Ignatz (Ignatius)Fried, born October 20,1848, and Mary Theresa Hagers (Hauggard?), his wife, born June 9, 1849,and both born in Germany or Austria. Ignatz and Theresa were married in the early 1870's. They came to Minnesota around 1875. They had eight children as far as we know, two of which were born in Germany or Austria and six in Minnesota.
John, born May 12, 1877 in Germany
Mary, born April 8, 1879 in Germany
Joe, born October 6, 1879 in Minnesota
Sophie Clara, born December 9, 1881 in Minnesota
August, born February 9, 1884
Annie, born August 29, 1887
William, born January 23, 1890
Edward, born April 29, 1895
Apparently the family lived in several counties in Minnesota before settling at Chippewa County, Crate Township, Clara City, Minnesota. Ignatz and his wife died there.
Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated, especially dealing with Sophie Clara, my grandmother. I've never been able to pinpoint her place of birth. Possible that church records might indicate some information. What is the name of the Catholic Church in Clara City?