Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia
Genealogies and Family Histories
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Abe and Susie: A Family History of Abram C. Ens and Susie Schellenberg.
Compiled by Alvin Ens. Large hardcover. Brief memoirs, numerous photos,
genealogies, maps. Russian Mennonite immigrant story, good first person
accounts. Abbotsford: Ens Publishing, 2010, 135 pp.
Affleck, Elizabeth Reimer, see A Mother's Heart
All in a Row: The Klassens of Homewood
By Katherine Martens. Attractive paperback. The story of minister D. D. Klassen,
his wife, Susan, and their fifteen children in Manitoba. A family saga with the emphasis
on the father. Genealogies, b/w photos. Well-written narrative. Mennonite Literary
Society, Winnipeg, 1988. 164 pp.
Amazing Story of the Friesens in Canada, The.
Photocopy. Coats of arms, glossary, addresses, genealogical resources. Author,
Sharon Taylor, 1984.
Ancestors of Anna Voth Voth
Binder of photocopied genealogical information. Meticulous family trees, some
handwritten documents. Detailed genealogies.
Ancestors of John Froese: Born 16 December, 1902.
Bound photocopy. Detailed genealogy, n/d, n/a.
And in Their Silent Beauty Speak: A Mennonite Family in Russia and Canada 1790-1990
Written, edited and compiled by Anne Konrad. A beautifully written history of
a Russian Mennonite family, in a sense more impressionistic than linear. "The crowd of
ghosts chatters in snatches of dialogue, comes to us in letters, journals, memories. ...
Whoever thinks chronologically for one full hour, or even a minute?" The volume contains
a multitude of anecdotes and good storytelling. Numerous photos, maps, family
trees. Well indexed. 2004. 507 pp.
Andres, Gerhard & Anna (Toews)
Family of Peter and Agathe Penner Andres. Peter 1821-1882. History, genealogy.
Andres Family History & Genealogy.
This begins with Gerhard Andres (b. 1691?) and Anna Toews. Extensive genealogical
record beginning in Germany (Prussia) to U.S. & Canada.
Art and Vicky Warkentin Hoock Story.
Compiled and written by Art Hoock. Numerous photos, colour, b/w. Genealogies.
Excellent source material. Self published, 213 pp. plus appendices.
Aus Meinem Leben (From My Life)
By Johann Epp. Bound photocopy. German language memoir and family history. The
author, born in 1920 in Siberia, tells of his life as a medical practitioner and prisoner
under the Soviet regime. A compelling story. Author Johann Epp managed to immigrate
to Germany in 1983. The manuscript appears to have been originally typewritten.
Genealogies, documents, b/w photos. Self-published, Bielefeld, Germany, 1986. 129 pp.
Autobiography of Abraham Stobbe of Abbotsford, BC, 8 1/2 x 11, typewritten and
photocopied, self-published, 1976, 29 pp. Colourful and well-written.
Baerg. See also Not Without Zeal.
Baerg. See also The Story of William Baerg.
Baerg Family -
The story of the Baerg Family. Extensive genealogy is included beginning
with Peter Baerg (1856-1933) and Margaretha Loewen (1860-1945).
Baerg, Henry - As I Remember It
He describes his growing up years in Saskatchewan and beyond. Included are some notes on
their ancestors with beginnings in Russia.
Baerg, Johan & Anna (Duerksen) - Family Record - 1836-1960s
Baerg, Johann and Catrina (Neuman) - 1777-1992
A family history and genealogy of Johann and Catrina (Newman) Baerg
Compiled by Russell H. Janzen--355 pages. Published by Family History Publishers
In addition to Baerg/Berg, key family names include Classen, Friesen, Janzen, Loewens,
Lorenz, Martens and Toews. The introduction covers a brief overview of Mennonite history
from 1534 to 1926 and includes maps and pictures. Johann Berg was born in 1760 in
West Prussia and immigrated to the Lechfelde area of West Prussia. A grandson,
Gerhard, settled in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, in 1870. This is an extensive genealogy of
Johann and Catrina's descendants. There is a comprehensive index.
Baergens, The - 1925-1970 - Forty-Five Years on the Prairies. Gerhard Gerhard and Maria
Peters Baergen. Family tree, genealogies, photos b & w. Personal memoir, GG Baergen.
Bahnmann Centennial Celebration -
Commemorating the arrival of Heinrich and Katharina (Wiens) Bahnmann and family.
It contains extensive genealogical information beginning with Heinrich Peter Bahnmann
(1852-1906) and Katharina Wiens (1859-1936). Also included is a CD of 775 photos of the family.
Bahnmann, H. - The Last Days of the H. Bahnmann Family in Russia and their voyage
to North America in 1903.
Information from the diary of Margaretha Bahnmann, the journal of Nicolai Bahnmann and
the diary of Henrietta Bahnmann. Includes some genealogical information.
Bahnmann, Heinrich and Katherina (Wiens)
1859-1936 Diary of Katherina (Wiens) Bahnmann. Introduction by Granddaughter Clara (Epp)
Klassen. Katherina Wiens, daughter of Nickolai of Berdyansk began keeping a diary as a
young girl. Her mother also kept a diary. Those entries were put on tape by a
granddaughter Anna. A great grandson, Stewart Epp, had them translated into English.
Clara Klassen, a granddaughter, wrote the introduction and conclusion to the book.
The entries date from 1870 to 1974 and provide interesting information about life
in a wealthy Mennonite family.
Balzer, Jake. See also My Life in Retrospect.
Bargen, Genealogy of Bargen, Schmidt, Wittenberg and Friesen
This extensive genealogy includes Gerhard Bargen (b. 6 June 1840-16 Mar 1924), his
ancestors and descendants. Also included are photographs and family stories.
Bargen - Neufeld Genealogy
Earliest ancestors are Isaac Bargen (1821-1875) and Justina Loewen, and Gerhard Neufeld
(1827-1916) and Anna Teichroew. Extensive genealogical information.
Bartel. See also Chronik der Familien Epp und Bartel.
Bartel - 1834 - 1990s by P.K. Bartel
Heinrich Bartel (1884 - 1872) and Gertrude Warkentin (1832 - 1872).
Extensive genealogical data and family stories.
Bartsch Family History by Larry D. Sawatzky (N. Vancouver)
This is the family record of Absalom Bartsch and Maria Konrath who emigrated from
Russia to Minnesota, U.S.A. in 1875.
Bauman Family History, The
Subtitled: Family Records of the descendants of Pioneer Joseph Bauman;
also some records of David and Henry Bauman.
Compiled by Sarah Bauman and Erna Freeman. A hardcover that consists almost
entirely of numbered and indexed family records. Meticulous detail. The story of
a Swiss Mennonite family that emigrated from the eastern United States to Canada
before Confederation, pioneering the lands now centred by Kitchener/Waterloo.
St. Jacobs, 1967. 308 pp.
Beitrag zum Familien Buch von Heinrich Penner und Anna Woelk.
By David G. Penner. "Supplement to the Family Book of Heinrich Penner and Anna
Woelk." Typed and copied. Strictly text. 1983. 57 pp.
Berg, Abram J. Memoir: My Life's Journey
The life story of Abram J. Berg, 1903-1997, edited by Betty and Dick Epp.
In addition to the narrative of Berg's life, this autobiography includes maps,
charts, photos and an extensive genealogical chart.
Bergen Family Tree.
Bound photocopy. Detailed family tree. n/a.
Bergen Reunion - Family members recount stories of the family including migrations to
Germany, Paraguay and Canada.
Bergen, Salomon - 1831-1995
Contains some general information about the Bergen name and Anabaptist beginnings.
Begins with Bernhard von Bergen (1769-1809) and his wife Katharina Penner (1773-1809)
in Chortitza and continues to include family information to 1995. Also include family
trees, anecdotes and over 600 photographs.
Bergmann, Abram P. (1884-1971) and Katharina Wiens (1887-1980)
"Of Russian Roots and Canadian Migration" by Michael Penner. This is an illustrated
story of family history and ancestry.
Block - Block Family Journal - Ancestors and descendants
Written and researched by Henry J. Block, Ontario. Compiled and submitted by
Jack Block, Langley, BC. Family names include von Kampen, & Siemens.
Block, Johan & Cornelia - The Way We Were
This is a pictorial account of this family 1935 to 1961.
Boehs, Jacob H
JACOB H. BOEHS FAMILY RECORD. Compiled by Louise Schmidt
A genealogy of Jacob H. Boehs family covering the years 1858-1977. In addition
to Boehs, Key family names are Frantz, Koehn, Ratzlaff, Schmidt and Wedel.
Jacob H. Boehs was born to Henry B. and Helena (Koehn) Boehs, August 23, 1858,
in a village in Poland, Russia. He came to America in 1874 and settled in Oklahoma.
The book includes family stories of that pioneer period.
Benjamin Boese Family, The.
Compiled by Martha Tschetter, 1976. Photocopied and bound. Numerous genealogies of
Russian Mennonite families that immigrated mostly to the United States. Some photos and maps.
Compiled by Art and Hilda Kasper. Handwritten and photocopied. Bound 8x11.
96 pages of family genealogies. Russian Mennonite story.
Born. See "The Neufelds & Borns of Kubanka: A Pictorial History of Two Families."
Born, Anna - 1888-1992
CHANGES: ANNA BORN
Stories from the life of Anna Born Assembled by Anna
Schroeder--174 pages Printed by Regehr's Printing, Winnipeg.
Interesting stories about life in Manitoba from the late 1800's to the 1980's.
Born, Wilhelm J. and Katherina (Dueckman) 1897-1969
TO BE BORN, WILHELM J. BORN, JACOB W. BORN
Episodes in the life of Wilhelm J. and his son Jacob W. Born translated by Tillie Buehler
Imprint Press, Publishers. Wilhelm was born in 1897 in Herzenberg, South Russia.
He was conscripted in 1916 and assigned to a hospital train. He married and immigrated
to Saskatchewan and then settled in Sedalia, Alberta, where son Jacob William was born.
Jacob's story begins with the hardships of farming in Alberta. They move to British Columbia
where he establishes a successful dairy business. The book includes family photographs.
Bornn, Abraham and Aganetha - Family Record of Abraham and Aganetha Bornn
A genealogy of the Abraham and Aganetha (Janzen) Bornn family--1881-1977
Compiled by Tina Klaassen--61 pages
In addition to Bornn, key family names include Dyck, Hildebrand, Peters,
Sawatzky and Schapansky. Includes a brief biography and a family index.
Brandt Family Tree Album - Esther (Brandt) Born
This is the story of the Brandt Family beginning with Kornelius A. Brandt (b.1852)
and Margaretha Rempel (b.1852) The Album contains much genealogical information,
stories and photographs and includes an index.
Braun. See also And in Their Silent Beauty Speak
Braun, Abram & Anna (Falk) Braun - Family Reflections - (1860-1991)
This album contains a brief history of the Mennonites, a timeline, some maps and other
general information. There is a section of genealogical data including ship records.
The remainder of the book details the family records beginning in the Bergthal Colony in
southern Russia with the biography of Abram Braun (1860-1919) and Anna Falk Braun
(1866-1938). Many family stories and photographs bring the story up to date in the 1990s.
An extensive genealogical study of the descendants of Jacob John Braun, born 1840.
The Braun Family
THE BRAUN FAMILY 1964
Information on the descendants of Jacob John Braun & Anna (Warkentin) 1840-1909,
Ukraine, Russia. Compiled by Isaac and Annie Braun--64 pages. Includes lineage
chart, photographs of family groups and a list of names and addresses of the descendants.
Braun Family Tree
Genealogy of Jacob D. Braun 1826-1919 and Katherina (Funk) Braun 1827-1920
A family history and genealogy of the Jacob D. and Katherina (Funk) Braun family,
1776-1995 Compiled by Henry J. Braun, Published by Braun Family Tree Committee--282 pages
Printed by Martens Printing.
In addition to Braun (Bruhn), key family names include Dueck, Funk, Giesbrecht and Harder.
The family story begins in Lakendorf, Poland, in the mid seventeen hundreds. Braun family
emigration to South Russia began in 1788 and the move to Canada in 1875. Subsequently
branches of the family emigrated to Paraguay, Bolivia and Mexico. This extensive genealogy
includes those family members. Includes brief histories and photographs of early family
member, lineage charts and maps.
Brown, (Braun) Anna (Book I)
The Memoirs of Anna (Braun) Brown - 1894-1984
Brown, (Braun) Anna (Book II) Translated by Margaret (Brown) Froese, typed by Trudy
(Froese) Voth, 2 volumes, 335 pages. This is Anna's life story. She begins with a
first recollection of standing in a doorway in the sunlight at two years old. Her
father was a schoolteacher who was forced to give up teaching in the late 1800s.
They move to the village of New York in New Russia. She provides a great deal of detail
about her own teaching experience, the period of revolution, health problems of her
sisters and her own and their medical care, their weddings and the emigration to Canada.
The second volume covers her life in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The story
ends on July 25, 1976 when Anna is 82, alone and lonely.
Brucks. Se also Henry & Elsie Brucks.
Bückert. See also Chronik der Familien Hübert und Bückert.
Building Life's Bridges: A Memoir and Tribute by Henry Rempel
Large glossy coffee table hardcover. The story of post-World War II Russian Mennonite
refugees that starts in Einlage. Numerous photos both colour and b/w. Namesake
Publishing, 2013, 95 pp.
But for the Grace of God: Life History of Jacob Warkentin
Autobiography of Jacob Warkentin. Bound photocopy. Russian Mennonite story,
immigrants to Manitoba. No photos. 1981. 103 pp.
Buxbaum Family Reunion July 13-14, 1974 in Komoka, ON
An extensive collection of memoirs, letters, songs and genealogical charts
illustrating the Buxbaum family history.
Call to Remembrance: Abraham C. Neufeldt & Elisabeth Heinrichs
Bound 8x11 photocopy. Story of Russian Mennonites who moved from Bergthal
to Canada in the 1870s (Kanadier). Excellent photos, maps, well researched,
with footnotes. Compiled by Margaret Neufeld Froese, 2001.
A Canadian Story: The Bill and Martha Strahl Story, by Gary Strahl
Large red hardcover, glossy, numerous b& w photographs, as well as genealogies, maps,
recipes, some original manuscript material, family history of Kanadier Mennonites,
Canadian prairies, printed by Canadian Photoscene, 1994, 385 pp.
Children and Heirs: The Story of Gerhard and Helena (Thiessen) Klassen. Their
Ancestors and Descendants.
By Margaret Froese. The family tree of a Russian Mennonite family. Numerous stories
of family members down to the tenth generation. Photos, genealogies, good graphics.
With an index of names. Self-published, Winnipeg, 2004. 163 pp. + appendix.
Chronik der Familien Epp und Bartel.
No author listed. Large glossy bound book, German language, thorough genealogies,
numerous b/w photos. No date or publisher.
Chronik der Familien Hübert und Bückert
No author listed. Large glossy bound book, German language, thorough genealogies,
numerous b/w photos. No date or publisher.
Cornelius P. Toews: 1836-1908
This bound photocopy was a centennial project: "Dedicated to His Descendants: A
Centennial Project: 1873-1973." Strictly genealogy. Compiled by Henry E. Toews,
Frank P. Wiebe, and Cornelius L. Toews. 85 pp.
Dahl. See also A Genealogy of the Jacob Dahl Family.
Dahl/Wiens Cousins Family Album by Fred Peters
This family album begins with Johann Dahl 91871-1954) and Lena Hooge (Wiens)
(1876-1963) and gives an extensive listing of their descendants along with
photos and family stories.
