Born: January 17, 1790, Kaltenthal, Germany.
Died: August 23, 1864, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany.
Johann was the son of Johann Michael Frech, a watchmaker and organ builder.
He became assistant master of the school at Degerloch at age 16. He afterward studied music under Justin Knecht and others.
In 1811, he settled at Esslingen as assistant in a school, and a year later became teacher and, then music director, in the seminary, and organist of the church in Esslingen.
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