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Russlaender immigrants of Kirchliche background arrived in the Waterloo region in 1924. They worshiped together with Mennonite Brethren immigrants initially, under the leadership of the Mennonite Brethren minister. After Jacob H. Janzen, already…

Long-time resident and community historian John E. Enns. assembled this scrapbook of photographs and commentary. The Reesor settlement was situated along the Trans-Canada highway west of Cochrane, Ontario, at approximately Mile 103. The community…

A handmade, cloth covered choral score containing hectographs of primarily sacred pieces in German assembled between 1939 and 1942 in Reesor, Ontario for the local choir. The pieces are notated in ziffern (cypher) style. Many of the pieces are dated,…

This notebook includes collection lists for underwear and other aid for Russian Mennonite immigrants. Collections were made from the Waterloo, St. Jacobs, Martins, Elmira, North Woolwich, South Peel and Conestogo congregations. These are Old Order…

Margarethe (1896-1988) was born in Rosenthal, south Russia to David and Margaretha (Krahn) Kroeger. She immigrated with her husband Abraham P. Regier in 1923 first to Edmonton, and then Lymburn, Alberta. The family moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake in…

A typed list with handwritten additions of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario men appointed in each district to solicit hosts and assist with settling Russlaender families.

A typewritten list of Russlaender children and adults attending the Biehn Mennonite Church Sunday School. The Biehn congregation was located near New Hamburg, Ontario.

A typewritten list by Bishop S. F. Coffman of Vineland. Shows hosts in the Vineland and Rainham areas along with the Russlaender families they are billeting.

A typewritten list with handwritten notes. This is a revised list of hosts in Ontario along with the type of housing available. The type of work available is sometimes listed.

Typed and handwritten list showing potential billets in several communities in Ontario. Entries note the living quarters the hosts can provide. Some also note the work opportunities available.
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