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Helena BORN

Female 1837 - 1909  (72 years)


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  • Name Helena BORN 
    Born 10 May 1837  Fischau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History One source states she was born in Landskrone, which must be incorrect since Landskrone wasn't established until 1839.
    Obituary - Sunday, the 27th of June, the family received the unexpected message by telephones that their mother, widow of David Thiessen, died suddenly around half past 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Helena Born Thiessen was already sickly for a while and then her son, David D. Thiessen died suddenly on the 19th. Mrs Helena Born Thiessen became still weaker. Mrs. Thiessen’s daughter Lena, married to Peter Wiens, lived with her. Jacob F. Thiessen, and their daughter, stayed at home from church till noon; while they all sat at the table. The mother said "I am getting so bad.” She did not want to be in the bed, so a quilt was put on the floor. Two physicians were called, however, they were not able to help. Daughter Katharina asked her as she was laying on the floor, "Mama, if it should be God's will that you die, are you ready and willing to die?" She said "Yes" and then she was gone. It was with the aged mother how it is in the old song, "I'm weary of this world and longing for Heaven."
    Her husband, David Thiessen, was born in Muntau, Russia and of Landskone, Russia, emigrated and had a stroke three years ago and lay for a long time speechless. They were economically very well off, however, they had to pick the roses with thorns. In Psalms 126: 5-6 it says "Those who sew in tears shall reap in joy." Widow Thiessen was Helena Born of Landskrone, Russia. She was born May 10, 1837 and was 72 years, 1 month, and 17 days old. She was married over 50 years. There were seven children, of which one just died, 36 grandchildren, of which seven died; and two great-grandchildren.
    The body was carried under large participation to the peaceful grave. Funeral meditations from Brother Peter I. Fast taken from Ps. 103: 6-17; writer of this (H. Ratzlaff) spoke on Isa. 40: 6-8, then talked Elder Isaac Peters over Ps. 90: 1-12. This serves the friends and brothers and sisters for the sermon message. Those who desire may write a letter to the grieving.
    The son, David Thiessen, who was buried just one week sooner, was 52 years 9 months and 10 days old and leaves the beloved Mrs. Anna Sawatsky and five children to sorrow his death. They were both born in Landskrone, Russia. 
    Immigration 29 Jun 1877  Vaderland; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 026hl 
    Died 27 Jun 1909  Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    Buried 30 Jun 1909  Jansen Cemetery, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16941  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2014 

    Family David THIESSEN,   b. 17 Oct 1830, Muntau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1906, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1856  South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. David B. THIESSEN,   b. 30 Jun 1857, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1909, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +2. Katharina (Katie) B. THIESSEN,   b. 17 Dec 1861,   d. 16 Mar 1934  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Peter B. THIESSEN,   b. 2 Nov 1866, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1917  (Age 50 years)
     4. Isaac B. THIESSEN,   b. 23 Aug 1869, Landskrone, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1943  (Age 73 years)
    Ships
    S.S. Vaderland-1873
    S.S. Vaderland-1873
    Built by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co, Jarrow-on-Tyne. She was a 2,748 gross ton ship, length 320.5ft x beam 38.5ft, one funnel, three masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 13 knots. Launched on 21st Aug.1872 for the Red Star Line of Antwerp, she sailed from Antwerp on her maiden voyage to Falmouth, Halifax and Philadelphia on 20th Jan.1873. On 25th Mar.1873 she started her first Antwerp - Philadelphia direct sailing and on 29th Nov.1876 commenced her first Antwerp - New York voyage. Between 1877-87 she sailed between Antwerp and New York or Philadelphia, starting her last New York voyage on 26th Oct.1887, subsequently sailing to Philadelphia until in March 1889 she was sold to French owners and renamed GEOGRAPHIQUE. She was sunk in collision in Oct.1889.
    Family ID F11871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jun 1909 - Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S109] Brothers in Deed to Brothers in Need, compiled and edited by Clarence Hiebert, (published by Faith and Life Press, Newton, Kansas, 1974.), Pg. 322.

    2. [S173] Die Mennonitische Rundschau, (Published in Elkhart, Indiana 1880-1908; Scottsdale, Pennsylvania 1908-1923; Winnipeg, Manitoba 1923-2007), 14 Jul 1909, Pg. 7.