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Rose FRIES

Female 1851 - 1928  (77 years)


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  • Name Rose FRIES  [1, 2
    Born 14 Feb 1851  Uhfeltz, Haut-Rin, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • LDS Film #759584 birth record.
    Gender Female 
    Burial For the Fries(e) family, documents list both France and Germany as the country of origin (birth). At the time of emigration, Alsace was a part of France. In 1870-1871 the Franco Prussian War was fought, and at the conclusion Alsace became a part of Germany. This appears to explain why documents from that time on list Germany as the country of emigration. 
    Emigration 12 Dec 1853  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Aboard the ship Rockall, originating from Havre de Grace, France
    Immigration Source: Letter from Mary Lou Fries dated 6Dec2006. “...In a paper that leo had dictated when he was 89, reads: The Fries’ came from Alsace, Lorane (sic) along with 3 other families. They embarked in Nov. 1852 and were 5 weeks on the ocean. After a stormy crossing they landed in Maryland on Dec. 23rd. Their money was all gone except a $1.00 and an axe (sic), so they stopped temporarily with some friends near Pittsburgh. They did any jobs they could find and after they had a little money the men went to Fort Wayne and later walked out to Walnut Corners here in Columbia City. After they had a little money, the women came here to live also.”

    Emigration from France: Erasmus and family left Havre DeGrace, France and arrived in New York City, New York on 12 December 1853 aboard the ship Rockall. The family include wife Rosa, son Erasmus, daughter Cath, son Joseph, son Xavier, and daughter Rosa. Noted is the fact that Rosa is believed to be a twin; and sister Susan is not with the family. Information has been taken from the ship’s passenger list.

    Family tradition indicates Rosa was a twin, with a sister Susana being born. She must have died prior to their departure from France.

    Erasmus indicataed their nationality as French on the passenger list. 
    Occupation Seamstress, later in life. 
    Religion Catholic 
    Buried 1928  Greenhill Cemetary, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Catholic section, 1-5-34-2
    Died 14 Mar 1928  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary--Columbia City Post, 18 Aug 1928
    Notes 
    • Letter from Mary Doyle of Marion, Indiana: "Grandma Riley was Rose Fries the Bible says (speakin g of Velma's Bible maintained in Indiana). Rose Fries Riley born at Alsos Larane France an d Germany. Born 1849--died 1928.Grandma Riley had a twin brother lived in Marion Joe Fries." "William Henry Riley born Sept 2nd 1877--died July 1st 1926 your Dad's brother his wife Sara h died before him. All was born in Columbia City, Ind." Drop Report, Division of Finance: Date of death for Rosa was stated as March 14, 1928. No l ocation. General Affidavit, Pension" Applcation for pension by Rosa. States her name was Rose Ann Ri ey who resided at 2211 West 12th Street, Marion, Indiana.
      Letter from Mary Doyle: Discusses family. States Leo Fries is the cousin to Rosa. His son States Leo was “well to do.” Leo lived near the entrance to the Veteran's Hospital at Columbia City, Indiana. Apparently, Rosa didn't get along with Leo well.

      Mary Doyle states “Grandma Riley was Rose Fries. the Bible says Rose Fries Riley born at Alsos Larane France (sic) and Germany. Born 1849--died 1928. Grandma Riley had a twin brother lived in Marion; Joe Fries.” [Earlier family tradition from Velma Riley Snowden stated that Rose Fries had a twin sister, named Susanna.]


      Additional General Affidavit by Frank H Freise and Catherine Freise states that Frank is the brother of Rosa and Catherine the sister-in-law. Signatures of Frank and Catherine have the surname spelled Fries, although the affidavit states the surname as Freise. Frank's age was stated as 57 years in 1902, making his year of birth about 1845. Catherine's age was stated as 51 years, making her date of birth about 1851. Their place of residence was Columbia City, Whitley, Indiana.
      ===
      The birth registration documents for Rose and Marie Susanne Fries show that they were twins. The birth record says Rose was born at 2:00 AM on the 14th of February, and Marie Susanne at about 4:00 PM.
      === [3]
    Person ID I32  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2011 

    Father Erasme "Erasmus Xavier" FRIES,   b. 20 Jul 1815, Uhfeltz, Haut-Rin, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1865, , Whitley County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Rose KOEHL,   b. 17 Aug 1814, Uhfeltz, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1888, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana Catholic 1-2-16-2 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 4898E006813148FA91D3F3E3E2B5FADB609B 
    Documents
    Passenger list--Ths Ship 'Rockall'
Departed Havre de Grace, France
    Passenger list--Ths Ship "Rockall" Departed Havre de Grace, France
    The Fries family traveled aboard the ship Rockall, landing in New York on the 12th of December, 1953. Family legend has it that they traveled with two other relatives. From birth records we know that children Rose and Suzanne were twins, but Rose is only listed on the ship's manifest. Her age is listed as 2/4 years--or mathematically about six months. Note that the family listed beneath them on the manifest has a daughter aged 2/4, whose name is Suzanne. Additionally, they are from the same area as the Fries, and are bound for the same place in the United States. Follow-up research has not provided a tie; and there appears to be no association. But a connection has not been ruled out.
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet

