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1910 group picture of 25th Wedding anniversary of Abram and Anna Matthies

(2 copies) (negative included)
This photo is a group photo of the 25th wedding anniversary of Abram and Anna Matthies. The photo was taken in Prochladnaja in the Caucasus in Russia.It was taken out-of-doors with trees in the background. Abram Matthies was Anna's second husband. Anna, whose maiden name was Wiebe, was first married to Cornelius Reimer.
In the last row, left to right are: Cornelius Reimer (oldest brother of Jacob Cornelius Reimer), Isaak Matthies (half-brother from the same mother of Jacob C. Reimer), Tinchen Matthies (half-sister of Jacob C. Reimer), Anna Wiens, later Froese (cousin to Jacob C.Reimer), Jacob Cornelius Reimer, Hans Matthies (half-brother of Jacob C. Reimer)
Second row: Liese Reimer (wife of Cornelius), Anna Reimer (oldest sister of Jacob C. Reimer who remained single), Anna Matthies (mother of Jacob C. Reimer and wife of Isaak), Abram Matthies (husband of Anna), Emilie Reimer (née Zeh, wife of Jacob C. Reimer),Maria Wiens (sister of Jacob C. Reimer),Cornelius Wiens (husband to Maria and elder and minister of the Kuban M.B.Church)
First row: Cornelius Reimer (son of Jacob C. Reimer, who died at age 18), Nelly Wiens (later Froese), Anna Dyck (daughter of Jacob C. Reimer), Maria DeFehr (daughter of Jacob C. Reimer), Hulda Huebert (daughter of Jacob C,. Reimer), David Reimer (son of Jacob C. Reimer), Abram Wiens


Four M.B. ministers visiting in the Kuban

This photo is of four Mennonite Brethren ministers meeting in the Kuban. The men are seated at a small round table. and are wearing dark suits, white shirts, and dark ties. From left to right, they are Peter Koehn of Waldheim, Molotschna; Kornelius Wiens of Woldemfuerst, Kuban Colony; Jacob Reimer of Rueckenau, Molotschna; and Johann Fast of Alexanderfeld, Kuban Colony.


Group of Russian Students

This photo is of a group of unidentified male high school students and their teachers at the Chortiza Secondary School in Russia. There are 25 students and 7 teachers. Peter Johann Penner is the teacher with long white sideburns on the far left of the photo. Abram Abram Neufeld was the principal of the school. He is the teacher, third from the left, in the first row. The students are all wearing caps. Some of the teachers are wearing hats, the others are wearing caps. The photo is taken outside in front of trees and shrubbery.


MB Convention in Tiege, Sagradovka

This photo is of 22 Mennonite Brethren leaders posing for a photo at the Annual Convention of the United Christian Anabaptist Mennonite Brethren Church in Tiege, Sagradovka held May 14 -15, 1910. Posing with the delegates is S.D. Bondar, Minister of the Interior. He is fourth from the left in the first row. Third from the left in the first row is Wilhelm Dyck of Millerova. For a complete list of the delegates at this conference see pages 66 & 67 of "Moving Beyond Secession" by Abe J. Dueck. For original photo see oversized photos NP003-01-07.


Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Reimer, Kuban, 1909.

This photo is of Cornelius Reimer and his wife Liese. They are standing behind a stone railing, on which they are leaning. Cornelius Reimer is wearing a suit and tie. His wife, Liese, is wearing a light-cloured dress with a white inset and stand-up collar. On her head is a small crocheted cap. The photo was taken in Welikoknjaschesk, Kuban, Russia.