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Fauth family history, 1981
Fauth family history, 1981
M-9225-14

Alberta Chapter, Germans from Russia Heritage Society fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Incorporation and bylaws. - 1981
Series 2 Annual general meetings. - 1985-2006
Series 3 Bulletins (newsletters). - 1981-2005
Series 4 Family histories. -1969-2005
Series 5 Passenger ships and border crossings - Lists of immigrants. - 2000-2005 (originally created 1900-1918)
Series 6 International convention. - 1984
Series 7 Miscellaneous family papers. - 1910-1934
Series 8 Audio-visual records. - 1983-2006

Inventory

Series 1 Incorporation and bylaws. - 1981. - 0.5 cm of textual records
M-9225-1 Cerificate of incorporation, bylaws, and outline of duties of officers and committee chairpersons. - 1981
Series 2 Annual general meetings. - 1985-2006. -3 cm of textual records
M-9225-2 Annual general meetings. - 1985-1992
M-9225-3 Annual general meetings. - 1993-2006
Series 3 Bulletins (newsletters). - 1981-2001. - 9 cm of textual records
M-9225-4 Bulletins 1-23. - 1981-1985
M-9225-5 Bulletins 24-43. - 1986-1989
M-9225-6 Bulletins 44-82. - 1990-1997
M-9225-7 Bulletins 83-102. - 1998-2001
M-9225-8 Bulletins 103-121 (final issue). - 2002-2005
Series 4 Family histories. - 1969-2005. - 75 cm of textual records
M-9225-9 "Bochler Family History" by Annette Boechler. - 1997. - Regarding the descendants of Gregory Boechler and Katherine (Geiger) Boechler.
M-9225-10 "Bosch Family History" by Shirly Bard. - 1992. - Regarding the descendants of Ignatz Bosch and Melonia (Huber) Bosch.
M-9225-11 "A View of the Boser Kinship" by Father Jhn Boser, OMI. - 1986. - Regarding the descendants of Michael Boser and Regina (Hoffman) Boser.
M-9225-12 "Brittner, Jaufmann, Moser Genealogy from 1763" by Odelia (Brittner) Ell. - 1989
M-9225-13 "The Dell History, 1850-1993" by Fran Austman. - 1993. - Regarding the descendants of Heinrich Dell and Elizabeth Reimche Dell.
M-9225-14 "Fauth: A History of the Family, 1816-1981" by the descendants. - 1981. - Regarding the descendants of Ferdinand Fauth and Jacobina (Schneider) Fauth.
M-9225-15 "Flemmer, Ginther, Schopp, Schmoll, Ley Family History" by Dennis D. Seher. - 1995. - Regarding the descendants of Hannss Flemmer, 1530.
M-9225-16 "The Friedt Family (Fried, Freidt, Freed) from 1679 to 1986" by Mary Anne Cockerell, pages 1-199. - 1986. - Regarding the descendants of Martin Friedt and Veronica [last name unknown].
M-9225-17 "The Friedt Family", pages 200-399
M-9225-18 "The Friedt Family", pages 400-636
M-9225-19 "Our Family Heritage: An Historical Record of the George and Mary Goetz Family" by George Dorscher. - 1987
M-9225-20 "The Hauck Heritage" by Dorothy (Hauck) Miller. - 1985. - Regarding the descendants of Johann Sebastien Hauck and his wife [unknown name].
M-9225-21 "Kienzle History" by Dennis D. Seher. - 1991. - Regarding the descendants of Friedich Johann Kienzle and Christina (Herman) Kienzle.
M-9225-22 "The Langs: 80 Years in Western Canada" by Betty Lang. - 1985. - Regarding the descendants of Karl Land and Francis (Massier) Lang, and second wife Anna [unknown last name].
M-9225-23 "Leno, Brockel, Schopp, Ehrman, Pfaff Family History" by Dennis D. Seher. - 1995. - Regarding the descendants of Johann Peter Leno and Margaretha [unknown last name].
M-9225-24 "Levie (Levi) Family History, 1844-1992" by Donna Lawrenc. - 1992. - Regarding the descendants of Friedrich Levi and Rosina (Hoffman) Levi.
M-9225-25 Materie (Materi) family history notes by Syl Penner. - 1994
M-9225-26 "The Materi Story" by Sylvianne (Forsythe) Penner. - 1997
M-9225-27 "The Materi Families of North America" by Sylvianne Forsythe-Penner, pages 1-149. - 2005.
