Friesen, Abram A., 1885-1948

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Friesen, Abram A., 1885-1948

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  • Friesen, Abraham A.

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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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-Teacher of chemistry at the School of Commerce in Halbstadt, South Russia (1909-1919)
-Member of the Russlandmennonitische Studienkommission (study commission sent from Russia to -American to explore emigration), 1921-1922
-Business manager of the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization (Rosthern, Saskatchewan), 1922-1926
-Business manager of Meilicke Lumber Company (Rabbit Lake), 1927-

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GRANDMA ID: 510397

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revised by AHR, 12 Dec 2017 to remove duplicate authority record; updated 23 April 2020 by AHR.




Rempel, John G. "Friesen, Abram A. (1885-1948)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 12 Dec 2017.

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