Daniel and Annie (Weber) Horst Family Book 1876-1955, The
This book, which deals with a Swiss Mennonite family history, is laid out in two sections:
Family Stories and Family Trees. It deals with Mennonites who lived on both sides of the
Canada-US border. Neatly organized, with some sketches and photos. Edited by Andrea
Horst, family trees laid out by Howard S. Bauman. Bauman Printing, Elmira, 1990.
Defer and Klassen by Peter Defer
Steppes to the Prairies - family stories and family tree.
Derksen, Gerhard G. (1866-1933) and Anna J. Pankratz (1871-1969)
This family story includes the stories of the following generations and includes
Derksen, Isaak and Helene (Bergen) Derksen
This family history book begins with Abram Derksen (1823 - 1883) and Margaretha
Regier (1826 - 1902) but is the story of Isaac Derksen (1864 - 1926) and Helene
Bergen (1865 - 1902). Ancestry, descendants, stories and photos are all included.
Descendants of Franz Ens
Strictly genealogies, beginning with Franz Ens, born 1751. Thoroughly indexed.
8x11 bound photocopy, 30 pp.
Descendants of Gerhard Klassen (1855-1920) & Anna Klassen (1860-1936).
Bound photocopy. Detailed genealogy. n/d, 68 pp.
Descendants of Paul Schellenberg 1634-1719 and their Families.
Compiled by Bob and Barb Strong, Winnipeg, 1998. Extensive and detailed
genealogies, with table of contents and appendix. Photocopied and bound, 333 pp.
Descendants of These Kulchiski's: Helen, Sam, John.
Bound photocopy. Detailed family tree, 2000, 51 pp, n/d, n/a.
Descendants of William Hiebert and Katherine Esau
Committee authorship, 125 pp bound, strictly genealogical information.
DeVeer - Descendants of Jan DeVeer -
An extensive genealogy beginning with Jan DeVeer born c. 1536 in the
Netherlands and continuing into the 1900s. The book contains an
introduction and additional family information and has an index of names.
DeVeer - The Other DeVeers
Genealogy of Gijsbert Jansz DeVeer born 1556 in Schiedam
and Debora Harnasveger in 1580. Includes a name index.
The Diary of Jacob H. Teichroeb, 1915-1926.
Diary, 8 1/2x11, translated from Russian and German by Jacob Teichroeb,
detailed diary entries, photo, map, self-published, 57 pages, intriguing
narrative of Mennonite experience in Russia.
Dick. See also Memories Are Made of This: The Story of the
Johann and Liese Dick Family of Coaldale, Alberta.
Dick, David and Katharina (Schmidt)
Ancestry of David and Katharina (Schmidt) Dick - Book I
Dick, David and Katharina (Schmidt)
Descendants of David and Katharina (Schmidt) Dick - Book II
ANCESTRY OF DAVID DICK (1861-1919) and KATHERINA SCHMIDT (1866-1919)
DESCENDANTS OF DAVID DICK (1861-1919) and KATHERINA SCHMIDT (1866-1919).
A genealogy of the David Dick and Katherina Schmidt family--1556-1993, 54 pages
Compiled and translated from the German by John Lenzmann. Key family names
include Dick, Epp, Loewen, Martins, Schroeder, Reimer, Toews, Van Dyck and
Wall. The book, though in one volume, is divided into two books, Book 1,
pages 1 through 23, covers the ancestry, Book 2, pages 25 to 52, the
descendants. It includes an index.
Family Register & story written by Peter H. Dick and translated by
Hugo Friesen. The register begins in the late 1700s with Peter Dick
who died in 1840 in Altonau, Molotschna. Family members are listed into
the 1900s and notes are included which describe some of the family events and activities.
Peter P. Dick and Margareta Harder, The Life Story of--"In The Shadow of the Almighty"
This family history begins with Peter P. Dueck and Louise Peters in
Prussia in the mid-1800s. The bulk of the story traces the family
history through Russia to Canada against the backdrop of early Mennonite
history. Definite genealogical information begins with Peter P. Dick (
Dec. 2, 1898) and Margareta Harder (March 20, 1904).
Dirks. See also Remembrances.
Dirks , Sylvester - The days That Were Ordained for Me -
An autobiography of Sylvester Dirks (b.1916) beginning in
Saskatchewan, missionary work in Latin America and pastoring in a variety of churches.
Doerksen, Isaac & Maria (Penner)
A family genealogy which includes information from 1847 to the 1980s.
Doerksen, Peter (1752-1826). The Descendants of Peter Doerksen.
This family genealogy includes eight generations of Doerksens,
with the family name variously spelled.
Driedger Family History
Large hardcover, b/w photos, genealogies, brief biographies, family histories, documents,
maps. The family story begins with David Driedger's immigration to Canada in 1874: a
"Kanadier" history. The book is well indexed, and each direct descendant is assigned a
personal identity code. Steinbach, Manitoba, various authors, but editing and layout by
Edwin Driedger, 1986. 123 pp.
Driedger. See also Stammtafel der Familie Driedger 1962
Driediger, Herman. Reflections of Herman Driediger: My First 65 Years
A carefully produced pictorial and written biography, plus
family history of the Driedigers.
Dueck. See also Frank and Tina (Dueck/Nikkel) Their Story
Dueck, Anthony - Family Genealogy
This extensive genealogy begins with Heinrich Dyck and Judith Preuss
in the 1700s. Many photographs are included.
Dueck, Helena (Thiessen)
For Thou Art With Me - "A Tribute to My Mother" by Helene Dueck
This is the story of Helena Thiessen Dueck and Johann D. Dueck.
It contains traces of the family experiences in Russia, the Russian
Revolution, the great trek to Poland and back to Siberia.
Dueck, Jacob A. - God's Leading in my Life
This is the life story of Jacob A. Dueck. It is an account of places of residence,
family growth and church involvements. Includes photos and a brief family record.
Dueck, John - Descendants of Jacob and Maria Dueck 1939-1986
Some articles, photos b& w, but primarily genealogical material,
Derksen Printers, 1986, 317 pp.
Dueck, Klaus and Descendants 1743-1981
Compiled by J.P. Dyck, Springstein, Manitoba. Printed by Regehr's Printing
Genealogy of the Dyck/Dueck family--122 pages
Key family names include Epp, Peters, and Thiessen.
Included are maps, photographs, clippings and copies of letters.
Dueck, Margaretha L. See Reimer, Aron R.
Dueck, Mary Regehr - The Good Stock
Family stories of Russian Mennonites, paperback, numerous photos,
b & w, many in colour, maps, sketches, genealogies, footnoted
and indexed, 2009, 217 pp.
Duerksen/Dirksen. See also Spuren: Die Chronik der Familie Duerksen/Dirksen.
Dyck. See also Family Chronicle.
Dyck. See also Unsere Familie Dyck aus Rosental, Suedrussland
Dyck. See also Jacob Dyck Family Genealogy (1754-1929)
GENEALOGY OF BEREND DYCK (17-- 1965)
Compiled by K. Peters. Genealogy of the Berend Dyck/Elizabeth Regehr
family--198 pagesIn addition to Dyck/Dueck, key family names include Fast,
Penner, Peters, Rempel and Unger Berend and Elisabeth had three sons, Jacob,
Klaas, and Berend, who settled on an island in the Vistula River around
the year 1790. Included are brief individual histories, family charts and an index.
Dyck, The Peter Dyck Family - by Ernest Dyck
This genealogy begins with Frank Dyck (1817-1887) and his (unnamed) wife
(1822-1897). The story begins in 1873 in Hierschau, Molotschna, S. Russia
although a previous generation had moved there from West Prussia.
Included is a good selection of family photographs.
Dyck, Ernest - Called to Witness
This is the story of the Ernest Dyck (b. 5 Apr 1922) family with family
background information in Russia and Canada. It is an extensive account
of missionary involvement in the Congo and Quebec
Dyck, George and Anna (Wiebe) Dyck - Family Register
George Dyck (1853-1937) and Anna Wiebe (1856-1926). Some ancestors are
listed but the bulk of this extensive genealogical record contains the
descendants along with some family and individual stories.
Dyck, Jacob and Elisabeth Jaeger, Descendants of.
Large hardcover, detailed genealogies, numerous photos,
Prussian/Russian/Mennonite history, compiled by John Dyck,
Winkler, 1992, 302 pp.
Dyck, Jacob - My Remembrances in Four Books
An interesting account of Jacob Dyck's life in the
Soviet Union during the 1920s to the 1950s, including
war and imprisonment, 268 pp.
Dyck, Maria - Tagebuch/Diary
Diary account of life in the Soviet Union, German original,
text, photos, translation into English by William Schellenberg.
153 pp. Remembrances of her experiences 1942-1946 in Stalino,
Kursk and other Russian locations and then to Poland, Germany
and finally to Canada.
Dyck - Peter P. Dyck - Our Family Heritage
The ancestors and descendants of Peter Dyck (1847-1881_ and
Maria Bestvater (1839-1889). Includes extensive genealogical
information, many photos plus family stories.
Eby Family -
This is a thorough history and genealogy of the Eby Family
beginning with Theodorus Eby(1663-1737) born in Switzerland,
moved to Pennsylvania and numerous descendants have spread
to many parts of the US and Canada.
Eck, Zacharias - Family Record.
Genealogies, typewritten, in binder.
Compiled by Lydia,Eck Cooper, Bethel College, Newton, Kansas, 1959.
Ekk, Heinrich Cornelius Family and Descendants
Elias. See also Remembering the Jacob and Maria Reinke Elias Family.
Elias Heritage 1766-1989
Compiled by Mary Zacharias
A comprehensive genealogy beginning with Peter Elias (1766-1841)
born in Holland who married Maria Penner (d. 1819). Includes many
photographs along with other family information.
Enns. See also Our Enns Family History.
Enns, Abraham & Katharina - Genealogy of 1784-1981.
Also includes an abbreviated version of the above.
Enns, Elisabeth. See also Trials and Triumphs of a Mennonite Lady.
Enns, Franz F. & Elizabeth (Franz) -
Compiled by F.F. Enns & Anna Epp Ens -The genealogy of Franz F.
(1850-1899) & Elizabeth Franz (1850-1922) Enns of Alexanderthal,
Molotschna and their descendants.
Enns, Johann J. Family - Our Enns Family History
By Agatha Ratzlaff. A revision of the 1975 Family Register of the
Johann J. Enns Family. 1773 to present.
Ens, Ens - A Family Heritage Johann J. Klassen
Edited by Peter D. Zacharias, Published by Ernst J. Klassen,
Printed by D. W. Friesen & Sons. Genealogy of the Gerhard Ens
(1804-1893) and his wife nee Peters (1799-1864) who are buried in
Neuendorf in Russia. Key family names include Dyck/Dueck, Fast,
Friesen, Guenther, Heinrichs and Klassen. To quote from the book,
Today several thousand descendants are scattered from Siberia in
the east to British Columbia in the west, from Anchorage, Alaska,
in the north to Curitiba, Brazil, in the south.
Ens, Abram C. See also Abe and Susie.
Enns. Also see Side by Side.
Enns. See also Descendants of Franz Ens.
Ens, Kornelius Ens 1819-1884
A Record of Descendents in Canada and the USA
Compiled by George Dyck and Verne Ediger
Epp. See also Johann Epp's Aus Meinem Leben
Epp. See also Chronik der Familien Epp und Bartel.
Epp. See also Chronik der Familien Epp und Bartel.
Epp. See also From the Root to the Fruit, or Our Heritage (Epp)
Epp. See also Iwanowka.
Epp. See also Side by Side.
Epp. See also Der Stammbaum Epp.
Epp, Cornelius & Sara (Andres)
Family Tree (Copy in larger format on top of Family History Shelves)
Epp, Das Haus Des Heinrich
Die Geschichte von Heinrich Epp 1811-1863
Rosenort, Molotschna und Seine Nachkommen
Sammlung und Redaktion Anna Epp Ens
Das Haus Des Heinrich; Die Geschichte von Heinrich
Epp, Book II - Bigger, better binding, on the next shelf
Epp, The Epp Family Path
by Henry P. Epp
Epp, Johann. See A Tree Transplanted.
Epp, John H.: A Biography.
Large hardcover, by John Mark Epp, numerous photos b/w, Russian Mennonite
narrative, with family tree, Winnipeg, 1993, 104 pp.
Epp, Peter & Anna - Reminiscences From the Lives of
... 8 1/2 x 11 bound, bxw photos, family tree, Russian Mennonite history.
Erb, Paul and Alta, LIVING WISDOM, 1891-1978
Written by Phyllis Pellman Good, photography Paul M. Schrock
Published by Herald Press. Alta was a teacher and Paul a
writer/editor. Phyllis Good interviewed them when they were
in their eighties and the book is made up of those interviews.
Esau. See also Jacob and Anna (Wiebe) Esau
Esau, Abram J. - Memoirs
This comprehensive memoir begins in the 1800s with
Johann J. Esau (b.1838) and Helena Pauls (b. 1884) in
Halbstadt and Schoensee, Russia. Memories of life in
Russia, Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Congo comprise an
interesting account of a full life. Included is a
large collection of fine photographs.
Esau, Aron and Descendants
Family history and genealogy of Aron Esau (1783-1845)
and Elizabeth Huebert (d. 1902?).
Esau, Elma E. - Russia Letters
Letters written from Russia to Edward Esau and family in
Kansas and to Gerhard Esau II and family in Nebraska.
Esau, Katherine. See "Descendants of William Hiebert and Katherine Esau."
Esau, Peter and Helena (Neufeld).
This is the genealogy of Peter Esau (d.1794) and
Helena Neufeld (b.1772) and their descendants.
Esau, Peter Jacob (1895-1981) and Anna (Neufeld) Esau (1896- 1976)
- From the Urals to the Fraser Valley.
A Biography and Genealogy. Includes an extensive record of
the Esau ancestors from the 1700s in Prussia to the current
descendants in Canada. Many photos and stories help to chronicle
this family story. By Richard D. Thiessen
Esau, Peter and Helena
Genealogy of Peter and Helena (Neufeld) Esau, complied by
Isaac Bergen. This production is comprised of lists of Esau
descendant dating back to the early 1770s, including an
extensive index to individuals in the genealogy.
Esau, Peter P. and Elizabeth (Penner) Esau
The Descendants of Peter P. Esau (1794-1874) and Elisabeth
(Penner) Esau (1801-1869): A Genealogical Outline compiled
by Richard Thiessen, December 2006. This genealogy includes
an exhaustive index.
Ewert, David Sr. - Pilgrims and Strangers
The story of our Exodus from Russian and Settlement in
Canada - 1800s-1970s. Translated by David Ewert, Jr
Ewert Family Story
As told by daughter Mary Ewert, to granddaughter, Rebecca.
The story of Frank John Ewert, (1842-1871?) and Maria Robby.
Featuring William Frank Ewert, son of F. J. Ewert, father of
Mary Ewert, author. Key family names: Fleming, Dick, Braun,
Friesen, Robby, Enns, Klippenstein Summary: Family history -
lineage of paternal and maternal grandparents and extended family
of siblings on both sides. Details of life in Russia, America
and Canada spanning 1842-1950. The families relocated frequently
both in Russia, in the United States ie Kansas, Oklahoma,
California, Texas - to Vanderhoof, BC. Canada, back to Oregon,
then to various places in California. Some of the story must
have been taped in the 30s and 40s are in the form of a diary.
Ewert, Franz P.
This is the story of the Ewert family beginning in Prussia in
the 1830s eventually moving Russia and then to Canada in 1905.
