Fonds 116 - Abram A Friesen fonds

Ranch of Johann & Agnes Godsen Grain stooked Wheat field Harvested wheat field

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Abram A Friesen fonds


  • 1739-1998 (Creation)

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He was born in Schoenau, Molotschna and died in Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan. In 1923 he married Maria Goossen (1889-1934), daughter of estate owner Jacob Johann Goossen (1858-1920) and Aganetha Kaethler (1861-1946). Together they had two children Aganetha (1923-1989) who later married John Enns, and Helene (1926-) who married John L. Wieler. In 1934 Maria Goossen died and Friesen married her sister Helena Goossen (1895-1985). Together they has one child Margaret Lousie Friesen (1937-).

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This Fonds consists of the following series:
1) Biography - Abram Friesen - (1 file) Box 269
2) Correspondence - 1922-1933, 1977, 1998 - (2 files) Box 269
3) Obituary - Abram Friesen - 1885-1948 - (1 file) Box 269
4) Genealogy - (21 files) Box 269
5) Photographs
6) Post cards - (1 file)
7) Audio Visual - (1 file)
8) Maps - (1 file) Box 269
9) Essays - Peasant Aristocracy by Al Reimer; Observation on Current situation of Mennonites in Russia and the Prospects of Emigration. (2 files) - Box 269

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  • English
  • German

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Record created November 06, 2014
Record modified February 05, 2015




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