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

my grandparents when retired to Clearbrook, BC

Heinrich W. Friesen, b.12/20/1886 in Morris, Manitoba, d.7/26/1977. He married Maria Spenst on 4/4/1915 in Herbert, Saskatchewan.

Maria Spenst, b.2/13/1893 in Langdon, North Dakota.(daughter of Gerhard Spenst and Elizabeth Veer. Maria d.9/6/1983 in Abbotsford, BC.



My Great-Grandparents

Gerhard Spenst, b.4/14/1866 in South Russia, d.11/20/1949 in Yarrow, British Columbia, buried in Yarrow, British Columbia. S1A142 says he was born 4/4/1867. The Fehr Register says he was born 4/11/1867. Gerhard was 83 years, 7 months and 6 days old. Gerhard and Elisabeth immigrated to Canada from North Dakota in the early 1900's. They lived in Saskatoon, SK. He married Elisabeth Veer on 12/14/1890 in Edenburg, West Reserve, Manitoba.

Elisabeth Veer, b. 5/4/1869 in Russia, d.12/26/1946 in Yarrow, British Columbia, buried in Abbotsford, British Columbia. (R283-3*. One record says she was born at Sergiofsky.)

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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