Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
FRIEDRICH STOLP resides nine
miles west of Sprague, on Crab creek. He owns nine hundred and sixty
acres of land, one section of which is raising wheat. He has a beautiful
spring, that supplies water for the premises, and various other improvements
that are needed for comfort and convenience on the farm. He is one
of the wealthy men of the section and has gained his property entirely
since coming to the Big Bend country.
Friedrich Stolp was born in Prussia, Germany,
on January 3, 1848, the son of Christian and Eva (Bloom) Stolp, natives
of Prussia, Germany. The father died in 1885 in the same place where
he was born. The mother died in 1871. Friedrich was well educated
in the schools of his native country and in 1871, he sailed from Bremen
to New York and thence went to Canada. There he wrought on the farm
until 1885 in which year he journeyed to California and did mining until
the spring of 1893 when he came to Washington and traded for the relinquishment
where he now lives. He has remained in the same place ever since,
adding to his estate by purchase until he has a large and valuable farm.
In 1876, Mr. Stolp married Miss Sophia Seidling,
a native of Canada. Her father died in 1868. To this union
the following named children have been born, John, Edward, Frederick, Jr.,
Charles, Edwin, Henry, Frank, Ida and Rosie. Mr. and Mrs. Stolp are
members of the German Lutheran church and are highly respected in the neighborhood.
In addition to his farm, Mr. Stolp has a fine band of cattle and is one
of the progressive and up-to-date men of the county.