Sena Freye

1898–1977 (Age 79)
Hamilton, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Sena

When Sena Freye was born on 3 July 1898, in Hamilton, Allegan, Michigan, United States, her father, Stephen Freye, was 32 and her mother, Kate (Hekhuis) Rigterink, was 21. She married George (Geert) Rottman on 20 May 1919, in Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Garfield Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Sherman Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States for about 47 years. She died on 23 August 1977, in Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States.

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Sena Freye
George (Geert) Rottman
Marriage: 20 May 1919
Julius (Jupe) Elwin Rottman
Kathryn Lucille Rottman
Herbert Louis Rottman
Stuart Wayne Rottman
Charlotte Louise Rottman
Gloria Mae Rottman

Spouse & Children

20 May 1919
Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, United States


  • Julius (Jupe) Elwin Rottman


  • Kathryn Lucille Rottman


  • Herbert Louis Rottman


  • Male1930–2005Male

  • Charlotte Louise Rottman


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



  • Female1898–1977Female

  • Martin Freye


  • Cora Lucy Freye


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 5

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 21

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Frey .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lena Freye in entry for George Rottman, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Sena Frye in household of Stephen Frye, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sena Freye in household of Stephen Freye, "United States Census, 1910"

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