Fonds Volumes 4652 - Jacob F. Guenter Family fonds

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Jacob F. Guenter Family fonds

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CA MHCA Volumes 4652

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  • 1899-1995 (Production)

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46 cm of textual records

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Jacob F. Guenter (1881-1964) was the second child born to Franz Guenter (1857-1946) and Katharina Heinrichs (1852-1911). He was about 14 years old when the family moved from Manitoba (Schoenwiese ?) to the Hague area of Saskatchewan. In 1904 he married Eva Bergen (? -1953) and they lived in the village of Hochstadt (south west of Hague). His father Franz Guenter (1857-1946) and siblings all moved to Mexico in the 1920s. The Jacob F. Guenther family was the only (?) family of the Franz and Katharina Guenter children who did not move to Mexico. Jacob F. and Eva had eight sons and three daughters, of which one son and two daughters died in infancy. For many years, Jacob F. Guenter was in charge of the Waisenamt, the institution which looked after the estate of orphans and settled their inheritance. Jacob F. Guenter's daughter, Eva, born in 1908, took much responsibility in household and garden activities in the home because mother Eva (Bergen) Guenter often suffered from epileptic seizures. Eva Guenter remained single until 1968 when she married Jacob R. Schellenberg of Aberdeen, Saskatchewan. Jacob R. Schellenberg died in 1989. Eva (Guenter) Schellenberg died in 1995.

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This collection was in the possession of Eva Schellenberg (1908-1995) after the death of her father Jacob F. Guenter in 1964) After her death in 1995 it came into the possession of her nephew Cornie Guenther. Cornie and Elizabeth Guenther donated brought it to the Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives in June, 1998.

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The fonds consists of Jacob F. Guenter correspondence until his death in 1964 and continues with his daughter's (Eva Guenter Schellenberg) correspondence until her death in 1995. The following series have been indentified: 1) Jacob F. Guenter family correspondence, 1900-1962 2) Eva Guenter correspondence, 1949, 1952 -1967 3) Jacob and Eva (Guenter) Schellenberg correspondence, 1922, 1948, 1949, 1968-1995 4) Guenter family records, 1907-1943, 1946, 1951, 1952, 1967, 1968, 1989. 5) Wedding and Funeral announcements and Waisenamt correspondence, 1899-1951, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1973.

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Arranged and described by Iris Hiebert in June 1998.

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Finding aid consists of a series description and an inventory file list.

Online version of finding aid available at:,%20Jacob%20F.%20family%20fonds.htm

Éléments associés

Related material: Additional information about the Guenter family can be found in the book entitled, Hague-Osler Mennonite Reserve 1895-1995 and in the Jacob F. Guenter Family Tree - July 1996. The extended family can also be traced in the Old Colony Church records of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Mexico, beginning with the Reinländer Gemeinde Buch.

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Some in German

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  • anglais

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