It must have been with a mixture of fear and anticipation that Cornelia and her husband began their new life in Canada after 1874. They lived in Rosenort, Manitoba for one year then moved to Steinbach where Abram served as the first teacher. Life as a teacher’s wife meant moving often and required very careful money management. They tried homesteading for a short time without success. In 1883 Cornelia and her husband became caught up in the spiritual renewal movement which swept through southern Manitoba. This eventually led to their joining the church started founded by John Holdeman, called the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. Cornelia stood as an example of a faithful Mennonite woman who struggled to be faithful and managed to persevere in the midst of the hardships and losses that characterized pioneer life.
Braun, Walter. "Cornelia Harms Friesen (1853-1938)." Preservings No. 10 Part II (June 1997): 25-27.
|Author(s)||Sharon H. H Brown|
|Date Published||June 2006|
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Brown, Sharon H. H. "Friesen, Cornelia Harms (1853-1938)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. June 2006. Web. 21 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Friesen,_Cornelia_Harms_(1853-1938)&oldid=87588.
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