Collection PP - Epp: House of Heinrich collection

House of Heinrich p.  252; Gen. No. 15 House of Heinrich p.  255; Gen. No. 15 "House of Heinrich (1811-1863), Sarah (1793-ca.1840) and Justina (1822-1890) Epp: ancestors ... Digital Book: "The House of Heinrich: The Story of Heinrich Epp (1811-1863) Rosenort, Molots...

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Epp: House of Heinrich collection


  • 1890-2010 (Creation)

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.75 m of textual records
499 photographs
2 electronic items

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Anna Epp Ens transferred the materials to the Heritage Centre .

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This collection contains the correspondence created and photographs collected by Anna Epp Ens in conjunction with a number of Epp family reunions and the publications associated with this family.

In 1975 the descendants of Heinrich Epp (1811-1863) met at the International Peace Gardens and Camp Koinonia south of Boissevain, Manitoba. Out of this gathering grew the request that a book be compiled and published. Anna Epp Ens took up the task supported by a book committee, which led to the publication of the book "The House of Heinrich: The Story of Heinrich Epp..."

The collection also includes files related to publishing a newsletter and organizing subsequent reunions.

In 2010 the original genealogical data published in the book was updated and distributed on a CD ROM using the shareware program, Brother's Keeper, and the original book was scanned and made available in a pdf format. These digital files are also part of this collection.

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Arranged and described by Alf Redekopp, May 2012.

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Acc. no. 1994-001


Source of title proper: Based on book title "House of Heinrich: The Story of Heinrich Epp (1811-1863) Rosenort, Molotschna and his Descendants"

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  • Box: Volumes
  • Filing cabinet: Photograph Collection
  • Filing cabinet: Digital Collection