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Title: Nicholas Fransen family fonds

Dates of creation: Jan 2009

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Nicholas Fransen (1907-2000) was born in Mariawohl, Molotschna, South Russia. He immigrated to Canada in 1926 and became a farmer and minister in Vineland, Ontario.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives in 2014 by Edith Fransen

Scope and content: In 2009, Nicholas' daughter Edith Fransen compiled an article about Mariawohl which is essentially a Fransen family genealogy along with genealogical notes about other families living in Mariawohl between 1914 and 1926. Edith prepared the article in anticipation of a visit by family members to Mariawohl in 2009.

See also:

  • Hist.Mss.22.2.40 Interview with Nicholas ("Nick") Fransen
  • Fransen, N. (1994). My pilgrimage : The memoirs of Nicholas N. Fransen. Ontario: N.N. Fransen (copy located in the Milton Good Library).

Original archival description created 2018 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


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