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Peter B. Paetkau textual files

Volume 5572
1-37 Private Journals of Peter Paetkau. – 1961-1990.
Volume 5573
1-17 Private Journals of Peter Paetkau. – 1991-2007.
18-19 Travel Journals of Peter Paetkau. – 1965-1980.
20-22 Seasons of Life - Peter Paetkau Autobiography. – 2004.
23-24 Peter Paetkau Letters Received. – 1960-1990.

  1. Peter Paetkau’s Sketches. – 1994-1998.
  2. Peter Paetkau’s Sketchbook. – 1995-2010.
    Volume 5574
    1 Twenty-five Expressions of the Christian Faith by Peter Paetkau. – 2011.
    2-4 Poetry of the New Millennium I by Peter Paetkau. – 2001.
    5-6 Poetry of the New Millennium II by Peter Paetkau. – 2001.
    7 Poetry and Commentary by Peter Paetkau. – 2001.
    8 Now Shepard the Sheep by Peter Paetkau. – 1971.
    9 Poetry by Fritz Senn 1935-1938 collected by Peter Paetkau.
    10 Loose writing and notes of Peter Paetkau. – 1996-2003.
    11-13 Poetry Anthology Annotated by Peter Paetkau. – 1967-1999.
    15-16 A Medley of Poetry and Prose by Peter Paetkau. – 1996-2004.
    17-20 Letters-Poetry-Prose-Reviews-Studies by Peter Paetkau. – 2009.
    21 Land of the Grand Dukes by Peter Paetkau. – 2006.
    22 Johann Cornies Defended by Peter Paetkau. – 1974.
    23 The Impact of Arnold Dyck by Peter Paetkau. – 1974.
    24The Wonder of the Whiteshell by Peter Paetkau. – 1996.
    25-27 Peter Paetkau’s Letters. -- 1989-2011.

