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Frieden, Fanny (Benninger) 1885-1965


Posted By: S. Ferrall IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 10/24/2011 at 20:37:51

Fanny (Benninger) Frieden was born May 18, 1885 in Zurich, Switzerland, the daughter of Edward and Fannie Benninger. She entered the Palmer Hospital at West Union, on Aug. 12, for diagnosis, and died suddenly, Aug. 13, 1965, at the age of 80 years.

When she was 14 years old, she came to America with her mother and step-father, Samuel Braker. They lived in Elgin, Ill., until 1908, when they moved to Elgin, Iowa. She was married to Gottfried Frieden of Elgin, Ia., July 13, 1908. The settled on a farm in the Elgin vicinity.

Six children were born to this union. One son died in infancy and one daughter, Marie, died in March of 1936. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and her husband, Gottfried, who died on June 13, 1939, at their farm home south of Elgin. In March of 1940 she moved to Elgin, where she lived the remaining years of her life.

Survivors are her children, Ida, Sam, Harry and Edwin, all of the Elgin vicinity; 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Frieden was baptized on her confession of faith in Elgin, Ill., and became a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of America. Her life was mingled with joy and sorrow and she was very devoted to her family. Among her talents was her ability for knitting and sewing; she found special pleasure in making things for little children; and always her thoughts were for others.

Pall bearers were Fred, Ben, Leslie, John, Albert and Vern Frieden, all nephews. Those attending from a distance were from Quincy and Savanna, Ill.; Taylor, LaGrange and Kahoka, Mo., California; Oakville, Burlington, West Bend, Mason City, West Union, Postville, Fredericksburg, Waucoma, Hawkeye, Cedar Rapids, Walford and Ottesten.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all our neighbors, relatives and friends for food, flowers, assistance and expressions of sympathy at the death of our mother and grandmother. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered. Sam and Ida Frieden, the Harry Frieden and Edwin Frieden families.

~Elgin Echo, August 18, 1965


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