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Anne Karen FRIESEN

Anne Karen FRIESEN

Female 1901 - 1998  (96 years)

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  • Name Anne Karen FRIESEN 
    Born 21 Jul 1901  Steinbach, Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Immigration Abt Dec 1912  Eastport, Boundary, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptism Abt 1915  Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Through Eighth Grade 
    History Buried the same day and in the same cemetery as Muriel Arlette Six, her sister-in-law (David Kay Friesen’s wife). Anne’s service was in the morning and Muriel’s service was in the afternoon.
    SSDI states card issued in Oregon before 1951. 
    Occupation Seamstress, Prayer Warrior 
    Reference Number 075an 
    Religion Nazarene 
    Social Security Number 542-14-1527 
    Died 15 Jul 1998  Sunny Ridge Rehabilitation & Retirement Center, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 20 Jul 1998  Restlawn Memory Gardens, West Salem, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot: Communion Section, Lot 333, Grave 2
    Notes 
    • Anne (Anna) was named after her mother's sister, born 21 July, 1901, in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, weighing in at between 7 & 8 lbs., and was told by her relatives that she took after the Friesen side of the family.
      On 27 Mar 1905, the family moved to a farm in the northwest territory of Saskatchewan, Canada, 7 miles from Lanigan and 6 miles from Guernsey, living in a sod house and a log house. She attended a little country school where she learned to speak the English language. She enjoyed reading and drawing, but especially loved to sew, and learned to tat at 11, and continued tatting Christmas and birthday gifts for the relatives well into her 90's. At home, she was expected to take care of her younger brothers and sisters, and her parents were very strict about each child doing their share of the work. For Anne, this meant washing the milk separator every morning before going off to school.
      Her father passed along to her the German heritage of going to church and learning about the Lord, though she admits it was rather difficult to learn to pray in High German. She loved it when Dad would gather the family around the table in the long winter evenings to sing.
      From her mother, she learned the spiritual things of life and how to live a life pleasing to Jesus. With all the kids, mother obviously had her hands filled, but Anne especially remembers how both her parents would make time for the family altar, singing and praying!!!
      When she was 14, she spent nearly a year working for her room and board at a Deaconess Hospital, while going to school. The work was hard, but she enjoyed taking the trays to the patients' rooms.
      As a girl, one of her favorite songs was the first English song she learned, "Does Jesus Care". Her favorite season was winter, with it's ice and snow. A favorite vacation spot became Manito Lake, as the family took a trip there almost every summer. For holidays, she most enjoyed Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. She loved all flowers (her mother had a "green thumb"), and for colors she liked blue or pink. Her favorite sport was ice skating, though they never owned any ice skates? She loved all foods ("Mom was a good cook"). In school, she most enjoyed reading, arithmetic and sewing. She had many friends, but in Canada they were nearly all cousins.
      She graduated from that little country school in June 1916, and went to work doing mostly housework and babysitting, especially during threshing season. Many weekends she never even got to go home.
      She doesn't think that dresses today differ that much from the dresses of that day, except for the hobble skirts, so named because they were long (ankle length) and tapered down from the knees to the hemline, thereby hobbling the wearer.
      She started to date at 16, but not often. She met Alfred at this young and tender age, but they only saw each other occasionally. Their first date was contrived by him, after they met each other at a party. Alfred was a good friend of Anne's older brother, Ben, and told Ben that he could take one of his sisters to church if he (Alfred) could take Ben's sister, Anne, to church, and thus it all started. They lived 7+ miles apart, went to different churches, but were hopelessly attracted to each other. Anne liked him initially because he was a "nice, young man", and "had a lovely voice and liked to sing." It was "love at first sight" for Alfred, and he told his mother after the first time he met Anne that she was the girl he hoped to marry some day. Their courtship lasted 3-4 years (off and on) before they tied the knot on 9 Nov 1920. Katherine and Ernest got married the year before Alfred and Anne got married. Al never really proposed to Anne. Instead, he just went to her father and asked if he could marry her, to which her father replied "Yes."
      The wedding took place at 4 PM at her parents home, then in American Falls, Idaho. She wore a white gown, had a large dinner after the ceremony for all the invited guests. A memorable gift was the money they received so they could buy the chairs for the dining table. Her most vivid memory of that day was that she was happy and deeply in love with her new husband. They didn't go on a honeymoon, but instead visited her sisters and their families.4
      To this day, Anne has been an inspiration to all her children, and 3 more generations beyond them. Her life shines as the quintessential of what a solid Christian walk should be, and her reputation as a "Prayer Warrior" is probably understated. When Christ comes to reclaim His prize, she will be sorely missed by literally thousands who have had the privilege to know her. To date, she is 95 years old and still going strong. (DAR)
    Person ID I339  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2015 

