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Aron Rempel fonds
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Aron and Olga Rempel and 8 children

Aron and Olga Rempel with their eight children standing in front of a house. Olga is holding the youngest child who is still a baby. The girls are all dressed in dresses, white shoes with white socks and all have white ribbons in their hair.


Aron and Olga Rempel picking rasperries

Aron and Olga Rempel picking raspberries. According to GAMEO Aron Rempel introduced raspberries to Yarrow. During one his business trips to Everett, Washington, he purchased a few raspberry canes for his farm in Yarrow. Although his neighbors felt this was a foolish investment, Rempel persisted and soon was known as Raspberry King of Yarrow. It was by the cultivation of raspberries that the emerging Yarrow community was able to establish a solid economic foundation.


Aron Rempel fonds

  • CA MHSBC 199
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1970

The fonds consists of the following series:
1) Constitution - British Columbia Conference of the Mennonite Brethren, N.D. - (1 file) Box 434
2) Minutes: Board Meeting, 1948, "Aufzeichnungen der Prediger-Diakonen Konferenz" (Record of the Paster-Deacon Conference), 1950, Canadian Board of Colonization, 1957. - (1 file) Box 434
3) Reports - Mission reports from India (1948), Africa, Japan, Mexico & South America (ca. 1955). - (1 file) Box 434
4) Publications - "LehrerZeitung", 1949 - (1 file) Box 434
5) Photographs

Rempel, Aron Dietrich, 1903-1981

Olga and Aron Rempel

Olga and Aron Rempel standing in front of a stone wall. Both are formally dressed. Olga is wearing a corsage on her outfit.


Rempel daughters

The eight daughters standing in front of their house. Left to right : Ruth (Rempel) Klassen, Edith (Rempel) Simpson, Hildegarde (Rempel) Krahn, Charlotte (Rempel) Shier, Joan (Rempel) Pauls, Anne (Rempel) Dyck, Olgie (Rempel) Peters, and Marlene (Rempel) Penner.


Rempel's children

Four Rempel children in the field. These are likely the four youngest children of Aron and Olga Rempel.