Descendants of
Johann von Riesen

Earliest Known Ancestor of my Maternal Friesens
(First 4 Generations)


Johann von Riesen also known as: Johann FRIESEN [BK#198890] b.1724, In 1776 W. Prussian Census he was listed in Stobbendorf, W. Prussia, with his wife and one son. m. (1) unknown...., b. 1724, d. 8/18/1789, Johann was still residing in Stobbendorf at the time of his marriage to Peter Conrad's widow in 1793. m.(2) 9/1/1793. He was a member of the Tiegenhagen Gemeinde.


1.1. Isa Brand von Riesen (shown as Isbrandt Friesen [BK#196698]) b. abt 1765, Danzig, Poland. d. 1848. In 1793 he is listed at Schoenhorst #12 (B.H. Unruh p.210). In the 1795 Chortiza Census he is listed at Schoenhorst #12. He was still residing in Schoenhorst (at #27) per the 1809 Chortitza Colony Vaccination Lists. He m. 11/20/1785, Katharina Dietrichs, [BK#4062598] b. 1763, d. 1846, had resided at Querwall (Rosenort Gemeinde), (daughter of Jacob Dietrichs and unknown).


1.1.1. Katharina Friesen b. 8/24/1793, m. 2/12/1814, Franz PETERS, b. 1/22/1792, (son of Franz Peters and Elisabeth Peters) Franz d. 7/5/1868, Schonhorst, Russia. Katharina died 11/01/1873, in Schonhorst, Russia. They had 7 children; Franz, Katharina, Elizabeth, Helena, Isbrandt, Anna, and David.

1.1.2. Elizabeth Friesen [BK#278203] b. 3/19/1797 in Schoenhorst, Chortiza, South Russia.


1.1.3. Isebrandt Friesen [BK#196699] b.3/19/1797 in Schoenhorst, Chortitza, d.7/5/1875, m.5/19/1819, Maria Loewen, b.12/11/1798 in Neuendorf, Chortitza, (daughter of Michael Loewen and Maria Bueckert) she d.2/3/1875, (daughter of Michael Loewen and Maria Bueckert) d.2/3/1875, Russia. Isbrand died 7/5/1875, Russia. This is the one who lost an arm in some local uprising, and lay under a bush where a hen came to lay an egg each day for 3 days until the Loewen family found him.


1.1.3.1. Isbrand b.1/30/1820, d.3/21/1821, Russia.

1.1.3.2. Isbrand Friesen [BK#184428] b.2/21/1822, Russia, d.7/27/1915. m.7/12/1844, in Rhineland, MB. m. 12/19/1844 to Katharina Friesen, b.8/3/1823, Russia, (daughter of Jakob Friesen and Margaretha Epp) d.12/27/1905 in Rural Rhineland, MB. Canada. Isbrand died 7/27/1915, Canada. They raised 2 foster children; Maria & Johan Gerbrand.

1.1.3.3. Cathrina Friesen [BK#371661] b.8/30/1824, Russia. She md Abram Dueck on 1/29/1846 (son of Abram Dueck and Katharina Siemens. Abram b.7/25/1824 d.5/3/1898. Catharina d.7/18/1907 in Manitoba. Catharina and Abram had no children.

1.1.2.4. Elisabeth Friesen [BK#160558] b.12/09/1827, Blumengart, Ukraine, Russia. She d.2/14/1907 in R.M. of Stanley, MB.Canada. She md. Wilhelm Dueck on 4/20/1847 in Russia, Wilhelm Dueck, b.10/16/1821, in Tiegenhagen, West Prussia, (son of Aron Duck and Katharina Siemens) d.11/17/1905, Chortitz, MB., buried: Dec/1905, Osterwick, MB. Elisabeth died 2/14/1907, Canada, buried: Feb/1907, Canada. Wilhelm's 1st wife was Aganetha Dyck; they had 3 children. (Note: the GRANDMA db has conflicting dates and notes for Elisabeth, so I've left some out).

