Our Giesbrecht Line back up to our Earliest Giesbrecht

This follows my Giesbrecht ancestors on Dad's side, up to the earliest one I know of at present.

Mom as a young woman

My Parents

Elizabeth Kroeker, b.11/29/1918, d.11/10/1997 at home in Hague.



my Dad as a young man

Heinrich H. Friesen, b.2/20/1916, d.2/24/2007 in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. He married Elizabeth Kroeker on 10/17/1947 (daughter of Gerhard Kroeker and Elisabeth Friesen).





My Grandparents

Gerhard D. Kroeker, b.3/8/1891 in Russia, d.11/9/1970. His first name is given as Gertrud on the ship passenger list in 1891, which is incorrect. The 1901 Canada Census says he was born 4/2/1891. He married Elisabeth Friesen, 7/12/1914.

Elisabeth Friesen, b.5/6/1896 in Saskatchewan, d.8/16/1989. Elisabeth (Friesen) Kroeker

My Great-Grandparents

Isbrand Friesen, b.3/12/1867 in South Russia, d.6/4/1945 in Hague, Saskatchewan. He married Anna J. Neudorf on 9/9/1894. There are more stories of their lives in "A Godly Inheritance."

Anna J. Neudorf, b.9/21/1874 in South Russia, d.5/31/1947 in Hague, Saskatchewan. Her o.s. birth date was 9 Sep.

My Great-Great-Grandparents

Johann Veer, b.4/1/1847, d.12/1/1934. Listed in 1906 Saskatchewan census as John E. Fehr. Brother of Helena Deveer, second wife of Cornelius D. Giesbrecht. Johann's third wife was Maria Fehr Pauls, married 10/27/1912. He married (1)Elisabeth Giesbrecht on 8/4/1867. He married (2)Maria Doerksen on 8/7/1883 in Rural Municipality of Rhineland, Manitoba, b. 2/14/1866, d.7/16/1906, Maria: Maria &anp; Johann had 12 children, 8 grew to adulthood. Maria died in childbirth. He married (3)Maria Pauls on 10/27/1912, b.2/11/1845, Maria: R249-1

Elisabeth Giesbrecht, b.6/1/1848 in South Russia, d.1/19/1883. She had nine children, of whom only three grew to adulthood. She died in childbirth. Another source has birthdate as 5/1/1848 (West Reserve Bergthal Church Record [1885-1895] Vol. A, p.129).

3rd Great-Grandparents

Jacob Giesbrecht, b.8/4/1819 in Prussia, d.1849 in South Russia. He married Elisabeth Driedger, Abt 1840.

Elisabeth Driedger, b.2/21/1819 in Chortitza Colony, South Russia, d. 2/14/1890 in Rural Municipality of Rhineland, Manitoba. Vitals says she died at age 75. She married (1)Jacob Giesbrecht, Abt 1840. She married (2)Johann Janzen on 6/5/1849 in Chortitza Colony, South Russia, b.4/22/1824 in Chortitza Colony, South Russia, d.12/3/1904 in Rural Municipality of Rhineland, Manitoba, Johann: R284-2. 1901 Canada census says he was born 4/20/1825. Vitals say he died at age 79. His obituary may be in die Mennonitische Rundschau 31 May 1905 p4.

4th Great-Grandparents

Abraham Giesbrecht, b.1780, d.4/7/1830 in Tiegenhagen. R93-1B. He married (1) _____ _____, on 3/9/1800, d.7/9/1810. He married (2)Anna Friesen.

Anna Friesen. R93-1B.

4th Great-Grandparents

Abraham Giesbrecht, b.Abt 1739 in Prussia, d.4/14/1814 in Schoensee, Gross Werder, Prussia. In the 1776 W. Prussia Mennonite Census he is listed in Tiegenhof with his wife, 1 son and 2 daughters (H.Penner, p.434). He married Margaretha Wieler.

Margaretha Wieler, b. Abt 1739 in Prussia, d.3/7/1803 in Tiegenhof, Gross Werder, Prussia. Albert spells Margaretha's surname as "Wiehler" (Ratzlaff, 1995b).




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