- 1843-2008, predominantly 1988-2008 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.2 m of textual records
Name of creator
Erdman Schellenberg (popularly known as Ed Schellenberg) (1928-2012) was born in the R.M. of Montcalm, Manitoba as the fourth of six children born to David Schellenberg (1898-1965) and Anna Braun (1901-1997). He married Romelda Rempel in 1951 in the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church (EMB) in Steinbach, Manitoba. They had four children. Ed was a long-time resident of Steinbach, owned and operated Schellenberg Sales and Services, served as a volunteer in various community organizations, and during his retirement years, spend many hours collecting, compiling and researching Mennonite genealogy and family history. He died in Steinbach on 13 April 2012 and is buried in the Heritage Cemetery in Steinbach.
The materials in this fonds/collection were retrieved from Ed Schellenberg's home at 206-1st Street in Steinbach on July 25-26, 2012, shortly before the house was being presented for-sale. Daughter Colleen Koop facilitated the transfer on behalf of her mother, Romelda, Ed's widow.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The estate of the late Erdman "Ed" Schellenberg
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This fonds consists of family documents, unpublished genealogies, a computer database and 83 photographs. Many of the genealogies are computer generated reports based on data that Ed Schellenberg collected and compiled for himself and others interested in Mennonite family history. Some of surnames of the families he researched included Schellenberg, Rempel, Braun, Barkman, Falk, Schlabach, Warkentin and Reimer.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged and described in Volumes 5670-5672 by Alf Redekopp, February 2013.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Some German documents
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Inventory file list to the unpublished genealogies and documents (See archives staff).
Uploaded finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Acc. No. 2012-061