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Henry C. FRIESEN[1]

Male 1889 - 1963  (74 years)


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  • Name Henry C. FRIESEN 
    Nickname Merc 
    Born 3 Jun 1889  Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    History Obituary - Henry C. Friesen was born near Jansen, Nebraska on June 3, 1889. The son of Isaac B. and Catherina J. (Classen) Friesen. He was raised there and attended Jansen schools. At age 18, Henry went to California where he worked in a grocery store for actress Louise Fazenda's father. Upon returning to Jansen he became a partner with his brother Abraham C Friesen in a mercantile store. Henry continued running the mercantile store on his own after his brother Abraham left, which was about 1912. He was often identified as the Friesen who had the mercantile store, thus the name "Merc", and this nickname stuck. At the age of 21 years he married Miss Anna Koop, daughter of Klaas R. and Anna (Heidebrecht) Koop on October 26, 1910 at the Christian church by the Rev. Thomas A. Maxwell in the presence of H.A. Thiessen and Maria Thiessen (Anna's half-brother and sister-in-law). In 1922, they moved to Fairbury, Nebraska. There they bought and managed a hardware store on the south side of town square, and in the 1930s moved the location of the store to the Eastside. He remained in Fairbury until he retired, about 1944. Henry then moved to Long Beach, California for his retirement years. Henry and Anna had three children, Ernest, Edwin and Donna. His wife Anna of almost 40 years passed away June 4, 1950. He then remarried on May 27, 1952 to Cecil (Wills) Kerstine. Henry had taken a vacation in Canada and became ill, entering the hospital upon his return. Henry passed away September 3, 1963 in Los Angeles, California. Services were held at Mottells Mortuary. 
    Reference Number 075he 
    Buried Abt Sep 1963  Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach), Long Beach, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot: Delphinium Lot; 180 Space; I
    Died 3 Sep 1963  Long Beach, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I30338  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2016 

    Father Isaac B. FRIESEN,   b. 14 Sep 1858, Neukirch, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1929, Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Katharina J. CLASSEN,   b. 28 Feb 1860, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1937, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 26 Dec 1879  Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anna A. KOOP,   b. 26 Feb 1891, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1950, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1910 
    Children 
     1. Edwin Nick FRIESEN,   b. 27 Nov 1911, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1992, Cypress, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Ernest Herman FRIESEN,   b. 19 Sep 1913,   d. 10 Feb 2003, Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Donna Lea FRIESEN,   b. 24 Jun 1926, Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 2009, Vista, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F20986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cecil A. KERSTINE,   b. 28 Dec 1902, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1977, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 27 May 1952 
    Family ID F21310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jun 1889 - Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 1963 - Long Beach, Los Angeles, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Friesen, Henry C.-1889 (HS)
    Friesen, Henry C.-1889 (HS)

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 3.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S198] California Death Index (CDI).

    3. [S237] United States Federal Census, Cub Creek, Jefferson, Nebraska; Enumeration District #83, Pg. 3A.

    4. [S238] United States Federal Census, Cub Creek, Jefferson, Nebraska; Enumeration District #90, Pg. 6B.