- 2008 (Creation)
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14 color digital images in 1 series.
Name of creator
Agnes Pauls is the child of immigrant parents Johann Pauls (1896-1980) and Aganetha Enns (1899-1968). Agnes lives in Winnipeg.
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Scope and content
The photos in this collection are of descendants of Jacob D. Reimer, an early Mennonite Brethren leader and their journey to the Ukraine to visit the areas where Jacob Reimer, and his family once lived. Jacob D. Reimer is the 3rd great-grandfather to Agnes Pauls and her brother Ed Pauls. The location of the village and the Jacob Reimer Tombstone was re discovered in 2006. In 2008 the stone was moved to the Molochansk Mennonite Centre in the former Mennonite village of Halbstadt in the Molotschna colony. In 2009, the stone was shipped to Canada and erected at the Mennonite Village Museum in Steinbach, Manitoba. Wiesenfeld was founded in 1880 and abandoned in 1925. It is 50 km east of Dnepropetrovsk and 15 km west of Pavlograd. ( N48, 30.930; E35, 36.691) For more information see:
Katherine Martens "They came From Wiesenfeld Ukraine to Canada; Family Stories," (Winnipeg: Katherine Martens, 2005).
Katherine Martens "They Sleep in Silence; Far away Their Stone Reminds us of Them Here," (Winnipeg; Katherine Martens, 2013). http://www.mennonitehistorian.ca/38.2.MHJun12.pdf http://www.mennonitehistorian.ca/36.3.MHSep10.pdf