Collection NP185-01 - Agnes Pauls trip to Ukraine regarding the Jacob Reimer tombstone

Trip participants Moving tombstone from van to new location Pond at Wiensenfeld, Ukraine where Mennonite Brethren baptised people in the past Pond and crops at Wiesenfeld, Ukraine Commemorative stone at Waldheim Chortitza Oak tree Reg Reimer (seated) and Russ Froese at location of Jacob Reimer tombstone, used as part of a fence. Descendants of Jacob D. Reimer posing with the relocated Reimer tombstone at the Molochansk Menno... Former Kroeger Clock factory in Chortitza Jay Reimer placing mud on tombstone Ruins of the fomer Alexanderthal Mennonite Brethren church Tombstone for Geetruda Reimer Plaque on the Neufeld factory in Chortitza Loading the Jacob Reimer tombstone

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CA CMBS NP185-01

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Agnes Pauls trip to Ukraine regarding the Jacob Reimer tombstone

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  • 2008 (Creation)

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14 color digital images in 1 series.

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Agnes Pauls is the child of immigrant parents Johann Pauls (1896-1980) and Aganetha Enns (1899-1968). Agnes lives in Winnipeg.

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Agnes Pauls

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The photos in this collection are of descendants of Jacob D. Reimer, an early Mennonite Brethren leader and their journey to the Ukraine to visit the areas where Jacob Reimer, and his family once lived. Jacob D. Reimer is the 3rd great-grandfather to Agnes Pauls and her brother Ed Pauls. The location of the village and the Jacob Reimer Tombstone was re discovered in 2006. In 2008 the stone was moved to the Molochansk Mennonite Centre in the former Mennonite village of Halbstadt in the Molotschna colony. In 2009, the stone was shipped to Canada and erected at the Mennonite Village Museum in Steinbach, Manitoba. Wiesenfeld was founded in 1880 and abandoned in 1925. It is 50 km east of Dnepropetrovsk and 15 km west of Pavlograd. ( N48, 30.930; E35, 36.691) For more information see:
Katherine Martens "They came From Wiesenfeld Ukraine to Canada; Family Stories," (Winnipeg: Katherine Martens, 2005).
Katherine Martens "They Sleep in Silence; Far away Their Stone Reminds us of Them Here," (Winnipeg; Katherine Martens, 2013).
http://www.mennonitehistorian.ca/38.2.MHJun12.pdf
http://www.mennonitehistorian.ca/36.3.MHSep10.pdf

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