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Abram Dyck fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 3717
  • Fonds
  • 1894, 1897-1919

This fonds consists of diaries and other materials which provide details on everyday life, current events and business dealings. Tucked into some of the diaries are advertisements, notices, lottery tickets and other day-to-day notes. The diaries for 1907 and 1918 are missing. The diary for 1919 is incomplete and obviously written under difficult conditions on different notepads and scraps of paper. There is also a small notebook with calculations written in pencil.

Dyck, Abram, 1869-1919

Abram F. Wiebe fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2122-9
  • Fonds
  • 1938

This fonds contains one sermon preached on 14 different occasions.

Wiebe, Abram F., 1889-19--

Abram Friesen fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol.2107-1
  • Fonds
  • 1912

This fonds contains one sermon written in 1912, preached on January 27 at Rosenheim, Manitoba, based on Matthew 2:13-14.

Friesen, Abram, 1863-1941

Abram J. Thiessen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1956-1958, 1982

This fonds contains information on the founding of a radio station in Altona, Manitoba, an autobiography of A.J. Thiessen, a portrait of Thiessen and a photo of his first bus. Much of the material documents Thiessen's community involvements.

Thiessen, Abram J., 1910-2002

Abram P. Bueckert fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2104-8
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1930

This fonds contains five sermons: 1)"Fehlt dir etwas?" (Are You Lacking Something?) based on Acts 26:24-29 2)"Das Licht der Welt" (The Light of the World) based on John 8:12 3)"Sehet Welch ein Mensch!" (Behold, What a Man!) based on John 19:1-11 4)"Christo nachfolgen, das ist die Aufgabe der Christen" (Discipleship is the Duty of all Christians) based on Matthew 16:24 5) "Das Gebet des Glaubens" (The Prayer of Believers) based on Mark 11:23-25.

Bueckert, Abram P.

Abram Warkentin fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2122-4
  • Fonds
  • after 1929

This fonds contains one sermon based on Ephesians 3:19. It also contains a letter from Warkentin's daughter.

Warkentin, Abram, 1904-1965

Abram and Aganetha (Reimer) Friesen family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1938; 1956-1982

This fonds consists of two sections of letters which Jacob and Sara Braun received from the Friesen family. The first section dated 1921 to 1938 were received from the Friesen family in Ogus Tobe, Crimea, first while living in Tiegenhagen (Ukraine) and then after 1925 while living at Ste. Elizabeth, Manitoba. The second section dated 1956 to 1982 are letters written mainly by Helene Dueck, Renate Dueck, Peter Friesen and Anna Wall in the Soviet Union to Jacob and Sara Braun in Manitoba. The letters are arranged chronologically by year. The letters provide a view of how one immigrant family to Canada remained in contact with the family members left in the home country. They also provide a view of how one family experienced life in the Soviet Union from 1921 to 1982.

Friesen family

Adventure Crossroads fonds

  • CA MHCA Volumes 4764-4769, Photograph Collection no. 499
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1996

This fonds consists of minutes from meetings, financial records, correspondence, photographs, insurance and employee records, reports, projects and proposals.

Adventure Crossroads

Albrecht family fonds

  • CA MHCA Photo Collection 680; Textual: Volume 5500:1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1905-2009, predominant 1905-1926

This fonds contains a composite photograph consisting of 167 individual portraits of Mennonite men that served in the Imperial Russia's Forestry service at Razin, a photograph of teacher Heinrich Johan Dueck (1862-1922) with students of school(Dueck was a teacher in Kleefeld, Gnadental and Klippenstal, Molotschna), and a 1903 funeral photo of 18 year-old Heinrich Albrecht of Prangenau (South Russia) showing the coffin being transported with a horse drawn carriage. This fonds also includes background information on the Razin Forestei where members of the Warkentin and Albrecht family served plus genealogical information on the Albrecht, Peters, von Kampen, and Warkentin families. Some of the data is an update for the published family history book entitled, "John Warkentin and his Descendants 1820-1990".

Albrecht, Abram P.

Alexander Dirks fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 3265, 4375, 4376, 4186, 4187
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1989

This fonds consists of correspondence, much of it with Charlotte Sauer, regarding the translation and publication of the translation of Eric Sauer's "Das Morgenbrot der Welterloesunge", manuscripts of the Eric Sauer translation, sermon notes and various Russian periodicals, evangelical tracts, and catalogues of Russia religious material.

Dirks, Alexander, 1891-1985

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