"Speak Lord for thy servant heareth."--Samuel.
Fred Fritz Flueckinger, emigrated to America, Mar. 14, 1883; located at Amazonia, near St. Joe, in Andrew county, Mo. He was a native of Hutwyl in Canton Berne, northwest part of Switzerland. He was born in 1845 and in 1869 married there Maria Sheidregger. They were farmers and members of the Reformed church.
John Flueckinger, grandfather of Fred, born 1785, lived and died in the membership of the same church at Hutwyl. Jacob Flueckinger, son of John and father of Fred Fritz, was born in 1815, was a silk weaver, lived at Hutwyl and was also a member of the same Reformed church. This German form of the name, Flueckinger, is found so early in the records of the Reformed church at Hutwyl as to suggest a very early settlement there of one or more families, soon after the Germans began to invade and occupy that portion of Switzerland.
Fred and Maria were the parents of six children, five of whom, Fritz, Emma, Alfred, Freda and John, were born at Hutwyl, and in 1883 accompanied their parents to Amazonia, Mo. Carl, the youngest, was born in Andrew county, Mo., and pursued an education that fitted him for the ministry of the Reformed church.
Source: The History and Genealogy of the Flickinger Families in the United States of America, by Robert Elliot Flickinger, 1927
Submitted: Monica Schirmer Eshelman