CA MHC 578
Jacob Goossen family photograph collection
- 1890-1972 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
John Enns (Winnnipeg) donated these photographs in 2002.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
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.