Some family photos are included. Added to this is some research
done by Lawrence Warkentin regarding to the beginning of the
MB Church in Winnipeg.
Falk. See also The Family Record 1818-1971 of Bernhard B. Falk.
Falk, Henry and Margaret. See The Family of Henry B. Falk and Margaret (Dueck) Falk.
Falk, Werner and Margaret (Willms) 1929-1995 My Journey - My Autobiography
A self published autobiography
Key family names: Falk, Schapansky, Wieler, Dueck, Adrian
A short introduction on grandparents, paternal and maternal
A personal story from birth in Hepburn, Sask. To life in
various areas of British Columbia. Experiences, as student,
teacher, social worker and retiree.
Familien Chronik von Jakob Isaak Wiens. (Family Register of Jakob Isaak Wiens)
Compiled by J. I. Wiens, 1958. Slim volume, photocopied and bound,
of family registers. German language. Coaldale, Alberta.
Die Familien Johann und Kornelia Penner und deren Nachkommen 1790-2006 (The Families
of Johann and Kornelia Penner and their Descendants) Compiled and published by
Adelgunde Zajonc. German language, published in Germany, where the author resided
at time of publication. Easily accessible, however, to English speakers, as there is very
little text: the volume consists mostly of photographs and genealogical data. Mennonites
concerned originate in Molotschna, but descendants have lived in North America,
Paraguay, Germany, etc. This is a global family, well-documented. Bound photocopy,
153 pp. + index.
Familienstammbaum (Family Tree)
Compiled by D. D. Epp. Large hand-drawm family trees (literally). Kept in archives.
A reduced size copy in Family Histories section. Cornelius and Sara Andres Epp
family trees. Published in Winkler, Manitoba, 1958. Very little text, in German.
A Family Book from 1694 to 1916 and Personal Experiences by Peter Isaac
Binder of genealogies, stories, documents. Some German language. Rosenort,
Manitoba, 1980. Photocopies. Originally published by Center for MB Studies,
Fresno, California. Story goes from Prussia to Russia to North America.
Family Book of Jacob W. Isaac 1879-1964
Compiled by Herman and Frieda Isaac. 1993. Rosenort, Manitoba. Genealogies,
anecdotes, diaries, a letter, poem, and list of sayings. Brief paperback, congenially
Family Chronicle Volume 1.
Compiled by David D. Rempel. Photocopied and bound.
Some brief histories. Fifty Pages of detailed genealogies.
Family History of Johann W. Rempel 1875-1953 and Katherina (Epp) Rempel 1887-1923
Russian Mennonite immigrant memoir, 55 pp. of text. Genealogies,
b/w photos, numerous documents, some handwritten, maps.
Bound copy. Compiled by Margaret Rempel Pump.
Family of Henry B. Falk and Margaret (Dueck) Falk 1890-20...
Photocopied and bound. Strictly genealogical data.
Family Record 1818-1971 of Bernhard B. Falk, The.
Compiled by Henry B. Falk. Bound photocopies. Detailed family data
and genealogies. 105 pp.
Family Register of Gerhard Wiebe.
Compiled by Mary Enns, 1987. 128 pages of detailed family registers.
Photocopied one sided and bound.
Fast. See also Elias Elias Loewen, his wife Helena Fast, and their Descendants.
Fast Family Tree - 1763-1963
Brief historical background but very comprehensive. Variations of the Fast name as used
in different areas. Information on common family names, village names in Prussia, farming
and industry. Emigration to Russia, beginning in 1788 - Emigration to America, 1875.
Trip reported in detail, to Mountain Lake, Minn. Family trees and information on 10
branches of the Johann Fast III.
Anna Fast Fishe Rev. Heinrich Fast
Johann Fast Sara Fast Fleming Dick
Helena Fast Baerg Gerhard Fast
Katharina Fast Fast Herman Fast
David Fast Elizabeth Fast Wall
Fehr. See also Family Chronicle.
Fehr, Heinrich (1846-1911 and Sarah Neufeld (1847-1922)
This is an account of the descendants of the above named persons with background
information about beginnings in Holland and Prussia. Extensive genealogy records
Fehr, Mary (Loewen) - Family life in Speedwell, Sask. 1930-1943
Describes family, church and school life. Some photos included.
Frag deine Eltern, was damals geschah ... Lebensgeschichte meiner Eltern
Peter und Eugenie Rempel
"Ask your parents what happened ... Life story of my parents Peter and Eugenie
Rempel." By Erwin Rempel. German language paperback, self-published in
Harsewinkel, Germany, 2004. High quality paperback with numerous photos b/w
and genealogies. The story of Umsiedler (resettlers) who migrated from Russia
to Germany when the doors opened in the USSR. Good history and background
material. 199 pp.
Frank and Tina (Dueck/Nikkel) Their Story
By Abe Dueck. Large glossy book, part history, part memoir, excellently edited
and written. Many photos, both b/w and colour. Bibliography. Self-published,
East St. Paul, Manitoba, 2012. 105 pp.
Fransen, Nicholas N. - My Pilgrimage
Friesen. See also The Amazing Story of the Friesens in Canada.
Friesen. See also Kith & Kin: D. Friesen Family Record.
Friesen. See also Perseverance Prayer & Progress: The Friesen Story, Canada - 1967
Friesen. See also Peter D. Friesen Family History 1500-1950
Friesen, David Heinrich Friesen & Family 1720-2001 - by Lynne (Kroeker) Ward
A family history book containing extensive genealogical information, family notes
and photographs which provide a detailed record of the family beginning with
Heinrich Friesen (1802-1875) and Katarina Driedger (1808-1861).
Friesen - Dueck Family
Begins with Abraham Friesen (1823-1903) and Maria Heinrichs (1831-1904) and also
Wilhelm Dueck (1868-1936) and Helena Epp (1871-1961).
Contains family and genealogical information.
Friesen, (Penner) Elfriede - Mein Lebensweg "Er führet mich ..." Psalm 23:3
The life story of Elfriede Penner Friesen. Includes an excellent
selection of b/w photographs.
Friesen Family Reunion - 1997.
Friesen, The Friesens 1768-1983.
By Helen E. Regier. Maps, genealogies, 245 pp. Mennonite Press, Newton.
Friesen, Isbrand Johann - A Family Tree
The Family Tree of Isbrand Johann Friesen (1853-1933) and Katarina
Krause (1855-1896) and their descendants. Genealogy, photos and stories included.
Friesen/Hoock - Nick and Helen - 1800s to present by Art Hoock
Includes genealogical charts, family stories and photos
Friesen, Friesen - Loewen Family History
The Neuman - Friesen Family Tree
Friesen, History of the Dietrich Johann Friesens by Art Hoock
February 1984 (Two Copies)
Friesen, Genealogy of Johann von Riesen - Friesen
by K. Peters, Winnipeg. Compiled for Gerhard I. Peters (Three Copies)
Friesen, Jacob - Es War Einmal
An autobiography beginning in the 1930s to present. Included is a
genealogy beginning with Johann Friesen & Helena Niebuhr (1700s to present)
Friesen, Jacob - Heimat in der Fremde
His is the story of Jacob Friesen. Includes many family photographs
and a genealogical record beginning with Kornelius Wieler (1826-1889)
and Elisabeth Braun (1828-1919).
Friesen - A History of the Tiefengrund Friesens
Friesen, Jacob Herman - My Father Jacob Jacob Friesen
His father's story told, self-published, bound 8x11, 60 pp, plus 9 pp b x w photos.
Froese. See also Ancestors of John Froese.
Froese. See also Maria, Our Mother.
Froese - Abram Johann Froese Family
This family history details the descendents of Peter Froese (1775-1806).
The contents included lists of family members for each generation,
as well as numerous black and white photographs.
Froese Book 93 - David E. Redekop - Chairman of Committee
Froese, John and Katherine Dyck/Dueck
A two-volume history and genealogy of the Froese - Dyck - Dueck families.
Froese, Im Wandel Der Jahre
Sarah Froese (Mrs. Heinrich DeFehr)
Froese, Kornelius (1760)
Memories of the lives and families of Kornelius and Anna Froese.
Begins with Kornelius Froese (1760) and traces the family through
the generations to the present. Fine photograghs are included plus
obituaries and life history of Cornelius Froese (1904-1981) and Maria Thiessen (1905-1994)
Froese, Peter Kornelius & Descendants - What Is my House?
This is the story of Peter K. Froese - 1828-1901 and Maria Block
and second wife Maria Loeppky and their descendants in the 1900s.
From the Root to the Fruit, or Our Heritage (Epp)
Translated and compiled by Henry Epp in 1975. This bound photocopy is based on family
registers and other writings found in an old book brought by the author's ancestors from
Prussia to Russia and finally to Canada. Some text telling the family story. The author's
family resided in Siberia but managed to escape the USSR during the 1920s. Genealogies.
Funk - See also Sara's Family - My family
Funk - Abraham & Johanna Funk Family Album - 1985
Funk Family (1749-2000):
A thorough genealogical study of the Funk Family, with historical
narrative, copied photos, genealogical listings.
Geddert Family History
Compiled by Ben Geddert and Martha (Geddert) Striker. Large hardcover. Numerous
b/w photos. Some historical text. A wealth of family tree information. Well indexed.
Russian Mennonite history. Self-published in 2007.
Genealogy of the Jacob Dahl Family, A
Compiled by Herbert D. Peters, Saskatoon. Undated. Sixty pages of
detailed genealogical lists, with appendices. Photocopied and bound. 60 pp.
Genealogy of Tina Plenert nee Neufeld
Bound photocopy. Nearly all of this volume consists of family charts. A few photos.
Giesbrecht, Johann F. and Aganetha
A listing of the Johann F. Giesbrecht family descendants from 1867 to 1983.
Giesbrecht, Peter P. and Elizabeth.
See also Memoirs from the Lives of Peter P. and Elizabeth Giesbrecht.
Giesbrecht, Wilhelm. See also Schönwiese: ein deutsches Dorf in Sibirien.
God's Hand on My Life. See Henry & Elsie Brucks Autobiography.
George Krahn Family, The: 1839-1999
By Isaac Bergen. Mostly English, some German language. Large hardcover. Numerous
photos b/w, family portraits, pioneer photos. Extensive family trees. Indexed.
Self-published, Abbotsford, 1999.
Goertson, Duane & Martha - Goertzen to Goertson
A look at the Goertson's ancestors and some Mennonite history.
Heinrich Goerzen - 1832 and on to 2000. Includes extensive
genealogy data and a large collection of photographs.
Goertz, Aaron, Goertz Memories
Talk given by Aaron Goertz on August 19, 1989 at Goertz family reunion, 10 pp,
Goertz - Family records & diaries of Annie Goertz (1919-)
This is a record of descendants of Peter Sievert Goertz (b. 1882)
& Catharina Heppner (b. 1885). These are photocopies and include
information into the 1990s.
Goertzen by Peter Goertzen.
The story of "Kanadier" Mennonites who left Russia in the 1870s, but
includes migration narratives to Mexico as well. Mostly prairie settlers. Photos b/w,
documents, detailed birth and death records, as well as short life sketches.
Edmonton, D.W. Friesen, 1976. 176 pp.
Goertzen, Jacob J., Autobiography--1913-1987: GOD'S HAND UPON MY LIFE
Jacob J. Goertzen was born in 1913 on an estate in the Crimea.
He writes of the 1920-21 famine and of the trip from South Russia to
southern Alberta in 1925. He married Olga Braun, they raised raspberries
and family grew to include five children. They moved to B. C. and he began
working in a sash and door factory and as a volunteer with prisoners.
His book includes details of his volunteer work.
Goerzen, Anny Penner Klassen, Anny: Sheltered in the Arms of God.
A true story of survival in Russia.
Anny's story begins with her grandparents, Jakob G. Penner (b.1834)
Anna Krahn (b.1842) in Russia. It recounts the story of her earlier
days in Russia leading to the Russian Revolution, repression and imprisonment.
Photographs and family tree are included.
Goerzen, Anny Penner Klassen, Anny Part 2: Sheltered in the Arms of God. The Years in Canada.
This is the continued story of the author during her years in Canada, 1948-2003.
Includes family trees of the Penners and Goerzens.
Goossen, Frank and Marriane.
Life before Canada. The family history of Franz and Katharina Goossen and
Jasch and Maria Kornelson. This account covers their time in the Ukraine,
the post WWII trek and eventual migration to Canada.
Gottes Führungen in unserm Leben: Die Lebensreise von Peter und Elsa Tielmann
(geb. Funk) "God's Leading in our Lives: The Life Journey of Peter and Elsa Funk Tielmann"
By Peter and Elsa Tielmann. Bound 8X11, self-published.
Large print, German language, numerous b/w photos. 140 pp.
Götz Familienbuch: Vorfahren und Nachkommen von Gerhard und Maria (Wiebe) Götz
"Götz Family Book: Ancestors and Descendants of Gerhard and Maria (Wiebe) Götz."
Large glossy paperback with numerous photos, b/w, and detailed genealogies. Some
brief narrative. German language. n/a, n/d, 54 pp.
Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Life and Experiences of David Nickel
Disc with 14 PDF files, photos, text, maps, genealogies, family and personal memoir.
Gunther, Anna (Wall) - My Life's Story
This is the story of Anna (Wall) Gunther (b. 2 July 1909) and her family from 1909 to 1986.
also included are the Gunther and Wall Family Trees.
Harder Heritage, The.
Large bound book. Meticulous genealogies. Some memoirs, b/w photos. 1974, 164 pp.
Harder History - The Blumenstein Legacy -
A Six Generation Family Saga begins with Johann Harder (1764-1827) and Helena Stees
and their descendants. Includes extensive historical background and photos.
Harder - The Blumstein Legacy - 2nd Edition
This is an edited and expanded version of the Blumstein Legacy
by Leland D. and Samuel W. Harder.
Harder, Henry: A Twig on a Branch of the Harder Family Tree
This 11-page study begins with the marriage of Henry Harder and Susan Sawatsky on 11 July 1911.
Harder, Peter P. & Gerhard P. Quiring
From Prussia to Russia to North America: 300 Years
from the 1500s to the present and the family tree
Heese, Heinrich, autobiography and genealogy--1787-1978.
Compiled by Ernest J. Klassen and K. Peters, Winnipeg
Other family names include DeFehr, Dyck, Ediger, Ewert, Fast, Funk, Heinrichs, Klassen,
Martens, Riediger, Toews. Includes an index.
The Heinrich Heese autobiography in German is included as well as an English translation.
Heidebrecht, Peter (Heydebrecht)
By Isaak Thiessen, 1982, Bielefeld. German language. Some memoir.
Description of Mennonite life in Neuendorf, Germany. Letters, poems, musings. Maps.
Heinrich Kasper Genealogy.
Bound photocopy. Apparently compiled by Art and Hilda Kasper. Handwritten.
Detailed genealogies. 2007, approx 50 pp.
Heinrichs. See also Call to Remembrance: Abraham C. Neufeldt & Elisabeth Heinrichs
Heinrichs of Halbstadt
Begins with Peter Heinrichs (1804-1849) and Maria Janzen (1810-1852)
in Chortitza and later in Manitoba. Ancestry, history and genealogy
along with photos are all included.
Heinrichs, Kornelius and his descendents--1782-1979
Compiled by Neil Heinrichs, Marianne Heinrichs Janzen and Arthur Heinrichs Toews
Published by Kornelius Heinrichs History Society
Printed by D. W. Friesen & Sons Ltd., Altona, Manitoba
Other family names include Bergman, Dick, Epp, Hildebrand, Klassen, Loewen Martens,
Peters, and Wiens. Includes an index.
