Theodore S. Frey, Treasurer of Newaygo County, resident at Newaygo, was born in Crawford Co., Pa., Jan. 26, 1835. He is a son of Simeon and Mary (Lewis) Frey. His father is of German descent, and was born June 1813, on the same farm he now occupies, in Crawford Co., Pa. The mother was born in the same county, of Welsh parentage.
At the age of 22, Frey bought a farm of 50 acres in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, where he resided until
1867, when he removed to Ensley Township, Newaygo County, and located on a farm which he had obtained in exchange for the property named. He remained a resident of Ensley until January, 1883, when he was elected County Treasurer. He removed to Newaygo in April, 1883, and bought the residence he now occupies.
He was married at Lineville, Pa., April 2, 1857, to Rachel V., daughter of Smith and Mary Line, born in Lineville, Aug. 23. 1836. Of their marriage four children have been born: Alton S., Simeon Wilber, Mary L. and Flora Adella.
At the age of 18 Mr. Frey attended the Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and took a course of theological study. After completing his preparation for the ministry he was ordained at Youngstown, Ohio, and has continued the labors of a preacher, either local or circuit, ever since, in addition to his duties as a farmer and in his public capacities. After coming to Ensley he was received into the M. E. Conference, with which he was connected six years. He has been engaged in ministerial work most of the time since he came to Newaygo.