Photos for Identification - Can You Identify These People?
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.
Posted 27 Dec 2008 / success story posted 24 Aug 2009
2008.013 Submitter: Sandi Massie (ksmassie at shaw.ca) Persons:
Jakob Hiebert family, 1925 in Waldheim, Molotschna just before my grandparents and uncles, the Johann Jakob Hiebert family, left for Canada.
Back row: Husband of the oldest daughter, youngest daughter, youngest son (Abram Hiebert), Johann Jakob Hiebert (b 10 Sep 1901 Waldheim, Molotschna)
Front Row:Oldest daughter, her three children, Elizabeth Hiebert (nee Janzen), Jakob Jakob Hiebert, grandson (Johann Johann Hiebert b 11 May 1923, Waldheim), Maria (nee Unger) Hiebert (b 18 Dec 1901, Waldheim, Molotschna), baby grandson (Heinrich Abraham Hiebert b 2 Sep 1924 Waldheim, Molotschna)
Does anyone know what became of the rest of the family?
2008.012 Submitter: Viktor Boldt (Viktor.Boldt at t-online.de) Persons:
This man, my "uncle Fast" came to Canada (perhaps via China) in 1929. His parents are my great-grandparents. I'm hoping to learn about this man - can anyone help?
2008.010 Submitter: Wanda Funk (whfm at shaw.ca) Persons:
Johann (b 19 Jul 1849) and Katharina (b Friesen 13 Feb 1855, d 24 Mar 1900) Funk & some of their children. I'm submitting this photo to help establish a probable time line for 2008.004 & the likely connection to the other seven photos. Katharina Friesen Funk gave birth to her last child (pictured on her lap) on 15 Feb 1899. Photo taken late 1899 or early 1900. Johann and Katharina Funk's daughter Agatha (b 14 Sep, 1875) married Abram Harder (b 23 Nov 1876). All eight of these photos ultimately ended up, in the care, of Abram and Agatha Harder's granddaughter. Comments:Photo taken late 1899 or early 1900 and now held by Abram & Agatha Harder's granddaughter.
2008.009 Submitter: Wanda Funk (whfm at shaw.ca) Persons:
Photo taken in same studio and same background as 2008.010. Suspect the family to Abram Harder. Comments:Photo taken late 1899 or early 1900 and now held by Abram & Agatha Harder's granddaughter.
2008.002 Submitter: Diane Bergman (dianebergmann99 at gmail.com) Persons:
This is a photo of Johan & Margareta Friesen, first Mennonite Brethren missionaries in India. Comments:On the back my Great Grandfather Dietrich Jacob Bergmann, calls them
his grandparents. They are no relation as far as I can tell.
2008.001 Submitter: Diane Bergman (dianebergmann99 at gmail.com) Persons:
Missionary Abraham Johan (son of Johan pictured in 2008.002 and Maria (nee Martens, 1861-1917) Friesen. Comments:
My Great Grandfather went to live with them in 1883, for about 7-10 years, after his mother died. I am
trying to make their connection to the family.