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This is a photo of eight young boys posing for a photo in front of the blackboard in their school. The photo was taken in the private run, German school in the Neu Kronstal district, north of Plum Coulee, Manitoba on the Mennonite West Reserve. Front row, far right is John Kroeker. Behind him (to the right) is John's older brother Klaas Kroeker.
An undated clipping from the "Altona Echo," [197-, bef. 1982] ran this photo along with a then-current day photo of five of these schoolmates provides the names of the boys in this photo. left to right is Corny Banman, David Hildebrandt, Henry Hildebrandt (Morden), Isaak Fast (Mexico), Jacob Hildebrandt (Mexico), Peter K. Harder (Altona, John Kroeker (Plum Coulee), Klaas Kroeker (Altona). The teacher was Klaas Harder.
This is a photo of Klaas Kroeker and his wife Helena Kroeker (nee Helena Dyck) standing beside a car that has a cloth roof cover. Both are wearing dark clothing, with Helena wearing a tradtional head covering and Klaas a three piece suit. Out buildings can be seen in the background.
This is a photo Peter Kroeker and his wife Elizabeth Kroeker (nee Elizabeth Hiebert) seated on chairs posing for a photo. Elizabeth is weariong a tradtional Mennonite headcovering. Peter is wearing a three piece suite with a light coloured tie. Annotations by son John Kroeker on back. Most likely taken in 1926. Peter and Elizabeth farmed south of Plum Coulee in the Mennonite West Reserve of Manitoba.
This is a photo of Abraham R. Bergen and his wife Maria Bergen (nee Maria Neufeld) sitting on a chair posing for a photo in Paraguay. Greenery is used for a backdrop. In her hand she is holding flowers. They are both dressed in dark clothing. They were married in 1913 in Manitoba and moved to Bergthal, Paraguay in 1927, as part of the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church.