Abraham M. Friesen contributed in a variety of significant ways to his church and community during his lifetime. In 1861 while still in Russia, Abraham's joy of singing led to his appointment as Vorsänger in the Kleine Gemeinde. After immigrating to Canada he served as school teacher in 1877-1878, then served as village Schulz (mayor) during the 1880s, and even made shoes. Abraham owned a double farm in the village which he sold in 1892 in order to move to his own farm on SW 35-7-6E. Here he farmed for the rest of his life. A man of many talents, Abraham M. Friesen also wrote poetry, kept a journal, and gathered records and writings of historical significance. He enjoyed reading, studying the Bible and was referred to as "the most learned man in the East Reserve" by John C. Reimer. Abraham M. Friesen, a gifted artist and faithful Christian who loved his family and community dearly, died on 10 October 1908.
Plett, Delbert. "Abraham M. Friesen 1834-1908." Preservings No. 9 Part I (December 1996): 48-49.
|Author(s)||Sharon H. H Brown|
|Date Published||May 2006|
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