Martin Fries

1817–2 January 1896 (Age 79)
Knowlton, Warren, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Martin

When Martin Fries was born in 1817, in Knowlton, Warren, New Jersey, United States, his father, James Fries, was 42 and his mother, Margaret Charlotta Kuhl, was 34. He lived in Wells Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 2 January 1896, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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James Fries
Margaret Charlotta Kuhl
Ann Fries
David B Fries
Margaret Fries
Jacob Fries
James M. Fries
Mariah Jane Fries
Martin Fries

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1833 · The Town of Chicago is Founded

Age 16

Chicago became an incorporated town after the Potawatomi Native Americans and the United States Government signed the Treaty of Chicago. The name comes from the indigenous word shikaakwa meaning onion, or something similar, because of the wild garlic that grew abundantly in the area.

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Jewish (from the Netherlands), Danish, and Swedish:1. ethnic name for someone from Friesland. The name of this region is ancient and of uncertain origin; the most plausible speculation derives it from an Indo-European root prei- ‘to cut’, with reference to the dikes necessary for the cultivation of low-lying land. There is archaeological evidence of the construction of ditches and dams along the southern shores of the North Sea from at least the time of Christ. 2. occupational name for a builder of dams and dikes. The word was used in this sense in various parts of Germany during the Middle Ages, and is probably a transferred use of the ethnic term, dike building being a characteristic occupation of Frieslanders. 3. diminutive of Friedrich .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Fries in household of James Fries, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Fries, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Martin Fries, "Find A Grave Index"

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