Freisian Family Collection, ca. 1874-1940

Collection Overview

Title: Freisian Family Collection, ca. 1874-1940

Record Series: MsC-55

Record Group:


Creator: Freisian family

Date: ca. 1874-1940

Extent: 1 box (0.21 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Much of this material is in German,  but there are some items in English.

Information for Users

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the [Series Title] #[series number], [folder number or title when applicable], [Collection Name], Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

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Scope and Content

Little is known about the Freisian family, how this material came into the possession of the Special Collections, or what relationship,if any, the Freisians may have had with ISNS/ISTC. The collection consists of letters, postcards, obituaries, tokens, baptism records, and recipes related to the Freisian family.


Folder 1: Postcard (Christmas card), Helen and Ubbe Peterson, Jr.,  to Ubbe Peterson, Sr.

Folder 2: Obituary, Anne Katharina Jakobs

Folder 3: Obituary, one-year-old son of Ubbe Peterson

Folder 4: Mutterchens Gedanken

Folder 5: Sunday school token, “Mein Geist freuet sich…”

Folder 6: Postcard, photograph of man and woman

Folder 7: Token, Einer trage des andern Last

Folder 8: Gallstone recipe

Folder 9: Yeast and recipes

Folder 10: Envelope (1940) to Mrs. Isaac Niemann

Folder 11: Obituary, John Hempen

Folder 12: Angel food cake recipe

Folder 13: Dandelion wine recipe

Folder 14: Garden leaflet

Folder 15: Applesauce cookie recipe

Folder 16: Letter from Ella about new house

Folder 17: Token, “Er ruft mich an”

Folder 18: Token,” Siehe, ich lege in Zion”

Folder 19: Token, “Ruhme dich nicht”

Folder 20: Token, “Holt nicht lieb die Welt”

Folder 21: Token, “Der Engel des Henn

Folder 22: Women’s Board of Domestic Missions appeal

Folder 23: Tobacco coupon

Folder 24: Traced flowers

Folder 25: Token, “Mein Auge siecht, wohin es blickt…”

Folder 26: Cemetery vault

Folder 27: Token, “Der Gottlose”

Folder 28: Token, cornucopia presented to Trina (Katrina) Wickers

Folder 29: Token, “Der Herr Trientje Wickers,” 1895

Folder 30: Card, Annie Dirks

Folder 31: Token to Trina Wickers + verse

Folder 32: Token from Effie hazard

Folder 33: Token, roses in bush, Gertie Bush

Folder 34: Token, roses 1897 + verse

Folder 35: Token, harvest from teacher with presentation and verse, Katrina Wickers—reward of merit

Folder 36: Page of 1903 verse, Das Kleine Kindlein—Ellie and Tini (?) Peterson

Folder 37: Page of 1903 verse, Aufforderuny—Cornelia Dirks, Ellie Peterson, Tini Peterson, Margaret DeBeer

Folder 38: Page of 1903 questions. Ein Weihnachtskatichismus

Folder 39: Page of print, 10 Weihnachtsdanh—Tetje and Ellie Peterson

Folder 40: Letter to parents in Parkersburg, 1874

Folder 41: Baptism certificate, Elshe Jacobs

Folder 42: Baptism certificate, Berend Wickers Nanninga

Folder 43: Tumeric pickles recipe

Folder 44: Shopping list, coffee and tea

Processing Information

Collection processed by Library Associate Dave Hoing, January 2017; updated october 2017 (dh) Linear feet count updated on August 7, 2017.