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Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives & Gallery Bergen, Esther (Klaassen), 1921-2005
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Esther (Klaassen) Bergen fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 2211 and 3718
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1980

This fonds contains a variety of writings and translation work by Esther Bergen. There are several collections of poetry, written in English and German on religious themes and for various events (1936 to 1980). There are several files of her translation work, with sheet music, translated lyrics and Sunday School material, in German, English and Spanish. Including are correspondence related to her translation work. Finally, one file contains Esther's writing about family history as well as some memorabilia.

Bergen, Esther (Klaassen), 1921-2005

Michael Klaassen family fonds

  • CA MHCA Volumes 608, 1663, 1664, 2113:2, 3477, 3800, 4167; Microfilm nos. 69 & 180.
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1922

This fonds contains contains some Klaassen family genealogy work, diaries and memoirs (1859-1922), and many letters from Johannes, a son of Michael Klaassen, about his lot as a conscientious objector in the United States during World War I. There is a diary of the trek to central Asia in 1880 and the years that followed. The letters relate to the families decision to relocate to Manitoba in 1918. There are sermons and sermon notes, and a one page school class schedule.

Klaassen, Michael, 1860-1934