Abraham & Katharina Friesen
Abraham FRIESEN was born on Aug 13 1816 in Prussia. He died on
Apr 17 1871.
(A100 Bergthal Gemeinde Buch (Page 47)) - In 1818 his parents Abram
and Anna (Dueck) Friesen along with Grandfather Martin Dueck (Dyck)
emigrated to Pastwa, Molotschna Colony in Russia. After his father
died in 1825 he was fostered to his aunt in Friedensdorf. He moved
with his foster parents, the Peter Friesens, to Neider-Chortitza in
the Chortitza Colony.
In 1835 Abraham was baptized and received into the Chortitza
Gemeinde (church) by Bishop Jacob Dueck (Dyck). On December 8, 1838,
he and Katharina Schwartz were married by Bishop David Epp.
After a year they settled in Blumengard, Chortitza Colony. In 1843
he moved with his family to the Bergthal Colony where he taught in
the village of Schoenfeld.
Called to the ministry in the Bergthal Gemeinde on Mar 10, 1849. He
served his congregation for 22 years until his death.
His widow Katharina emigrated with her family to Canada and arrived
in Quebec City on July 1, 1875 aboard the S.S. Moravian and settled
in Strassberg Manitoba. She died in Sommerfeld near Altona Manitoba
possibly at the home of her son Abraham.
13. Katharina SCHWARTZ was born on Jun 18 1819.
Abraham and Katharina's children were:
ii. Johann FRIESEN was born in 1841. He died in 1878.
iii. Katharina FRIESEN was born in 1844. She died in 1861.
iv. Agatha FRIESEN was born in 1846. She died in 1849.
v. Aron FRIESEN was born in 1848. He died in 1923.
vi. Peter FRIESEN was born in 1850. He died in 1851.
vii. Agatha FRIESEN was born in 1851. She died in 1932.
viii. Jacob FRIESEN was born in 1854. He died in 1876.
ix. Peter FRIESEN was born in 1858. He died in 1899.
x. Kornelius FRIESEN was born in 1861. He died in 1861.
xi. Kornelius FRIESEN was born in 1864. He died in 1928.