He leadeth me in the right path See Peters, Gerhard Isaac
By Gerhard Isaac Peters. A large paperback, photocopy. Russian Mennonite story, with
a nice mix of memoir, historical documents, b/w photos. 1994, 70 pp.
Henry & Elsie Brucks Autobiography 1986 or God's Hand on My Life
Bound photocopy. One photo, otherwise all text. Story of missionary and ministerial
life. Includes experience in the Belgian Congo. 91 pp. Also obituary of Henry Brucks,
reprinted from the MB Herald, April 11, 1987.
Heppners in Prussia, Russia and America
Early Anabaptist and Heppner history is included. Extensive Heppner genealogy
including Jacob Hoeppner (1748-1826), his ancestors and their descendants.
Includes and exhaustive name index.
Hepting, Henry. See also Unpublished Memoirs of Henry Hepting
Hoeppner Family Tree (found in the Archives Room shelf)
Ancestors and descendants of Jacob Hoeppner (1850 - 1936) and Aganetha Dueck (1853 - 1922)
are organized on a very large chart (in a roll).
Hershey, History and Records of the Hershey Family
From the year 1600 By Scott Funk Hershey PhD; LLD
Hiebert: See also Our Hiebert Family
Hiebert, Abraham P. And Descendants
Genealogy and History of Abraham Hiebert (1889-1958) and Maria Wolfe
(1896-1962) and their descendants.
Hiebert Heritage to 2010.
Compiled by Al Hiebert. Subtitled Wilhelm and Anna Hiebert Descendants and
Ancestors. Large glossy paperback. Russian Mennonite stream. Numerous b/w and
colour photos, detailed lists of families, genealogies, maps, brief history, with
thorough index. Self-published, Steinbach, Manitoba, 2011, 117 pp.
Hiebert, Jacob S. and Katherina and their Descendants
Genealogy and Family history of Jacob S. Hiebert (1833-1906) and
Katherina Hiebert (1855-1916) and their descendants.
Hiebert, Johann and Magdalena and their Descendants
This is a Genealogy and Family History of Johann Hiebert (1747)
and Magdalena (1754)
Hiebert, Wilhelm and Katherina (Esau) Hiebert - Family Story
Wlihelm Hiebert (1847-1908) and Katherina Esau (1849-1940). This binder contains
the record of the ancestors and descendants of the Hieberts.
Hiebert, Kornelius & His Descendants 1833-1991
A comprehensive family history, including numerous black and white photographs,
genealogical charts and maps.
Hiebert, William. See "Descendants of"
Hildebrand, Daniel Johann.
Ancestry and Descendants of Daniel Johann Hildebrand and Anna Dyck.
Compiled by Marvin D. Hildebrand, December 1988
Hildebrand, A Family History-- 300-199l.
Written and published by Edward Hildebrand
Printed by Fraser Valley Custom Printers, Chilliwack, B.C.
Other family names include Boschman, Daniels, Giesbrecht, Heidebrecht, Hooge,
and Thiessen. This history begins with the origin of the name Hildebrand.
It can be traced to an early ballad, "Das Hildebrand Lied," the oldest surviving
manuscript of a German epic. There are sections on early Anabaptist history, the
immigration from Prussia to Russia, and the later period of the Revolution.
Includes information concerning those who came to Canada and those who remained
behind in Russia. Includes photographs and family charts.
Hildebrand Family in Canada
History of the Krahn Family, The.
Bound photocopy. Author, Peter Hoover, of Cuauhtémoc, Mexico.
Helpful history of Russian Mennonite Mexican migration. 1982, 49 pp.
Hoock. See also Art and Vicky Warkentin Hoock Story.
Hoock, History of Julius Hoock and Susanna Janzen
by Art Hoock, April 1984
Horst. See also The Daniel and Annie (Weber) Horst Family Book
Horst. See also The Samuel M. and Magdalena (Brubacher) Horst Family Book
Huebert, Claas - The Muensterberg Hueberts
A family history and genealogy of the descendants of Claas Huebert - 1785-1853
and Maria Thiessen, 1788-1827, second wife Anna Rempel (died in 1835) and
third wife Elisabeth Toews 1814-1902.
Huebert, Gerhard David. The Life of Gerhard David Huebert: Living the Word.
The life story of G. D. Huebert, beginning in 1906 in Russia, ending with chapters
on Gerhard the writer, conference man, preacher and theologian.
Hübert. See also Chronik der Familien Hübert und Bückert.
Isaac Family History. Subtitled Genealogy of the Gerhard Isaac Family
Beginning with Phillip and Maria Isaak (1694-1975).
Bound paperback. Genealogies. German language. Prepared by Maria Janzen, 1975.
Reworked by John Friesen, 2008. 27 pp.
Compiler unknown. Detailed genealogies, photocopied and bound. Descendants (and
some forebears) of Henry Peter Isaak (1861-1920) and Anna Braun Isaak. Some
photocopied maps. Date unknown.
Isaac, Art. See Molded by the Master
Isaac. See also Family Book of Jacob W. Isaac 1879-1964
Isaac. See also A Family Book from 1694-1916 and Personal Experiences by Peter Isaac
Isaac, Gerhard (1836-1886) & Agatha Hiebert Issac (1836-1912) - An Isaac Family Record
Compiled by J. Harold Moyer - pub. 2001. Includes extensive genealogical
information, some maps, photographs, charts and a name index.
Isaak, Peter P. 1897 - The Story of My Life.
Bound memoir with notes. 74 pp. Russian Mennonite story.
Iwanowka. Die Geschichte der Familie Epp aus Iwanowka (Eppchutor) in Sibirien und
deren Stammbaum (beginnt bei Peter Epp, geb. 1690) (Ivanovka. The Story of the
Epp Family from Ivanovka (Epp Khutor) in Siberia and their Family Tree (beginning
with Peter Epp, b. 1690)
German language. A thorough family history beginning with Peter Epp, born 1690
in Danzig. Meticulous genealogies, maps, photos b/w, sketches. Well-indexed.
Russian Mennonite line. Large hardcover. By Johann Epp, self-published,
Bielefeld, Germany, 1995. 460 pp.
Jacob and Anna (Wiebe) Esau
Compiled by Henry Esau, 2002. Bound photocopy. Genealogical data with some
introductory material. Jacob Esau 1873-1929. Anna Wiebe Esau 1876-1953. Kanadier
stream of Mennonite immigration. Birth and death dates, but locations often not noted.
Jacob Dyck Family Genealogy (1754-1929)
Compiled by Abe and Helen Dyck. Some introductory material. Bound copy of photocopied
genealogies. Some handwritten. Very detailed material, Russian Mennonite stream.
Jaeger. See also Descendants of Jacob Dyck and Elisabeth Jaeger.
Jahnke Family Book
This family genealogy begins with Jakob Elias (1808-1902) and Maria Dueck (1812- ?)
and includes notes and information regarding this family from Russia to Canada.
Jakob Wiebe: Schoenau-Molotschna, Province Taurien, South Russia, 1799-1856
This bound photocopy contains strictly genealogies and family data. The genealogy
begins with with Jakob Wiebe, 1799-1856, although his father, Peter Wiebe born 1755
is also mentioned.
Jantzen. See also Nachkommen von David Jantzen.
Janzen. See also "Unsere Familie."
Janzen Memoirs - compiled by Anne Friesen.
Glossy hardcover, numerous photos, colour and b & w, genealogies, life sketches.
Abbotsford: Mimmo FX, 2009, 297 pp.
Janzen - The House of Jacob
Ancestors and descendants of Jacob Janzen (1822-1885) and Maria Waldner (1831-1914) and
an earlier (unnamed) wife.
Janzen, Agnes -
This is the story of a period in the life of Agnes Janzen from 1941 to 1948 being
forced to move from Russia, to Poland and Austria and finally to Canada.
(Translated by Helen Janzen).
Janz, B.B. Janz (1877-1964) and Maria Rogalsky (1879-1953) - Janz Reunion 1992
An extensive genealogy of their descendants with a brief account of
the Janz ancestors. Photos included.
Janzen, Genealogy of Abram Janzen 1724-1979
Compiled by Ernest J. Klassen - by K. Peters, Winnipeg
Janzen, D. K. See The Life and History of the D. K. Janzens
Janzen, Heinrich and Sara (Tiesen) Family
This is a comprehensive listing of the descendants of Heinrich Janzen (b.1816) and
Sara Tiesen (Klassen) (b.1814). The story begins in Kronsweide , then to Russia
with descendants in Germany, Paraguay and Canada.
Janzen, Heinrich P. Our Heritage - compiled by Hedy Janzen.
Photos, genealogies, memoirs. Russian Mennonite history, hardcover 8 ½ x 11, 147 pp.
Janzen, A Family History and Genealogy of Jacob (1840-1912)
and Susanna (Baerg) Janzen (1842-1917),
Their ancestors and their descendants. Compiled by Russell H. Janzen
Janzen, Genealogy of Johann Janzen 1752-1823 and Maria (Bergmann) - 1758-1808
Compiled for Ernest J. Klassen by K Peters, Winnipeg
Janzen, The Heinrich F. Janzen Family Record, 1849-1992
Genealogies, maps and plans, numerous photographs with explanatory text
Janzen, Henry Jacob. See also Life Story of Henry Jacob Janzen
Janzen, Julius (1782)
Duplicated copy of family information beginning with Julius Janzen collected by
Katharina (Katie) Banman. Includes a great deal of genealogical information along
with numerous photographs.
Janzen, Peter. See also Meine Erinnerungen: Lebensbericht eines Russlanddeutschen.
Janzen, Genealogy of the Schoenweiser Janzens 1752-1979
Compiled for Ernest J. Klassen by K. Peters, Winnipeg
John and Helena Thiessen Story, The
By Clara Thiessen. Large soft cover, bound, numerous photos both b/w and colour,
narratives, well-written, genealogies, bibliography, Russian Mennonite memoir as
told by daughter. Globe Printers, Abbotsford, 2010.
Kaethler - Goossen - Wiebe Familie & Nachkommen bis 2005
Family history compiled by Ingrid (Kaethler) Epp of Paraguay. This book is in German
and it contains 253 pages of information and index. It begins with the Goossen family
in 1680 and Kaethler family information beginning in 1750.
Kasdorf, Family History of Isaak Kasdorf.
Genealogy, village plan, numerous photographs with captions.
Kasper. See also Heinrich Kasper Genealogy.
Kith & Kin: D. Friesen Family Record.
Bound photocopy. Helen Friesen, compiler, updated by Bill Friesen.
Detailed Genealogies, some b/w photos, documents, 2005, 171 pp.
Klassen. See also Descendants of Gerhard Klassen & Anna Klassen.
Klassen, A Family Heritage
Edited by J.J. Klassen. Large hardcover, photos some colour, histories, genealogies,
Russian Mennonite family, D.W. Friesen, 1980, 528 pp.
Klassen, The Klassen Book 1974
Copyright reserved The Penners. Large book, paper bound, family data, 417 pp.
Russia and Canada.
Klassen, Elizabeth 1979 - My Life Story. Typed, bound. 32 pages.
Klassen, Erica (Rahn)
Photocopies of letters written by Greta (Dueck) Pauls (the aunt of Erika Klassen)
to another aunt Liese (Dueck) Becker. Sent from Waldheim, Omsk to Narem,
north of Tomsk (Siberia) Time period is 1931 to 1938.
Klassen, Klassen Family History Collection
Peter J. & Liese Klassen family genealogy and history recorded on 4 CDs
- Primary CD - Tributes & Genealogical Records
- Photo CD - 532 photographic images
- Oral History CD (2) - Volume I & 2
Klassen, Franz & Justina - Family Book
Klassen Genealogy: John Julius Julius Klassen and Family, 1798
This 636 page genealogical study includes maps, a historical context,
coat of arms followed by the history and photographs of ten generations of Klassens.
Klassen, Gerhard & Anna - 1839-1980s - Klassen Genealogy.
Family genealogies. Typed and bound.
Klassen, Gerhard & Helena (Thiessen). See Children and Heirs.
Klassen, Henry T. & Clara - Our Journey.
Personal memoirs by Henry and Clara, Russian Mennonite story,
photocopied, bound, some genealogies.
Klassen, Herman Kornelius (1861-1941)
Covers the history of the Mennonites briefly and then goes on to describe life
in Russia and the developments in the Klassen Family in particular. Also included
is a Family Tree by Eleanor Schartner as well as many family photos.
Klassen, John Peter and Maria Froese
This is the history of the Steinfeld Klassens beginning with John Peter Klassen (1871-1930)
and Maria Froese (1876-1910). Included are family stories, genealogical information and
numerous family photographs.
Klassen, Klassen Family History Collection. (Peter & Liese)
Peter J. & Liese Klassen family genealogy and history recorded on 4 CDs
- Primary CD - Tributes & Genealogical Records
- Photo CD - 532 photographic images
- Oral History CD (2) - Volume I & 2
A Legacy of Family history and Genealogy of Kornelius Kliewer (1869-1956) and his descendants.
Klippenstein, Genealogy of Bernhard Klippenstein
1836-1910 Compiled by T.E. Friesen
Klippenstein, Genealogy of Heinrich Klippenstein
1849-1929 Compiled by B.D. Klippenstein
Klippenstein, Genealogy of Johann Klippenstein
1845-1923 Compiled by T.E. Friesen
Klippenstein, Johann and Agatha
Johann Klippenstein (1845-1923) and Agatha (1843-1927) lived in Southern Manitoba.
Extensive genealogy, photos, and a fine historical background are included.
Klippenstein, Genealogy of Katherina Klippenstein
Wife of Heinrich Klassen 1833-1878. Compiled by T.E. Friesen
Klippenstein, Genealogy of Peter Klippenstein
1831-1904 Compiled by T.E. Friesen
Klippenstein Sisters, The.
Compiled by Gwen Isaak Rempel
This is the story of the Klippenstein - Unger family beginning with Johann (1845-1913)
and Helena Wall (1855-?) Klippenstein. It includes stories, photographs, and
Koehn, A. T. and Mary. 1914-2001 Descendants
This family history includes descendants of (a) A.T. and Mary Koehn
(b) Elmer and Susanna Koehn, (c) Jesse and Elsie Koehn, (d) Clifford and
Minnie Koehn, (e) Herman and Irene Nightingale Family,
(f) Duane and Mildred Johnson Family, (g) Vernon and Evelyn Smith Family,
(h) Kenneth and Betty Koehn Family, (i) Delano and Neoma Koehn Family,
(j) Stanley and Joyce Koehn Family, (k) Obituaries
Konrad, See also And in Their Silent Beauty Speak
Konrad. See also My Story (As I Remember ...). Memoir of Abraham J Konrad.
Konrad, Jacob and Helena.
In this history are listed the descendants of Jacob Abram Konrad and Helena Janzen of Rosenort,
Molotchna. They were both born about 1930 and died around 1892.
Koop, Peter and Mariechen Dyck Koop
This family history is called Peter, A Man of Stamina and Courage.
Kornelson, Henry and Sara (Reimer)
Contains the autobiographies of Henry Kornelson (1890-1974) and Sara Reimer (1897-2003)
with some photos and a brief genealogy.
Kornelson, Heinrich, Genealogy of Heinrich Kornelson
1807-1975, Compiled for Ernest J. Klassen by K. Peters, Winnipeg
Koslowsky, Our Family History by Agatha Ratzlaff
A revision of the 1979 Register of the Koslowsky Family (1769-1979). This book contains
the historical background of the Koslowskys and the history begins with David Koslowsky
(1769-1846) and Anna Willms (1792-1846) and lists the family descendants.
