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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 2010

2010.052
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
The images submitted as 2010.020 to 2010.052 came from an album purchased from the Isabelle Farney Estate. She lived in Lowville, NY, and was involved in the publication of the genealogy of the Farney, Virkler, and Zehr families (Genealogies of Three Large Families of Lewis County, New York: The Farney Family 1795-1988; The Rev. Rudolph Virkler Family 1792-1988; The Zehr Family 1789-1988 1989 by Julia Karcher, third update published in 1989, Two Volumes, 1997 pages,

Reminiscences, sketches of history, births, deaths, marriages, occupations, religious and political views, memoirs, educational advantages, addresses, etc.). Individuals depicted may or may not be from those families.

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2010.051
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.050
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.049
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.048
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.047
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.046
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.045
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.044
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.043
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.042
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.041
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.040
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.039
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.038
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.037
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.036
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.035
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.034
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.033
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.032
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.031
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.030
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.029
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.028
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.027
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.026
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.025
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.024
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.023
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.022
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.021
Submitter:
Peter Farney (pfarney at verizon.net)
Persons:
See 2010.052

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2010.020
Submitter:
Sandi Massie (ksmassie at shaw.ca)
Persons:
I found this photo in my Grandfather Johann Hiebert's things. The back of the picture claims that these two people are a Grandpa and Grandma Penner. The back claims that they are the Maternal Grandparents of a Peter Nachtigall (GRANDMA #1108184 b. 1914 in Ebenfeld, Ukraine who married my Grandfather Hiebert's niece, Margaretha "Gretel" Huebert (#1108178 b. 24 Aug 1919 in Waldheim, Molotschna).

Can anyone help with their identification?

Posted 26 Aug 2010

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2010.019
Submitter:
Alexander Warkentin (al.warkentin at gmx.de)
Context:
Can anyone identify these people or the place?

Posted 27 May 2010

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2010.018
Submitter:
Alexander Warkentin (al.warkentin at gmx.de)
Context:
Can anyone identify these people or the place?

Posted 27 May 2010

2010.018

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2010.017
Submitter:
Alexander Warkentin (al.warkentin at gmx.de)
Context:
Alexander suggests this photo was taken in late 1927. Some in the photo have already been identified (names and GRANDMA Numbers shown below). Can anyone identify the other people?

1 Margaretha Hiebert (nee Langemann) #345073
2 Johann Hiebert #345079
3 Anna Letkmann (nee Hiebert) #345077
4 Agatha Wahl (nee Hiebert) #345078
5 Margaretha Hiebert (nee Loewen)#345080
6 Wahl, husband of 4
7 wife of 2
8 Letkmann, husband of 3
9 Martens ?
10 Maria Schelenberg (nee Hiebert) #345085
11 Jakob Loewen #345091
12 Anna Loewen (nee Hiebert) #345081
14 Martens?
15 Hans Wiens, husband of 16
16 Lydia Wiens (nee Hiebert) #345086
17 Peter Warkentin #345097
18 Margaretha Warkentin (nee Hiebert) #345082
19 wife of 20 ?
20 son of 2?
21 wife of 29
22 Wahl ?
23 Peter Warkentin #604605
24 Jakob Loewen #345092
25 ?
26 ?
27 ?

28 ?
29 son of 6?
30 Anna Hiebert (nee Boldt) #345093
31 Frieda Peters (nee Hiebert) #345090
32 son of 2 ?
33 Jakob Hiebert #345083
34 Liese Giesbrecht (nee Hiebert) #345088
35 Helena Straus (nee Hiebert) #345087
36 Hans Straus husband of 38 #345094
37 Jakob Straus husband of 35
38 Agata Straus (nee Hiebert) #345084
39 ?
40 ?
41 ?
42 ?
43 ?
44 ?
45 ?
46 ?
47 ?
48 ?
49 ?
50 ?
51 ?
52 ?

Posted 27 May 2010

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2010.016
Submitter:
Ellie Schartner (oregenell at telus.net)
Context:
See comments and question below (2010.015).

Posted 19 May 2010

2010.016

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2010.015
Submitter:
Ellie Schartner (oregenell at telus.net)
Context:
I believe the couple in the 2010.015 and also shown in 2010.016 are the same people; one taken when they were young, and the other with their family. My thoughts are that their surname is probably Neufeld or Penner, but I am not sure. They were with images of those in the family of Johann W. Neufeld (GRANDMA #42526)

Posted 19 May 2010

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2010.014
Submitter:
Ellie Schartner (oregenell at telus.net)
Context:
This is Peter Neufeld (17 March 1859 - 08 Aug 1933), my great grandfather's brother.  He was born in the Chortitza Colony and lived in the Kuban Colony in the late 1800s.  He married, but there is no record of his wife or children, or what happened to the family.  I don't know where he died, but probably in Russia.  I would like to know if anyone descended from Peter left Russia.  The above two images 2010.015 and 2010.016) could be related to this Peter.

Posted 19 May 2010

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2010.013
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
This photo and the 12 others submitted by Betty Stryk that follow, were found in her Aunt Agatha's album). Agatha Janzen was her father's (Henry Janzen) sister. She was married to Jacob Kethler (sometimes Ketler) and immigrated to Canada  Dec 1923/Jan 1924 from Grunfeld, Chortitza, settling first in Herbert, SK and then in Steinbach, MB. In the 1970s they lived in Winnipeg, MB. Jacob died in 1968 and Agatha remarried John Peters in 1970. She died in 1988 and she never had children.

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

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2010.012
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

2010.012

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2010.011
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

2010.011

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2010.010
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

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2010.009
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

2010.009

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2010.008
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above. This photo shows Betty's Aunt Agatha and Uncle Jake Kethler on the right on this photo and 2010.029..

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

2010.008

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2010.007
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

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2010.006
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

2010.006

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2010.005
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

2010.005

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2010.004
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
Johann and Katharina Janzen are in the back; who is the woman in the foreground?

Posted 7 May 2010

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2010.003
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

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2010.002
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above. This photo shows Betty's Aunt Agatha and Uncle Jake Kethler on the right and on photo 2010.035.

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

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2010.001
Submitter:
Betty Stryk (pstryk1 at yahoo.com)
Context:
See 2010.013 above

Can anyone identify the people in the photos (2010.001-2010.013)?

Posted 7 May 2010

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