Collection MHC 6 - Isaac H. Warkentin collection

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Isaac H. Warkentin collection

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  • 1988-2009 (Creation)
    Warkentin, Isaac, 1936-2010

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2 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Isaac Warkentin was born June 10, 1936 in Steinbach, Manitoba as the 4th child of 8 children, to parents Isaak Warkentin (1908) and Maria Hiebert (1909-1985), Mennonites that had immigrated to Canada from Russia in 1924. For over 20 years he worked as the General Civic Construction Superintendent with Manitoba Power Commission / Manitoba Hydro. He was married in 1959 to Elvira Maschke (1938), who had immigrated to Canada from Volendam, Paraguay in 1950. They were members of the Sargent Avenue Mennonite Church in Winnipeg. Ike, as he was commonly called, and Elvira had three children -- Theodore, Robert and Veralyn. Ike Warkentin died in Winnipeg on 11 July 2010.

Custodial history

Ike Warkentin presumably received items in this collection from his father and uncle, who brought them to Canada from Russia in 1924.

Scope and content

This collections contains a photocopy of a journal written in 1919 by a young woman, Katharina Hildebrandt (1901-1920), who was engaged to be married to Johann Isaac Warkentin, who was murdered on 26 October 1919 in Eichenfeld, South Russia. The collection also includes a Hildebrandt family register of birth and death dates of the children of Heinrich David Hildebrandt (1870-1919), father of Katharina, who also was murdered at the Eichenfeld massacre on October 26, 1919. Another item is a 1988 transcript of an interview of Isaac Warkentin (1908), a brother of Johann who died in 1919.

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Lawrence Klippenstein


Arranged and described by Alf Redekopp, January 2012.

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  • German

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  • Gothic

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Albrecht family fonds (Volume 5500:1-4)

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Acc. no. 2012-004

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  • Box: Volume 5500:5-7