Krahn. See also The George Krahn Family 1839-1999
Krahn. See also The History of the Krahn Family.
Krahn, George, Family tree
Begins with the ancestors of George Krahn (1735 - 1791) and Sara Neustaeter (1740 - 1789)
in the Ukraine. Included are Froese, Thiessen and Klassen family trees.
Krahn, Peter and Peter Hoover. The History of the Krahn Family
Part 1 includes the story of the Peter Krahn family with a helpful historical context.
Friesens and Flemish Mennonites are defined. The hardships of settling in Russia recounted.
Part II contains the Krahn family register.
Kreider, Lloyd & Adelia
(The family of Jacob & Barbara Greiter) - 1996
Kroeker, Genealogy of Abraham Kroeker
1816-1965 Compiled by K. Peters, Winnipeg
Kroeker, J.A. In Remembrance of My father
"J.A. Kroeker" "As I remember him." Hymnology
is compiled by Esther Mary Kroeker Unruh, 1990.
Kroeker, Keith D. Life Was Good-The Life of Franz Kroeker and his Ancestors
From Prussia and Russia to the US and Canada
History, family stories, maps, b x w photos, timelines. Appendix of historical documents
such as Schleitheim Confession. Self-published, Courtenay, 2009, 378 pp.
Krueger, Jake, - Nostalgic Recollections of Jacob Krueger
This is a candid account of Jake Krueger's life in Canada.
Kulchiski. See also Descendants of These Kulchiski's.
Langemann. See also Personal Reminiscences of Cornelius Wilhelm Langemann (1899-1988)
Lebensgeschichte oder Tagebuch von Hermann u Katarina Neufeld Nikolajewka
(Life Story or Diary of Hermann and Katarina Neufeld, Nikolayevka) Written by
Elder Hermann Neufeld, 1860-1931. Transliterated by Gertrude Harder. Translated
by Hermann A. Neufeld and Jacob (Jack/Josh) Neufeld with the aid of Abram H.
Neufeld. Four binders of diary and family information of Hermann Neufeld and
Katharina Klassen Neufeld. Hermann was a minister, farmer, and entrepreneur. The
family immigrated to Canada in 1923, settling in Winkler, Manitoba. A wealth
Lepp. See also Lost Dreams, New Beginnings
Letters and Memories
Bound photocopy. Family history of Johann and Maria Neufeld, compiled by an
unnamed daughter. Letters from Russia translated by the unnamed compiler. This
is an interesting mix of translated letters, a biography of the Neufelds, some brief
historical and geographic background, and photos. Self-published, undated, 24 pp. text.
Letters Saved by Katharina Rempel, Covering the Years from 1926 to 1978.
Translated by Hilda Neufeld Rempel. Numerous original letters, with translations.
Meticulously documented book, includes documents from Canadian Board of
Colonization. Family tree, genealogies, keepsakes, photos. All laminated and bound.
Life and Family of Wilhelm Abram Matties.
The life and times of Wilhelm Abram Matties (1888-1958) and Justina Wiebe (1887-1920)
and second wife Agnes Klassen (1891-1993). Includes photos and a family tree. Large
Life and Heritage of the D. K. Janzens
By David Janzen and Adelina Mehmel. Undated. Photocopied and bound. Lively
account of Russian Mennonites and their immigration to Canada. Numerous b/w photos.
Family trees. Includes a German-language appendix written by David Janzen: a
hand-written family tree. 221 pp.
Life and Times of Alfred (Fred) Rempel, The.
By Herman Driediger. The story of a Russian Mennonite who fled with the retreating
German troops during World War II. Glossy hardback, large print. Many photos,
mostly in colour. Self-published. 60 pp.
A Life filled with God's Leading: The Life Journey of Peter & Elsa Tielmann (nee Funk)
By Peter and Elsa Tielmann. A translation of a German volume, also available. This
is a story from the Russian Mennonite stream, and in particular the flow of refugees
during and after World War II. Numerous b/w photos. Documents and letters.
Large bound photocopy. 125 pp.
Life Story of Henry Jacob Janzen
Bound photocopy. Russian Mennonite story and emigration to Canada. Description of
life in Yarrow, BC. 1984. 16 pp.
Link the Past. A Family History of Victor David Sawatzky born in 1939 to David Gerhard
Sawatzky and Sara Helene Thiessen in Nieder-Chortitza, Ukraine
By Linda Epp Sawatzky. Large glossy paperback, with some family stories, many photos
both b/w and colour, generational charts, letters. Russian Mennonite story. Winnipeg,
Eppisode Publishing, 2014. 142 pp.
Loewen, Abraham Jacob: Abraham Jacob Loewen: 100 Years Celebration 1874-1974.
Compiled by Tina Loewen. Detailed program of hundredth birthday celebration.
Photos b/w, family registers, genealogies. Bound photocopy. Clearbrook:
A. Olfert & Sons, 1975. 23 pp. + appendix.
Loewen, Dietrich: The Dietrich Loewen Family History and Genealogy 1820-1985
A thorough family history which includes maps, photos, narrative and genealogical lists.
Loewen, Elias Elias (b. ca. 1764), his wife Helena Fast (b. ca. 1773), and their Descendants
Numerous and detailed genealogies. Well indexed. Compiled by Helmut Adolf Epp
in 2002, Fonthill, Ontario. 45 pp. plus index.
Loewen, Helen (Reimer) - Memories
This family history begins in the 1800s and outlines the beginnings with Peter J. Reimer
(1887-1953) & Maria Kasper (1890-1968) and their children. Special attention is given to
their daughter Helen who married John Loewen. It is the family of Helen & John Loewen which
are featured in this thoughtful writing done by Helen (Reimer) Loewen.
Loewen, Jakob A. - translated by G.I. Peters. Professor of Geology in Russia.
Russian story, b. 1903, d. 2001. Photocopied and bound, 54 pp.
Loewen, Johann Johann
Includes the story of this family beginning with Johann Johann Loewen (1883-1973)
and Anna Janzen (1885-1966). Also includes photos and genealogical information.
Loewen, Memoirs of Peter Daniel Loewen - 1748-1993
A story of God's grace and faithfulness.
Loewen, William D. - Family Record
Look at the Past, A - The Memoirs of Heinrich Wiens translated by H.E. Wiens.
These are the memoirs of Heinrich Wiens from 1917 to the 1950's.
Lost Dreams, New Beginnings: The Jacob Aron and David Aron Lepp Family Saga
By Kenneth Peter Petkau. Subtitled From the Mid 1700s to 1955. A large glossy paperback
telling the story of a Russian Mennonite family. Excellent and detailed history of the
Russian Mennonite colonies before and during the Bolshevik Revolution. Numerous
photos, some colour graphics, detailed genealogies. Well-indexed, a glossary of
German terms, and several appendices. Saskstoon, Globe Printers, 2008. 290 pp.
Löwen. See also Mein Lebenslauf und Die Familie Löwen.
Lohrentz, Peter Family
Peter Lohrentz I (1781-1856), Grossweide, W. Prussia and Maria Dyck (1785-1858),
Dychsmuehle, W.Prussia. Extensive family documentation is given.
Love & Remembrance. From the Journals of Dietrich & Katharina (Matthies) Rempel.
Volume 1. Origins to 1927. Compiled, edited and translated by Helene (Rempel) Klassen.
This beautifully designed book begins with background history, then moves on to the journals
of the translator's grandfather. Many b/w photographs of good quality. Indexed.
Mennonite colonies in Ukraine. Judson Lake House Publishers: Abbotsford,2012. 186 pp.
Mantler, Peter (1748) - The Mantler History
Begins with Peter in Altendorf, Grosswerder, Prussia whose second wife was
Margaret Sawatzky (1773). Contains genealogical information and family history
and a descendant chart.
Maria, Our Mother.
Illustrated story of Mary Penner Froese.
Written by daughter Margaret D. Tiessen. 1999, 67 pp.
Martens, Aron, - Genealogy of Aron Martens
1754-1977, Compiled for Ernest Klassen - by K. Peters, Winnipeg
Martens, Henry H. See also Where Have the Years Gone
Martens, John R., Memories of John R. Martens 1985 - Compiled by John R. Martens
(We also have a large roll on which the family genealogy of the Martens is
written out which is stored on the Family History shelf in the Archives Room.)
Martens, Maria (Klassen) - Maria's Century
(See Library - Bibliographies - Born Hilda J.)
Martens Family Heritage, The. Author unknown.
Genealogies, some basic Mennonite history,
in soft binder, 8x11, Gestetner copy, date unknown.
Matties. See also Life and Family of Wilhelm Abram Matties
Mein Lebenslauf und Die Familie Löwen (My Life Story and the Loewen Family)
Written by Gerhard Löwen and Harward Krushel. The story of the Loewen family in
Russia and the USSR from the 1920s through to the 1970s, when some of the family
emigrated to Germany as Aussiedler. German language, printed in Germany where
the author resided at the writing of this book in the 1970s. Large 8x11 paperback
with numerous photos, colour and b/w. 122 pp.
Meine Erinnerungen: Lebensbericht eines Russlanddeutschen
(My Memories: Account of a Life of a Russian/German)
Personal memoir by Peter Janzen, German language, Russian Mennonite story, paperback,
elegantly told, some photos b/w, printed in Germany, 2002, 178 pp.
See Neumann, Helena
Memoirs from the Lives of Peter P. Giesbrecht and Elizabeth Giesbrecht.
Translated by the children of the couple. Bound photocopy. Dramatic story of the
lives of Peter and Elizabeth Giesbrecht during the times of the Russian Revolution,
and later their experiences in Mexico. Ends with their life in Yarrow, BC.
Originally in German. 1963. 14 pp.
Memories. Emilie Warkentin.
Bound photocopy, Russian Mennonite memoir, documents, maps, 33 pp. Author, nee Ulbricht.
Memories Are Made of This:
The Story of the Johann and Liese Dick Family of Coaldale, Alberta.
Compiled and edited by David Dick. Well-organized family history, numerous black
and white photos, genealogies, timelines, memoirs. Large bound volume. Calgary,
self-published, 2000, 267 pp.
Mirus, Herbert and Mary
Lest We Forget ... the Lord's Grace in Our Lives 1917-1990
Molded by the Master
Autobiography of Art Isaac. Large glossy paperback, numerous photos. The book
tells the story of Isaac's birth in Manitoba to Russian Mennonite immigrants, his
boyhood, marriage, family life, and ministry in BC. Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Custom
Printers, 2007. 179 pp.
Mother's Heart, A
Elizabeth Reimer Affleck, as told to her daughter, Esther Dyck. Attractive paperback,
self-published, well-told Russian Mennonite life story, numerous b/w photos, profiles,
vignettes from various authors, 139 pp, 2010.
My Family - My Memories
By Erna Buhler. The story of Frank and Helena Andres Peters. Russian Mennonite
narrative written by the daughter. Bound photocopy. Photos, drawings. Simple and
well-told story. Some genealogy and maps. Self-published, 1997. 94 pp. + appendix.
My Life in Retrospect 2012-09-12.
By Jake Balzer. Large bound photocopy. Memoir of a Russian Mennonite.
Well-written story of the flight from Russia, his education, life as a missionary,
auditor and translator. Accounts of travels abroad. 72 pp.
My Life in the Twentieth Century: Memoirs of William Peter Voght
This memoir was written in 1985, then edited by Margaret Voght Ediger in 2005.
Well-written and nicely organized autobiography of a Russian-born Mennonite migrant
to Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Large glossy paperback, photos both b/w and
colour, footnotes. No date or publisher noted. 307 pp.
My Life Story
By Elizabeth Krause Penner, September 7, 1903-September 1, 1981. Translated and
edited by Frank Penner, 2005. Brief Russian Mennonite memoir, with maps
and documents appended.
My Life: The Russian Years 1900-1919
By Gerhard Wiens, edited by James Urry. Photocopied manuscript, 8x11, 61 pp.
with appendices. John B. Toews Collection.
My Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me: Memoirs of Henry Warkentin (1923-2000)
A well-written memoir, large paperback, Russian Mennonite story.
Many b/w photos. n/d. 142 pp.
My Story (As I Remember...).
Bound photocopy. Detailed memoir of Abraham J Konrad, 1926-2004. Photos b/w, 2004, 224 pp.
Nachkommen von David Jantzen. (Ancestors of David Jantzen)
Bound photocopy. Detailed family tree. 2010, 47 pp.
Neudorf. See also He Leadeth Me: Genealogy
Neudorf, Peter D. Family
dating back to the early 1600s by Jake P. Neudorf
- Begins with Abram Neudorf b. 1761 in W. Prussia.
Neufeld. See also Family Chronicle.
Neufeld. See also Lebensgeschichte oder Tagebuch von Hermann u Katarina Neufeld
Neufeld - See also Sara's Family - My Family
Neufeld, Abraham C. and Elisabeth (Heinrichs) Neufeld - 1871-1960s - Family History
A Call To Remembrance: A Family History of Abraham C. Neufeldt and Elisabeth Heinrichs.
A well-designed family history with narrative, photos, maps and genealogical charts.
153 pp. bound, b x w photos, genealogies.
Neufeld, Dietrich P. and Anna G. Sawatzky
Lists the ancestors and the descendants of Dietrich Peter Neufeld (1888-1941?) and
Anna Gerhard Sawatzky (1890-1965). The history and movement of Mennonites is reviewed
giving extensive information about places and people.
Neufeld, Salomon descendants
Genealogy of Salomon Neufeld, born in the early 1700s (spouse unknown) and
descendants are listed to the 1800s.
Neufelds & Borns of Kubanka, The
Edited by Colin Neufeldt, Kevin Neufeldt, David Wiebe Neufeldt. Subtitled "A Pictorial
History of Two Families." Large glossy hardcover, numerous photos b/w, genealogies,
documents. Russian Mennonite family history. Self-published, 2006, 358 pp.
Neufeldt. See also Call to Remembrance: Abraham C. Neufeldt & Elisabeth Heinrichs
Neufeldt - Unser Stammbaum (Family Tree)
Johann Neufeldt (1824-1884) and Katherine Penner (1825-1906) and their descendants
from Russia to Mountain Lake, MN and Waldheim, Saskatchewan.
Neufeldt, Albert Family History
This is a photocopy of a book about the descendants of Albert Neufeldt (1875-1945)
and Hedwig Penner (1882-1936). Photos, stories, documents and genealogy are all included.
Neufeldt, Johann - and Johann Begat...
The Story of Johann Neufeldt (1815-1884) and his descendants.
Wife - Sara (Rempel) Neufeldt.
Neumann, David H. - I Remember
An autobiography - 1800s to 1900s. Includes some family information. Begins with
Dietrich Neumann (1846-1913) and Katharine Bergen (1849-1922).
Also Jacob Wiebe (1866-1921) and Elizabeth Schellenberg (1864-1922)
Neumann, Helena (Friesen) - Meine Lebensgeschichte (My Life Story) - 1976
An account of her life with a brief family record and some photographs.
Neuman, Neuman-Friesen Family History
Life Story of Johann and Helena Neuman, Neuman Reunion '93.
Nickel - The Nickel Family Tree
Theodore Nickel (1832-1894) and Eva Ratloff (d. 1872) and second wife Anna Ewert.
Ancestors and descendants comprise a detailed genealogy of this family.
Nickel, Abram P. See also The Story of Abram P. Nickel and His Descendants
Nickel, Jacob A., The Story of Jacob A. Nickel and his family;
Compiled by Jacob A. Nickel 1895-1990
Nickel, The Nikkel-Nickel Family of Prussia, Russia, America and Canada
Compiled by John P. Nickel and Gene M. Nikkel
Nickel, Family Register of Peter and Maria Nickel 1854-1985
Compiled by Allen and Louise Schmidt
Nickel, Johann and Maria Nickel
Dedication, Reminiscences by Tony
Niebuhr Hamm, Anna - Anna Niebuhr Story
Genealogy, memoir, 54 pp text photocopy; translated by Sig Peters.
