Item BK4-167 - Bergfeld: Doerksen residential house

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CA MHC 713-BK4-167

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Bergfeld: Doerksen residential house

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  • [between 1927-1929] (Creation)

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1 photograph: b&w; 11 x 8 cm

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(1863-1929)

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Fred Engen was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States. He became employed by American banker Samuel McRoberts and became a key player in the migration of Mennonites from Manitoba and Saskatchewan to Paraguay in the 1926-1929 move. He died in Paraguay and is buried there.

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The photo shows the wood framed Doerksen home in Bergfeld. The house has a thatched roof and a small veranda in front overhanging the eating area. The washing/laundry utensils are visible at the side of the house on the right side of the photo. Two men are standing in front of the house.

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Price: $5.00
Megapixels: 1.8
Resolution: 1508x1214

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