M-9225-28 "The Materi Families of North America", pages 150-275
M-9225-29 "The Materi Families of North America", pages 276-411
M-9225-30 Joseph Mock family tree. - [after 1980]. - Regarding the descendants of Joseph Mock and Monica (Chankela) Mock.
M-9225-31 "Mock Reunion: Family of Joseph and Monica Mock by Delores Peavey" by Mock descendants. - 1981
M-9225-32 "Jacob Moldenhauer Family" by Moldenhauer descendants. - 1990 [updated to 1994]. - Regarding descendants of Jacob Moldenhauser and Christina (Deichert) Moldenhauer.
M-9225-33 "Ohlhauser Odyssey" by Betty (Ohlhauser) Lang. - 1990
M-9225-34 "Hans Michael Rieb Genealogy, 1680-1966" by Paul E. Reeb. - 1969. - Regarding Hans Michael Rieb and Maria Barbara [unknown last name].
M-9225-35 "Memories of Another Day and Time" by Michael Richter. - [after 1990]. - Regarding the descendants of Lawrence Victor Richter and Barbara (Weisbeck) Richter.
M-9225-36 "Riehl Famly History, 1818-1986" by John and Ann Riehl. - 1986
M-9225-37 "The Jacob Schafer Family Tree" by Frieda (Schafer) Houghton. - 1984. - Regarding the descendants of Jacob Schafer and Katherine (Zweigardt) Schafer.
M-9225-38 "Scharback" (family history) by Lorraine (Brossart) Zeiler. - 1979. - Regarding Johannes Scharbach and Magdalena (Sutter) Scharbach.
M-9225-39 "Canadian Descendants of Freidrich Schlenker and Catharina Stickel" by Ralph Schlinker. - 1999
M-9225-40 "Our Family Heritage: An Historical Record of the Basilious Schmidt Family" by George Dorscher. - 1987. - Regarding the descendants of Basilious Schmidt and Lugwiga (Klotzel) Schmidt.
Note Edward Schmidt's recorded memoirs are found below in M-9225-71.
M-9225-41 "The Seibold Family, 1680-1885" by Lester Seibold. - 1984
M-9225-42 "Seher, Wolfer, Seidel, Metzger Family History: The Descendants of Adam Seher, 1532" by Dennis D. Seher. - 1994. - Regarding the descendants of Adam Seher and Barbara [unknown last name] and second wife Margareth Burgsten.
M-9225-43 "Spanning 4 Nations: A History and Genealogy of the Senger Family, 1770-1985" by Frank J. Senger. - 1985. - Regarding the descendants of Wendelin Senger and Katherina (Salway) Senger.
M-9225-44 "Our Family Heritage: An Historical Record of the Michael Torscher Family" by George Dorscher. - 1988. - Regarding the descendants of Michael Troscher and his wife [unknown name] and second wife Elizabeth [unknown last name].
M-9225-45 "Our Family Heritage: An Historical Record of the John and Catherin Torscher Family" by George Dorscher. - 1988. - Regarding the descendants of Karnelly Torscher and Marianna (Friedel) Torscher.
M-9225-46 "Ancestors and Descendants of Sebastian and Elizabeth (Schweitzer) Wald" by Bill [unknown last name], Millie Sahli, and Marcella Wald. - 1980
M-9225-47 "Wanglers, 1870-1990" by Katie Wald. - 1990. - Regarding the descendants of Anton Wangler and Magdalena (Gross) Wangler.
M-9225-48 "The Christian Weiss Family, 1863-1978" by Rebecca Weiss. - 1978. - Regarding the descendants of Christian Weiss and Christina (Heller) Weiss.
M-9225-49 "Weninger" by Lorraine Zeiler. - 1984
M-9225-50 "Zeiler" by Lorraine Zeiler. - 1976
Series 5 Passenger ships and border crossings - Lists of immigrants with German names. - Compiled 2000-2005 (originally created 1900-1918). - 14 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of lists, compiled by Alberta Chapter members George Dorscher, Dennis Seher and Rosemary Mack, of people with German names who entered Canada by sea or overland. Included are ship lists of passengers arriving at eastern Canadian and American ports, and lists of immigrants crossing the border from the USA to Canada at North Portal, Saskatchewan, and other smaller Saskatchewan border crossings.