Niebuhr, Jacob (1766-1835) Descendants
Large glossy hardcover, compiled by Bill Klassen, photos, detailed genealogies,
index, no date, 456 pp.
Niessen, Von Niessen, Introduction, Acknowledgement,
History of Steinfeld, Maps of Steinfeld Compilation and
Introduction by Mrs. Clara (Niessen) Klassen
Von Niessen - See also Sara's Family - My Family
Nightingale, David - Hearts Set On Pilgrimage
Autobiography but it includes some genealogical information.
Nikkel. See also Frank and Tina (Dueck/Nikkel) Their Story
Njunja, the Little Girl from Franzovka, by Gerhard Peters
Large paperbound book, life story of Anna Friesen Peters, Russian Mennonite
narrative, numerous b x w photos, original accounts, memoirs, as well as additions by
husband G. Peters, interesting compilation of articles, published in memory of
Anna/Njunja, Steinbach, Derksen Printers, n.d., 48 pp.
Not Without Zeal. Lessons from Life: The Story of Henry R. Baerg
Russian Mennonite life story. Life on the Canadian prairie. Some photos. Entertaining
narrative. Written and self published by Elfrieda and David Dick. Calgary, 2000, 192 pp.
Our Enns Family History. Compiled by Agatha C. Enns Ratzlaff.
Large bound book, detailed genealogies, numerous photos b/w, some brief accounts.
A revision of the 1975 Family Register of the Johann J. Enns Family. 1995, 89 pp.
Our Family. Compiled by Linda Willems Fast.
Meticulous genealogies of the Schmidt family, beginning with
Martin Schmidt, born 1766. B/w photos, maps and sketches, and
some creatively written profiles. Even a couple of stories. St. Jacobs Printery, 1985, 161 pp.
Our Heritage: Peter N. Wolf (1850-1934) & Sarah Vehr (1851-1902) Family History 2006
Massive 2-volume hardcover work. Mennonite genealogy with Mexican connections.
Detailed genealogies, family trees, replete with b/w photos. Any German passages
are in parallel English translation. Includes brief life stories. These are two volumes
that involved an enormous amount of research. Friesen Printers. Published by Wolf
Family History Book Committee, La Crete, Alberta. Total 1190 pp. + indices in
Our Hiebert Family 1864-2008
Bound 8 1/2x11, numerous photos b/w & colour, genealogies, lists,
no compiler or date noted, 185 pp.
Paethkeau, The Book - 1714-1987
This is the history of the Jacob Jacob Paetkau (1789-1843) and Margaretha Klassen (1791-1864)
family. Includes extensive genealogical information with numerous photographs and some maps.
Paetkau-Harder Family Album - 1759-1980
Jacob Paetkau (1759-1818) and Magdalena Froese (1762-1831) lived in Tiegenhagen,
West Prussia and later the family moved to Russia and then to the Americas.
Included are family stories and photographs along with genealogical data.
Pauls. Also see "Unsere Familie."
Pauls/Toews Engagement Letters - 1926 - 1929
These are letters written by Helen Toews and David Pauls while they were waiting to be reunited
after three years. David Pauls arrived in Arnaud, MB in 1926 and Helen Toews arrived in 1929.
Penner. Also see Die Familien Johann und Kornelia Penner und deren Nachkommen
Penner. See also Maria, Our Mother.
Penner. See also Sara's Family - My Family
Includes Mennonite History background, family stories, recipes, songs, etc.
Penner family genealogy. Untitled.
Compiled by Arnold Penner with assistance from his wife, Jean. Arnold passed away in
1976 before completing the genealogy. The manuscript was finished by Erna Penner
Gossen. Some brief Mennonite background history, but detailed genealogies of the
Penner family, beginning with Peter Penner 1, born c. 1759, Lower Saxony. Bound
photocopies. 59 pp.
Penner and Family - 1898-1995
The story of John Penner (1898-1983) and Katherina Friesen (1905-1968) in Schoenwiese,
MB and later Altona, MB. Family stories, photos and family register are all included.
Penner, Abraham Penner Book 1783-2003
Biographies, Genealogies and old Russian stories.
Penner, Cornelius H. - The Story of my Life
The author begins with a brief review of Mennonite history and then goes on to tell about
the origins of his great-grandparents and successive generations. Heinrich Penner (1801-1843)
and Margaretha Loewen (1804-1869) lived in West Prussia as did Wilhelm Martens (1819-1919)
and Katharina Dekkar (1820-1916). The story tells of movements to Russia and Canada and their
experiences along the way.
Penner - David F. & Helena Penner Family Picture Book by Michael B.G. Penner
This book begins with David F. Penner (b. 1903) & Helena Reimer (b.1907)
and records their progeny.
Penner, Elizabeth Krause. See also My Life Story.
Penner Family Genealogy - Heinrich Penner and Catharina Martens (1750-1817)
Penner Family History Book 1680-2000 The Descendants of Peter O. Penner (1832-1910) and
Margaretha Friesen (1832-1891)
Text, numerous photos, detailed genealogies.
Penner Family Tree - 1808-1985 - By Mary Giesbrecht
Penner, Franz and Sarah Buhler -
Family History of Franz Penner (1850-1906) and Sarah Buhler (1853-1935).
There is an excellent historical background of Mennonites in Russia and
extensive genealogical records.
Penner, Heinrich and Margaretha (Loewen).
Includes the genealogy of Heinrich Penner (1801 - 1834) and Margaretha (1804- 1869)
and their descendants.
Perseverance Prayer & Progress: The Friesen Story, Canada - 1967
A large glossy paperback. R. A. Friesen is the compiler: "Together They Built:
Presented at the Friesen Reunion, August 13, 1967, Laird, Saskatchewan." Numerous
b/w photos, family trees. Some anecdotes and history. Attractive compilation
with detailed genealogies. Kanadier story: the original immigration to Canada took
place in the 1890s.
Personal Reminiscences of Cornelius Wilhelm Langemann (1899-1988)
Translated by Hugo Unger, who was Langemann's neighbour in Corniesheim, Friesland
Colony, Paraguay from 1948-1954. Bound photocopy. The story of a Mennonite fleeing the
Soviet Union after the First World War and settling in Paraguay. This is the tale of the
early very difficult years of settlement in the Chaco. Vividly told. 67 pp.
Peter D. Friesen Family History 1500-1950
Bound photocopy. Detailed family trees, some short histories, maps. No date or
author (compiler) available.
Peters, Aron F. (1893-1972) and Elizabeth Dueck (1895-1963).
Includes bios, genealogy charts and photographs. Inserted in a Peters family tree (chart)
Peters, Bernhard - Ancestors & Descendants.
This book includes a summary of Mennonite History from Switzerland to Canada, maps,
photographs, family tree and notes. Begins with the lineage of Maria Fast whose
ancestors are traced to Berend Dyck, Elizabeth Regehr (1700s) and the Peters lineage
beginning with ancestors Gerhard Peters (b. 1772) and Agathe Bueckert (b. 1778)
Peters, Cornelius C. See also Once There Was a Man
Peters, Daniel John
Genealogy (Roll located on the shelf in Archives Storage Room)
Peters, Frank and Helena (Andres). See also My Family - My Memories.
Peters, Gerhard, Genealogy of Gerhard Peters - 1772-1978
Compiled by K. Peters, Winnipeg
Peters, Gerhard, Family Tree of Gerhard Peters
1772-1964 Compiled by K. Peters, Winnipeg
Peters, Gerhard, Peters Family Heritage Album By Ernest H. Baergen
Peters, Gerhard Isaac He leadeth me in the right path
Large 8x11 memoir, some b/w photos, vivid Russian Mennonite narrative, self-published, 70 pp.
Peters, Gerhard Isaac - How God Leads - 1974
Photos, genealogies, brief memoirs.
Peters, Isaak F. - 1870-1951 - By Katharina Peters.
Genealogies, lists, 54 pp.
Peters, John. See Twice Abandoned: The John Peters Story
Petker, Mary - Dankt Dem Herrn Mit Frohem Mut - These are the memoirs of Mary (Dueck)
Petker from Elizabethal, Molotschna to Rosedale, BC. A brief genealogy is included
beginning with Peter and Margarete Barg Dueck and Peter and Maria Pauls Funk.
Philippsen Alvin (1929 to present) - Life story.
Plenert. See also Genealogy of Tina Plenert neé Neufeld
Poetker family genealogy --- See Wiesenfeld: They Came from Wiesenfeld
Pump, Margaret (nee Rempel)
The family history of the Rempels dating back to 1735. This account includes
genealogical charts, narrative history and photographs.
Ratzlaff. See also "Unsere Familie."
Ratzlaff, Gerhard - Vater Abram - Von der Ukraine uber Sibirien und China nach Paraguay
und Kanada. German narrative about the Ratzlaff's family's sojourn from Prussia,
Ukraine, to Siberia and on from China to Paraguay and finally Canada. Abram Ratzlaff
(1904-1981). 150 pages.
Ratzlaff, Andrew B. - 1824-1972.
Maps, genealogies, 51 pp.
Ratzlaff, Erich L. Vom Don und den Fraser. Forschung und Erinnerung:
Eine Persoenliche Familiengeschichte. "From the Don to the Fraser. Research
and Reminiscence: A Personal Life Story." All history/text, 174 pp., German language.
Ratzlaff, Eric Leonard. From the Don to the Fraser.
This autobiographical account describes in general terms Mennonite origins and then
provides an autobiographical account of the author's life.
Translated from German, entry above, "Vom Don und den Fraser."
Ratzlaff, Family Register - by Eric Ratzlaff, 1971.
Family trees, genealogies.
Ratzlaff - Our Family Heritage
Genealogy of Peter P. and Anna (Schroeder) Ratzlaff - 1600 to present - by Agatha Ratzlaff.
Ratzlaff, Gerhard: See also Vater Abram: Von der Ukraine über Sibirien und China nach
Paraguay und Kanada
Recollections: As it happened.
By Hugo Unger, written between 1999 and 2009. Both memoir and family history.
No photos. Some hand-drawn maps and genealogies. Russian Mennonite story,
a well-written narrative of post World War II flight and life in Paraguay. Large glossy
book, 361 pp. + maps/genealogies.
Records Jacob H. Niebuhr
Records kept by Jacob Niebuhr: Section one: Birth and death dates of family members and others.
Section two: Listing of memorable events, including family events, political, etc.
Bound photocopies. All hand-written. No date. Russian Mennonite line.
Redekop, The Redekop (P) Book,
The Descendants of Benjamin Redekop (1833-1907) and Anna (Wiebe nee Baerg)
Redekop (1819-1899) Freda Pellman Redekop-Editor
Regehr: See also The Story of the Family Regehr 1700-1995.
Regehr: The David and Katharina Regehr Family of Steinbach, Molotschna, 1835.
See The Shepherd David and His Flock.
Regehr, Heinrich and Katie. So Wie Es War.
The story of the H. Regehrs born in Annowka, later of Winnipeg and retirement in Clearbrook.
Regehr, Katharina - Recollections of my Life
Life story of Katharina H. Regehr (1894-1982) from birth to about 1950.
Regehr, Peter and Anna (Reimer) Biography
This biography includes the ancestors and descendants of Peter Regehr (1883-1977)
and Anna Reimer (1883-1977). Includes an extensive account of family history
and genealogical listings.
Regier (Reger & Regier) Familienstammbuch & Geschichte der Familie Regier (1700-1995)
This family history has been edited by Adina and Annie Regehr.
It includes a rich collection of photographs, maps and charts.
Regier, Katherina (Wiens) Bahnmann Dyck - Remembrances of My Life in Russia 1866 - 1895
This book covers the period from 1859 -1936. Besides personal comments it contains
extensive genealogical information beginning in the 1800's for the Wiens, Bahnmann,
Janzen, Rempel and other families.
Regier, Katherina - Hlack Book
Includes poems, notes about Rev. Peter Regier and church events in the Tiefengrund, Sask. area.
Reimer, Abram H. Autobiography of Abram H. Reimer.
Trans. Ernie Reimer, 56 pp.
Reimer, Abraham J. (1877-1943) and Maria Froese (1882-1935)
Descendants are listed into the 1990s. Included is an ancestor tree of
Abraham Reimer back to 1817. Contains an index of names.
Reimer, Abraham R. 1841 - 1891 Book 1
This book includes a brief biography of Abraham R. Reimer of Kleefeld Russia,
followed by genealogical listing of his progeny. The listing closes on 1 September 1986.
Reimer, Aron R. 1885-1953 Margaretha L. Dueck 1885-1968
Compiled by Emil Reimer. Russian Mennonite story, immigration to Canadian prairies.
Numerous b/w photos, personal memories, genealogies. Includes some brief notes of the
Kleine Gemeinde, Russia, 1801-1866, kept by minister Johann A. Dueck. Steinbach:
Martens Printing, 1992. 347 pp.
Reimer, Cornelius Story
The story of the life of Cornelius C. Reimer -1892-1968 from Russia to the
Soviet Union to Germany, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil and Canada.
Reimer Family Album
Descendants of Abraham J. & Maria Reimer, 1887-1996.
Reimer, David P. genealogy --- See entry, Wiesenfeld: They Came From Wiesenfeld
Reimer, Jakob C. Diaries 1915 - 1926 - translated by Edgar Reimer
There are four parts: Diary from the Medical Corps Service - Book I - 1915-1916,
Book II - 1916-1917, Book III - 1917-1918, Book IV - Revolution and Journey to America, 1918 -1926.
Reimer, Johann - Familienregister der Nachkommen von Klaas und Helena Reimer
Family register of Klaas and Helena Reimer, German language, some brief articles but
primarily genealogical material, some Gothic script, Regehr's Printing, 1958, 404 pp
Reimer, John D. Life Story of John D. Reimer 1922-2000
Memoir of John D. Reimer. No date. 162 pages text, followed by 64 pages photos b&w and colour
Reimer, Peter R. 1845 - 1915. Family Book
Herein are contained the biography and descendants of Peter R. Reimer of South Russia.
The compilation ends as of 21 October 1984. Some 848 descendants are accounted for.
Remembering the Jacob and Maria Elias Reinke Family
By Arthur Hoock. Bound photocopy. Story of Ukraine Mennonites and their immigration
to Canada. Narratives, letters, and diaries. Photos colour and b/w with identification,
as well as documents and maps. Detailed family trees. Self-published, 2013, 108 pp.
Remembrances By Susie Klassen Dirks.
Written to brother David Klassen, October 9, 1981. Translated
from the German by Jacob Klassen, October 1993. Story of Russian Mennonites
fleeing from Russia, but within a framework of a greater time period, 1903-1935.
Simply and accessible told, with photo, map, and glossary. Self-published, 24 pp.
Rempel, Dietrich and Katharina Matthies. See Love & Remembrance.
Rempel. See also Family Chronicle.
Rempel. See also Family History of Johann W. Rempel and Katharina (Epp) Rempel.
Rempel. See also Frag deine Eltern, was damals geschah.
Lebensgeschichte meiner Eltern Peter und Eugenie Rempel.
Rempel, Alfred. See The Life and Times of Alfred (Fred) Rempel.
Rempel Family Book
Documents the history, ancestral roots and genealogy of Wilhelm Rempel (1820-1901) and
Agatha Sawatzky (1825-1882). This is a large book containing extensive family history.
