Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Manitoba Mennonites

Index to Pioneer Portraits Published in the Red River Valley Echo (Altona, Manitoba) 1974-1980

Compiled by Alf Redekopp

These portraits of Mennonite pioneers in southern Manitoba appeared in the Altona-based Red River Valley Echo as a regular feature from 1974-1980. The first 102 were edited by Lawrence Klippenstein, then teacher and pastor in Altona, and the subsequent ones were edited by Elizabeth Bergen, a columnist with the Echo for many years. The photos and information were almost always supplied by interested relatives of these pioneers. This collection forms a modest tribute to the energies and contributions of the early settlers who first made southern Manitoba their home.

Special thanks to Henry Unger for supplying most of the scanned images of the newspaper clippings. Also, special thanks to the Mennonite Heritage Centre collection of pioneer portaits which included a partial index.

Index includes:
Husband's name/birth year/Wife's Maiden Name/birth year/Portrait No./Date Published


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