Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

Heinrich and Maria Geddert collection

Accession 2003.045,  2005.007, 2005.036 and 2007.004 all filed with 2005.007

Title and Physical Description

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

None

Finding Aids

See File Inventory

Accruals

Expected

Notes

Accession 2003.045, 2005.007, 2005.036 and  2007.004, all filed with 2005.007.

Language: Russian, German

Last updated   oct. 2 1014

File Inventory

Accession 2003.045 (filed as part of 2005.007)

1-1. Printout of 7 electronic files

Accession 2005.007

1-2 Copy of Heinrich Geddert music, 1923-1926.
1-3 Copy of Heinrich Geddert music, 1924
1-4 Original Heinrich Geddert music booklet
1-5 Original Heinrich Geddert music booklet, 1923-1926
1-6 Photocpy of Nickel family history by Benjamin Andreas Nickel.
1-7 Original manuscript of eight devotionals.
1-8 Scribbler 3 of devotionals
1-9 Scribbler 5 of devotionals
1-10 Scribbler 6 of devotionals
1-11 Scribbler of Christmas program, 1941, including a drama presentaton
1-12 Liederheft (song book) belonging to Maria Nikkel of Gruehnfeld with some photocopies of songs.

Accession 2005.036 (Filed as part of accession 2005.007)

1-13 Chronik by Benjamin Andreas Nickel, transcribed by Ben Geddert
1-14 Chronik by Benjamin Andreas Nickel, transcribed by Ben Geddert
1-15 Photocopy of Benjamin Andreas Nickel memoirs, part 1
1-16 Photocopy of Benjamin Andreas Nickel memoirs, part 2.
1-17 Benjamin Andreas Nickel memoirs, transcribed from Gothic to Latin German script by Peter Janzen
1-18 Benjamin Andreas Nickel memoirs translated by Ben Geddert, part 1
1-19 Benjamin Andreas Nickel memoirs translated by Ben Geddert, part 2
2-20 Benjamin Andreas Nickel memoirs translated and edited by Ben Geddert
2-21 Benjamin Andreas Geddert Diary, translated by Ben Geddert

Accession 2007.004 (Filed as part of accession 2005.007)

2-22 Geddert Family, Unser Familien Cronik, c. 1945-1963
2-23 Geddert Family,, Notizen, 1848-1951.

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