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Peter Friesen, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1812, Ukraine
Death: Mar. 28, 1885
Mountain Lake
Cottonwood County
Minnesota, USA

Peter was born in Schoenau, Molotschna Colony, South Russia

Son of Johann Friesen and Margaretha von Riesen Friesen

Married first Helena Goertzen around 1839

Married second Regina Konrad in 1869 in Marienthal, Molotschna Colony, South Russia

7 children with Helena:

Katharina Friesen Walde (1840-1915)
Abram Friesen (1842-??)
Peter Friesen (1846-1931)
Johann Friesen (1847-1881)
Helena Friesen Friesen Goertzen (1848-1907)
Aron Friesen (1849-??)
Justina Friesen Quiring (1852-1901)

Peter left the Kleine Gemeinde and became a minister in the Orloff Church (Russia). He was elected minister at the Pordenau Church in 1867, and was a preacher for 17 years.

In 1875, he immigrated with his family to the United States, arriving in New York City on 05 August 1875 aboard the S. S. State of Nevada.

Peter was a farmer when he died in Carson Township of old age (sexton's register) or "hard cold" (Township vital records) at age 72y, 4m, 2d.


(1) Sexton's register of Klassen Cemetery - Cottonwood County, Minnesota

(2) Carson Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota vital records

(3) Kirchen-Buch der Mennonite Gemeinde zu Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, Minnesota vereinigten State von Nord-Amerika. Gefertiget im Jahre 1877, page 116

(4) GRANDMA database of California Mennonite Historical Society

Family links: 
  Regina Konrad Friesen (1815 - 1884)
  Katharina Friesen Walde (1840 - 1915)*
  Johann Friesen (1847 - 1881)*
  Justina Friesen Quiring (1852 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No marker found in 1978 or 2010
Klassen Cemetery
Mountain Lake
Cottonwood County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Lot 34
Maintained by: S. Curry
Originally Created by: MarillaW
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75040411

- Linda Yoder
 Added: Nov. 25, 2013

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