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Rev. Abraham F. FRIESEN

Rev. Abraham F. FRIESEN[1]

Male 1857 - 1935  (78 years)

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  • Name Abraham F. FRIESEN 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 20 Jan 1857  Neukirch, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • (New style date; 7 Jan 1857 old style)
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 17 Jul 1874  Austrian; Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism Abt 1876  Kleine Gemeinde, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Self-Educated 
    History JMH says that he was born on 20 Jan 1857 in Kalterherberge, Molotschna. No such place is known. E.M.B. minister - first minister of the Bruderthaler Church of Steinbach, Manitoba in 1898.
    Abraham (Abram) F. Friesen and Sarah Sawatzky were both born in the Molotschna Colony, South Russia; they were second cousins once removed. Their first nine children (Abraham, Henry #1, Katharina, Henry #2, Helena, Frank, Sarah, Margaretha, and Peter) were born in Jansen, Jefferson County, Nebraska. They were among the founding settlers of Jansen. On 6 Aug 1891, the family moved to Hamilton County, Nebraska, where Elizabeth was born. On 7 Mar 1893, the family moved to Colorado where John was born.
    Sarah Sawatzky Friesen died on 4 Aug 1895 during a storm when their house apparently collapsed on her. After her death, Abraham married Marie Kröker on 9 Nov 1895. Their first child, Marie (Mary), was born in Colorado before the family moved to Texas in early 1898, where Benhard (Ben) was born. On 16 Nov 1898, the family again moved (less than one year after moving to Texas) to Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, where Katherine, Anne, Daniel, and George were born. On 27 Mar 1905, they again moved to the Norhtwest area of Saskatchewan, Canada (Lanigan), where Isaac, Jacob, Susie and David were born. On 1 Dec 1912, the family moved from Lanigan, Saskatchewan, to Dallas, Oregon where Aganetha (Aggie) and Levi (Bill) were born. On 15 June 1915, the family moved from Dallas, Oregon, to American Falls, Idaho, and later moved back to Dallas, Oregon.
    Abraham F. Friesen was known as a preacher, a carpenter, and a chiropractor of some reputation. Many of his family and friends had felt his healing hands work their magic on their broken bones, and had been rubbed with his famous liniment to heal their aching muscles or bones. Others have momentos of his carpentry and woodworking artistry in the shape of footstools, cedar chests, cradles, and other little keepsakes he had made.
    Abraham F. Friesen had two wives, 23 children (11 by Sarah [two died in childhood, Henry #1 and Katharina] and 12 by Marie), 110 grandchildren, 256 great-grandchildren and 303 great-great-grandchildren (as of the Friesen Reunion of 1989), for a total of 692 descendants as of 1989. 
    Immigration Abt Dec 1912  Eastport, Boundary, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation Minister, Carpenter, Chiropractor 
    Reference Number 075ab 
    Religion Mennonite, Nazarene 
    Died 26 Dec 1935  Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried 30 Dec 1935  Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot: Lot 5, Sec. 76, Block 17, #1755
    Person ID I456  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2014 

