Gottfried "Fred" Elsasser

M, #14698, b. 18 May 1886, d. 17 February 1953
Father*Gottfried Francois Elsasser b. 1864, d. 1919
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Mohninger b. 1865, d. 1946
ChartsBoone (maternal side) - Mary Ellena "Helen" Elsasser
Birth*18 May 1886 Gottfried "Fred" Elsasser was born on 18 May 1886 at Mueller (by the Volga River), Province of Saratov, Russia.1,2 
Immigration*1907 He immigrated in 1907 from Russia to Saskatchewan Canada to work in the Ranchos, later homesteading in Portland near brother David.3 
Anecdote*1911 "My father ... had an uncle that lived in Winnipeg. ... My father worked for him. Then in 1911 my Dad told his uncle that he wanted to get married. So uncle Chris told my father that he just happened to have a pcture of my mother's family. So my father picked my mother's sister. Then when it came time for Katherine to come to Canada, she chickened out. So my mom told her dad that she would go. So her father said ok, and he said that my mother should take George with her. So she and George left for Canada via Liverpool. But then George got homesick. She telgraphed her father and he told her then to come back, but my mom said she'd send George home to Russia and she was going by herself. She knew uncle Chris when he was still in Russia. So going to the Americas, North US, and South America was like going to Heaven. So my mom was kind of a Picture Bride. The original Elsasser clan were from Luxenburg, then migrated to Russia and then on to North America and some to South America."
     Other towns mentioned in regard to Greb - Zubava, Saratav, see passport copy.2 
Marriage*February 1911 He married Mary Greb, daughter of Rheinhart Greb and (__________) Usinger or Funk?, in February 1911 at Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada. 
Event-Misc*1923 Gottfried "Fred" Elsasser had the following event: in 1923 moved to Portland. 
Death*17 February 1953 He died on 17 February 1953 at Multnomah Co., Oregon, at age 66; per Oregon death index on Ancestry
Name: Elsasser, Fred
County: Multnomah
Death Date: 17 Feb 1953
Certificate: 1936
Spouse: Mary.1,2 


Mary Greb b. 8 Feb 1890, d. 1979
Last Edited20 Jul 2005


  1. [S180] Chart & narrative by L. Jean (Elsasser) Nicoll of Nanaimo BC Canada, 1998.
  2. [S181] Letter to Jane Wells, Fred Elsasser, , 14 Aug 2002.
  3. [S180] Chart & narrative by L. Jean (Elsasser) Nicoll of Nanaimo BC Canada, 1998, Contribution by E. Wilson, Ponoka, Alberta, Canada in Jan 1980.