Volume 5575
1 A Brief History of the Paetkau Family by Peter Paetkau. -- 1979.
2 Mennonite Settlement in Manitoba by Peter Paetkau. -- 1978.
3 Sperling Mennonite Settlement Marks 50th by Peter Paetkau 1976.
4 Sperling Mennonites Count Their Blessings by Peter Paetkau. -- 1976.
5 A History of the Sperling Mennonite Community by Harry Olfert. -- 1979.
Sperling Centennial News Paper. -- 2001.
7 Excerpts from The Story of the Mennonites compiled by Peter Paetkau.
8 Views of the 1870's Migrations by Contemporaries by C. Krahn. -- (1902-'90).
9 The Russian Mennonites and the Military Question 1921-1927 by John Toews.
10 The Fate of the Mennonites in the Volga-Ural Region, 1929-1941 by Peter Letkemann. -- (2000?).
11 Essays on Dutch Mennonites by Jan Gleysteen. -- (1977?).
12 Jacob Dyck Geneology compiled by Peter Paetkau. -- (1970?).
13 Correspondence on Genealogy received by Peter Paetkau. -- 1970.
14 Winkler's 5th Citizen of the Year Speech (transcribed by?) Peter Paetkau. -- 1967.
15 David Makes a Decision - short story by Melanie Paetkau. -- 1981.
16 Two sermons by Peter Paetkau (1881-1922) Ca. -- 1914.
17 Two unidentified Russian documents Ca. -- 1921.
18 Dominion of Canada Ration Books for Lena and Peter Paetkau. -- 194?-.
19-20 Predecessors of Peter J. Paetkau 1792- by Peter Paetkau. -- (1980?).
21 History of Gnadenthal 1880-1980 (by Peter Paetkau?). -- 1980.
22 The Principle and Price of Unity by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
23 No One is Beyond God's Reach by Peter Paetkau. -- 2008.
24 Articles on Mary Oyer compiled with foreword by Peter Paetkau.
25-26 Johann Paetkau and His Descendants 1799-1882 by Peter Paetkau and Anna Enns. -- 1980.
27 A Short History of the Paetkau Family 1715-1975 by P. Paetkau. -- 1975.
28 Stammbaum von Johann Cornies 1741-1953 by Jacob Kornelius Toews. -- 1953.
29 Selected Articles on Johann Martens translated by A. A. Toews.
30 Namen-Liste der Nachkommen unseres Kornelius Froese. -- (1969?).
31 The Genealogies of Related Families of Peter B. Paetkau and Mary Anne Paetkau nee Dyck (by Peter Paetkau). -- (1980?).
32 Predecessors of Mrs. Abram D. Paetkau by Peter Paetkau. -- (1965?).
33 Abraham Schmidt 1910-1971 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
34 Johann Paetkau 1759-1971 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
35 Bernhard Bergen 1769-1971 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
36 Cornelius Froese 1790-1971 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
37 History of Daniel D. Peters 1794-1879 and Descendants till 1973 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1973.
38-39 History of the Blocks by Peter Paetkau. -- 1970.
40 Assorted Obituaries collected by Peter Paetkau. -- 2007.
41-42 Mennonite Literary Society Letters and Office Papers. -- 1971-1983.
43 Parallel Press Club Minutes and Letters. -- 1984.
44-45 Winnipeg Bach Festival Minutes, Letters, and Programs. -- 1979-1987 1987.
1 A Brief History of the Paetkau Family by Peter Paetkau. -- 1979.
2 Mennonite Settlement in Manitoba by Peter Paetkau. -- 1978.
3 Sperling Mennonite Settlement Marks 50th by Peter Paetkau 1976.
4 Sperling Mennonites Count Their Blessings by Peter Paetkau. -- 1976.
5 A History of the Sperling Mennonite Community by Harry Olfert. -- 1979.
Sperling Centennial News Paper. -- 2001.
7 Excerpts from The Story of the Mennonites compiled by Peter Paetkau.
8 Views of the 1870's Migrations by Contemporaries by C. Krahn. -- (1902-'90).
9 The Russian Mennonites and the Military Question 1921-1927 by John Toews.
10 The Fate of the Mennonites in the Volga-Ural Region, 1929-1941 by Peter Letkemann. -- (2000?).
11 Essays on Dutch Mennonites by Jan Gleysteen. -- (1977?).
12 Jacob Dyck Geneology compiled by Peter Paetkau. -- (1970?).
13 Correspondence on Genealogy received by Peter Paetkau. -- 1970.
14 Winkler's 5th Citizen of the Year Speech (transcribed by?) Peter Paetkau. -- 1967.
15 David Makes a Decision - short story by Melanie Paetkau. -- 1981.
16 Two sermons by Peter Paetkau (1881-1922) Ca. -- 1914.
17 Two unidentified Russian documents Ca. -- 1921.
18 Dominion of Canada Ration Books for Lena and Peter Paetkau. -- 194?-.
19-20 Predecessors of Peter J. Paetkau 1792- by Peter Paetkau. -- (1980?).
21 History of Gnadenthal 1880-1980 (by Peter Paetkau?). -- 1980.
22 The Principle and Price of Unity by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
23 No One is Beyond God's Reach by Peter Paetkau. -- 2008.
24 Articles on Mary Oyer compiled with foreword by Peter Paetkau.
25-26 Johann Paetkau and His Descendants 1799-1882 by Peter Paetkau and Anna Enns. -- 1980.
27 A Short History of the Paetkau Family 1715-1975 by P. Paetkau. -- 1975.
28 Stammbaum von Johann Cornies 1741-1953 by Jacob Kornelius Toews. -- 1953.
29 Selected Articles on Johann Martens translated by A. A. Toews.
30 Namen-Liste der Nachkommen unseres Kornelius Froese. -- (1969?).
31 The Genealogies of Related Families of Peter B. Paetkau and Mary Anne Paetkau nee Dyck (by Peter Paetkau). -- (1980?).
32 Predecessors of Mrs. Abram D. Paetkau by Peter Paetkau. -- (1965?).
33 Abraham Schmidt 1910-1971 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
34 Johann Paetkau 1759-1971 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
35 Bernhard Bergen 1769-1971 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
36 Cornelius Froese 1790-1971 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1971.
37 History of Daniel D. Peters 1794-1879 and Descendants till 1973 by Peter Paetkau. -- 1973.
38-39 History of the Blocks by Peter Paetkau. -- 1970.
40 Assorted Obituaries collected by Peter Paetkau. -- 2007.
41-42 Mennonite Literary Society Letters and Office Papers. -- 1971-1983.
43 Parallel Press Club Minutes and Letters. -- 1984.
44-45 Winnipeg Bach Festival Minutes, Letters, and Programs. -- 1979-1987 1987.
46 Russian Mennonite Studies. -- 1975-1979.
47 Chair in Mennonite Studies lectures. -- 1979-1985.
48 Mennonite Community Orchestra. -- 1986.
49 Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society. -- 1975-1985.

