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Class photograph with teachers.

Class photo of the Elim Bible School in Yarrow. The women are all wearing white dresses with corsages on their dresses and the men are all wearing suits. Every one is holding a bible. This is likely a graduation picture. First row sitting (left to right) : Bernard B. Boldt, Herman Lenzmann, Cornelius C. Peters, Cornelius D. Toews, Henry Bartsch. Second row (left to right) ; Lena Goerz, Anne Neufeld, Eleanor Martens, Margaret (Koop) Siemens, Margaret (Reimer) Henry, Helen Loewen, Mina VanBergen, Elizabeth (Loewen) Loewen Sawatsky. Back row (left to right) : John Braun, Peter Teichroeb.


Certificate of attendance to Yarrow Bible school

This is Elizabeth's certificate of attendance at Yarrow Bible school in 1943-44 showing the courses she took and including the grades for each course. The certificate is signed by the five instructors at the school. Elizabeth's obituary says that the family came to Yarrow in 1948 however GRANDMA has a note under her mother's name to say the family came to Yarrow in 1943.

Yarrow Bible School

Karl Götz

This is a portrait of teacher Karl Götz, the one so instrumental in guiding/protecting Helene and the group of young women from the teacher training seminar (first at Lutbrandau where the group of girls was called the "Das blaue Nest") through Poland and Germany on their flight from repatriation back to the USSR. The image is taken later in his life.

Nick and Anna Dueck family

This photo is a portrait of the Nick and Anna Dueck family. Nick was Helene's uncle from Gem, Alberta, the one who sponsored her refugee application, making it possible for her to immigrate to Canada. He had immigrated to Canada earlier in 1925. Standing in the photo are (l-r) Edna, Leona, Herman, and Irene. And sitting are Uncle Nick and Aunt Anna.

Friends in Alerheim

This photo is a group picture of friends in Alerheim including: Agnes Penner, Helene Dück, Annie Dück, Kathi Penner, Olga Teichrieb, and Sister Liddy. The group of refugees had relocated once again, this time to Alerheim to work on farms. Helene worked in the house of Rev. Ruf.

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