Father's Name: Mathias Freilinger

Mother's Name: Carrie Mosier

FHL Film Number: 1451890

Ancestry.com. Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947

A. F. White, of DeSmet, South Dakota, with his wife, a daughter of the late Matt Frielinger, attended the

Frielinger funeral in Algona last week. All of the children were present but Barney, who was unable to

come from his home in New Mexico. Chas. F. Frielinger came from Waite Park, Minnesota, and the other

boys were already here. The children of Mr. Frielinger wish the Upper Des Moines Republican to extend

their thanks to the friends who rendered assistance and sympathy in their time of sorrow.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 8 September 1915, page 4

It is reported that Barney Devine is quite ill from complaints incident to great age. He is past 90 years old.

--Kossuth County Advance, 22 September 1915, page 5

Barney Devine is reported ill at the Devine home in the south part of town. He is past 90 years of age but

has always been a healthy man and strong intellectually.

--Algona Courier, 24 September 1915, page 1

Barney Devine, who is upwards of ninety years of age, is quite ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs.

Carrel, in Algona. Mr. Devine is one of our best known surviving pioneers and his many old friends

are anxious about the state of his health.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 29 September 1915, page 5

Matt Freilinger made this office a pleasant visit last Friday. Mr. Freilinger formerly lived west of Bancroft

in Seneca, but for the past eight years has been living at Estancia, New Mexico. At present he is staying at

the home of his brother Peter near Livermore. Mr. Freilinger still owns about 200 acres of land in this

county and says Iowa has them all beaten in every way.

--Algona Upper Des Moines, 5 November 1915, page 5


Peter Lenertz, of the Barney Devine farm southwest of Irvington, has lived five years on this farm, and now

he has leased it for five years more. This speaks well for Mr. Lenertz as a farmer. A long term lease is

usually the best for both parties interested.

--Kossuth County Advance, 17 November 1915, page 9

Barney Devine has been quite ill for some weeks. Sunday morning he suffered a light paralytic stroke. He

has been failing since the first one came some months ago. He is about 90 years old.

--Kossuth County Advance, Wednesday, 17 November 1915, page 7

Mrs. J. W. McCowien was called to Algona Monday night by the serious illness of her father, Mr. Barney

Devine. Mr. Devine is well known throughout the county being one of the oldest settlers, and his many

friends will be grieved o learn of his serious condition.

--Bancroft Register, 18 November 1915


Born in Ireland in 1823--Came to Kossuth in Early Day--Was Considered Wealthiest Man in


Funeral Held Sunday Under Auspices of Masonic Lodge--Burial Made at Irvington.

For several months it has been known that Barney Devine, the pioneer and well known extensive

land owner of Kossuth county, was in a critical condition and that the end was near. He has been

living with his daughter in the south part of the city in the old home of John G. Smith. During the


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