Item BK4-109 - Bergthal, Cornelius H. Wiebe residence.

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CA MHC 713-BK4-109


Bergthal, Cornelius H. Wiebe residence.


  • [between 1927-1929] (Creation)

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1 photograph: b&w; 11 x 8 cm

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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 Cornelius Wiebe and [his wife Katharina] standing in front of their home in Bergthal. A second man is standing on the left and a cat is sitting in front of the door. The house and neighbouring structure [which appears to be a kitchen because of a protruding chimney] are made of clay bricks with corrugated metal roofs. The main house appears [to have an upper floor]. Several large tree branches are leaning against the roof acting as trellises for large vining plants.

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Price: $5.00
Megapixels: 1.8
Resolution: 1508x1214

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