January 17, 1790, Kaltenthal, Germany.

August 23, 1864, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany.

Johann’s father was Johann Michael Frech, a watchmaker and organ builder. Johann the younger became assistant master of the school at Degerloch at age 16. He afterwards 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 afterwards music director in the seminary, and organist of the church in Esslingen.

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