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Toews, John B., (John Benno), 1934-
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35 volunteers

Individual portraits of 35 volunteers at the Mennonite Historical Society. First row (left tor right) : David Nickel, Clara Thiessen, Ben Stobbe, Ben Braun, Agnes (Braun) Loewen. Second row (left to right) : Erma Wiebe, Erica Suderman, Ed Hildebrand, Dolores Harder, David Giesbrecht. Third row (left to right) : Helen Rose (Goertzen) Pauls, Helen (Block) Nickel, Frank Toews, Ethel (Brandt) Suderman, Esther (Epp) Harder. Fourth row (left to right) : John B. Toews, Jean (Schmidt) Neufeld, Jake Geddert, Jugo Friesen, Helga Rempel..
Fifth row (left to right) : Luella Enns, Louise Price, Lora (Neufeldt) Sawatsky, Laura (Redekopp) Unger, John Konrad. Sixth row (left to right) : MaryLou Braun, MaryAnn (Friesen) Quiring, Mary (Konrad) Epp, Marie Derksen, Lydia (Martens) Isaak. Seventh row (left to right) : Sandy Massic, Robert Martens, Richard Thiessen, Peter Neudorf, Nellie Epp.


Abraham A. and Helena Toews family

Abraham A. and Helena (Janz) Toews with their family. Standing (left to right) : Helen Toews, Peter R. Toews, unknown, Abraham E. Toews, Victor Toews, Mary (Toews) Schmidt. Sitting (left to right) : Helena (Janz) Toews, Abraham A. Toews, John Benno Toews on the lap.


Autobiography and Miscellaneous Writing

This file consists the following items:
1) A brief autobiography of John B Toews' life. He lists his educational background, teaching positions held and his dedication, and fascination for telling the Russian Mennonite story. He has translated many documents from German to make the Russian Mennonite story accessible to the English speaking generation. Box 232
2) Towards a Working Philosophy of Mennonite Research Association Box 232
3) Mennonite Brethren History Symposium
4) Towards Mennonite Integration
5) Commemorating the Mennonite Emigration from Russia during the 1920's
6) What is Basic Christianity?
7) Eichenfeld/Dubovka: A Mennonite Tragedy (translated by John B. Toews) Box 232
8) Indexes

Toews, John B., (John Benno), 1934-

Board of Publications meeting

This photo is of a Board of Publications meeting. Seated are (l-r) Don Kornelsen, _____, Helmut Schroeder, John Eckert, Frank Isaac, Victor Toews, Abe Kroeker, Helmut Huebert, and [John Toews?].

Coaldale church choir

Coaldale Mennonite Brethren church choir. First row (left to right): Peter Dick, Helen Janz, Mary (Janz) Neumann, George Schmidt. Second row (left to right): Susanna (Martens) Walde, Katie (Klassen) Regehr, Elizabeth (Klassen) Langemann, Neta Brooks, Johanna Klassen, Helen Martens, Mary Dick, Anna Brucks. Third row (right to lift): unknown, unknown, unknown. Fourth row (left to right): Elfrieda Klassen, ? Koop, Tina Dick, David Martens, Liese Dick, unknown. Fifth row (left to right): unknown, unknown, Susie Brucks, Isaak Janzen, Tina Enns, unknown, Lydia (Dick) Toews, Peter Martens

Jacob W Toews

File consists of the following items:
1) Diary and observations of Jacob W. Toews, 1847-1933, beginning in 1917. It was copied by son Gerhard Toews, 1903-1984, titled "Notitzen und Erinnerungen".
2) Includes a Family Record sheet
3) Includes a handrawn map of the village of Ohrloff, Molotschna as it was in 1918

Toews, Jacob Wilhelm, 1847-1933


This series consists of the following files:
1) Benjamin B Janz, Letters, Emigration
2) Jacob J. Hildebrand - Bolschevism
3) Peters, David - Village Life
4) Germanism Among M.B. Immigrants in Canada, 1930-1960
5) Andres, Heinrich
6) Sudermann, David P. From Riches to Rags: Gutsbesitzer in South Russia, 1830-1920
7) Fehderau, Nicholas J. Aus der Hoehe in die Tiefen Box 248
8) Kornelsen, H.H. Auswanderung der Mennoniten 1923
9) Fluechtlingsfuersorge Committee: Die Mennoniten Gemeinde in Russland 1914-1920
10) Nottarp, Marienbuger Werder
11) Mannhart, H.G . Jahrbuch
12) Katechismus
13) Moeller, Paul, Mennonites in Prussia
14) Namens Verzeigniss- Danzig
15) J.J. Dyck Am Trakt
16) Horst Penner, Niederlaender
17) Ana-Baptists, Baptists, Mennonites, 1530-1980

Toews, John B., (John Benno), 1934-

MHSBC Board members

11 members of the Mennonite Historical Society board standing around a table at the Mennonite Historical Society office. Men (Left to right): John B. Toews, Robert Martens, Peter Neudorf, Wilfred Penner, Jim Baerg, Richard Thiessen, Harold Klassen, Harry Heidebrecht. Women (left to right): Mariann Jantzen, Connie Braun, Louise ( Bergen) Price.


Personal Writing

This series consists of the following files:
1) Some Reflections (Autobiography of John B Toews)
2) Handwritten Research Notes by John B. Toews
3) Documentary Portraits of Two Emigration Leaders of the 1920's
4) Indexes compiled by John B. Toews on topics and places found in Mennonitische Rundschau, Bote ,Bibel und Pflug, Zionsbote. The indexes are grouped by subjects and issues which Mennonite publications were writing about in 1901 to 1967.

(9 files) Box 232

*Index of Alternative Service found in Mennonitische Rundschau, Der Bote 1925-1968, 6 pages

  • Index of School and Teachers, found in Der Bote, 1925- 1964; 13 pages Index of Asiatic Russia Crimea, Caucasus, Siberia found in Mennoniitsche Rundshau, Der Bote Index of Chortitza, Molotchna, Gruenfeld, BaratowMemrick, New York, Bachmut found in Der Bote, Mennonitische Rundshau Index of letters from Russia found in Der Bote, Mennonitische Rundschau, Bibel und Pflug, Voraerts, 40 pages, Index of Immigration and Emigration found in Mennonitische Rundschau 1914-1968, Der Bote; 10 pages
  • Index of General Information found in Der Bote, Zions Bote, Menno Blatt, Unser Blatt, 36 pages
    5) Occasion of the monument unveiling in Coaldale Alberta on August 4, 2002 of B.B. Janz and Maria Janz.