Jacob Peter Fries

6 December 1884–before 1984 (Age 99)
Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

The Life of Jacob Peter

When Jacob Peter Fries was born on 6 December 1884, in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, his father, Jürgen Fries, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Shutt, was 30. He died before 1984, in Germany, at the age of 98.

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Jürgen Fries
Margaret Shutt
Jurgen George Lawrence Fries
Catharina Dorothea Fries
Jacob Peter Fries
Josephine Fries

Parents and Siblings

    Jürgen Fries


    Margaret Shutt




World Events (7)


Age 6

Young William (Wilhelm) II dismisses Bismarck.

Age 30

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 30

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

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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