Dankfest 1994: Celebration of Russian Mennonite immigration in 1924

Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 10.22

Date of creation: 1994

2 sleeves containing 22 35mm black and white slides. These slides are reproductions of historic photographs related to the audio-visual presentation at the 70th anniversary Dankfest, held at the Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church on Oct. 15, 1994. This presentation occurred in morning and was a series of stories. The narration is included with the slides.

For further information see the Dankfest fonds at XV-62

The slides were donated to the Archives by the Dankfest Committee in 1995.

Created Nov. 1997 by Sam Steiner

  1.     Departure from Lichtenau in 1924
  2.     Mariechen Braun
  3.     Jacob Bartels
  4.     Departure from Lichtenau in 1924
  5.     Abram Wall family (detained at Atlantic Park for 18 months)
  6.     Typical ship on which immigrants arrived
  7.     875 Mennonites from Russia arrive in Waterloo
  8.     Walking toward Erb Street Mennonite Church (Waterloo, Ont.)
  9.     Jacob H. Janzen family
  10.     First home of Janzen family
  11.     Peter Klassen family
  12.     Rev. and Mrs. Jacob H. Janzen
  13.     Second floor where services held first (site of Harmony Lunch)
  14.     Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church (Waterloo, Ont.)
  15.     First Canadian home for Bill Andres in Niagara
  16.     Children going to church
  17.     Niagara United Mennonite Church (Virgil, Ont.)
  18.     Abe Reimer's shed where fruit shipping began
  19.     50th anniversary of Mennonite settlement in Niagara/Virgil area
  20.     Leamington United Mennonite Church (Leamington, Ont.) (Built in 1933)

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