Fonds Vol.2107-1 - Abram Friesen fonds

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Abram Friesen fonds

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CA MHCA Vol.2107-1

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  • 1912 (Creation)

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43 p.

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Abram Friesen, minister and farmer, was born March 24, 1863 in Russia and came to Canada with his parents in 1875, settling in the village of Rosenheim, West Reserve, Manitoba. He was one of five surviving children born to Isbrand and Maria (nee (Vehr)Peters) Friesen. Two of his brothers, Isaak and Wilhelm, also became ministers. Friesen was baptized on June 2, 1884. He married Maria Schroeder (1866-1933) on February 21, 1886. Their marriage produced 12 children, five of which died as infants. Friesen was elected at Grossweide on February 26 and ordained to the ministry on March 15, 1908 by Aeltester Abraham Doerksen of the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. Abram Friesen died on August 29, 1942.

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This material was collected by David and Trudy Schellenberg of Winkler for the Christian Heritage Library.

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This fonds contains one sermon written in 1912, preached on January 27 at Rosenheim, Manitoba, based on Matthew 2:13-14.

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Described by Sharon H. H. Brown December, 2002.

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Online version of finding aid available at:,%20Abram%20fonds.htm

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Hand-written Gothic German

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