Rempel Family History:
The Rempel Family 1797-1976. This family history, written by Dr. Hans Rempel, covers the
generations from David Rempel 1840 onwards. Included is a brief overview of Mennonite history,
some genealogical family trees, a bibliography, a very fine collection of b/w photos of each
of the families listed in the book.
Rempel, Franz & Helena - My Memoirs by Helen Rempel Wiens.
The Heinrich H. Rempel Story.
Authored by David Rempel, 1986. Photocopied bound material. Some family narrative,
Russian Mennonite story. Numerous b/w photos, detailed genealogies. 128 pp. plus appendices.
Rempel, Henry. See Building Life's Bridges.
Rempel, Jacob, Genealogy of Jacob Rempel 1766-1984
Compiled for Ernest J. Klassen by K. Peters-A. Stein, Winnipeg
Rempel, Johann David, Einlage, Chronik des Dorfes 1789-1943
German language, text, photos, maps, 195 pp, Selbstverlag, Regina, 2009, edited by
Heinrich Bergen, story of the village of Einlage, South Russia
Rempel, Johann and Katharina. See Family History of Johann W. Rempel and Katharina
Rempel, Katharine. See Letters Saved by Katherine Rempel.
Rempel, Peter and Eugenie. See Frag deine Eltern, was damals geschah ... Lebensgeschichte
Meiner Eltern Peter und Eugenie Rempel.
Riediger, Abraham, Genealogy of Abraham Riediger
1782-1978 Compiled for Ernest J. Klassen - by K. Peters, Winnipeg
Riediger - Wie Gott Fuehrt von J. Riediger - S. Hamm -
Family information begins with Abraham Riediger b.1808 and includes family registers, as well
as stories and historical information.
Riediger, Peter and Katherina,
The Family Tree of Peter and Katherina Riediger (Penner) 1782-1983
Regier, C.W. Through the Years with C. W. Regier
W. Donald Regier
Rogalsky/Janz - The Next Generation by Linda Friesen
This family history book brings the Janz story up to date (2005). Contains many family photos
along with family updates. Also included are descendant charts and family group sheets as well
as a "Short History of Our Forefathers" written by J.B. Janz
Rutt, Aaron B. & Elizabeth Weaver.
Samuel M. and Magalena (Brubacher) Horst Family Book, The. 1841-1925
Large bound photocopy. Compiled by Orvie Horst. The story of Swiss Mennonites
who emigrated from Europe to the United States and from there to Ontario. Numerous
genealogies and family trees, along with anecdotes and some excellent sketches. Lengthy
surname index. No date or place of publication given. 489 pp.
Sara's Family - My Family: Stories and Pictures of the Funk and Neufeld Von Niessen
Penner Ancestors and Descendants
Large attractive paperback, compiled by Erna Schmidt Unrau, Waterloo, ON, no date.
Russian Mennonite story, with numerous b/w photos, documents, genealogies. 375 pp.
Sawatzky Family Album 1742-1976
This is a record of Johann Sawatzky (1863-1941) and Justina Redekopp (1868-1934)
their ancestors and descendants
Sawatsky, Anna (Van Eitzen) & Helena (Sawatsky)
Journals, writings, obituaries, family names of these women.
Submitted by Jack Block, Langley, BC
** located in Personal Collections - 987.34
Sawatzky, Heinrich Family
This genealogical record begins with Peter Sawatzky (1834) and Maria Friesen (1834)
and traces their descendants until the 1990s
Sawatzky, Victor David. See Link the Past
Sawatzky, Sawatzky Genealogy
1760-1980 Compiled by Helen C. Andres 1980
Schellenberg: Descendants of Aron Gerhard & Helena and Family Relations Through Marriage.
A History 1773-1996. Russia-Manitoba, Canada
Compiled and written by George Henry Schellenberg, Victoria, BC, 1996. Photocopied
and bound. Interesting mix of family trees, genealogical listings, personal memoir of
George Schellenberg, archival documents, history of Steinback, MB, and writings on
Mennonites in Canada. Also includes phone listings of Schellenbergs, 1996. No page numbers.
Schellenberg. See also Descendants of Paul Schellenberg 1634-1719 & their Families.
Schellenberg. See also Der Stammbaum Epp / Der Stammbaum Schellenberg.
Schellenberg, Susie. See also Abe and Susie.
Compiled by David Gross with the help of many others. Genealogical mapping of the
Schmiedeleut Hutterite families.
Schmidt - See also There Were Thirteen
Schmidt. See also "Unsere Familie."
Schmidt. See also Our Family.
Schmidt Family Record
Contains names, birth dates and places, wedding dates and places of death.
Descendants of Heinrich Schmidt (b.1784) and Sara Harms (b.1792).
Schmidt, John J. - Family Record
John J. Schmidt (b.1843) and Elsie Schultz (b.1843)
Schmidt, Johann P. and Maria
Family history of Johann P. and Maria Schmidt. Included is a narrative account of
the family, as well as some b/w photos and maps.
Schmidt, Jonas and Ida, Genealogy, Biography and Memories
Jonas and Ida (Boehs) Schmidt 1893-1985
Compiled by Your Sister and Your Aunt, Louise
Schmidt, Solomon and Marie (Fehr) - 1818-1991.
Genealogies, photos, 702 pp.
Schmidt, Tobias A., History and Memories of the Tobias A. Schmidt Family
Compiled by Louise Schmidt
Schoenfeld - Ens
Traces the ancestry of John Schoenfeld (1931 - ) and Anne Ens (1935 - ).
Including Lehn, Ens, Funk, Penner, Scoenfld, and Tessman families.
Schönwiese: ein deutsches Dorf in Sibirien
Compiled and written by Margarete Pasytsch. German language. (Schönwiese:
a German village in Siberia) Stories of Russian Mennonites who continued to live
in Russia (USSR) between and after the World Wars. A treasurehouse of genealogy.
Numerous family stories, but based on the ancestry of Wilhelm Giesbrecht and Johann
B. Unruh. Good quality photos. Published in Gummersbach, Germany, 2010. 140 pp.
Schroeder. See also Stepping Stones.
Schroeder Book 1 1967, The
No author. Large bound book, photos, documents, genealogies, 458 pp. Detailed information.
Schroeder, Gerhard P.
German text, 115 pp.
Schroeder, Susie N. (Mrs P.R.) - My Memoirs
Susie N Schroeder (1888-1966) tells her life story in Mountain Lake, MN.
A genealogy is included beginning with Johan Baerg (b.1777) and Catrina______(b. 1787).
Schultz, Elizabeth. The Autobiography of Elizabeth (Unruh) Schulz
An autobiographical account of Elizabeth Unruh Schultz, born 1866 in Heinrichsdorf, Russia.
Schulz, D.B. - genealogy compiled by Clara Klassen
Shepherd David and His Flock, The:
The David and Katharina Regehr Family of Steinbach and Molotschna, 1835, by Michael Penner
8 1/2 x 11 bound, Russian Mennonite history, mostly taking place in Russia, photos, maps,
genealogies, bibliography, index; some short biographies, lengthier memoirs and narratives,
compiled and written by M. Penner, self-published, 2010, 102 pp.
Sherk, Sherk-Shirk 1732 Freundschaft 1982
Compiled by Lyle R. Sherk
Shirk, Peter. Family History of Peter Shirk.
Genealogies, photos, index, 73 pp.
Side by Side: A Memoir of Parents, Anna Enns & Heinrich M. Epp
By Linda Epp Sawatzky. Glossy hardcover, numerous photos, maps, genealogies.
Russian Mennonite stories. Eppisode Publishing, Winnipeg, 2010, 183 pp.
Siemens, Gerhard and Maria (Penner) - Lebensgeschichte.
This extensive family history begins with Peter and Sara Siemens and Peter and Katharina Braun
in the late 1700s when they moved from the Danzig area to Chortitza. The bulk of the story is
about the life of Gerhard Siemens and his family in Russia, Paraguay, and Canada.
Includes many fine photographs.
Siemens, Jacob & Helena (Peters) and descendants.
The binder contains the family history and genealogy of Jacob and Helena (Peters) Siemens
covering the time period of the 1850s to the 1980s. It contains stories, photographs,
family trees and a summary index. It was produced by Henry J. Siemens and Katharina
and Jacob Bergman. Published in 1983.
Sonyas Geschichte (Susie's Story): From me to you
Genealogy of Frank (b 1886) and Susanna (b 1908) Warkenten/Warkentin. Bound and
photocopied. Part I is a translated memoir by Sonya/Susie Warkentin Klippenstein. Part II
is a listing of descendants. Includes information on the massacre in Eichenfeld, South
Russia, October 26-7, 1919. Some of the story is a bit sketchy, but still a fascinating insight
into the life of a Russian Mennonite who emigrated to Saskatchewan. 16 pp.
Spuren: Die Chronik der Familie Duerksen/Dirksen
"Traces: The Story of the Duerksen/Dirksen Family." By Erwin Rempel. High quality
hardcover, self-published in Harsewinkel, Germany, 2011. The story of Umsiedler,
that is, Mennonite "resettlers" who migrated to Germany from the Soviet Union when
the doors were opened. Replete with photos. Good genealogies and family trees. 125 pp.
Der Stammbaum Epp / Der Stammbaum Schellenberg. Der Familie Jakob Epp und
Katharina, Geboren Schellenberg (Epp Family Tree / Schellenberg Family Tree.
The Family of Jakob Epp and Katharina nee Schellenberg)
Compiled and written by Johann Epp. Russian Mennonite line. Genealogies and
family trees, numerous photos b/w. Thorough work. German language. Self-published,
Bielefeld, Germany, 1986. Hardcover. 80 pp.
Stammtafel der Familie Driedger 1962
"Genealogical table of the Driedger family." Compiled by Paul Schowalter, secretary
of Germany's Mennonite Historical Society and minister of Weierhof Church. German
language. Bound photocopy. Mostly genealogy, Prussian Mennonites, with some
background material. 40 pp. + appendices.
By Susie Schroeder Wilkie, as told to Debbie Fieguth. Brief life story, folksy narrative
style, b/w photos. Canadian Mennonite story.
Autobiography, b. 1905, from Russia to Clearbrook, BC. 1976, 29 pp.
Stobbe, John, Stobbe Family Album, Descendants of John and Margaretha Stobbe,
Compiled for the Stobbe Reunion '93 by George D. Falk
Stobbe, John P. and Margaretha 1968-1993.
Life stories, short memoirs, testimonies, poems, family tree.
Story of Abram & Anna Wiens, The - The Wanderers
beginning with Peter Wiens (1804-1881) and Maria Penner (1810-1890) as well as
By John Wiens - (found in our Library - Biography section)
This is the story of Abram and Anna Wiens containing a history of the Mennonites and their
development from Prussia to Russia and to Canada. It also includes genealogical information
Martin Dueckmann (1802-1869) and Katharina Fast (1815-1898).
Story of Abram P. Nickel and His Descendants, The.
Compiled by Frieda Siebert Nickel. This book was put together in sections over the
years, corresponding to various family trees. Numerous genealogies, plus maps, photos,
and some missionary stories from Dan Nickel appended. Bound photocopy, each page
individually laminated. "Russlaender" and "Kanadier" stories. Various genealogical
projects were completed in 1996, 2000, 2003.
Story of the Family Regier, The 1700-1995
Compiled by Adina Reger and Annie Regehr, translated by Henry Regehr. Large
bound volume, many b/w photos, family data, genealogies, some short prose
pieces, Waterloo, ON, 2008, 409 pp.
Story of William Baerg, The
Compiled by the (unnamed) granddaughter of William Baerg. Subtitled "Dad, Grandpa
& Great-Grandpa: In honour of your 85th birthday…September 14, 2007." Large glossy
paperback. Mostly photos, many in colour. Some text, history and stories. Russian
Strahl Family Story: see A Canadian Story: The Bill and Martha Strahl Story
Suderman & Wiens Families - A Mennonite Heritage -
A Genealogy of the Suderman & Wiens Families, 1800-1975.
By Carolyn L. Zeisset - begins with Heinrich Suderman (1806-1842) and Adelgunda
Sudermans from Alexanderthal, The: 1848-2011
Compiled and edited by Victor P. Suderman. Subtitled: "A book of Personal and Family
Stories, Portraits, Photos, and Genealogy." Large glossy paperback. Story of Russian
Mennonites. Replete with b/w photos, genealogies, and brief life stories. Some short
histories supplement the book. Published by Victor Suderman, Edmonton, 2011. 257 pp.
Susanne Remembers, by Susanne Willms Thielman
Glossy 9"x11" memoir, numerous photos and graphics, diary entries, Russian Mennonite
experience, ed. Philip Sherwood, Abbotsford, Judson Lake House, 2009, 176 pp.
Teichroeb - A Family History and Genealogy
Peter Johann Teichroeb (1829-1898) and Justina Wolf (1834-1915?).
Resided in Georgstal, Molotschna. Extensive genealogy included, 1830s to 1970s.
Teichrob Family Story - The Last Journey
By Henry Teichrob - Library - (Biography section)
This book briefly tells the story of the Mennonites placing their genesis into their
European historical setting. The story of the Teichrob family begins in the 1880s and
proceeds from Prussia to Russia and on to Canada.
Teichroeb, Jacob H. Diary (1915-1926)
This is a translation of the diary by his son, Jacob, spanning the years 1915-1926 beginning
in Orenburg, Russia, to the time of leaving for Canada.
The original is found in 989.2- Individual Histories.
There Once Was a Man ... Events in the Life of Cornelius C. Peters
Bound photocopy. A lively brief memoir written by C. C. Peters for the Mennonitische
Rundschau, translated by his daughter Anne Bargen, October 1980. The original article
appeared in the 1973 issue. Included in this passionately written and intriguing volume
are other translated articles that originally appeared in the German language Mennonite
press, including the Rundschau. Documents of a remarkable man. Transcribed by
Elisabeth Klassen, edited by Robert Martens.
There Were Thirteen - Stories of the Peter and Anna Schmidt Family Ancestors and Descendants
Large attractive paperback compiloed by Erna Schmidt Unrau, Waterloo, ON,
no date, 222 pp. Russian Mennonite narrative, b/w photos, genealogies, documents.
Thicker than Water: The Uncensored, Unabridged and Completely Unbiased Account of
the Life and Times of the Dietrich Klippenstein Family, by Henry Klippenstein
A frequently humorous memoir presented in incidents, with photos, cartoon drawings;
paperback, North Vancouver, Loon Press, printed by Pandora Press, 2004. 134 pp.
Thiehsen, Martin, Martin Thiehsen und seine Nachkommen
1737-1977 Vorwart Hermann Thiessen
Thiehsen, Martin, Martin Thiehsen und seine Nachkommen
Folder-Container with notes
Thielman, Jacob, Jacob, Thielman and Helena Kroeker
A Family History and Genealogy of their Descendents by Alfred N. Redekopp
Thiessen, Isaak. See also Heimat Neuendorf.
Bound photocopy. Detailed genealogies and family trees. n/a.
Thiessen Family - Life and Journeys.
This is the story of the Thiessen family as told by Meta (Neufeld) Thiessen
whose husband was Willi Thiessen.
Thiessen and Friesen Families, A pictorial History and Genealogy of the,
Book 1 and Book 2. This is an extensive history and description of Mennonites
in general and the Thiessen and Friesen families in particular from 1752-2001.
Includes extensive genealogical information.
Thiessen, Franz - by Kaethe Klassen.
Life account, 1881-1950, numerous b/w photos, Regehr's Printing, 1979, 70 pp.
