36 Facts About Frederick Trump


Frederick Trump was the patriarch of the Trump family and the paternal grandfather of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States.


In 1901, Frederick Trump returned to Kallstadt and married Elisabeth Christ.


Frederick Trump worked as a hotel manager and was beginning to acquire real estate in Queens when he died in the 1918 flu pandemic.


Friedrich Heinrich Frederick Trump was born in Kallstadt, Palatinate, then part of the Kingdom of Bavaria, to Christian Johannes Frederick Trump and Katharina Kober.


Frederick Trump's earliest known male ancestor is Johann Philipp Frederick Trump, who married Juliana Maria Rodenroth.


Johann Sebastian's son Johann Paul Frederick Trump was born in Bobenheim am Berg.


The first link to Kallstadt can be established for Johann Sebastian's grandson Johannes Frederick Trump who was born in Bobenheim am Berg and married in Kallstadt, where he died.


Frederick Trump worked seven days a week for two and a half years under barber Friedrich Lang.


Frederick Trump quickly discovered there was not enough business to earn a living.


Frederick Trump was approaching the age of eligibility for conscription to military service in the Imperial German Army.


In 1885, at age 16, Frederick Trump immigrated via Bremen, Germany, to the United States aboard the steamship Eider, departing on October 7 and arriving at the Castle Garden Immigrant Landing Depot in New York City on October 19.


Frederick Trump lived with his relatives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in a neighborhood with many Palatine German immigrants, at 76 Forsyth Street.


In 1891, Frederick Trump moved to Seattle, in the newly admitted US state of Washington.


In 1892, Frederick Trump became a US citizen and voted in Washington's first presidential election.


On February 14,1894, Frederick Trump sold the Dairy Restaurant, and in March, he moved to the emerging mining town of Monte Cristo, Washington in Snohomish County north of Seattle.


In Monte Cristo, Frederick Trump chose a plot of land near the later train station that he wanted to build a hotel on, but could not afford the $1,000-per-acre fee to purchase it.


Frederick Trump never tried to mine gold on the land.


Frederick Trump suffered both from a shortage of workers and reduced business, although he had been one of the few people to make money in Monte Cristo.


Frederick Trump prepared for the bubble burst by funding two miners in the Yukon, Canada in exchange for them staking a claim for him.


Frederick Trump sold off most of his property in Monte Cristo a few weeks later and moved back to Seattle.


In Seattle, Frederick Trump opened a new restaurant at 207 Cherry Street.


Frederick Trump bought all the necessary supplies, sold off his remaining properties in Monte Cristo and Seattle, and transferred his 40 acres in the Pine Lake Plateau to his sister Louise.


Frederick Trump likely travelled the White Pass route, which included the notorious "Dead Horse trail", so named because drivers whipped animals of transport until they dropped dead on the trail and were left to decompose.


Frederick Trump founded the White Horse Restaurant and Inn in White Horse.


In light of this impending threat to his business operation, Frederick Trump sold his share of the restaurant to Levin and left the Yukon.


Frederick Trump returned to Kallstadt in 1901 as a wealthy man.


Frederick Trump's mother disapproved of Christ because she considered her family to be of a lower social class.


In New York, Frederick Trump found work as a barber and a restaurant and hotel manager.


In May 1904, when Frederick Trump applied in New York for a US passport to travel with his wife and his daughter, he listed his profession as "hotelkeeper".


In February 1905, a royal decree was issued ordering Frederick Trump to leave within eight weeks due to having emigrated to evade military service and failing to register his departure with the authorities.


For several months, Frederick Trump petitioned the government to allow him to stay but he was unsuccessful.


In 1908, Frederick Trump bought real estate on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven.


Frederick Trump worked as a hotel manager at the Medallion Hotel on 6th Avenue and 23rd Street.


Frederick Trump intended to continue buying more land, but during World War I he kept a low profile because of the pervasive anti-German sentiment in the US due to the war.


An early recorded appearance of the name "Frederick Trump" appears 25 years later in the 1910 United States census records.


The fact-checking website Snopes presents sources showing the family name was once "Drumpf" and showing the aforementioned contradictory reporting of Blair's opinion on whether Frederick Trump first used "Drumpf" but showing that neither Donald Trump nor his father ever had the surname Drumpf.