Fonds Digital 185 - Cornelius C. and Eliesabeth Penner family photograph collection

Gate exiting Russia Atlantic Park Hostel Atlantic Park Hostel Ernie, Henry and Neil Penner Cornelius C. and Eliesabeth Penner Eliesabeth Penner Penner homestead at Reesor, Ontario Penner field at Reesor, Ontario Penner homestead at Reesor, Ontario Hauling pulpwood at Reesor, Ontario
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CA MAO Digital 185


Cornelius C. and Eliesabeth Penner family photograph collection


  • 1924-1949 (Creation)

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Donated by Carol Penner in 2015

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Cornelius C. Penner and Eliesabeth "Liese" (Baergen) Penner were both born in south Russia and immigrated to Canada in 1924. In 1925, he purchased the east half of Lot 7, Concession 3 in the Township of Eilber. Thus the family joined the Mennonite settlement of Reesor, Ontario. The couple had 7 children, 5 of whom survived infancy. In 1927, their son Cornelius Jr. (Neil) secured the adjoining lot (west half of Lot 7, Con. 3). Cornelius Sr. died in 1939; Eliesabeth and her children settled in the Niagara area beginning in 1943. The fonds consists of photographs of family and community life in Reesor, as well as some photographs of the immigration journey in 1924 undertaken by Neufeld relatives.

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These photographs were donated as digital .jpg files.

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