Fonds CMBS Personal Papers - Gerhard and Sarah Reimer fonds

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Gerhard and Sarah Reimer fonds

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CA CMBS CMBS Personal Papers

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  • 1924-1986 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records

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Gerhard Reimer was born in Lugowsk, Neu Samara, south Russia on September 7, 1893, to Peter P. and Maragretha (Dueck) Reimer. He married Tina Heide on February 11, 1918. In 1926, the family left Russia and settled in Saskatchewan. In 1935, they moved to Coaldale, Alberta. In May of 1942 Tina passed away, leaving Gerhard with five daughters. On January 22, 1943, Gerhard married Sarah Goerzen (nee Penner), a widow who also had some young children. Sarah was born in 1908, in Friedensruh, south Russia to Peter and Katharina (Decker) Penner. She came to Canada in 1926, where she married Aron Henry Goerzen (1905-1932) in 1929. He had come to Canada in 1925. Together they had two children - Katherine (who married Hugo Jantz) and Henry. After Aron died in 1932, she remained a widow for eleven years when she married Gerhard Reimer. They moved to Ontario and settled in the Virgil-Niagara area in 1944. Here they became active in the Vigil Mennonite Brethren church. They had two children together, George and Marvin. Gerhard Reimer passed away on October 4, 1989. In 1982 Sarah Reimer moved to tabor Manor in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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This material was donated by Katherine Jantz, daughter of Sarah Reimer, of Winnipeg. The items had been collected by Sarah Reimer and then turned over to Katherine. They were deposited in the Centre on November 13, 1992.

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The material in this collection includes the passports of Sarah (Penner) Reimer and her first husband, Aron Goerzen, some school music books, marriage certificate, and a German and English copy of Gerhard Reimer's life story. Most of the material is in German. The autobiography is translated into English.

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The Accession no. is: 1992-043

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The materials are written in German, however the autobiography is written in English

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