Re: Maria Janzen b. 1863 m. Abraham Siemens b. 1861
Maria Janzen and Abraham Siemens were sister and brother to my husband's grandparents Anna Janzen Siemens and Julius Siemens. All four were born in the Ukraine. The Siemens were from Schoenwiese and I believe the were from Alt Schoenwiese. The initial place to which they immigrated was Mountain Lake, MN. Abraham was a doctor who set up a practice in Butterfield, MN. He died young and Maria went to live near Anna and Julius who were in Ritzville, WA at that time. What was the first name of you Friesen grandfather? I have a Janzen family history with some information. Also, you might go to the Siemens Board and hook up with Jeff Salter who is a descendant of Maria and Abraham and has had translation work done.