Helena Friesen

9 August 1895–20 July 1969 (Age 73)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Helena

When Helena Friesen was born on 9 August 1895, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Jacob Peter Friesen, was 21 and her mother, Eva Loeppky Hiebert, was 32. She married Abram A. Stoesz on 8 February 1917. She lived in Cottonwood, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Butterfield Township, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States in 1940. She died on 20 July 1969, at the age of 73.

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Abram A. Stoesz
Helena Friesen
Marriage: 8 February 1917

Spouse and Children

    Abram A. Stoesz



8 February 1917

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Peter Friesen


    Eva Loeppky Hiebert




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 3

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 20

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from Fries .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Stoesz in household of Abram A Stoesz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helena Stoesz in household of Abram A Stoesz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helena Friesen, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"

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