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Fredrick Harney (1846 - 1911)

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Fredrick Harney
Born in Germany/Austriamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of , [private son (1870s - unknown)], and
Died in Hobart, Lake, Indianamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Sep 2010
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Alternate Names

Within records, Fredrick Harney has various spellings. Being from Germany, it can be guessed/assumed that his original name was Friedrich. He has been found in records as Frederick, Fredrick, Friedrich, and Fred. Harney has been spelled as Harney or Horney or Horni or Hanny or Harvey.


Fredrick Harney was born around November 1846 in Germany.

Immigration: Arrival Date

Fredrick is found on New York passenger lists as traveling on the Hammonia (ship) into New York City, with an arrival date of 28 Mar 1872. However, according to the Naturalization Index for Illinois (Northern District), Fredrick lists his date of immigration as 15 Mar 1872.

Marriage to Margaret Steinmetz

Fredrick married Margaretha (Margaret) Steinmetz on 15 Jan 1876 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Margaretha's maiden name is Becker.

1880 Census

Fredrick was listed on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census in Hobart, Lake County, Indiana.

  • Fredrick Harney (Head)- Age 35, birthplace: Austria, Occupation: Blacksmith
  • Margaret Harney (Wife)-
  • Mary Harney (Daughter)
  • Frank Harney (Son)
  • Edward Harney (Son)
  • Fredrick Harney (Son)

Living next door to the family is George Becker (Grandfather). I believe that this man is the father of Margaret Steinmetz.


Friedrich Harney is found on the Hamburg, Germany passenger list traveling to Canada on 13 Mar 1895.

1900 Census

Fredrick is listed on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census in Hobart, Lake, Indiana. He is listed as a widower. His birth date is given as Nov 1846 and his year of immigration is listed as 1872. He is also listed as naturalized.

  • Fred Harney (son)
  • May Hemstreet (daughter)
  • William J Hemstreet (grandson)
  • Frank A Hemstreet (grandson)
  • Margaruitte Hemstreet (granddaughter)
  • Fredrick E Hemstreet (grandson)
  • M.T Hemstreet (son-in-law)

Marriage to Lizzie E Hough

Fredrick married Lizzie E. Hough on 6 Nov 1901 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.


  • 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Lake County, Indiana, population schedule, Hobart Township, enumeration district (ED) ED 29 (handwritten), Sheet 12 (handwritten) B (stamped), House: 245, Family: 248, Fred Harney; digital images, ( : accessed 2 February 2018); NARA.
  • 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Lake County, Indiana, population schedule, Hobart Township, enumeration district (ED) ED 67 (handwritten), Pg. 32 (handwritten), Dwelling 342, Family 342, Fredrick Hanny; digital images, ( : accessed 2 February 2018); Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C..
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS], "New FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 July 2011), Friedrich Harney of Lake County, Indiana marrying Margareta Steinmetz of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; submission Film Number: 1030096, Digital Film Number: 4270368, Image Number: 200
  • "Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950," index & digital images, FamilySearch, FamilySearch ( : 14 Mar 2013 accessed), Frederick Harney.
  • Ancestry, "New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," digital images, ( : accessed 29 March 2015), entry for Friedric Harvey/Harney on the Hammonia, arriving on 28 Mar 1872; Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriing at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36, National Archives at Washington, D.C. Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957 Microfilm Publication T715. Supplemental Manifests of Alien Passengers and Crew Members Who Arrived on Vessells at New York, New York, Who Were Inspected for Admission, and Related Index, compiled 1887-1952, Microfilm Publication A3461.
  • FamilySearch, "Illinois, Cook County Marriage, 1871-1920," Database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 March 2013), entry for Frederick Harney and Lizzie E. Hough

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