    Father Heinrich B. FRIESEN,   b. 2 May 1836, Ohrloff, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1900, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Helena S. FRIESEN,   b. 7 Oct 1835, Neukirch, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1911, Meade, Meade, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1856  Ohrloff, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah K. SAWATZKY,   b. 29 Dec 1858, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1895, Limon, Lincoln, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1877  Thomas, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Many internet sites say they were married 3 Dec 1876.
    Children 
    +1. Abraham (Abe) C. FRIESEN,   b. 2 May 1878, Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1965, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Henry S. FRIESEN,   b. 14 Aug 1879, Jefferson Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1880, Jefferson Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Katharina FRIESEN,   b. 10 Oct 1880, Jefferson Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1884, Jefferson Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +4. Henry S. FRIESEN,   b. 8 Jan 1882, Jefferson Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1934, Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +5. Helena S. FRIESEN,   b. 2 Aug 1884, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1964, Multnomah Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Frank S. FRIESEN,   b. 19 Oct 1885, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1972, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +7. Sarah FRIESEN,   b. 30 Jun 1887, Jefferson Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1967, Matsqui, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +8. Margaretha (Margaret) FRIESEN,   b. 16 Sep 1888, Jefferson Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1982  (Age 93 years)
    +9. Peter S. FRIESEN,   b. 9 Sep 1890, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1974, Keizer, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     10. Elizabeth FRIESEN,   b. 6 Mar 1892, Hamilton Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1912  (Age 20 years)
    +11. John S. FRIESEN,   b. 10 Jan 1894, Hugo, Lincoln, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1962, Lebanon, Linn, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Family ID F350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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 
    Children 
    +1. Marie (Mary) K. FRIESEN,   b. 10 Dec 1896, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1994, Winton, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    +2. Bernhard (Ben) K. FRIESEN,   b. 2 Jun 1898, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1970, Winton, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Katherine (Katie) K. FRIESEN,   b. 18 Apr 1900, Steinbach, Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1954, Grant Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +4. Anne Karen FRIESEN,   b. 21 Jul 1901, Steinbach, Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1998, Sunny Ridge Rehabilitation & Retirement Center, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +5. Daniel Keith FRIESEN,   b. 10 Sep 1902, Steinbach, Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1986, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +6. George Kenneth FRIESEN,   b. 20 Apr 1904, Steinbach, Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1979, Medford, Jackson, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +7. Isaac (Ike) K. FRIESEN,   b. 18 Feb 1906, Lanigan, Usborne, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1990, Winton, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +8. Jacob (Jake) K. FRIESEN,   b. 21 Jan 1908, Lanigan, Usborne, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1987, Atwater, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +9. Susie Marie FRIESEN,   b. 6 May 1909, Lanigan, Usborne, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1997, Salem, Marion, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +10. David Kay FRIESEN,   b. 25 Mar 1911, Dalmeny, Rural Municipality of Corman Park, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 2001, Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +11. Aganetha (Aggie) K. FRIESEN,   b. 23 Jun 1913, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 2006, Deary, Latah, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +12. Levi (Bill) K. FRIESEN,   b. 28 Oct 1914, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1946, Marion Co., Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Photos
    Friesen, Abraham F
    Friesen, Abraham F
    Taken around 1925.
    Family ID F349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Mar 1877 - Thomas, Jefferson, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1895 - Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Abt Dec 1912 - Eastport, Boundary, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1935 - Dallas, Polk, Oregon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Dec 1935 - Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem, Marion, Oregon Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Friesen, Abraham F
    Friesen, Abraham F
    Taken around 1925.
    Isaac, George, Peter & Abram Friesen Brothers-(1929)
    Isaac, George, Peter & Abram Friesen Brothers-(1929)
    Four Friesen Brothers - Sons of Heinrich B. and Helena S. Friesen
    Isaac-1873, Gerhard-1871, Peter-1863 & Abraham-1857

  • Sources 
    1. [S358] Profile of the Mennonite Kleine Gemeinde 1874, by Delbert F. Plett, ISBN 0-920035-33-7., Pg. 41, Family #97; Pg. 275.

    2. [S36] Census of Canada, 1901, Hanover, Provencher, Manitoba, Canada; Pg. 3.

    3. [S235] United States Federal Census, Cub Creek, Jefferson, Nebraska; Enumeration District #284; Pg. 7.

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

    5. [S240] United States Federal Census, Dallas, Polk, Oregon; Enumeration District #27-43, Pg. 6A.

    6. [S5] Abraham F. Friesen Family Tree Update, compiled by various family members.

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

    8. [S452] Oregon Death Index, Cert. #134.

    9. [S358] Profile of the Mennonite Kleine Gemeinde 1874, by Delbert F. Plett, ISBN 0-920035-33-7., Pgs. 269, 271.