Portage Mennonite Church filelist

This lists shows the content of three boxes (volumes) as follows:
Volume 5685
History

  1. PMC – history – Paper by David Peters (1982); Congregational journal 1977-1983.
    Administrative Records
  2. Constitution, notes, correspondence. – 1977.
  3. Notes, correspondence, financial report. – 1978.
  4. Notes, correspondence, schedule. – 1979.
  5. Minutes, correspondence, announcements, programs and schedules. – 1980.
  6. Minutes, correspondence, announcements, programs and schedules. – 1981.
  7. Minutes, correspondence, announcements, programs and schedules. – 1982.
  8. Church board meetings, co-ordinator’s meetings – minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1983.
  9. Church council meetings, co-ordinator’s meetings – minutes, reports, correspondence, directory. – 1984.
  10. Minutes, correspondence and weekly announcements. – 1985.
  11. Minutes, reports, church directory, and weekly announcements. – 1986.
  12. Minutes, reports, church directory, and weekly announcements. – 1987.
  13. Minutes, reports, church directory, and weekly announcements. – 1988.
  14. Coordinator’s meetings, announcements, correspondence and reports. – 1989.

Volume 5686

  1. Congregational meetings, coordinator’s meetings – minutes and weekly announcements. – 1990-1991.
  2. Congregational meetings, coordinator’s meetings – minutes. – 1992-1993.
  3. Congregational, council, and Coordinator’s meetings – minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1994.
  4. Congregational annual meeting, council meetings – minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1995.
  5. Congregational, council, and Coordinator’s meetings – minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1996.
  6. Congregational and council meetings – minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1997.
  7. Congregational and council meetings – minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1998.
  8. Congregational and council meetings – minutes, reports and correspondence. – 1999.
  9. Congregational and council meetings – minutes, reports and correspondence. – 2000.
  10. Pastor and council reports. – Oct. 2002.

Volume 5687
Membership records

  1. Commitments register. – 1980-2011.
  2. Membership transfers (in). – 1985-2001.
  3. Commitment forms. – 1988.
  4. Commitment forms. – 1989.
  5. Commitment forms. – 1995-2002.
    Miscellaneous files
  6. Conference membership – correspondence. – 1982-1984.
  7. Church building – correspondence. – 1983-1985.
  8. The Upside-down Fund. – 1981-1984.
  9. Congregational evaluation, goal setting, operational directives. – 1993-1995.
  10. Pastoral search. – 1988-1996.
  11. Letters from members serving overseas. – 1984-1996.
  12. Refugee sponsorships – 1979-1990.

Peter J. Dyck (Sommerfeld minister) inventory file list

The item shows the contents in volume 5688:

  1. Profile of Peter J. Dyck / [by grandson Peter Derksen, Swift Current, SK]. – 2004. (Also, a 1948 newspaper clipping of the obituary for Peter J. Dyck (1875-1948).
  2. Peter J. Dyck’s ledger / register of family and genealogical information. This genealogical register also contains one “Gemeinde Attest” (church membership confirmation] signed by Bishop Benjamin Ewert, Emmaus Gemeinde, 1931.
  3. Notebook containing record of sermons preached at regular worship, funeral, weddings and other events. – 1916-1937.
  4. Eleven sermon booklets / written by Bishop Peter J. Dyck (1875-1948), Dunelm, SK of the Swift Current Sommerfeld Mennonite Church.
  5. Sermons – loose pages.
  6. Sermon by P. J. Dyck (on the occasion of the sudden and self-inflicted death of a person whose passing causes the bereaved great sorrow). [typed English translation] [Book C]
  7. Sommerfelder Collection of Sermons. – 8 pp. This item contains a summary of sermons by four ministers – Abram J. Peters, Duncairn, SK and Vanderhoof, BC; Wilhelm Peters; Peter J. Dyck; and, Abram D. Doerksen, Rosenback. [source unknown – possibly from another accession]
  8. Christliches Vergissmeinnicht [/with entries created by Peter J. Dyck?]
  9. Biographical sketch of Bishop Cornelius Hamm (1878-1947) of the Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Saskatchewan / written by Rev. Jacob B. Guenther.
  10. Photocopy of military exemption certificate of Peter Koethler signed by David F. Doerksen, Main Centre, 15 June 1918; also, photocopy of “Canada Registration Board” certificate for Peter and Helena Koethler, Dunelm, Saskatchewan, signed 22 June 1918.
  11. Five sermon booklets / written by Bishop Peter J. Dyck (1875-1948), Dunelm, SK. (Acc. No. 2000-121)

