David Carl Schmidt

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dave became a Christian at 16. In his teens, he began a career in beekeeping. Dave planted his dad’s crop the year his father died. Dave ran both…

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Catherine Ann Reimer

Friday, June 30, 2017

Catherine grew up in Winnipeg. Her father died when she was 11. In 1946, her mother remarried and moved the family to a farm in Greendale, B.C. Catherine…

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Helen Krahn

Friday, June 30, 2017

Helen worked hard on the farm in Abbotsford, B.C. She completed Grade 9 at Philip Sheffield School. She worked as a clerk at Modern Markets. Helen and David…

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Sara Ens

Friday, June 30, 2017

When Sara was young, her mother fell of a runaway buggy and never recovered. She died 6 years later. Sara’s father remarried soon afterward. After 7 years of…

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Viola Selma Ratzlaff

Friday, June 30, 2017

Viola began school in Main Centre, Sask. The family moved to B.C. in 1940. Viola graduated from Mennonite Educational Institute (MEI) in Abbotsford and normal school in Vancouver….

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Mary Martens

Friday, June 30, 2017

Mary’s mother died when Mary was three. Her father remarried. In 1926, because of the Russian revolution, the family immigrated to Canada, settling near Manitou, Man. At 11, after attending…

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Elizabeth (Betty) Pauls

Friday, June 30, 2017

Betty worked at a dry good store and attended Eden High School, Virgil, Ont. After their marriage, Betty and John moved to Winnipeg and worked as janitors at…

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Miranda Kathleen Dollinger

Friday, June 30, 2017

Miranda grew up on a farm in Aldergrove, B.C., where she learned to work hard. She graduated from Mennonite Educational Institute, Abbotsford, B.C. Miranda and her children continued…

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Susan Fedrau

Monday, May 1, 2017

Susan’s family moved to Yarrow, B.C., in 1941 and established a mixed farm. Susan accepted Jesus as Saviour at 9. After normal school, she took summer classes and…

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Aganetha Warkentin

Monday, May 1, 2017

After leaving Russia, Aganetha’s family spent 4 years in China before immigrating to Brazil. There she met Abram, and they owned businesses and raised cattle. Aganetha and Abram…

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Maria Loewen

Monday, May 1, 2017

Maria’s family immigrated to Fernheim, Paraguay, in 1929. Six months after arriving in Friedensruh No. 6, Maria’s father died of typhus. Maria’s grandparents moved in. Through their and…

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Elizabeth (Betty) Braun

Monday, May 1, 2017

As the family was preparing to immigrate to Canada, Betty was hit by a car and had to stay behind in Russia with her father. They later joined…

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John Berg

Monday, May 1, 2017

John was drafted into the Russian Army in 1941. He was injured by gunfire and taken captive by the German army, who used him as an interpreter since…

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Nettie Wall

Monday, May 1, 2017

Nettie was the first of twins, delivered by her father because the midwife was late. The family was poor; neighbours offered to take one of the babies, but…

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Gerhard (George D.) Dyck

Monday, May 1, 2017

George’s childhood was filled with the adventure of moves to farms across Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. He was immediately enchanted with Kathy. After working for Manitoba Sugar Factory,…

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