Fredrika Grenz

Freda, also known as "Rika" or "Dunda", attended school in the Hazelton area after her family settled there in May, 1907.

Freda married Peter Stoller in 1919, six years after he moved to the US from Roeba, Russia.  they had 7 children while they lived on the old Gimbel farm.

In 1936, they moved into Hazelton, where Peter worked for the railroad, farmed, started a dray line and engaged in commercial trucking.  Freda was busy raising her children and all the chores  that required.

Freda's sister, Christine, had married Peter's brother, John Stoller, so the four of them planned enjoyed many activities together.  Family activities frequently revolved around meals, to which Freda contributed her wonderful kuchen and other German dishes.

Freda and peter sold their home in 1959 and moved into Bismarck.  Peter enjoyed his retirement, while Freda worked cleaning trailers for Iseman Mobile Homes.  She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and receiving guests, who were always treated to "lunch" - this usually consisted of a bit of everything in the fridge!  If you were lucky, you did have some home-made sausage and Peter always offered a glass of Mogen David.  Guests were always welcome to stay in their basement apartment on Ave. E.

Pete and Freda made many trips to Hazelton to keep in touch with loved ones.  A few spare cans of motor oil could usually be found in their old Chevy because of its' tendency to burn oil.  Despite some engine problems, the car interior was in great condition when it was sold in 1990.    Although they were predeceased by two children, Rosalie who died in infancy in 1930, and Hilbert (Herb) who died in 1972, Pete and Freda left fine children, 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren to continue their legacy.

Rose Marie Stoller


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