Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.355 (Shelf 1 - oversize)

Title: Gerhard and Maria (Dyck) Rempel fonds

Dates of creation: [1928?]

Physical description: 1 object ; 24 x 9 x 42 cm

Biographical sketch: Gerhard Rempel (1861-1942) and Maria Dyck (1864-1946) married in Schoenfeld, south Russia in 1889. The couple had five children. Only one, Jakob, survived. Sons Gerhard and Peter were murdered by bandits during the Russian civil war. Daughters Maria and Susanna died young. Parents Gerhard and Maria, along with son Jakob and his wife Maria (Peters), left the Soviet Union for Canada on August 15, 1928. Gerhard and Maria arrived in Quebec City on September 21, 1928 aboard the Empress of Scotland. Their son and daughter-in-law, taking a different ship, arrived a few days earlier. Both families settled in Vineland, Ontario and were members of the Vineland United Mennonite Church.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives by the Rempel family ca. 2019

Scope and content: A cloth satchel with wood and metal clasps and leather handle brough by Gerhard and Maria Rempel from the Soviet Union. Two pages of genealogical notes.

Notes: See also Vineland United Mennonite Church fonds, XIII-2-2.3/5 for family register sheets.
Original archival description created 2023 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


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