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Hans Hinrich "Henry" Froendt, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1867
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death: Jun. 19, 1960
Spirit Lake
Dickinson County
Iowa, USA

Parents are Hans Hinrich Fröndt/Freund & Catharina Dorothea Gluhm

Husband of Dora Marguerite Sanny


Hans Henry Froendt, Sr. was born July 11, 1867 at Schleswig Holstein Germany and died at his home in Spirit Lake June 19, 1960.

He came to the United States in 1884 at the age of 17. He worked as a farm hand near Keystone, Iowa. He was naturalized an American citizen at Vinton, Iowa in 1888 at the age of 21.

On March 4, 1890, he was united in marriage to Dora M. Sanny at Lucerne, Iowa. To this union nine children were born, two of whom preceded him in death. Fred was killed in an automobile accident in 1945 and Caroline died in infancy. Mrs. Froendt passed away in 1944.

Mr. and Mrs. Froendt first lived in Keystone where he worked on the railroad and later farmed. In 1910, the couple moved to Dickinson County on a farm near Lake Park and later to a farm near Milford.

In 1912 he purchased a farm in Superior township where they resided until their retirement in 1941. At that time, they moved to Spirit Lake.

Survivors include; three sons, George of Arnolds Park, Hans Jr. of Spirit Lake and William of Milford; four daughters. Mrs. William (Ida) Gurtiz of Spirit Lake, Mrs. Walter (Agnes) McCullough of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Carl (Elsie) Grant of Des Moines and Mrs. Tracy ( Mary) Estes of Spirit Lake; 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Harpole's Funeral Home in Spirit Lake, June 22, 1960, with Rev. B. J. Swede, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery in Spirit Lake.

Special music was provided by Robert Kuyper and Rev. Swede. Pallbearers were Francis Hoovel, John Banning, Arnold Cartenson and Leonard Bergman.

*The Spirit Lake Beacon, July 14, 1960


The following information was submitted by: Kerstin Sanny

"Hans Hinrich (Henry) Fröndt born 11.7.1867 Petersdorf, Fehmarn, Schleswig Holstein, Germany (Dorothea "Dora" Margaret Sanny-Fröndt born 20.4.1869 Balje, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Hans family (named Freund in Germany) comes from Fehmarn island in Schleswig Holstein.
His parents: Hans Hinrich Fröndt/Freund born 1.1.1820 Petersdorf Fehmarn died 6.11.1873 Petersdorf, married 1.8.1855 to Catharina Dorothea Gluhm-Fröndt/Freund born 5.2.1831 Sulsdorf Fehmarn died 5.6.1889 Keyston Benton. (8 children: Anna Catharina Fröndt-Tanck 1856; Hans Christian Fröndt 1858; Amalie Fröndt 1861; Hans Julius Fröndt 1863; Dorothea Fröndt-Petersen born 26.8.1865/died 12.10.1910 Platte Charles, US -husband John Fritz Petersen 1859-1928); Hans Hinrich (Henry) Fröndt 1867; Agnes Gertrude Fröndt-Meyer born 15.12.1869 died 10.4.1948 Redlands US married Henry Nicholas Meyer born 31.5.1869 Keystone Benton died 8.5.1935 Watertown US; Elsie Margarethe Fröndt(Froendt)-Sanny born 28.10.1872 married Henry Sanny born 15.5.1867 Balje, Germany died 1932 Remsen Plym.
2nd marriage Hans Hinrich: Catharina Gertuth Russmeier-Fröndt 1820-1854 Fehmarn.
more details shown at the pages from John Kostick:"

Family links: 
  Hans Hinrich Froendt (1820 - 1873)
  Catharina Dorothea Gluhm Froendt (1829 - 1889)
  Dora Marguerite Sanny Froendt (1869 - 1944)
  George Froendt (1890 - 1972)*
  Hans Henry Froendt (1892 - 1972)*
  Ida A Froendt Guritz (1895 - 1988)*
  Agnes Dora Froendt McCullough (1897 - 1991)*
  Fred Herman Froendt (1899 - 1945)*
  Elsie Gertrude Froendt Grant (1901 - 1990)*
  William C Froendt (1904 - 1968)*
  Maria Margaretha Froendt Estes (1906 - 1992)*
  Caroline Froendt (1908 - 1909)*
  Johann Hinrich Froendt (1854 - 1854)*
  Anna Catharina Froendt Tanck (1856 - 1930)**
  Hans Christian Froendt (1858 - 1858)*
  Amalie Froendt (1861 - 1881)*
  Hans Julius Froendt (1863 - 1865)*
  Dorothea Froendt Petersen (1865 - 1910)*
  Hans Hinrich Froendt (1867 - 1960)
  Agnes Gertrude Froendt Meyer (1869 - 1948)*
  Elsie Margarethe Fröndt Sanny (1872 - 1941)**
*Calculated relationship
Lakeview Cemetery
Spirit Lake
Dickinson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 2-027-1
Created by: Just~Us Relatives
Record added: Apr 09, 2010
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Hans Hinrich Henry Froendt, Sr
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we remember you...the Sanny family from Germany.
- Sanny
 Added: Jul. 13, 2010

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