Fonds Volumes 4861-4863 - David Wiens Fonds

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David Wiens Fonds

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CA MHCA Volumes 4861-4863

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  • 1962-1968; 1985-1997, predominant 1990-1997 (Creation)

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0.3 m of textual records

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David Wiens was born on September 21, 1920 in the lower village of Alexandrodar in the Kuban settlement. He came to Canada in 1925 at the age of 4 1/2. He married Betty Bagot on September 18, 1943. David was a teacher by profession and had a great interest in family history and genealogy.

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The material in this fonds was received from David Wiens, Gloucester, Ontario in 1997.

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The fonds consists of correspondence and documents collected, written and received by David Wiens. Contained within in the fonds is genealogical material (1990), correspondence collected from various people (1962-1968) and correspondence written and received (1990-1997) as well as the Schellenberg genealogy/compiled by Maria (Schellenberg) Wiens (1998). All of the correspondence included is either from or to people in either the former USSR or Canada. Some of the people with whom David corresponded with were George Harder, Herb Giesbrecht, Jacob Heinrichs, Cornelius Heinrichs and Hans Wiens. The material is all related to David's family history and genealogy research.

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Arrangements and description prepared by Kelli Downey, July 2000.

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Some of the material in this fonds is in German.

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  • English

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