M-9225-51 "Germans from Russia arriving at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1900-1914" by George Dorscher, assisted by Dennis Seher and Rosemary Mack. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-52 "Germans from Russia arriving at the Port of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1900-1914" by George Dorscher, Rosemary Mack and Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-53 "Germand from Russia arriving at the Port of Quebec, Quebec, Canada in the years 1900-1914" by George Dorscher, assisted by Rosemary Mack. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-54 "Passenger Ship Records from Antwerp, Liverpool, Hamburg to St. John, Quebec and Halifax, 1902, 1908-1909" by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-55 "Passenger Ship Records from Liverpool, Antwerp to Quebec, 1908" by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-56 "Passenger Ship Records from Liverpool, London, Antwerp, Glasgow to Halifax, Montreal, Quebec, 1908-1909" by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-57 "Passenger Ship Records from Bremen, Hamburt, Bremerhaven, Libau, Buenos Aires, Antwerp & Liverpool to New York, 1913-1914" by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-58 "North Portal border crossing, 1909-1910 " by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-59 "North Portal border crossing, 1911" by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-60 "North Portal border crossing, 1912" by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-61 "North Portal border crossing, 1913" by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-62 "North Portal border crossing, 1914" by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-63 "North Portal border crossing, 1915-1918" by Dennis Seher. - [compiled 2000-2005]
M-9225-64 "Border Crossings -- West Poplar River -- Big Muddy -- Marienthal, 1913-1918. - [compiled 2000-2005]. - These were all border crossings between Saskatchewan and Montana.
Series 6 International convention. - 1984. - 6.5 cm of textual records and audio cassettes. - The series consists of records related to the Germans from Russia Heritage Society 14th Annual International Convention, held in Calgary, Alberta July 20-22, 1984. It was the first time the convention was held in Canada.
M-9225-65 GRHS 14th Annual International Convention. - 1984. - Consists of local arrangements records, lists of participants, copies of papers presented, program, and keynote address by Grant MacEwan.
M-9225-66 Sound recordings of events and papers at the GRHS International Convention, part 1. - 1984. - 8 audio cassettes. - Consists of: 1. Sing-a-long, Marzolf & Evenstead; 2. Convention opening by Frank Senger; 3. Keynote address by Grant MacEwan; 4. "Government view of German-Canadians" by Dr. Keyserlingk; 5. "Germans from Russia in Alberta" by Dr. Yedlin; 6." Have ethnic cultures a future?" by Dr. Wojciechowski; 7. "How binding is the tie" by Dr. Kalbach; 8. "Cross-cultural ecucation" by Dr. Sealey.
M-9225-67 Sound recordings of events and papers at the GRHS International Convention, part 2. - 1984. - 7 audio cassettes. - Consists of: 9. "National culture in Canada" by Dr. Baird; 10. "Hutterite history" by Helga Moll; 11. "Family Roots" by Gwen Pritzkau; 12. Inspirational address by Kurt Peters; 13. Feature address by Karen Retzlaff; 14. Variety talent show, Cathie Neely; 15. Worship service, Arnold Marzolf.
Series 7 Miscellaneous family papers. - 1910-1934. - 2 cm of textual records
M-9225-68 Letters between the Holtzwart sisters. - 1930. - Consists of letters in old German script written by Matilda Metzer in Russia to Elizabeth Diegl of North Dakota, and to Christine Seigle of Kincorth, Saskatchewan. Includes translations.
M-9225-69 "12 letters from a man who lived near Odessa". - 1910-1914. - Consists of copies of newspapers articles in German and Russian.
M-9225-70 Ray Kaiser family church register. - 1934. - Consists of copies of pages of a church register (in Russian and Germangiven to the family when they left Volga to come to Canada in 1934.
Series 8 Audio-visual records. - 1983-2006. - 3 audio cassettes. - 1 compact disc. - 1 video cassette
M-9225-71 Various sound recordings. - 1983-2006. - 3 audio cassettes. - 1 compact disc. - Consists of: 1. A recording of 1983 GRHS International Convention events donated by Frank Senger; 2. The Yagoder, words phrases, verses, rhymes, and tales told in the English and Jagoda language, recorded by members of the Calgary chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, [ca. 1980s-1990s]; 3. Edward Schmidt's memories of escaping Odessa during the Second World War and being drafted into the German army, [recorded ca. 2000]; 4. A Celebration of our Germans from Russia Heritage, recorded at various informal events in Calgary, 2006.
M-9225-72 Germans from Russia on the Canadian Prairies, Then & Now. - 2002. - 1 video cassette (VHS). - Produced by Homeland Productions, Calgary, Alberta.
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