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Fries family

Posted: 952120185000
Edited: 996726636000
Looking for decendants of Soren Fries. Born in Denmark. Came to U.S. with his sister Anna. Probably born in the late 1870s.
His father and second wife and children followed to this country later.
Soren may have died in Junction City, OR
Please contact me at e-mail address.

Re: Fries family

Posted: 1041480627000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fries
I was looking through the Fries Family Message Boards and ran across this posting. I am Soren Fries great great granddaughter. Please contact me if you are still looking for information pertaining to his family.

Re: Fries family

Posted: 1041529741000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fries/Friis
posted to Tammy Sarringar

The Soren Fries that I am related to is from Denmark and was the brother of my grandmother Anna Fries. Last name was most likely Friis in Denmark. Anna and Soren left Denmark and came to America in 1893. Anna eventually settled in California and I believe Soren was in Iowa.
Their parents were Mathias Andreasen Friis and Karoline Jepsen Moller.
Do you think this might be a match to your great grandfather?

Re: Fries/Friis family

Posted: 1041624336000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1126483090000
I am descended from Christen Petersen Friis, b. in Haderslev Denmark. He came to Iowa, but lived most of his life in Craig NE.

"Christen P. Friis, born in Denmark September 13, 1856, son of Gregers and Marie Lorenzen Friis, departed this life March 23, 1938, at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 10 days. At the age of fourteen years he came to America. In the year 1890 on August 13th he was united in marriage to Della Marie Garner of Atlantic Iowa."

Re: Fries family

Posted: 1280187840000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Friis, Jepsen, Moller
Mathias Andreasen Friis married Karoline Jepsen Moller on Oct 25, 1871. They had at least 2 children - Soren Jepsen Friis b Dec 21 1874 and Ane Katrine Friis b Feb 22 1873, both in Vamdrup, Ribe. Karoline Jepsen Moller died on June 5 1878 in Vamdrup, Ribe Denmark.

Mathias Andreasen Friis then married Maren Jensdatter Moller on June 26 1883, also in Vamdrup.

Soren and Ane registered to emigrate to the US in October 1893. Mathias and Maren (and children Carl, Jens and Inge Marie) registered to emigrate in Jan 1894.

Re: Fries family

Posted: 1280280567000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Friis/Moller
Thank you for responding to my query of over 10 years ago. I didn't realize the posts stayed up that long.
I learned a couple of new bits of info from you. Were the two wives of Mathias Friis related to each other, both having the surname Moller? Can you come up with a birth date for Karoline Jepsen Moller?
Ane Katrine Friis was my paternal grandmother.

Re: Fries family

Posted: 1280289799000
Classification: Query
I don't think I've ever responded to a message that old either, but I came across the info while I was looking for a different Friis family and when I saw your post I thought I'd reply on the off chance that you hadn't found the info.

I went back to the parish records and found Karoline Jepsen Moller's birth record April 25 1845. Her father is listed as Jeppe Lorentsen, but I can't read her mother's name.

Just out of curiosity I looked for Maren Jensdatter Moller's birth record too. The 1890 census lists her birthplace as Odis, Vejle, so I looked in the records there and found a Maren Jensdatter Moller born Sept 19 1850.

Let me know if you'd like me to forward copies.

J Murphy

Re: Fries family

Posted: 1280340312000
Classification: Query
I'd love whatever you can forward to me. I feel like I've stumbled upon a treasure, you.
Thanks again, Linda

Re: Fries family

Posted: 1295579020000
Classification: Query
Hi my name is Shirley Fries my dad was Edward Lester Henry
Garrison Fries born Jan 20 1928 in Reading,Pa his parents
were Edward Fries and Bertha Donmoyer Fries he has 2 siblings Ernest Thomas Fries resides in Ca and Doris Louise
Fries Boyer last reside in Cleona Pa and his grandparents
were Edward Fries and Carrie Flood Fries I hope this might help you in your research and if you know any information about the above please post it at rootsweb thank you shirley fries

