My family has been living in Sandusky, Ohio for going on
seven generations now.
My mother Anita Gundlach Feick did a great deal of work to research the family
tree/ genealogy. Almost all of the information on this website is from her work. She
self-published a hard cover 489-page book - Building America, A History of
the Family Feick (Feik-Fike).
Mom not only researched my father's
family all the way back to 1564-1630 - Hans Veick
but she researched branches of the family. We had a nice family reunion one
summer at Put-in-Bay with the New York Feicks. Mom also traveled to Germany and
England and visited some Feicks there. The Feick farm in Steinau, Germany still
had the three trees that were
planted by three of the older children of Johann
Philip Feick before they emigrated to the United States.
I love getting e-mails from other
Feicks; we are related somehow....
If you are a Feick and would like a copy of her book, there are still a few
copies left. It is a nice hardcopy book. If you would like to buy copy,
send me an email that I will forward to my sister.
Barbara Jane Feick Gregory
New: Found the patent for the "Feick Easiest Way Washing Machine". Not
invented by a Feick but the Feicks were involved with the manufacture.
Thomas Edwin Unks of Sandusky
Ohio applied for the patent June 8, 1915.
John Phillip "Frick" is a witness but the search gave it as Feick.
Could be that whoever typed the patent misspelled Feick.
But the next question is
which Feick signed the patent? The patent was issued in 1915 but John
Phillip Feick died in 1907...
5/24/2009 - I think John A. Feick probably
signed the patent because for years we had a pile of the
washing machines in the warehouse. The only thing I remember in the
boxes was a wooden, three-legged stool which I suspect was the agitator. Ed
may know more about them. I think we probably hauled them all to the dump.
- Uncle Tom