Fonds 122 - Epp Klassen family fonds

Family photo Liese's wedding Anna and Eduard Hans and Ira Eduard and Ari's mother in coffin Mother in coffin surrounded by daughters 4 people examing gravestones Two women on a lawn beside a home Lions Gate Bridge Three adults standing on rocks

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Epp Klassen family fonds


  • 1959-1997 (Creation)

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24 cm of textual records
6 bxw photos
4 col photos
1 postcard

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Biographical history

Letters were sent from Peter Klassen's family, who were quite wealthy and because they thought things would improve decided to stay in Russia. Their correspondence with the Klassen and Epp family eventually was handed over to Ruth Derksen Siemens by Margaret Epp Wedel. Ruth donated them to the Archives.

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Donated by Ruth Derksen Siemens

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Fonds is arranged in the following series:
1) Correspondence - Luise Klassen 1959-1991 - (6 files) Boxes 276
2) Correspondence - Agnes Klassen, 1937, 1954-1984 - (4 files) Box 277
3) Correspondence - miscellaneous (no dates) - 1 (1 file) Box 277
4) Correspondence, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989 - (1 file) Box 277
5) Photographs and Letters - 1972-1989 - (1 file) Box 277

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letters need to be handled with care

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Letters are written in German.

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Letters from Russia to Canada

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