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Helena W. FRIESEN[1]

Female 1787 - 1846  (59 years)


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  • Name Helena W. FRIESEN 
    Born 7 Sep 1787  Kalteherberge, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History Helena Friesen married Klaas Epp Reimer from Petershagen, West Prussia, who was born 1 October 1770. In 1798, he was married for the first time to Maria Epp and in August of 1801 their daughter Aganetha was born. Her uncle, the aged minister Cornelius Epp, died in Russia on 19 October 1806, at the age of 78 years and 2 months. On 6 November 1806, Klaas Reimer's first wife died at the age of 46 years, 6 months and 13 days.
    On Saturday, 9 January 1807, Helena Friesen and Klaas Reimer were married. The events of Klaas Reimer's courageous ministry and service as an Aeltester of the Anabaptist-Mennonites in Russia are well known. The domestic life of the family appears to have been peaceful and harmonious. The family farmed on a successful Wirtschaft in Petershagen. Oldest son, Abraham, got married on 16 February 1835, and the next May they moved away from home settling in the village of Rosenort. By 1836 the Klaas Reimers were slowing down and on 18 February 1837, they held an auction sale on their farm in Petershagen.
    In his epic poem about the death of Klaas Reimer, Heinrich Balzer has recorded that the spirit led him powerfully in his ministry, especially during the last four years. Reimer spoke to the brotherhood no less than 80 times, admonishing and directing the way to Christ. It was perhaps fitting that Klaas Reimer's death was to occur while he was on a journey of spiritual visitation in the Molotschna Colony.
    On Monday, 28 December 1837, the last evening of his life, he stayed at the home of Peter Kröker in Lindenau, speaking until 11 o'clock in the evening. After the brethren had parted and gone their separate ways, Klaas Reimer laid himself down to sleep in peaceful repose. He had rested for only a short while when he experienced sharp chest pains which impressed upon his heart. The clock had barely struck 4 o'clock in the morning when his soul departed and went home to be with his beloved Lord, whom he had served faithfully for so many years. Klaas Reimer was buried Tuesday, 4 January 1838. He had reached the age of 67 years, 2 months and 13 days.

    One record says she was born 17 Sept.
    m. Klaas Epp Reimer  [2
    Reference Number 075hl 
    Religion Mennonite 
    Died 22 Oct 1846  Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7510  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2010 

    Father Abraham VON RIESEN (FRIESEN),   b. 28 Sep 1756, Kalteherberge, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1810, Ohrloff, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Margaretha (Maria) WIEBE,   b. Abt Oct 1754, Kalteherberge, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1810, Ohrloff, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Abt Jan 1779  Tiegenhagen, Gross Werder, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F5454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aelt. Klaas Epp REIMER,   b. 1 Oct 1770, Petershagen, Danzig, West Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1837, Lindenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1807  Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Abraham ‘Fuela’ REIMER,   b. 19 Feb 1808, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1892, Blumenort, East Reserve, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Margaretha REIMER,   b. 28 Nov 1809, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1809, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Klaas F. REIMER,   b. 18 Oct 1812, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1874, Nikopol, Nepluyevka Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     4. Heinrich REIMER,   b. 11 Oct 1814, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1816, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +5. Helena F. REIMER,   b. 30 Oct 1816, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1870, Borozenko Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +6. Margaretha F. REIMER,   b. 14 Jan 1819, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1874, Jansen, Jefferson, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. Anna F. REIMER,   b. 12 Oct 1821, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1825, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     8. Heinrich REIMER,   b. 31 May 1824, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1825, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     9. Peter F. REIMER,   b. 13 Nov 1826, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1854  (Age 27 years)
     10. Johan F. REIMER,   b. 13 Apr 1829, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1830, Petershagen, Molotschna Colony, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F5528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S358] Profile of the Mennonite Kleine Gemeinde 1874, by Delbert F. Plett, ISBN 0-920035-33-7., Pgs. 266, 277.

    2. [S358] Profile of the Mennonite Kleine Gemeinde 1874, by Delbert F. Plett, ISBN 0-920035-33-7., Pg. 277.

    3. [S358] Profile of the Mennonite Kleine Gemeinde 1874, by Delbert F. Plett, ISBN 0-920035-33-7., Pg. 266.