
    Johanna wife feb 1838 62 28 Ger Ger Ger

  17. Ibid., Ancestry p. 4.
  18. compiled by Kathy Waddell, St John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (found at: http://www.interment.net/data/us/wi/sauk/stjohn/rockspring_ag.htm).
  19. Maxwell Andrae <andrae27@yahoo.com>, Wintermantel, Fey - an Email.

    [The cemetery isting for this person was Emma L. J. Maxwell Andrae gave Ammal J. which would indicate male rather than femate.]

  20. Census, Federal - 1910 - Sauk Co, WI, Ableman Village, ED# 113, p. 3A.
    (18 Apr 1910)

    Line 24 Elm St. Dwelling # 58 Family # 60

    Fey, Adolph head age 35 m 2 yrs WI Ger Ger Retail merchant of Dry goods/ owns home free
    Emma wife 29 m 2 yrs WI Ger OH 1 child born/1 living
    Adolph Jr. son 10/12 WI WI WI
    Johanna mother 72 Ger Ger Ger imm 1852/ 6 children born/1 living

  21. Census, Federal - 1930 - Sauk Co, WI Excelsior, ED# 56; sheet 1A.
    (23 Apr 1930)

    Line 39 dwelling 14 Family 14

    Fay, Adolph G. owns home worth $15,000 2 Radios age 56 m at 33 WI Ger Ger occ: Manager general Store
    Emma wife 50 26 WI Ger OH
    Adolph G. Jr son 20 WI WI WI
    Thomas J. son 17 WI WI WI
    Adelaide J. dau 13 WI WI WI

  22. compiled by Kathy Waddell, St John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (found at: http://www.interment.net/data/us/wi/sauk/stjohn/rockspring_ag.htm).
  23. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, Wi., town of Excelsior.

    Name: George Fay
    [George Fey]
    Home in 1880: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin
    Age: 3m
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
    Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Relation to Head of Household: Son
    Father's Name: Adam Fay
    Father's birthplace: Prussia
    Mother's Name: Jenne Fay
    Mother's birthplace: Prussia
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Gender: Male

    Household Members: Name Age
    Adam Fay 53
    Jenne Fay 43
    Christoff Fay 5
    George Fay 3m
    Carlotta Fay 35
    Adam Fay 79

  24. Census, Federal 1940, Baraboo, Sauk, WI sheet 5A.

    County Trunk W Line 32 Home value $1500 own

    Alexander, Clinton Head age 29 4 yrs college Farmer
    Adelaide wife 23 1 yr college
    Fey, Adolph father-in-law 65 2 yrs HS widowed

  25. Maxwell Andrae <andrae27@yahoo.com>, Wintermantel, Fey - an Email.

    [Andrea added day and month to this record.]

  26. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, Wi., town of Excelsior, # 1255446, NA film # T9-1446, p. 85A.
    (22 Jun 1880)

    Name: Christoff Fay
    [Christoff Fey]
    Home in 1880: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin
    Age: 5
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
    Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Relation to Head of Household: Son
    Father's Name: Adam Fay
    Father's birthplace: Prussia
    Mother's Name: Jenne Fay
    Mother's birthplace: Prussia

    Marital Status: Single
    Race: White
    Gender: Male

    Household Members: Name Age
    Adam Fay 53
    Jenne Fay 43
    Christoff Fay 5
    George Fay 3m
    Carlotta Fay 35
    Adam Fay 79

    [Some researchers believe the Christoff listed in this census is actually Gustave Adolph who would have been about 5 in 1880 census]

  27. compiled by Kathy Waddell, St John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (found at: http://www.interment.net/data/us/wi/sauk/stjohn/rockspring_ag.htm).
  28. Ibid.
  29. Census, Federal - 1880 - Sauk Co, Wi., town of Excelsior, 1255446; NA film # T9-1446; p. 85A.
    (22 Jun 1880)

    [This must be the child listed as george on the 1880 census]

  30. Wisconsin index of Marriages before1907, vol 3, p 28.

    [On the index her name is spelled "Johauere"]

  31. Maxwell Andrae <andrae27@yahoo.com>, Wintermantel, Fey - an Email.

    [The city - "Madison" was added to the record by this source.]

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