Gerhard and Maria (Dyck) Rempel's satchel

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Title

Gerhard and Maria (Dyck) Rempel's satchel

Description

Gerhard Rempel (1861-1942) and Maria Dyck (1864-1946) married in Schoenfeld, south Russia in 1889. The couple had five children. Only one, Jakob, survived. Sons Gerhard and Peter were murdered by bandits during the Russian civil war. Daughters Maria and Susanna died young.

Parents Gerhard and Maria, along with son Jakob and his wife Maria (Peters), left the Soviet Union for Canada on August 15, 1928. Gerhard and Maria arrived in Quebec City on September 21, 1928 aboard the Empress of Scotland. Their son and daughter-in-law, taking a different ship, arrived a few days earlier. Both families settled in Vineland, Ontario and were members of the Vineland United Mennonite Church. Gerhard and Maria brought this satchel with them from the Soviet Union.

Publisher

Mennonite Archives of Ontario

Date

[1928?]

Contributor

Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by the family of Gerhard and Maria Rempel

Type

object ; 24 x 9 x 42 cm

Identifier

Hist.Mss.1.355

Files

satchel.jpg

Citation

Rempel, Gerhard and Maria (Dyck), “Gerhard and Maria (Dyck) Rempel's satchel,” Russlaender Immigrants to Ontario: Sources & Stories, accessed February 23, 2024, https://russlaender.omeka.net/items/show/15.