Fonds 140 - Deutsch-Kazun Mennonite Church fonds

Five gentlemen Funeral of Heinz Bartel

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Deutsch-Kazun Mennonite Church fonds


  • 1821-1965 (Creation)

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23 cm of textual records

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These 12 church registers were brought to Canada by Leonhard Ewert, the last pastor of the Kazun Church. They were donated by Leonhard Ewert's youngest daughter, Marie Rehsler. Her article appeared in Roots and Branches January 2009 Volume 15 #1 edition on pages 4 and 5.

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Fonds is arranged in the following series:
1) Vital Statistics - baptismal records, family registers, birth records, death records, church records, church leaders, immigration records, travel documents and registration forms - (13 files) Box 296
2) Vital Statistics - Polish language documents - (2 files) English translation of birth certificates - (1 file) Box 296
3) Photographs

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Most records are in Gothic German, some Polish

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These church books are extremely fragile and must be handled with care. Researchers should use the photocopied material when doing their research.

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Title is based on contents of the fonds.


Series 2 contains handwritten documents of what appear to be Polish birth certificates.


Modified May 24, 2018, LJK


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Record created January 26, 2009
Record modified October 02, 2014




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