Item 292.0 - Funeral of Peter Isaak

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CA MHC 044-292.0


Funeral of Peter Isaak


  • 1902 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 10 cm

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This is a photo of Peter Isaak from Sagradowka. After an accident he was operated on in the Muntauer Hospital, Molotschna, but he died. L-r.: His aunt Mrs. Wall; Korn. Wall; Mrs Klassen; Mrs. Giesbrecht; H. Klassen; son Peter Isaak; W. Loewen; his widow Helena Isaak; his sons David and John; and his daughter Margareta. [HR 257]. Note: The following additional information has been provided by Anne Janzen March 7, 2011.
Correction: As per a notation in David P. Isaak's copy of the book, the man on the far right is his "Onkel", Jakob J. Isaak (25 Aug 1871-1931), not W. Loewen. Jakob was the younger brother of the deceased Peter J. Isaak (1863-1903) of #2 Neu-Schoensee. They were the sons of Jakob Peter Isaak #18864 and Helena Loewen #127284. We also have other photos of Jakob and his wife, Anna (geb. Reimer) which confirm his identity. They were exiled in 1930 and fled to her Reimer family in the Siberian Barnaul (Slavgorod) where they both died about a year later of illness and starvation. We also have the collection of his oldest son, Jacob J. Isaak (29 Nov 1893) and his family in BC. And we recently found another notation in a copy of the book, owned by his younger son, Peter J. Isaak (05 Mar 1906) of St. Catharines, ON which also identifies this Jakob J. Isaak as his father, not W. Loewen.
Correction: From the Isaak Family Register, we know that Peter J. Isaak #683080 and Helena Harder #982574 had 8 children: Helena (07 Dec 1889-29 Jun 1890) @ 6 mos.; Margaretha (18 Apr 1891); David (27 Aug 1892-02 Oct 1896) @ 4 yrs.; Peter (28 Feb 1894); Maria (29 Dec 1895), Jacob (23 Nov 1897); David (05 Nov 1899); and Johann (19 Apr 1903). The infant, John was born 2 months after his father's death in 1903 (Feb), so he is not the little boy pictured beside his mother. At that time, the 5 surviving children would have been, Greta (11), Peter (9), Maria (7), Jake (5) and David (3). Therefore, we believe these are the 3 youngest (l-r), Jake (5), David (3) and Maria (7) on this picture. We're not sure why Greta (11) and Peter (9) are not on this picture, but they were alive at this time.
We're also not sure who the young man is behind Mrs. Isaak. He's mentioned as "son Peter Isaak", but he's clearly not the son of Peter & Helena (Harder) Isaak. So far we have not been able to identify all of the other adults and are still working on that. We'll let you know if we find anything more. Peter's widow Helena (Harder) Isaak (22 Mar 1865-1909) passed away a few years later, and the children were all fostered out to other relatives.

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Price: $5.00
Megapixels: 1.4
Resolution: 1394x1021

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