Katherine Frisch

15 October 1875–19 August 1954 (Age 78)
Winona, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Katherine

When Katherine Frisch was born on 15 October 1875, in Winona, Minnesota, United States, her father, Jacob Frisch, was 37 and her mother, Anna Speltz, was 38. She married Mathias Rivers on 19 November 1907, in Oakridge, Winona, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Mount Vernon Township, Winona, Minnesota, United States for about 15 years. She died on 19 August 1954, in Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Rollingstone, Winona, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mathias Rivers
Katherine Frisch
Marriage: 19 November 1907
Delpine M Rivers

Spouse and Children

19 November 1907
Oakridge, Winona, Minnesota, United States


    Delpine M Rivers


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Frisch


    Anna Speltz




    Nicholas Frisch


    Matthew Frisch



    Anna Frisch



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 9

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 German and Scandinavian: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Friedrich . See also Fritz .2 German: nickname for someone who was handsome, cheerful, or energetic, Middle High German vrisch.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from modern German frisch, Yiddish frish ‘fresh’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kathrin Frisch in household of Jacob Frisch, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Kathrine Rivers in household of Mathew Rivers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Katie Frisch in household of Jacques Frisch, "United States Census, 1880"

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