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Unknown Church

  • CA MHSS UNK 1020
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  • ca. 1950

Large white church


Meeting of Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization together with Mennonite Central Relief committee and provincial relief committees.

This is a photograph of the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization together with Mennonite Central Relief Committee and provincial relief committees taken in Saskatoon on February 21, 1952. The delegates are arranged in 4 rows on the stage of a church. A stained glass window can be seen behind them. Front row left to right: J. Gerbrandt, T.O. F. Herzer, B.B. .Janz, J.J. Thiessen, H.C.P. Cresswell, C.A. DeFehr, H.J. Janzen. Second row left to right: J. Pankratz, J.G. Rempel, A.K. Klassen, P.W. Dyck, J.M. Neufeld, J.H. Unruh, J.J. Klassen, A.A. Toews. Third row left to right: H.M. Epp, C.H. Snyder, F.P. Kroeker, G.J. Derksen, David Schulz, A.A. Wiens, W.H. Enns. Fourth row (back row) left to right: A.A. Wall, N.N. Fransen, J. Reimer, G.G. Friesen, G.G. Epp, Gustav Klaassen.


Bender to/from Hamburg-American Lines, October 18, 25, 1937

Bender to Ernest Schaeublin, October 18, 1937, of the Line’s Chicago office]: asked third-class accommodations on Europa from New York to Cherbourg November 3, round trip; about whether the voyage went to Barcelona, etc.; missionary rates?. • • • CONTIGUOUS, Ernest Schaeublin to Bender, October 25, 1937 [stationery of Hamburg-American Line - North German Lloyd; NOTE--it is unclear whether the name is Ernst or Ernest]: had yours of October 22 [not extant here] with check for $330 for fare for the two; some enclosure; discussed rates./ Regarding Mrs. John C. Wenger [sic-- Ruth Wenger, Ruth Detweiler Wenger] plans for sailing in March. • • • CONTIGUOUS, Ernest Schaeublin to Bender, November 2, 1937: more on arrangements for Ruth Wenger [Ruth Detweiler Wenger].

Bender to C. F. Kolbelt, January 1, 1938 [Hamburg-American Line]

Bender to C. F. Kolbelt, January 1, 1938 [Kolbelt--of Tourist and Third Class Departments, Hamburg-American Line]: sailing “out to Cherbourg, room for Ruth Wenger [Ruth Detweiler Wenger] was okay, but “we” [the Benders] thought that this early before the season they could have been assigned a better one [elaborated].

Itinerary, budget &c by Bender, ca March 1936?

Itinerary by Bender, penciled “March 1936]: Tentative itinerary (typed, not apparently by another travel agency) for Heart of Europe Tour June-August 1936, with costs attached. • • • CONTIGUOUS, Document “Estimated Budget”, one-page, with an estimate totaling $540 per person plus passport costs; “This tour will be personally conducted and managed by H. S. Bender, Th.D., Dean of Goshen College...”; “If interested, apply at once to H. S. Bender...”; reservations due May 1, with down payment of $75. • • • CONTIGUOUS, no date: scratch sheet, in pencil, apparently related to planning the trip.

J. J. Vodak to Bender, March 23, 1936 [Cunard White Star Lines]

J. J. Vodak to Bender, March 23, 1936 [Cunard White Star Lines stationery]: had written to Bender March 6 [not extant here] inquiring about attendance from “the Mennoite [sic] General Conference of North America” at “the World Convention in Holland this summer”; “our people in the east [sic]” were anxious to know; please advise.

Hamburg-American Line to/from Bender, March 13, 25, 1937, re J.C. and Ruth Wenger passage back to USA

Two letters of Bender from or to Hamburg-American Line, March 13 and 25, 1937: Correspondence with Hamburg-American Line about getting John C. Wenger [J. C. Wenger, John Christian Wenger] and his wife Ruth Wenger [Ruth Detweiler Wenger] passage back to the United States (solving some sort of glitch).

H. S. Bender to Walter R. Buerckel, November 16, 1935 [Hamburg-American Line, Chicago]

H. S. Bender to Walter R. Buerckel, November 16, 1935 [addressee was Traveling Passenger Agent of Hamburg-American Line, Chicago]: reference to Buerckel’s of November 12 [not extant here], and the offer of 50% rebate if Bender got a small group together; plan was a party for the Hamburg from New York June 18 to Rotterdam via South Hampton, to return on the Hansa Cherbourg August 14 to New York; wanted exact information and folders.

Walter R. Buerckel to Bender & reply, February-March, 1936

Walter R. Buerckel to Bender, [sic] February 21, 1936 [stationery of Hamburg-American Line--North German Lloyd stationery, Chicago, sender Traveling Passenger Agent]: wanted a list of about 25 of most prominent and wealthy of Goshen, to whom to send attractive materials.... • • • ATTACHED, Bender to Walter E. Buerckel, [sic] March 19, 1936: cover letter and interesting list of 36 prominent residents of Goshen, Indiana [list includes Dr. H. W. Eby (Henry W. Eby, brother of Clara Eby Steiner, etc.)].

Bender to Walter R. Buerckel, March 31, 1936

Bender to Walter R. Buerckel, March 31, 1936 [addressee, in Chicago, a Hamburg-American official]: Sending $200 down payment for my group:  Orie O. Miller and wife [Elta Miller, Elta Wolf Miller]; Miss Lois Miller [ daughter of Orie and Elta], Mr. P. R. Schroeder [Peter R. Schroeder?], Ed. G. Kaufman [Edmund G. Kaufman, E. G. Kaufman], P. C. Hiebert [Peter C. Hiebert?], E. J. Bontrager [Eli J. Bontrager, Eli J. Borntrager, Eli J. Bontreger], and Bender himself.

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