Wilhelm Fresen

1865–1944 (Age 78)
Düdinghausen, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Wilhelm

When Wilhelm Fresen was born on 21 May 1865, in Düdinghausen, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Johann Jost Fresen, was 44 and his mother, Anna Maria Rhene, was 41. He married Carolina Wilken on 28 September 1889, in Oberschledorn, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 13 April 1944, in Düdinghausen, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Wilhelm Fresen
1865–1944
Carolina Wilken
1865–1911
Marriage: 28 September 1889
Maria Fresen
1891–1963
Catharina Fresen
1894–1911
Paulina Fresen
1896–
Josepha Fresen
1901–1902
Wilhelm Fresen
1903–1962
Alois Fresen
1908–1928

Spouse & Children

  • Male1865–1944Male

  • Carolina Wilken

    Female1865–1911Female

MARRIAGE
28 September 1889
Oberschledorn, Brilon, Westphalia, Prussia, Germany
children

(6)

  • Female1891–1963Female

  • Catharina Fresen

    Female1894–1911Female

  • Paulina Fresen

    Female1896–Female

  • Josepha Fresen

    Female1901–1902Female

  • Male1903–1962Male

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Johann Jost Fresen

    Male1820–1893Male

  • Anna Maria Rhene

    Female1823–1891Female

siblings

(9)

  • Johann Heinrich Fresen

    Male1848–Male

  • Anna Catharina Fresen

    Female1849–Female

  • Franz Wilhelm Fresen

    Male1851–1909Male

  • Julius Fresen

    Male1854–1855Male

  • Sohn Fresen

    Male1856–1856Male

+4 More Children

World Events (5)

1890

Age 25

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.
1914

Age 49

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina provoking World War I.
1914 · Germany declares war on Russia

Age 49

On August 1, 1914, Germany declared war on Russia, sparking World War I. This would not be the last time Germany caused a world war. After the Allies defeated Germany, they signed the Treaty of Versailles.

Name Meaning

French (common in Belgium; also Fréson): from a pet form of frère ‘brother’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Wilhelm Frese, „Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898“

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