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George Franz fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2106-9
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1984, predominant 1971-1984

This fonds contains approximately 224 devotional writings including: sermons, children's stories, anniversary meditations, prayers, Sunday School Lessons, and conference meditations.

Franz, George, 1911-1987

George S. Rempel fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2117-9
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1980, predominant 1948-1965

This fonds consists of 15 small black notebooks of sermons written between 1948 and 1965. Many of them also include the dates and locations where the sermon was preached.

Rempel, George S., 1895-1969

Gerhard D. Doerksen fonds.

  • CA MHCA Small Archives Volume 4891
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1947

This fonds consists of letters written to Gerhard Doerksen while he lived in both Manitoba and Kansas, a journal and accounting book, and a biography of Bishop Cornelius Regehr.

Doerksen, Gerhard D. (1865-1949)

Gerhard J. Froese fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2109-8
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1947

This fonds contains three sermons including the last message Froese wrote less than a month before his death. The other two sermons are based on Matthew 27:19 and Luke 16:22 consecutively.

Froese, Gerhard J., 1901-1947

Gerhard G. Epp fonds

  • CA MHCA Volumes 574-578; 4335-4337
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1963

This fonds consists of files created by G.G. Epp in his capacity as a church worker and conference committee member, including correspondence dealing with congregational donations, service programs and policy matters.

Epp, Gerhard G. 1895-1969

Heinrich "Heinz" Bergen collection

  • CA MHCA Volumes 5514-5517; Photograph Collection 681
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2005, predominant 1993-2005

This collections contains research files related to Heinrich Bergen's work on Kronsgarten and Einlage. The files related to the village of Kronsgarten include files on the Kronsweide Mennonite Church and the villages of Wiesenfeld and Prijut, which had original settlers from Kronsgarten. There is extensive correspondence (some original and copy copied) between Henry Rempel (Montreal), Johann Klassen (Germany) and Jakob Bergen (Saskatchewan). Writers of articles and longer pieces on Kronsgarten or Kronsweide include Isaac P. Klassen (Winnipeg)and Hans Rempel (Virgil)

The Einlage accumulation of materials also has some correspondence, articles, clippings and longer writings. It includes the recollections of Abram A. Martens (1900-1979), who wrote about his memories covering 1907-1927, in German and English. Other writers include Wera Teichroeb, Catharina Martens-Berg and Isaac Reimer.

The photographs in the collection include an 1973 Reunon photo of former residents of Kronsgarten, Wiesenfeld and Prijut. There are also a few historic photos of Kitchkas (formerly called Einlage) such as the construction of the bridge across the Dnieper River and also a view of the hydro electric development project on the river. Eleven photos were taken by a group of Canadian tourist who went to visit the village of Prijut, Ukraine in 2000.

Bergen, Heinrich "Heinz"

Heinrich Friesen fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2107-4
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1916

This fonds contains three letters addressed to Heinrich Schellenberg. It includes one general funeral sermon which could be used for any older person who died naturally. It contains one sermon based on Pauls letters especially Ephesians 6 and focuses on staying alert and remaining strong in the faith. It contains one sermon based on Luke 19:1-10 which is the story of Zacchaeus. It contains one sermon which encourages his listeners not to fear death but rather to look forward to eternity with Christ. The last sermon in this fonds is based on Luke 14:16-24 which looks toward the last days when all of the children of God will be seated together at the great banquet table. Finally this fonds contains one notebook of five poems.

Friesen, Heinrich, 1842-1921

Helena F. Reimer fonds

  • CA MHCA Volume 5423, 5432; Photo collection 666.
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1971, predominant 1944-1957

This fonds contains reports and correspondence from Helena's various assignments with the UNRRA and WHO, as well as University reports and assignments, correspondence from her hears in Montreal, and other notes and documents. Also included are several newspaper clippings or articles, a small collection of photographs, and many interesting documents such as diplomas, certificates and travel identification.

Reimer, Helena F., 1905-1993

I. G. Neufeld Fonds

  • CA MHCA Volumes 1044, 2898-2900; Photograph Collection 633:1; Maps # 1205-1207
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1988, predominant 1931-1988

This fonds contains materials collected and created by I. G. Neufeld mostly pertaining to Mennonite history and issues relating to their experience in Canada in the first half of the 20th century. Materials consist primarily of correspondence and newspaper clippings on Mennonite themes such as settlement, participation in World War II, education, culture, and experience in Russia. There are also several maps and one photograph.

Neufeld, I. G., 1907-1991

Isaak Bergen fonds

  • CA MHCA Vol. 2104-3
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1890

This fonds contains 8 sermons which were written for special services including Christmas, Easter, and New Years. Most of these sermons also include a record of where and when they were preached between 1886 an 1922.

Bergen, Isaak

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