of Alberta

Heinrich and Maria Geddert collection

Heinrich and Maria Geddert collection. — 1924-[ca. 1963]. — 4 cm of textual records. — 7 electronic files

Administrative/Biographical History

Heinrich Peter Geddert (2 Sep 1905 – 3 Jan 1992) was born in Zagradovka, South Russia and moved as a child to Orlovo, Barnaul, Siberia where he met his wife, Maria (nee Nickel, 7 Feb 1907, Mazayevka near Ignatievko Colony-23 Feb 1984). They emigrated to Canada in 1926, first settling in Herbert, Saskatchewan. They also lived at Hudson Bay Junction, Saskatchewan; Coaldale, Alberta; Gem, Alberta; and finally, Leduc, Alberta. Heinrich was choir director (Dirigent) for the Orlovo Mennonite Church at the time when music was passed around and each individual made their own copy of it for use in the choir.

Scope & Content

The fonds consists of  a famioly dairy account book [1948-1951]  and  a family chronicle [compiled ca. 1945- 1963  but  containing information dating back to 1801] and  7 electronic (.nwc format readable by Noteworthy software) music files which have been printed out.

Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds

Source of Acquisition

Gift by Ben Geddert, son of Heinrich and Maria Geddert

Originals and Reproduction

Original documents can be found in the care of Ben Geddert

Access Restrictions


Finding Aids

See File Inventory




Accession 2003.045,  2007.004

Language: Russian, German

Last updated   oct. 2 1014

File Inventory

1 – 1 Printout of 7 electronic files
1 – 2 Zdyes Yeshcho (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 – 3 Dobrovolny Bozhe (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 – 4 Galoi Dukho (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 – 5 Dobrovolny Bozhe (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 – 6 O Greshnik (variation 1) (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 – 7 O Greshnik (variation 2) (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)
1 – 8 Vsyo Znayet On (separated to c:/MHSA/data/music/)

2007.004 1-1  Geddert  family  [ log of activities and accounts]. – 1948-1951.

2007.004 1-2  Geddert family : unser familien Cronik. – [1945-1963]

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