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Helena O. KROEKER

Helena O. KROEKER[1]

Female 1870 - 1966  (96 years)

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  • Name Helena O. KROEKER 
    Born 11 Aug 1870  South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 2 Jul 1878  Strassburg; New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptism 9 Oct 1887  [2
    History Henderson EMB p. 46: baptized by Isaac Peters. SSDI states card issued in Oregon in 1965. Also states last residence was Dallas, Polk, Oregon.
    Obituary - Helena O. Kroeker was born in the Ukraine, South Russia August 11, 1870. Her father was Rev Bernhard Kroeker, and her mother was Katharina Ott Kroeker. She and her parents came to America when she was 8 years old in 1878. The family settled in Henderson, Nebraska. Helena married Peter J. Fast on February 26, 1889 in the home of her father and mother-in-law Jacob and Elizabeth Thiessen Fast, Henderson, Nebraska. The sod house bacame their home where they lived and helped for about 3 years. Then with the parents, Kroeker's and others they moved to Colorado and lived here for about 5 years. They then moved with her Kroeker parents to Texas.
    In 1900 there was the big Galveston storm where Helena's mother Katherine Ott Kroeker was killed. After 7 years they moved to Jansen, Nebraska. They lived in Jansen about 9 years then moved with family to Litchfield, Nebraska. Subsequent moves were to Paxton, Nebraska, Henderson, Nebraska and then to Dallas, Oregon, where they picked hops, strawberries, and cherries.
    Husband Peter J. Fast died at the age of 81 years in February 20, 1947. Helena lived alone close to the children until she was 90 years old. The last 5+ years of her life she stayed with daughter Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Jacob T. (Jake) Thiessen until she died September 14, 1966, at the age of 96 years.
    Helena's main desire was that all should accept the Lord and live for Him. 
    Reference Number 141hl 
    Social Security Number 542-60-8841 
    Buried Abt Sep 1966  Dallas Cemetery, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Sep 1966  Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I586  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2014 

    Father Rev. Bernhard KROEKER,   b. 29 Feb 1848, Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1927, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Katharina OTT,   b. 10 Mar 1851, Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1900, Galveston, Harris, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1869  Margenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Ships
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    The steamship STRASSBURG was built for Norddeutscher Lloyd by Caird & Co, Greenock (yard #166), and was launched on 24 May 1872. 3,025 tons; 107,06 x 11,89 meters (length x breadth); straight stem (first Norddeutscher Lloyd high-seas vessel so built), 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, screw propulsion, twin single-expansion engine, service speed 11 knots; accommodation for 60 passengers in 1st class, 120 in 2nd class, and 889 to 900 in steerage; crew of 70 to 100. The STRASSBURG was the "name ship" of the 13 vessels of Norddeutscher Lloyd's Strassburg Class of passenger vessels, and was built for the Line's New Orleans service. 3 September 1872, maiden voyage, Bremen - Southampton - New York. 16 October 1872, first voyage, Bremen - Havre - New Orleans. 1874, given new boilers and compound engine, service speed 12 knots. Made one voyage to Hankau for a cargo of tea, being the first German steamship through the Suez Canal. 16 February 1881, first voyage, Bremen-Baltimore. 11 November 1881, first voyage, Bremen-South America. 1883-1896, primarily to South America. 1885, refitted in Bremerhaven. 2 August 1893, last voyage, Bremen-New York (12 roundtrip voyages). 25 January 1896, last voyage, Bremen-South America. August 1896, sold to Tardi & Co, Genoa, for scrapping. 1897, scrapped at Genoa.
    Family ID F450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rev. Peter J. FAST,   b. 17 Jan 1866, Lichtfelde, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1947, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 26 Feb 1889  Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Heinrich K. FAST,   b. 19 Jun 1903, Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1983, Vista, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Peter K. FAST,   b. 4 Jan 1890,   d. 24 Jan 1968, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +3. Jacob K. FAST,   b. 13 Jan 1891, Henderson, York, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1972, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Helena (Lena) B. FAST,   b. 4 May 1893,   d. 15 Aug 1993, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
    +5. Katharina FAST,   b. 21 Feb 1896, Genoa, Lincoln, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1991  (Age 95 years)
    +6. Bernhard K. FAST,   b. 14 Jan 1899, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1982, Bakersfield, Kern, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +7. Elisabeth K. FAST,   b. 24 Mar 1901,   d. 8 Dec 1997, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +8. David K. FAST,   b. 21 Jan 1906,   d. 3 Mar 1963  (Age 57 years)
    +9. Maria FAST,   b. 4 Nov 1908
     10. Abraham K. FAST,   b. 5 Jun 1911,   d. 20 Jul 1912  (Age 1 years)
    +11. Sarah FAST,   b. 19 Oct 1913, Litchfield, Sherman, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 2000, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +12. Anna FAST,   b. 9 Apr 1916, Litchfield, Sherman, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 2009, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Photos
    Fast, Peter J.-1866 & Helena O
    Fast, Peter J.-1866 & Helena O
    Headstones
    Fast, Peter J.-1866 & Helena O. (HS)
    Fast, Peter J.-1866 & Helena O. (HS)
    Family ID F451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Feb 1889 - Henderson, York, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Sep 1966 - Dallas Cemetery, Dallas, Polk, Oregon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Sep 1966 - Dallas, Polk, Oregon Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Kroeker, Helena O.-1870
    Kroeker, Helena O.-1870

    Ships
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    S.S. Strassburg-1872
    The steamship STRASSBURG was built for Norddeutscher Lloyd by Caird & Co, Greenock (yard #166), and was launched on 24 May 1872. 3,025 tons; 107,06 x 11,89 meters (length x breadth); straight stem (first Norddeutscher Lloyd high-seas vessel so built), 1 funnel, 2 masts; iron construction, screw propulsion, twin single-expansion engine, service speed 11 knots; accommodation for 60 passengers in 1st class, 120 in 2nd class, and 889 to 900 in steerage; crew of 70 to 100. The STRASSBURG was the "name ship" of the 13 vessels of Norddeutscher Lloyd's Strassburg Class of passenger vessels, and was built for the Line's New Orleans service. 3 September 1872, maiden voyage, Bremen - Southampton - New York. 16 October 1872, first voyage, Bremen - Havre - New Orleans. 1874, given new boilers and compound engine, service speed 12 knots. Made one voyage to Hankau for a cargo of tea, being the first German steamship through the Suez Canal. 16 February 1881, first voyage, Bremen-Baltimore. 11 November 1881, first voyage, Bremen-South America. 1883-1896, primarily to South America. 1885, refitted in Bremerhaven. 2 August 1893, last voyage, Bremen-New York (12 roundtrip voyages). 25 January 1896, last voyage, Bremen-South America. August 1896, sold to Tardi & Co, Genoa, for scrapping. 1897, scrapped at Genoa.

  • 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. [S68] Henderson, Nebraska, Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church Family Book, Pg. 46.

    3. [S202] Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

    4. [S235] United States Federal Census, Township #10, York, Nebraska; Enumeration District #129, Pg. 6.

    5. [S112] Migration From the Russian Empire, Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York, (published by the Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995), Pg. 136.

    6. [S68] Henderson, Nebraska, Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church Family Book, Pg. 47.