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MHSA Archival Description Record

Title and Physical Description
Gerbrandt family fonds. — [Copied ca. 2008 (originally created 1874-1931)]. — .5 cm of textual records

Administrative/Biographical History
Johan Gerbrandt, 1817-1889, was from a Mennonite family in southern Russia. His son Peter Gerbrandt, 1848-1915, migrated to southern Manitoba in the 1870s. He was a member of the Sommerfelder church and became a career farmer. Peter's son was Johan Gerbrandt, 1872-1926. Johan's son Johan (John) Gerbrandt, 1913- , lived at Olds, Alberta.

Scope & Content
The fonds consists of a photocopy of the Gerbrandt family's record of vital events; some photocopied fragments of correspondence; and a photocopied diary of agricultural practices (1912-1930).

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

Source of Acquisition
Loaned for copying by John Gerbrandt, 2008.

Language
The materials are in German

Originals
Originals are held by the Gerbrandt family.

Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access

Finding Aids
No finding aid

Notes
Accession 2008.030
Last updated August 2012 - Jim Bowman

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