Collection 578 - Jacob Goossen family photograph collection

Farming operation at the Wintergruen estate Silver Wedding Anniversary of Jacob and Aganetha Goossen Two Goossen brothers and their families Goossen siblings visiting Family photo of the Jacob Johann Goossen family The Goossen Wintergruen Estate Interior of the Schönsee Mennonite Church in the Molotschna Col. Jacob Johann Goossen Aganetha (Kaethler) Goossen Family portrait <em>Untitled</em> <em>Untitled</em>

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CA MHC 578


Jacob Goossen family photograph collection


  • 1890-1972 (Creation)

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35 photographs

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Jacob Goossen's wife and children came to Canada after he died in 1920. One son-in-law, Abram A. Friesen, was first married to daughter Maria Goossen (1889-1934) and then to another daughter, Helena Goossen (1895-1985). After Helena (Goossen) Friesen died in 1985 the photographs came into the possesion of Maria's daughter, Aganetha (Friesen) Enns (1923-1989) and her husband John Enns.

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John Enns (Winnnipeg) donated these photographs in 2002.

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The collection traces its beginning to Jacob Goossen (1858-1920), a Mennonite estate owner in Russia. The photographs consist of family photos showing individuals, family groups and buildings at Wintergruen as the estate was called.

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