Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.2.102

Title: Johann Janzen family collection

Dates of creation: [194-]

Physical description: 1 chart : ms. (laminated) ; 90 x 61 cm

Biographical sketch: Johann "Hans" Janzen (1752-1823) was the first in this family line to immigrate from Prussia (Poland) to south Russia (Ukraine), in 1804. Johann married twice: to Maria Bergmann (1758-1808), and to Agatha Fast in 1809. The chart was creatd by a descendant, Rev. Abraham H. Epp (1882-1960) while he was living in the Niagara region. Katie Peters used the chart as the basis of her book, Genealogy of Johann Janzen, 1752-1823 (Winnipeg, Man.: E.J. Klassen, 1977).

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives in 2019 by Marianne Enns

Scope and content: Johann and his two wives occupy a centre circle in this descendant chart with Johann and Maria’s children surrounding them. Descendants of the children are charted outwards from the circle. Most of the descendants migrated to Canada in the 20th century.

Notes:
Original archival description created 2019 by Laureen Harder-Gissing

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