Item BK6-172 - Halbstadt: Thiessen homestead

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CA MHC 713-BK6-172

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Halbstadt: Thiessen homestead

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  • [between 1926-1929] (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 Thiessen homestead in Halbstadt. It is surrounded by a log and barbed wire fence. The log framed house has a thatched roof and a wrap around veranda. Several people are standing on the right near the veranda.

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Price: $5.00
Megapixels: 2.4
Resolution: 1809x1328

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