Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta


MHSA Archival Description Record

Title and Physical Description
Heinrich and Maria Geddert collection. — 1924-1926. — .25 cm of textual records. — 7 electronic files

Administrative/Biographical History
Heinrich Peter Geddert (2 Sep 1905 - 3 Jan 1992) was born in Zagradovka, South Russia and moved as a child to Orlovo, Barnaul, Siberia where he met his wife, Maria (nee Nickel, 7 Feb 1907, Mazayevka near Ignatievko Colony-23 Feb 1984). They emigrated to Canada in 1926, first settling in Herbert, Saskatchewan. They also lived at Hudson Bay Junction, Saskatchewan; Coaldale, Alberta; Gem, Alberta; and finally, Leduc, Alberta. Heinrich was choir director (Dirigent) for the Orlovo Mennonite Church at the time when music was passed around and each individual made their own copy of it for use in the choir.

Scope & Content
The fonds consists of 7 electronic (.nwc format readable by Noteworthy software) music files which have been printed out.

Source of Supplied Title
Title based on the contents of the fonds

Source of Acquisition
Gift by Ben Geddert, son of Heinrich and Maria Geddert

Originals and Reproduction
Original documents can be found in the care of Ben Geddert

Access Restrictions

Finding Aids
See File Inventory


Accession 2003.045
Language: Russian
Last updated 29 November 2003 - Judith Rempel
revised March 2012

File Inventory

1 - 1 Printout of 7 electronic files
1 - 2 Zdyes Yeshcho (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 - 3 Dobrovolny Bozhe (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 - 4 Galoi Dukho (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 - 5 Dobrovolny Bozhe (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 - 6 O Greshnik (variation 1) (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 - 7 O Greshnik (variation 2) (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 - 8 Vsyo Znayet On (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)

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