Since there is some interest in the Rockne area, a notice was in the Smithville, Bastrop Co, TX newspaper 11/12/1998, concerning the death of Mrs. Frieda. I struggled with putting this on but the genealogist won out because of the amount of information it contained about her family tree and maybe yours. These are the names and relationships derived from the notice.
Funeral services were held for Mary Rathmann Frieda, 84, of Bastrop, formerly of Sacred Heart Parish Rockne on Saturday, November 7, at 10am. Internment was held in Sacred Heart Cemetery Rockne.
Nathan Frerich and Heather Frerich, great niece and nephew. Grandchildren, Cass and Renee Rathmann of Gonzalez & Tennille Rathmann. Nephews, Eugene F. Goertz and Alvin M. Frerich of Rockne; Leroy Beck of Bastrop; Verlin Frerich of San Antonio; Louis Frerich, Jr of Pin Oak. Great nephew, Mike Hilbig of Rockne. Husband of nine years, Ira Frieda of Bastrop. Sons and spouses; Burl Rathmann of Houston; Johnny Paul Rathmann and wife Linda of Gonzalez, Verlin Rathmann and wife Glendine, and James Rathmann and wife Janet, one brother, Alvin J (Sonny) Frerich; two sisters, Ella Beck of San Antonio and Gertrude Beck of Bastrop; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Monroe Rathmann, who passed away in 1973; two daughters, Burnell Fiebrich who died in 1992, and Barbara Lester in 1987; a grandson, Howard Fiebrich in 1977; and granddaughter Kerri Jo Lester in 1987; two sisters, Lena Hilbig and Katie Goertz; and three brothers, Johnny Frerich, Louis Frerich, and August Frerich.
Freida, the eighth of nine children of John and Sophie Behring Frerich, was born in the Rockne comunity on March 30, 1914. She married Monroe Rathmann on October 16, 1934. They lived in the Highgrove Community all of their married life and engaged in farming and ranching and raising cattle. Monroe passed away in 1973 and she married Ira Frieda in 1989.