1.1.2.5. Jacob Friesen [BK#371662] b.12/21/1829, Russia, m. unknown. Jacob died 12/05/1854, Russia.

1.1.2.6. Maria Friesen [BK#371663] b.12/21/1832, in Blumengart, Chortitza, Russia. m.Bernhard Klippenstein [BK#221030]. Maria died 1923.

1.1.2.7. Aganetha Friesen [BK#184050] b.11/20/1834, Russia, and d. 9/25/1910. 1854, m.(1) 2/14/1865, Bernhard Penner, b.12/20/1832, m.(2) 3/25/1880, Gerhard Paetkau, b.3/28/1834, S.Russia, 1855, S.Russia, Old Colony, d.10/8/1915, in Friedensruh, MB. Gerhard's Parents: Jakob & Margaretha (Klassen) Paetkau;gr-parents: Jacob Petkkau & Magdalena Froese. Gerhard marr.3; (1)Katharina Fogt(Vogt)8/13/1935-11/201878), (2)Helena (Giesbrecht)Friesen (2/10/1833-1/23/1880), (3)Aganetha (Friesen)Penner (11/20/1834-9/25/1910). Emigrated from Chortitza & Furstenland in 1874 with Bishop Johann Wiebe. He had 9 children by his first wife.

1.1.2.8. Anna Friesen [BK#181855] b.1/28/1837, in Shoenhorst, Chortitz; m.3/15/1859 to Johann Giesbrecht, [BK#196570] b.11/06/1835, Blumengart, S.Russia, (son of Abraham Giesbrecht and Justina Ensz) Anna died 6/27/1937, in Canada. This Anna, at her 100th Birthday had 13 children, 102 grandchildren, 184 great-grandchildren, & 7 great-great-grandchildren. Johann: Came to Canada on S.S. Polynesian #30, arrived in Quebec 6/7/1979

1.1.2.9. David L. Friesen b.5/1/1839, Russia, m.10/06/1861 in Russia to Elisabeth Bueckert b.12/23/1841 in Russia, (daughter of Jacob Bueckert and Helena Doerksen) Elisabeth d.3/28/1913, Blumenheim, SK. Canada. David died 8/3/1911, Blumenheim, SK. Canada. They came to Canada, July 1,1875 on S.S. Moravian. The Reinlander Buch shows David's birth as May 13 1939.


1.1.3. Elizabeth Friesen b. 3/19/1797, Schoenhorst, Chortitza, South Russia.

1.1.4. David Friesen[BK#496259] b.abt.1799, d.1837. He md. Katharinan Froese, b.abt.1796 (one record says, she was born 1800.


1.1.4.1. Aganetha Friesen [BK#382426] b.7/27/1830 d.1888. She md. (1) Abraham Giesbrecht on 6/23/1863. He was b.10/29/1810 in Rosenthal, Chortiza (son of Abraham Giesbrecht and Katharina Pries). He d.10/29/1879. She md. (2) Peter Penner on 10/16/1879. He was b.5/12/1826 in Blumengart, Chortitza (son of Gerhard Penner and Anna Doerksen) Peter d. 4/22/1895. Peter was a twin to Maria.

1.1.4.2. Dietrich Friesen [BK#1036914] b. 2/17/1834 in Schoenhorst, Chortiza. d.5/18/1908 in Romanovka, Orenburg, Russia. he md. Helena Dyck b. 7/15/1835 in Schoeneberg, Chortitza.(daughter of Peter Dyck and Elisabeth Bueckert). She d. 4/2/1910 in Romanovka, Orenburg, Russia.


1.1.5. Christina Friesen b.1802 - 7/1802, Schoenhorst, Chortitza, South Russia. She died at 6 months.

1.1.6. Johann Friesen [BK#529207] b.abt.1807 in Schoenhorst, Chortitza.



Note: the above has been updated with info from the GRANDMA Database on 2/10/21.


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