Fonds 92 - Lehn family fonds

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Lehn family fonds


  • 1881-2005 (Creation)

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  • 18 cm textual records
  • 6 photos
  • 1 photo album - 1987
  • 2 negatives

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Gerhard G. and Sara (Ens) Lehn

Gerhard G. Lehn born 27 March 1881and Sara (Ens) Lehn born 17 February 1886 were both born in Kronsgarten, Chortitza, Mennonite Settlement, South Russia. After their marriage they lived with her parents in Kronsgarten for some time. Their first daughter Katharina was born in 1907 in Kronsgarten. By 1909 Gerhard, Sara and Katharina had moved to Leonidovka, Ignatievo. Their next four daughters were all born in Leonidovka - Helena 1909, Sara 1912, Elfrieda 1918 and Cornelia 1920. Elfrieda died in Leonidovka in 1925. The couple with their four daughters came to Canada in June 1926 and settled in Hanley, Saskatchewan. Sara Ens Lehn died in Hanley, Saskatchewan on March 9, 1933. Gerhard married on October 27, 1935 for the second time to Katharina Klassen. The family eventually moved to British Columbia. Katharina died March 22, 1958 in Sardis, British Columbia and Gerhard died 1 March 1970 in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

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Cornelia and Sara Lehn

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Fonds is arranged in the following series:
1) Genealogy of Lehn and Enns families - (1 file) Box 203
2) Gerhard Lehn - 1961-1963 - (l file) Box 203
3) Katarina Lehn - 1968-1987 - (1 file) Box 203
4) Helene Ens Dyck - 1979-2001 - (1 file) Box 203
5) Sara Lehn Harder - 2001- (1 file) Box 203
6) Cornelia Lehn - 1920-2002 - (9 files) - Box 203
7) Clippings - 1917, 1960-1963, 1973, 1976,, 1979, 2000 - Box 203
8) Photographs
9) Audio/Visual - 2012 - (2012) Box 203

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Series 8 includes a cloth-bound photo album titled "Miss Lehn zum 80 Geburtstag von Den Maedchen" to honour her 80th birthday.

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Record created December 02, 2010
Record modified May 23, 2015




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