    Family Thomas George RILEY,   b. Dec 1845, , Stark County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1902, Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1868  Columbia City, Whitley County , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 6F9C9E735E1244B9B0A4A224EAC099EDD369 
    Notes 
    • Certificate #613465 from Bureau of Pensions, Department of the Interior: Thomas Riley state s he and Rosa were married on June 2, 1868 by Reverend Shaffer, from the St. Paul's Catholi c Church, in Columbia City, Indiana. Also, the clerks office in Columbia City, Indiana has r ecord of the marriage. Affiant further states that neither he nor Rosa were previously married. Dated March 24, 189 8. Rosa's name was given as Rosa Riley. Maiden name stated as Rosa Fries. Marriage License issued by Whitley County, in 1868; book 2A: Page 518.
    Children 
     1. Mary Matilda RILEY,   b. 28 Jun 1875, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1956  (Age 81 years)
     2. William Henry RILEY,   b. 2 Sep 1877, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana Catholic 1-2-16-2 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1926, Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     3. Catherine (Kate) RILEY,   b. 5 Jun 1882, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana Catholic 1-2-16-2 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1963, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Rosa M. RILEY,   b. 23 Apr 1886, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana Catholic 1-2-16-2 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1963, Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Joseph Leo RILEY,   b. 5 Apr 1892, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana Catholic 1-2-16-2 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1962, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Child RILEY
     7. Child2 RILEY
    Photos
    The original St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Columbia City, Indiana.
    The original St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Columbia City, Indiana.
    Think back in time and imagine that Rosa and Thomas were leaving the church after their wedding ceremony in 1869--that the family no doubt worked on for may of the preceding weeks. These old steps conjure up wonderful thoughts of youth, happiness and eternal love.
    Thomas and Rose Ann Riley
    Thomas and Rose Ann Riley
    Copy of an original tintype (Dageurotype) now in the possession of Ron Snowden. Picture is estimated to be from the period of about 1880.
    Rose Ann (Fries) Riley, sitting next to son Joe Riley, wife Kate and grand daughter Velma Riley.  Photo was taken about 1926 in Indiana.
    Rose Ann (Fries) Riley, sitting next to son Joe Riley, wife Kate and grand daughter Velma Riley. Photo was taken about 1926 in Indiana.
    Aunt Rose (Riley), josephine, Grandma Riley, and Joe Reynolds
    Aunt Rose (Riley), josephine, Grandma Riley, and Joe Reynolds
    Joe and Kate Riley, with young Velma--standing next to Grandmother Rose Ann (Fries) Riley.  Location is uncertain, but could be Marion, Indiana,  Photo taken in 1927.
    Joe and Kate Riley, with young Velma--standing next to Grandmother Rose Ann (Fries) Riley. Location is uncertain, but could be Marion, Indiana, Photo taken in 1927.
    TGR-Rosa300dpi.JPG
    TGR-Rosa300dpi.JPG
    Headstones
    Headstone of Thomas and Rosa Riley
    Headstone of Thomas and Rosa Riley
    Located within the Greenhills Cemetery--Catholic Section--Columbia City, Indiana.
    Ron Snowden and John Fries
Visiting graves of Thomas and Rosa Riley
    Ron Snowden and John Fries Visiting graves of Thomas and Rosa Riley
    Thomas and Rosa are the great grandparents of Ron; and Thomas is the great uncle of John.
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    The home of Rose Riley in about 1918
    The home of Rose Riley in about 1918
    Photograph taken in 2009, and is not original to the 1918 home.
    Located in Marion, Indiana
    Rose lived on the Civil War Pension of husband Thomas ($8 per month) and did sewing and other incidental domestic work to supplement her income.
    Rosa 150p.JPG
    Rosa 150p.JPG

    Documents
    Birth records of Marie Suzanne and Rose Fries
    Birth records of Marie Suzanne and Rose Fries
    Twin sisters were born to Erasmus and Rose (Koehl) Fries on 14 February 1851 at Uffholtz, France.

    Histories
    The Passing of Grandma Riley--Rose Ann Fries
    The Passing of Grandma Riley--Rose Ann Fries

  • Sources 
    1. [S400] 1900 Federal Census--Franklin Township, Marion City, Grant County, Indiana.

    2. [S728] 1880 Federal Census--Boynton, Tazewell County, Illinois, USA.

    3. [S6] Letter from Mary Doyle.