Thiessen, Johann, Genealogy of My Grandparents Johann and Aganetha (Nickel) Thiessen
Compiled by Esther Born. Genealogies, photos, maps, Russia to Canada, 38 pp.
Thiessen, John/Helena. See The John and Helena Thiessen Story.
Three Hundred Years: Peter Penner (1850-1924) and Margaretha Wiebe (1854-1945)
Large hardcover. A Russian Mennonite story: from Danzig and Elbing to Prussia, Chortitza
and Bergthal, and finally to Rudnerweide, Manitoba. Numerous family photos and
stories. An exhaustive index of names. Some introductory Mennonite history. Compiled
and edited by John Dyck. Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1996. 284 pp.
Tielmann. See also Gottes Führungen in unsrem Leben.
Tielmann, Peter and Elsa. See also A Life filled with God's Leading: The Life Journey
of Peter and Elsa Tielmann (nee Funk).
Tiessen, Henry B. - 50 Years - includes book and translation by Mary Nickel.
Tieszen, David D. History and Record of the Tieszen Family
by Rev. David D. Tieszen. Genealogies, index, Canadian and American Mennonite, 1954.
Tietz, Anna (Fast) - Tante Anna - A Women's Life by Sophie (Fritschi) Peters.
Toews - The Chronology of the Toews Family
Begins with Peter Toews (1818-1867) and Elizabeth Penner (1818-1905) in Russia eventually
moving to USA and Canada. Great genealogy and family stories.
Toews, Toews-Thiessen Family Tree June 1982
Compiled by H.Toews, A.Toews, P.Riediger, J.N.Toews
Toews, Abraham Heinrich (1885-1976) and Susanna Martha Friesen (1891-1953).
Includes the family story, genealogy and photos plus some additional writings about
their life in Russia and Canada.
Toews, Jacob B. and Margaretha (Loewen) Toews - Family Register - 1855-1938
A Tree Transplanted: From the Russian Steppes to the Canadian Prairies: The Story of
Johann H. Epp & Helena Unrau and their Descendants
Large hardcover. Stories of Russian Mennonites and their descendants. The book begins
with a brief history of Mennonites, followed by the stories of Johann Epp and Helena
Unrau and their ancestors. The central portion of the book is devoted to particular
descendants with their data and usually photos. Appendix includes documents, maps,
endnotes, and index. Compiled by Epp History Book Committee, Pilot Butte,
Saskatchewan, 2009. 700 pp.
Trials and Triumphs of a Mennonite Lady: The Life Story of Elisabeth (Siemens) Enns
Story told by Elisabeth Enns. Russian Mennonite narrative, with some Mexican
components. Paperback, photos, documents, no date or publisher, 104 pp.
Twice Abandoned: The John Peters Story
This is a translation by Justina Funk, edited by Debra Brabant, of a German memoir
by John Peters. Originally Das Verstossene Kind. This is as much a novel as a memoir,
or perhaps might be designated as "creative nonfiction." Well-written and vivid.
Translation of German title: "The Rejected Child." Large bound photocopy. 57 pp.
Two Tinas and their Children, The
By David L. Janzen. Large bound photocopy. Family history of Russian Mennonites:
Janzen, Reimer, Hiebert. Includes some very good basic history. Many photos, b/w. A
play and some poetry make this volume quite unusual. Documents include correspondence
and a translated catechism. 1993.
Unger Family Tree
Begins with Andreas Unger in west Prussia and then Peter Unger II and
Sara Froese and their descendants.
Unger, Heinrich and Maria.
A Harvest of Memories: The Story of Heinrich and Maria Unger. A very extensive, spiral
bound family history with copious photos, genealogical listings and other copied
Unger, John J. (Rev.) - Memoirs.
Russia to Canada Mennonite story, b/w photos.
Unger, Peter P.
Roots, Life and Reflections of Peter P. Unger and Family by Paul Unger, 1996
Unpublished Memoirs of Henry Hepting, The.
Bound photocopy. Includes photocopied manuscript of Henry Hepting's memoirs,
German, cursive script. Translated and with an introduction by Annie Hepting Enns.
The author's complete name is Andreas Heinrich Hepting. Genealogies. 38 pp. plus
42 page original manuscript. Russian Mennonite story, emigration to Canada. Compiled
and printed in 1985.
Unrau, F.P. family
This is an account of the ancestors and descendants of Franz P. Unrau (1879-1961) and
Elizabeth Kroeker (1881- 1941). Includes stories, genealogy and photographs.
Unrau, Helena. See A Tree Transplanted
Unruh, Johann B. See also Schönwiese: ein deutsches Dorf in Sibirien.
Unsere Familie: A Pictorial History of the Ratzlaff, Janzen, Pauls, and Schmidt Families
Compiled and edited by Colin Neufeldt. Large glossy hardcover, numerous photos,
genealogies. Russian Mennonite history. Self-published, 2006, 332 pp.
Unsere Familie Dyck aus Rosental, Suedrussland
Compiled by Anita Redin Dyck. German language. Thin volume of genealogies and
accompanying thumbnail biographies. One b/w photo and brief memoir. Russian
Mennonite wing. Published in Rapid City, SD, in 1982.
Vater Abram: Von der Ukraine über Sibirien und China nach Paraguay und Kanada
"Father Abram: From Ukraine through Siberia and China to Paraguay and Canada"
By Gerhard Ratzlaff. Well assembled large paperback, Russian Mennonite story of
the flight from Siberia through Harbin, China, ending in Paraguay and Canada. Written
of his father, Abram Ratzlaff. Maps and photos. Self-published, Asunciòn, 2004. 150 pp.
Vehr, Sarah. See Our Heritage.
Vogt Family History, A: The Descendants of Andreas Vogt (1854-1914)
and Aganetha Block Vogt (1857-1930)
Large glossy paperback with detailed and well researched genealogies. Numerous
b/w photos. Maps and charts. Author/compiler is not listed. Copyright, Mennonite
Genealogy, 1994. Russian Mennonite story. 158 pp.
Vogt - The Descendants of Peter Andreas & Katharina (Nickel) Vogt
Large glossy paperback with detailed and well researched genealogy.
Family of Peter (1865-1922) & Katharina (1867-1941) (Nickel) Vogt.
Many b/w photos and maps, 173 pages with index.
Compiled by Margaret Irene (Voght) Ediger of Kelowna. Copyright 2012.
Von Riesen - Friesen Story
Abraham Von Riesen (b.1769) born in Prussia and Anna Doerksen (b. 1773).
Their descendants are listed along with their moves to Russia, USA, and Canada.
Extensive genealogy and family stories.
Voth. See also Ancestors of Anna Voth Voth
Voth - Genealogy of the family -1800- 1974
Hans Voth (1800-1828) and Maria Fleming (1801-1884).
Both were born in Prussia and moved to Molotschna, Russia in 1828.
This book contains an extensive genealogy with family stories interspersed.
Voth, Joanne (Buhler) & Leland, Genealogy of Abram Buhler About 1736-1784
Indexed genealogy, some photos, 2002, 240 pp.
Walde, H.A. Walde Family Book
1795-1978 Compiled by the Family
Wall, Jakob Diary 1824-1859 (also found in 987.32)
Includes an index from the April, 1997 issue of Mennonite Family Heritage,
a handwritten index of names in the diary, a translation of the diary and a
copy of the handwritten diary itself.
Wall, Ben - Walls with Strong Foundations
Family story includes a genealogy listing beginning with Friedrich and Maria Wall.
Warkentin. See also But for the Grace of God: Life Story of Jacob Warkentin
Warkenten/Warkentin, Frank and Susanna
. See also Sonyas Geschichte.
Warkentin. See also Memories. By Emilie Warkentin, nee Ulbricht.
Warkentin Family History
Contains a brief background of Mennonite history and includes photos and brief
stories of family members. Begins with Peter Warkentin and Helena Kasper but
concentrates on the descendants of Jacob C. Warkentin (1874 to 1920) and
Dara Guenter (1874-1920).
Warkentin, Henry. See also My Mother's Prayers Have Followed Me.
Warkentin, John and his Descendants - 1820-1990.
Includes notes and genealogical information as well as photographs.
Warkentin, John G. Family
This family genealogy includes written memoirs of people referenced in the lists.
Warkentin Reunion Handbook and Directory
Compiled and edited by Wilfred E. Penner "for the 100th Anniversary of our forebears
arrival in America." Second edition. Photocopied and bound. Strictly text. Numerous
and detailed genealogies. 2007. 80 pp.
Wedel, - The Wedel Family - 1660-1976
Compiled by John K. Wedel. Genealogies, 35 pp.
Where Have All the Years Gone: Who Am I? Memoirs of Henry Martens
Large hardcover, entertaining narrative interspersed with personal poetry, memoir of
Henry H. Martens, numerous photos, some colour, 2010, 220 pp.
Wiebe. See also Family Register of Gerhard Wiebe.
Wiebe. See also Jakob Wiebe: Schoenau-Molotschna, Province Taurien, South Russia,
Wiebe. See also Three Hundred Years: Peter Penner and Margarethe Wiebe
Wiebe, Abraham John (1873-1947) and Susie Ewert (1875-1942)
Ancestors and descendants are identified with stories and photos.
An extensive production of family information.
Wiebe, Corney Corneyevich,
Memoirs of this Wiebe Family history begins with Gerhard Wiebe (1781 - 1848)
and Elisabeth Kroeker (1783 - 1844). Their descendants moved from Prussia (1868- 1872)
to Russia. Corney Wiebe's story is one of tragedy and confession regarding his life
and his family's life in Soviet Russia.
Wiebe, Gerhard & Anna (Redekopp) from Prussia to Russia, to Canada, USA, Mexico, Paraguay
- 561 pages plus and index of their ancestors and descendants.
Wiebe, Henry: The Life Story of Henry Wiebe from Margenau to Canada 1941-1953
A 23-page document tracing the Wiebe family history. Includes maps, photos,
and a neatly typed script.
Wiebe, Johann Family -1873-1992
Johann H. Wiebe (1873-1939 and Agenetha Friesen (1876-1907) married in 1895 and lived
near Altona, MB most of their lives. Contains family stories, photos and genealogical information.
Wiebe, Paul and Sarah, Our Trip Around the World to Mission Fields
Nov.4, 1969-Mar.31, 1970
Wiebe, Scenes From My Life, P.P. Wiebe
1886-1951 Prologue Leone (Wiebe) Gislason
Wiebe, Bilder aus Meinen Leben
1886-1951 Von P.P.Wiebe
Wiehler Chronik (Chronicle)
Edited by Frank Wiehler - begins with some historical background and some conjecture about
early Anabaptists who may be connected to the Wiehlers. Begins with Cornelius Wiehler,
1786 and his wife Agnete Funk. Mostly German language. Family trees,
alphabeticalized index, b/w photos. First edition 1921 by Rudolf Wiehler,
published in 1930, revised 1995, 2000. 297 pp.
Wieler, Peter Family - 1740-1996 - A Bible and a Plow
Begins with the early history of the Mennonites and then the Wieler story begins with 1776
census in Prussia in which the names of Peter Wieler and his wife Judith Fast are found.
Author is Edith Mae Wieler.
Wiens, Abram and Anna. See also The Story of Abram and Anna Wiens.
Wiens. See also Familien Chronik von Jakob Isaak Wiens.
Wiens. See also My Life: The Russian Years 1900-1919.
Wiens Family Chronicle
Includes information on family name origins and Mennonite history and then zeros in on the
Wiens family history. The extensive genealogy dates back to 1561 but details emerge with
Johann Wiens (b. 1748) in West Prussia.
Wiens Family Register, The.
By Irvin Kroeker. The story of "Kanadier" Mennonites. Narratives, photos, documents,
an extensive family register. Small size paperback. Winnipeg, Regehr's Printing, 1963.
64 pages plus register.
Wiens, Gerhard A (1864-1907) & Ageneta Martens (1869-1951)
Descendants are listed into the 1990s. Included is an ancestor tree of
Gerhard Wiens back to 1735. Contains an index of names.
Wiens, Heinrich. See also A Look at the Past.
Wiens, Helen - My Memoirs - (see Rempel, Franz and Helena)
Wiens, Klaas (1732-1794) - The Descendents of the Bell Ringer edited by Justina Peters.
This is an extensive genealogy of this family beginning in Prussia,
moving to Russia in the early 1800s and then on to Canada.
Wiens, Peter & Helen - Wiens and Penner Families - Dorothy Garbet.
Wiensz, Heinrich - Our Wiensz Heritage - 1774-1970s .
Our Mennonite Heritage and our Place. Compiled by Esther J. Wiens et al.
Wiesenfeld: They Came From Wiesenfeld: Ukraine to Canada: Family Stories
There are three sections to this family history: A collection of family memoirs and about Wiesenfeld,
the Reimer Genealogy, and the Poetker Family Genealogy. The text includes a fine selection of
black and white photographs.
Willems Family Story -"God Made a Way When There Was No Way"
Begins with Gerhard M. Willems (1792-1815) and Judet Bergen (1797-1826). This is an
autobiography of Nick Willems and tells the story of the Willems family including
photographs and genealogy records.
Willms, Art and Elsie. Trophies, Tributes, Trees
Elsie's biographical reflections regarding her family and
the ministry her husband and she were involved in.
Willms, Genealogy of Cornelius Willms
1730-1972 Compiled for Ernest Klassen by K. Peters, Winnipeg
Willms, Henry J. - Genealogy
Begins with ancestors Kornelius Willms(1730-1787) and Kornelia Thunen (1731-1779) and
Peter Neufeld(1697-17690) and Gertrude Rogalski (1728-1806?) also includes
some family stories.
Woelk, Heinrich genealogy
Copies of genealogical information from the family Bible made up
by Heinrich Woelk between 1943-1945.
Woelk, Heinrich and Katharina (Bergen)
This family history is divided into four sections: Introduction, Woelk Family, Bergen Family
and stories. Included are Woelk and Bergen genealogies together with photos,
important documents and narratives of their histories.
Woelk, Heinrich and Katharina (Bergen)
This family history is divided into four sections: Introduction, Woelk Family, Bergen Family
and stories. Included are Woelk and Bergen genealogies together with photos, important
documents and narratives of their histories.
Wolf, Peter N. See Our Heritage.
Zacharias, Wilhelm and Descendants - 1700-1996 by George I. Zacharias
Miscellaneous Genealogy Charts and Family Stories (listed alphabetically)
Bergen, Johann - Johann Bergen's Story - From Russia to Germany to Vladivostok
Friesen, Jacob and descendants - Jacob Friesen and (unknown) Baerg.
Friesen, Jake - Help from Prison - Verwehte Spuren
An account of their family in Siberia and how they received help from Anna Martens in prison.
(Translated and edited by Hugo Friesen)
Goerzen, Tina Richert - A brief account of her life and a personal account as well.
Hiebert, Reinhard - Genealogy of Reinhard Hiebert (1856-1919)
and Anna (Gunther) Hiebert (1860?-1949).
Family tree outlines some of the descendants.
Hildebrandt, Katherina - Diary and Eichenfeld
Loewen, Aganeta - Genealogy Chart
Lotkeman, Peter (1885-1917) and Helena Dirks (1863-1903)
Neufeld, Helena G. - A Stitch in Time.
The story of Helena G. (Kroeker) Neufeld includes ancestors in Prussia, life in Russia and Canada
Thielmann family information
A listing of some of the Thielman family beginning with Jacob Thielmann (1810-1862)
and Agatha Loettgemann (1819-1876) and their descendants
Unger Family Tree
Begins with Andreas Unger in West Prussia and then Peter Unger II and
Sara Froese and their descendants.