    Father Rev. Abraham F. FRIESEN,   b. 20 Jan 1857, Neukirch, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1935, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Maria KROEKER,   b. 13 Jan 1877, Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1937, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1895  Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Friesen, Abraham F
    Friesen, Abraham F
    Taken around 1925.
    Family ID F349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alfred Stephen SCHROEDER,   b. 14 Mar 1899, Godfrey Ranch, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1961, Orchard Heights Farm, West Salem, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1920  American Falls, Power, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • at Bride's Parents' Home
    Children 
    +1. Ann Elisabeth SCHROEDER,   b. 28 Nov 1926, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 2009, Sweet Home, Linn, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Alfred (Fred) Leland SCHROEDER,   b. 15 Jul 1921, American Falls, Power, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 2008, Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, Anaheim, Orange, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +3. Richard (Dick) Clifford SCHROEDER,   b. 25 Dec 1922, American Falls, Power, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1988, Pacific City, Tillamook, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +4. Mary Helen SCHROEDER,   b. 28 Nov 1924, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Paul (Bud) Thorwald SCHROEDER,   b. 22 Aug 1928, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Carlton Franklin SCHROEDER,   b. 2 Jun 1930, Hayesville, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1930, Hayesville, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +7. Estelle Grace SCHROEDER,   b. 27 Mar 1932, Hayesville, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1999, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +8. Living
    +9. Living
    Photos
    Schroeder, A&A Wed
    Schroeder, A&A Wed
    9 Nov 1920.
    Headstones
    Schroeder, Alfred G.-1899 & Anne K.-1901 (HS)
    Schroeder, Alfred G.-1899 & Anne K.-1901 (HS)
    Family ID F254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jul 1901 - Steinbach, Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Abt Dec 1912 - Eastport, Boundary, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Abt 1915 - Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1920 - American Falls, Power, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1998 - Sunny Ridge Rehabilitation & Retirement Center, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Jul 1998 - Restlawn Memory Gardens, West Salem, Polk, Oregon Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Friesen, Anne K.jpg
    Friesen, Anne K.jpg
    Friesen, Anne-'91.jpg
    Friesen, Anne-'91.jpg
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Friesen, Anne K
    Friesen, Anne K
    Taken at Evelyn Schroeder’s wedding on 15 Aug 1970.
    Schroeder, Evelyn R.-1946 & Friesen, Anne K.-1901 (15 Aug 1970)
    Schroeder, Evelyn R.-1946 & Friesen, Anne K.-1901 (15 Aug 1970)
    Taken at Evelyn Schroeder’s wedding on 15 Aug 1970.

  • Sources 
    1. [S202] Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

    2. [S239] United States Federal Census, Aberdeen, Bingham, Idaho; Enumeration District 267; Pg. 6A.

    3. [S240] United States Federal Census, Fairgrounds Election Precinct, Marion, Oregon; Enumeration District 24-31; Pg. 3B.

    4. [S241] United States Federal Census, Salem, Marion, Oregon; Enumeration District 24-67; Pg.3B.

    5. [S375] Border Crossings; From Canada To U.S., Eastport, Idaho; Pg. 12.

    6. [S4] Grandmother Remembers - A Written Heirloom for My Grandchild, by Judith Levy (Text), Judy Pelikan (Illustrations), (Published in 1983 by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Publishers, Inc., New York).