Maria Lorenzen Friis


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Maria Lorenzen Friis.


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Maria Lorenzen Friis, mother of Danish immigrant Christen P. Friis, was married to Gregers Friis and lived in Haderslev in southern Jutland. This dignified formal portrait was taken prior to her death in 1915.

For her 1914 wedding to Axel Eriksen, Mary Mae Friis of Craig NE, daughter of businessman and later mayor Christen P. Friis, who had immigrated from Haderslev, wore a traditional braided floral crown with dangling side pieces with her veil.


  • Maria Friis. Photograph courtesy of great-great-granddaughter Carol C. West.

  • Mary Mae Friis. Photograph courtesy of great-great-granddaughter Carol C. West.


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