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Franz H. TOEWS[1]

Male 1851 - 1926  (74 years)


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  • Name Franz H. TOEWS 
    Born 14 Sep 1851  Pordenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Franz's mother died when he was four years old and his father remarried four months later giving him a step-mother, Elisabeth. In 1875, they moved from Pordenau to Marienthal, Russia. Each leg of their trip of July, 1875, from Russia to America, is fully documented in the Franz Toews book p. 25-26. Franz, his wife Margaretha, and their children along with his father Franz, his wife Elisabeth, and their children all made the trip together. Elisabeth and Margaretha were both pregnant. Elisabeth delivered two or three days before the ship sailed from Antwerp. Margaretha gave birth aboard ship somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean.
    They bought a farm six miles northwest from Mountain Lake, Minnesota, farming 160 acres. They took an active part in Sunday School which met in a school house. Franz often presented the Sunday morning message in the place of the minister. Franz soon mastered the English language, became an American citizen within six months, and was elected to the school board. Their pioneer life was one of trial and hardship. For three years, grasshoppers destroyed their crops.
    In 1896, they moved to Lake Park, Minnesota; in 1898 to Sabin, Minnesota; in 1901 to Ulen, Minnesota. In 1918, they moved to Wolf Point, Montana, where they built a house in town. In 1922, they moved back to Mountain Lake. A few years later (1924) they returned to Volt, Montana (north of Wolf Point) and lived on the farmstead of their son, Nicholas. 
    Immigration 5 Aug 1875  State of Nevada; New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 245fr 
    Buried Abt Apr 1926  Bethel Wolf Point Mennonite Church Cemetery, Wolf Point, Roosevelt, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 8 Apr 1926  Wolf Point, Roosevelt, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60740  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 

    Father Franz TOEWS,   b. 3 Apr 1812, Heubuden, Marienburg, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1898  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Susanna WARKENTIN,   b. 10 Nov 1816,   d. 19 Oct 1855  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1850 
    Family ID F27539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaretha ISAAK,   b. 12 Nov 1849, Marienthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1936, Wolf Point, Roosevelt, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1870  Pordenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Another source says Nov. of 1869.
    Children 
    +1. Abraham F. TOAVS,   b. 5 Sep 1878, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1961, Wolf Point, Roosevelt, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Headstones
    Toews, Franz H.-1851 & Margaretha-1849 (HS)
    Toews, Franz H.-1851 & Margaretha-1849 (HS)
    Family ID F40734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Apr 1926 - Wolf Point, Roosevelt, Montana Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S486] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 2016), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).