From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 472
Frederick Gade, one of the earliest German settlers of southern Reedsburg, was a native of Hanover, Germany, where he married Dorothea Schroder; they, coming to Reedsburg in 1859, were the founders of the Gade family in this community. They located on a farm in the extreme south of the township, where they found a log house, evidence of an earlier inhabitant; but the dwelling was so crude that the family soon built a new house. On that farm the children were born, namely William, Louise, Matilda and Marie. William married Dorothea Hiene and occupied the home place which he still owns and latter being a daughter of Walter Fish of Winfield; Matilda Gade married which is now occupied by his son and wife, Walter and Edna (Fish) Gade, the William Soltwedel, of Westfield. Louise Gade married Henry Harms of Westfield, Henry being a son of Frederick Harms.
Frederick Harms, a German immigrant of about 1870, settled on a farm on the Westfield-Reedsburg boundary line. He was married in Germany to Louise Bodenstab, and their five children, Henry, William, Dorothea, Frederick, and Catherine, were born there. Henry, who married Louise Gade, purchased his father's farm in later years, where he resided and which he still owns.
Henry and Louise (Gade) Harms had eight children: Frederick married Martha Hartig, and resided in Westfield; William married Elsie Goetsch, a resident of north Westfield; Mary, wife of Walter Goetsch, a farmer in the town of Washington; Henry married Amanda Peters, and residing in the northwest corner of Washington; Dorothea, wife of Albert Koenecke, a farmer on Babb's Prairie, town of Reedsburg; Ludwig married Emma Roewer, living in Westfield, and on the Harms farm; Ernest, married Loraine Zimmerman, of Loganville, and resides in that village, and Lydia, wife of Paul Meyer of Westfield; they occupy the Fred Meyer, his father's homestead.
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