Re: Fries family

Posted: 1295628223000
Classification: Biography
Name: Michael Friess
Birth Date: 1640
Birth Place: Wörsbach, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
Death Date: 2 Aug 1714
Death Place: Wörsbach, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
Occupation: Wagon builder
Religion: Lutheran
Marriage Date: 29 Apr 1666
Marriage Place: Heimkirchen Lutheran Church, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
Spouse: Anna Margaretha Eckers ?
Birth Date: 1639
Birth Place: Pfalz Germany ?
Death Date: 1 Jun 1714
Death Place: Wörsbach, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
1 M: Caspar Friess
Birth Date: 12 Jul 1668
Birth Place: Wörsbach, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
Baptism Place: Heimkirchen Lutheran Church, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
Death Date: aft 1728
Death Place: Wolfstein, Kreis Kusel, Pfalz-Zweibrücken, Germany ?
Spouse: Anna Margaretha Friess*
Marriage Date: abt 1696
Spouse: Maria Margaretha widow Weber
Marriage Date: 12 Oct 1728
Marriage Place: Wolfstein, Kreis Kusel, Pfalz-Zweibrücken, Germany——————————
2 M: Simon Friess
Birth Date: abt 1670
Birth Place: Wörsbach, Pfalz-Zweibrücken, Germany
Death Date: 1747
Death Place: Steinwenden, Kreis Kaiserslautern, Pfalz, Germany
Spouse: Maria Elisabeth Gödel
Marriage Date: 13 Mar 1696
Marriage Place: Steinwenden Reformed Church, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
Spouse: Catharina Friess*
Marriage Date: 7 Jul 1733
3 F: Anna Elisabetha Friess
Birth Date: abt 1673
4 M: Barthel Friess
Birth Date: abt 1675
Birth Place: Wörsbach, Pfalz-Zweibrücken ?
Death Date: aft 1735
Spouse: Anna Maria Klein
Marriage Date: 28 Apr 1699
Marriage Place: Heimkirchen Lutheran Church, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
5 M: Matthias Friess
Birth Date: abt 1680
Birth Place: Wörsbach, Pfalz-Zweibrücken ?
Spouse: Maria Magdalena Moll
Marriage Date: 9 May 1702
Marriage Place: Heimkirchen Lutheran Church, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
6 M: Georg Friess
Birth Date: abt 1680
Birth Place: Schwanden, Kreis Kaiserslautern, Pfalz-Zweibrücken, Germany ?
Spouse: Elisabetha Barbara Friess*
Marriage Date: 14 Feb 1708
Marriage Place: Heimkirchen Lutheran Church, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
7 M: Michael Friess
Birth Date: Jan 1690
Birth Place: Schwanden, Zweibrücken, Pfalz
Baptism Date: 12 Feb 1690
Baptism Place: Steinwenden Lutheran Church, Pfalz-Zweibrücken
Death Date: bef 2 Aug 1762
Death Place: Albany Tp, Berks Co, PA
Spouse: Maria Charlotta Fechter
Marriage Date: 29 Jun 1717
Marriage Place: Wolfstein, Kreis Kusel, Pfalz-Zweibrücken, Germany

Notes for Michael Friess
• Born during 30 Yrs War, Hans Michael FRIESS was still alive when his son Simon m. Maria Elisabetha GOEDEL of Wolffsstein.
• He was identified as being from Schwanden (Kottweiler area) when his son Michael was bapt 1690. Heimkirchen Kirchenbuch burial record says “FRIESS, Michael, from Wörsbach. Died 2 August 1714, aged 74 years.”
• [Lutherans of Wörsbach belonged to the parish of Heimkirchen (records at Evangelical archives in Speyer).]

Notes for Anna Margaretha Eckers ?
• Born during 30 Yrs War. Anna Margaretha perhaps ECKERS.
• She sponsored bapt of Anna Maria dau of Simon FRIES & Maria Elisabeth 1.9.1700 in Steinwenden.
• Burial record at Heimkirchen says she was 75 when d. 1714, Woersbach. -- error? --she'd have been 50 when son Michael was born. Or this is the wrong wife, perhaps a second wife? Or wrong parents entirely?
• Heimkirchen Kirchenbuch entry: “FRIESS, Margaretha, wife of Michael FRIESS from Woersbach. Died 1 June 1714, aged 75 years.”

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