Herman Rempel file inventory list

Materials include:
Volume 5497 (Acc. No. 2010-083)

  1. Memo: Herman Rempel, Morden to Vernon Wiebe, Hillsboro re. contents of carton containing Low German materials. – July 1995. [Note: The published works were transferred to the CMU Library, December 2010].
  2. De Piljareis / Herman Rempel. This is a partial translation of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, famous allegory in English literature from English to Plautdietsch. John Bunyan (1628-1688) originally wrote this story while in prison in England.
  3. Plautdietsche Spprejchwead onn Rädesoate / Herman Rempel
  4. [Untitled manuscript]. This typescript manuscript in Plautdietsch consists of 4 chapters and totals 29 pages. It begins “Daut wea em Joa 1829 opp en med-Somma Fastinjsdach donn saut doa en Maun…”
  5. Low German contributions published in the Mennonitische Post / compiled by Herman Rempel with the intent of editing and publishing them as a book. (
  6. De Schullenbott. A Low German play written by Unruh.
  7. Book: Waed Buiak: Low German to English Dictionary by Herman Rempel (1979). This book presumably was Herman’s personal copy and contains many annotations in the margins.
  8. Book: Kjenn jie noch Plautsdietsch? A Mennonite Low German Dictionary (Revised Edition) by Herman Rempel (1979, 1984). This book presumably was Herman’s personal copy and contains additional mimeographed pages fastened into the inside front cover.

Volume 5684 (Acc. No. 2013-040)

  1. 82 poems, stories, saying, proverbs and riddles. – 1981-1995.
  2. The Story of my Life and 16 poems, stories saying, proverbs and riddles. – 1990-2009.
  3. Openboarinj Fonn Johauniss (the biblical book of Revelation translated into low German), and six poems, stories, sayings. – 1992-2001.
  4. 14 articles on family and Mennonite history. – 1977.
  5. The War diary of Herman Rempel 1943-1946, edited by Melanie R. Bueckert. – 2009.
  6. Low German word lists, and 27 stories, sayings, poems, and riddles. -- 1985-2001

Gerhard Lohrenz Fonds

  • CA MHCA 1081,1105,3298,3312-3319,3326-3333, 2115-2; Map 817; photographs 44:1-819; 45:1-81; 79:N 323-326,328; 81: N 630-631; 98: S 305-475,705; 172:1-2; 186: S 925-929; 187: S 920-1074; 246: 1-86; 299: 1-123; 479: 1-2. 504:1-10
  • Fonds
  • 1871, 1874, 1900, 1925-1986, predominant 1965-1985

This fonds consists of the following 6 series: 1)Correspondence 2) Topical files 3) Sermon notes 4) Photographs 5) Memorabilia 6) Map. The files in this collection are from Gerhard Lohrenz's filing cabinet, 13 binders of correspondence and photographs. The family extracted some personal and financial items before the collection was delivered.

Lohrenz, Gerhard

Jacob Gerbrandt Fonds

  • CA MHCA 1685-1696, 1734-1737
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1963, predominant 1922-1935

This fonds consists predominantly of materials concerning settlement work through the Canada Colonization Association, the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization, and the Mennonite Settlement Board. The materials are mostly correspondence and reports. Additional materials include correspondence, minutes and reports concerning various Mennonite conferences, relief work through the Mennonite Central Committee and the Emergency Relief Board, and the German English Academy, as well as sermons and some personal correspondence. Materials are both typewritten and handwritten.

Gerbrandt, Jacob, 1888-1980

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