The Thies Family of Brunow and Horst
Brief Thies History
ContentsJohann Friedrich Thies 1759
Jochim Friedrich Thies
Johann Friedrich Thies 1841
Johann Jochim Thies
Mathilde Magdelene Johanne Thies
Georg Karl Adolph Thies
August Christian Johann Thies
Georg Carl Jochim Thies
Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Thies
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Johann Friedrich Thies, known as Friedrich was born 23 January 1841 at Horst. Like his father he was a Tagelöhner. He worked across the border in Prussia (now Brandenburg), around the villages of Newhofs-Mollnitz, Neuhausen, and Reetz. He married Minna Marie Louisa Dorothea Elss of Reetz, Prussia (now in Prignitz Kreis, Brandenburg) on 18 October 1865 at Bresch, Prussia (now in Prignitz Kreis, Brandenburg). In 1867 Friedrich, Minna and their first two children (Joachim Heinrich and Johann Friedrich) emmigrated from Prussia to Chicago Illinois in the United States. They lived in Chicago for three years where their third child Minnie Louise Hannah was born. They moved to Belvidere Illinois in 1870 where they purchased land on which to live and farm. Their other children: Emma T., Mary D. Caroline, and Charles William were born in Belvidere. The couple is thought to have had one other child named John. Minna died 25 December 1887 in Belvidere. On 16 January 1890 Friedrich remarried to Amalie Michaelis. On 2 October 1895 he married again to Hanna M. Peters at Belvidere. Hanna died 4 January 1913 at Belvidere. Friederich lived on the same land that he purchased in 1870 until his death on 18 October 1916.
Georg Carl Jochim Thies, known as Carl was born 12 October 1852 at Horst. He married Marie Carolina Wilhelmina Rabe in 1880. They immigrated to Belvidere, Illinois in 1881. They lived in the Belvidere and Argyle areas until 1882 when they moved to Hague Township, Clark County, South Dakota where they farmed for 8 years. They next farmed in Darlington Township in Iowa, before moving back to Clark County in 1913. They had nine children: Karl Martin Heinrichs, Lena Wilhelmina Henrietta, Wilhelm George Johann, Sophia J., Emma Josephine Henrietta, Hermina Emilia Johanna, Anna Dorothea Carolina and a twin to Anna who died at birth. Marie Thies died on 18 May 1924 at Watertown, South Dakota and Carl Thies died on 30 August 1939 at Watertown, South Dakota.
Heinrich Friedrich Wilhlem Thies, known as Henry was born 4 August 1859 at Horst. He married Lena A. Wagner. They immigrated to America sometime in the 1880's and settled in Lake Township, Clark County South Dakota in 1885 where they farmed. They had six children: Frieda, Minnie, Henry Carl, Carl August Martin Wilhelm Theodore, Otto and Walter. Lena died on 13 June 1895 after being struck by a runaway team of horses. Heinrich married Ida Emma Magdalene Waldow in 1900. The couple had three children: William, Albert T. and Herman. Heinrich Thies died on 24 Novenber 1918 and after remarrying, Ida died on 21 May 1948.
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