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Got Mennonite family photos that you can't identify? Maybe you know the decade or place that they were taken, but there's one mysterious person who you just can't identify. Why not send us a scan (queries at mennonitehistory.org). We'll place it here and advise the MHSA e-list that it's here.

You'll immediately have a whole host of like-minded persons who just might be able to help out with a critical detail that starts you on the path of fact.

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Another set of Mennonite images that need identification help can be found at the Mennonite Church USA Archives "unidentified" selection.

If you can identify anyone in these photos contact both the submitter and

Photos Submitted

2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013

Photos submitted in 2007

2007.018
Submitter: Bob Walde (bob.marj at sasktel.net)
Persons:
This is a photo of Great Grandfather Heinrich Wiebe (b 22 Dec 1844 Neuendorf, Chortitza, d 29 Nov 1919 Orloff, Zagradovka) with his second wife Widow Friesen.

Comments: Heinrich's first wife was Anna Loetkemann (b 11 Sept 1854 Friedensruh, Molotschna).

Question: Can anyone identify Wiebe's second wife (pictured above) and her family?

Posted 3 Dec 2007


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2007.017
Submitter: Doris Friesen (dorisfriesen at shaw.ca)
Persons:
Possibly a sister to Maria Nickel (b abt 1862 and lived in Steinfeld, Molotschna)

Source: Given by a family member in 1934 during a visit to the Gerhard Nickel family who owned a jewelry store in Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

Posted 3 Dec 2007


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2007.016 Success Story!

 

2007.015
Submitter: Lenora Esau (lwesau at shaw.ca)
Place: Russia or Ukraine
Source: Photo was found among the effects of John J. Esau, late of Chilliwack, BC. Mr. Esau came to Canada from Russia with his wife Tina (Wiens) in the mid-1920s.

Posted 15 Jun 2007

2007.014
Submitter: Kathy Sperling (dksperling at chase3000.com)
Photo Cover: Chaufty Studio; Watonga, OK
Source: Collection of photos previously belonging to Daniel & Marlys Penner of Hillsboro, KS
Comments: Possible Lowen family since what looks like John Loewens is faintly visible on the back of photo.

Posted 13 Jun 2007

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2007.013
Submitter: Kathy Sperling (dksperling at chase3000.com)
Back of Photo:  Gaede
Source: Postcard
Comments: Possibly mother and daughters from the Gaede or Penner family.   Most likely from before 1913 as writing on the back of the postcard picture is of the maiden name of  Katie Gaede Penner. Grandma #2461.

Posted 13 Jun 2007

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2007.012
Submitter:
Jennifer Penner (chrisloat at shaw.ca)
Source: The album of Isaac Wiebe of Gruenfeld, Russia and Helena Hildebrand of Steinfeld Russia.  This family moved to the Winkler, MB area in Manitoba in the 1920s.

Posted 10 Jun 2007

2007.011
Submitter:
Jennifer Penner (chrisloat at shaw.ca)
Persons:
It could be a Hildebrand relative who remained in Russia or passed away.
Source: The album of Isaac Wiebe of Gruenfeld, Russia and Helena Hildebrand of Steinfeld Russia.  This family moved to the Winkler, MB area in Manitoba in the 1920s.This photo is also in the album of some Hildebrand cousins.

Posted 10 Jun 2007

2007.010
Submitter:
Jennifer Penner (chrisloat at shaw.ca)
Photo Back: In Remembrance of Mr. I.P. Penner and Family
Source: The album of Isaac Wiebe of Gruenfeld, Russia and Helena Hildebrand of Steinfeld Russia.  This family moved to the Winkler, MB area in Manitoba in the 1920s.

Posted 10 Jun 2007

2007.009
Submitter:
Jennifer Penner (chrisloat at shaw.ca)
Back: There are 3 of their daughters.   In the back with her husband and the one with the baby on the arm, and the one in the white dress is Marian and Netta.
Source: The album of Isaac Wiebe of Gruenfeld, Russia and Helena Hildebrand of Steinfeld Russia.  This family moved to the Winkler, MB area in Manitoba in the 1920s.

Posted 10 Jun 2007

2007.008
Submitter:
Jennifer Penner (chrisloat at shaw.ca)
Source:The album of Isaac Wiebe of Gruenfeld, Russia and Helena Hildebrand of Steinfeld Russia.  This family moved to the Winkler, MB area in Manitoba in the 1920s.

Posted 10 Jun 2007


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2007.007
Submitter:
Jennifer Penner (chrisloat at shaw.ca)
Source:The album of Isaac Wiebe of Gruenfeld, Russia and Helena Hildebrand of Steinfeld Russia.  This family moved to the Winkler, MB area in Manitoba in the 1920s.

Posted 10 Jun 2007


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2007.006
Submitter:
Jennifer Penner (chrisloat at shaw.ca)
Place:
Morden, MB
Photo back: 6 of February 1901 (which is odd, as my family only came to Canada in the 1920s)
Photographer: W.A. Martell & Son
Source: The album of Isaac Wiebe of Gruenfeld, Russia and Helena Hildebrand of Steinfeld Russia.  This family moved to the Winkler, MB area in Manitoba in the 1920s.

Posted 10 Jun 2007


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2007.005
Submitter:
Diane Beller (beller-logging at juno.com)
Place:
Europe
Photo back: "Photoghraphic Artistique / Ch. Falkenstein / A. Sorrebourg / Meurthe"
Source: Found in a collection of the Farney family of Lewis Co., NY

Posted 9 Jun 2007


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2007.004
Submitter:
Diane Beller (beller-logging at juno.com)
Date: 1910-1925?
Place:
Unknown, likely Lewis Co., New York
Persons:
Joe, __________, Anna Noftsier
Comments: Joseph & his wife Anna Noftsier (on left & right) were residents of Lewis Co., NY.  The woman is neither of their mothers.

Posted 9 Jun 2007


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2007.003 - a success story!

Posted 8 Jun 2007 / success story posted 10 Jun 2007

2007.002 - a success story!

Posted 8 Jun 2007 / success story posted 24 Aug 2009

2007.001
Submitter:
Sandra-Lynne Janzen (sljanzen at gmail.com)

Posted 8 Jun 2007


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