Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Michael Fries, Sr.

Michael Fries, Sr.[1, 2, 3]

Male 1837 - 1925  (88 years)

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  • Name Michael Fries 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 15 Oct 1837  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Christened 24 Dec 1837  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Laborer 
    Residence 1862  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1881  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Farmer 
    Religion 1891  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Occupation 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Income 
    Religion 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Lutheran 
    Retired 1911  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-56924 
    Died 7 Nov 1925  Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Buried St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56924  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Jacob Fries,   b. 1797, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elisabeth Margareth Jung,   b. 1810, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F11650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth "Lizzie" Frey,   b. 10 Sep 1842, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1925, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1862  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. Veronica Fries,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frances Fries,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Solomon Fries,   b. 7 May 1862, West Montrose, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1926, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Fronka Fries,   b. 1864, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Michael Fries,   b. 11 Sep 1865, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1932, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Margaret Fries,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Daniel F. Fries,   b. 25 Aug 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Daniel Fries,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Margaret "Maggie" Fries,   b. 5 Sep 1868, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1932, Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     10. Jacob F. Fries,   b. 5 Apr 1873, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1966, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     11. Catherine Fries,   b. CA 1880,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. John F. Fries,   b. 19 Aug 1875, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Katherina "Catherine" Fries,   b. 23 Feb 1878, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1931, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     14. Lily Fries,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     15. Lydia Ann Fries,   b. 13 May 1880, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 81 years)
     16. Christina Fries,   b. 31 May 1883, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1973  (Age 89 years)
     17. Magdalena Fries,   b. 22 Jul 1886, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1983, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F14680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Oct 1837 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 Dec 1837 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Laborer - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1862 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Aug 1862 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1881 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1891 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1901 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - 1911 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Nov 1925 - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Michael Fries
    Michael Fries

  • Notes 
    • MICHAEL FRIES, SR. - Only a month after the death of his wife there passed away at his home here Michael Fries, Sr. The shock of his life partner's death and the pain of the parting was too much for his enfeebled body to withstand. The deceased was born near Heidelberg in 1889 (or possibly 1839, blurred). At the age of 22 he was married to Elizabeth Frey. They took up the duties of married life on a farm north of West Montrose, then mostly primeval forest. Here the deceased put in many a day's hard labor in clearing the forest and getting the land ready for the plough, while his wife looked after the housework and raised a large family of robust boys and girls. With industry they succeeded in building up a fine home for themselves. After about forty years of farm life, Mr. and Mrs. Fries came to spend the remaining years in quiet retirement in Elmira. They enjoyed good health until a few years ago when the infirmities of old age began to make themselves felt. The deceased is survived by a large family. They are Solomon of Saskatchewan, Veronica (Mrs. Henry Dobberthein of Iowa, Michael of Elmira, Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Dobberthein) of Elora, Daniel of Kitchener, Jacob of Elmira, John of Bollingbrook, Ont., Katie (Mrs. Plate) of Kitchener, Lydia (Mrs. Levi Snyder) of Woolwich. Christina, (Mrs. Arthur Rhodes) of Kitchener. Magdalena (Mrs. Armand Fulcher) of Elmira. One brother, Daniel of Kitchener, also 54 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren survive the deceased. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. L. Kalbfleisch of St. James church officiated. The pallbearers were six grandsons; Clayton, Fred, Clarence and Gordon Fries, Herbert Dobberthein and Gordon Plate.

      Unidentified Newspaper Obituary

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Levi Snyder Born: Woolwich Tp O Age: 33 Father: Daniel Snyder Mother: Mary Reist Born: abt 1867 Spouse: Lydia Ann Fries Age: 20 born: Woolwich Tp O Father: Michael Fries Mother: Elizabeth Frey married 13 Dec 1900 married: Waterloo

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Elizabeth Frey - Fries.

    3. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Jacob F. Fries.

    4. [S6] Church Records - ON, Waterloo - Bindeman, F. W. - Card Index Kitchener Public Library, pg 6.
      Michael Fries son of Jacob and Margareth, born 15 Oct 1837, bapt 24 Dec 1837 Berlin, sponsors: Michael Stolz, Catharine Knechtel

    5. [S141] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1851, Div 3 pg 15.

    6. [S148] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1901, Woolwich F-6 Page 3.

    7. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 4 Page 24.

    8. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Michael Fries b. Waterloo res: Woolwich Township Age: 22 born abt 1840 father: Jacob mother: Margaretha Jung married Elizabeth Frey Age:: 20 born abt 1842 b. Germany Spouse res: Wellesley Township father: John mother: Catherine Miller married 10 Aug 1862 county: Waterloo

    9. [S176] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1911, Div. 49 Pg. 16.

    10. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div. 1, Pg. 46.

    11. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 3 Page 27.

    12. [S1821] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1891, Div. 2 Page 19.

    13. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Michael Fries Sr.