Halbstadt (Molotschna, Russia)



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4 young girls posing for photo

This photo is a formal photo of four young girls. They are, left to right clockwise: Anna Gossen, aged 6, Lena Kliewer, aged 3, Wanda Kliewer, aged 5 and Elfrieda Gossen (later Dyck) aged 4. Elfrieda’s mother had made the dresses, which Anna and Elfrieda are wearing as well as the shoes. Elfrieda (Gossen) Dyck remembers her mother making these shoes.

7 women posing for a photo with the goat they used for milk.

This photo is of a group of women taken in Halbstadt in October 1942 includes Elfrieda (Gossen) Dyck’s grandmother, Anna (Wiens) Rempel who is sitting in the middle. The family milked this goat because they couldn’t afford a cow. The photo was given to Anna by a person named H. Schirmacher. The other women on the photo are not identified. Perhaps they were kindergarten teachers with Anna. (See photo #12)

A cycling party on the Fehderau property. On the

  • CA MAO M2004F 29
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  • 1914

A cycling party on the Fehderau property. On the left is Nicholas J. Fehderau's brother-in-law, Jakob Dyck; second from the right is Ernst Gosemann. The family's summer kitchen is in the background.


A group of young women. Rita's great-aunt, Anna

  • CA MAO M2004R 4
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  • 1920

A group of young women. Rita's great-aunt, Anna Letkemann sister of her grandmother, Maria (Letkemann) Barkowsky is second from the
right in the front row. As a single woman, Anna Letkemann was sent to Siberia and came to Canada in the 1940s.


Abraham Unruh seated with his guitar

The 18 year old Abraham Unruh, Alida’s maternal uncle, is seated with his guitar. Abraham was the brother of Anna Unruh, Alida’s mother. The photo was taken Aug. 22, 1943 and sent to Anna Unruh who was living in Leipzig, Germany at that time. Abraham changed his name to Adolf under the German occupation of the Ukraine.

Alumni of Halbstadt Maedchenschule (girls school)

This is a photo of some of the former students of the Halbstadt Maedchenschule (girls school) in the garden of Elder Unruh. At the back stands the teacher Kornelius Wiens and Miss Katharina Willms (second from left in the first row). Next to her, in the centre sits Agatha Unruh, now Mrs. J. J. Enns, Winnipeg. [HR 166]

American Mennonite Relief (AMR)

This file consists of the following items:
1) C.E. Krehbiel, "Notes on My Relief Trip to Russia" 130 pages 1922. Box 240
2) C. E. Krehbiel, Report on Ukrainian Mennonites, 1922, 1923. Box 240
3) Correspondence and Reports from Prieschib District Commitee, Secretary N. Blank, 4 pages; Box 240
4) Halbstadt Statistics. Box 240
5) C.E. Krehbiel Diaries 1921-1923 Details of the child feeding proram and clothing distribution in Molotschna. (2 folders). Box 240
6) H. B. Janz report to the Central Committee of AMR Box 240
7) Summary of AMR Monthly Reports 1923-1925; Letter from Johann Bueckert to AMR Director Alvin J. Miller May 1925. This material was typed from Goshen College Historical Archives by MaryAnn Quiring, Box240
8) P.C. Hiebert collection, AMR, Medical village Reports, D.R. Hoeppner, Unpaged, 10cm.
9) P.C.Hiebert Collection, AMR Correspondence 1922-1923, various, 25 cm
10) P.C. Hiebert Collection, AMR Russian Relief Reports, 1920 -1923, various. 10 cm.
11) P.C. Hiebert Collection Memoirs, "The Famous 62" and various excerts., 2 cm.
12) B.B. Janz, Philip Conries, Bericht,1922 " Studienkommission der Mennoniten S. Russlands, 4 pages; Baerg, P. Bericht, 1922, 5p.
13) Unknown author, Letter to Die Mennonitische Hilfsorganisation in Scottdale Pa. USA describing the overview of the extreme need regarding famine, housing, heating, culture, religious instruction, farming, husbandry in the colonies in 1921.

Krehbiel, Christian Emanuel, 1869-1948

AMR in Halbstadt, Molotschna

This is a photo of a group of younger children standing separated from a group of adults and older children in the archway of a one-storey building in Halbstadt. There are some unidentified AMR workers and a car (or truck) on the picture.

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