of Alberta

Jakob Johann Braun family fonds

Accession 2009.015

Title and Physical Description

Jakob Johann Braun family fonds. – [ca. 1905-ca. 1907], 2009. – 5 cm of textual records.

Administrative/Biographical History

Jakob Johann Braun was born in 1890 in Tiegenhagen, Moltschnau Colony, South Russia. Sarah Friesen was born in 1899 in Ogus-Tobe, Crimea, Russia. They married in 1921, and emigrated to Canada in 1925. They had at least one child, Hertha Evangeline “Herta” Braun, 1944-2010, born in St. Boniface, Manitoba. She became a professional church organist in Calgary, Alberta. She married Alfred Dilk in 1964, and they had three daughters, Renate Angelika (Pilon), Marlies Ingrid (Bird), and Monika Aneliese (Fourlas). Herta later married Orlin Anderson.

Scope & Content

The fonds includes Herta’s essay on her mother’s family, who were part of a Mennonite community in Crimea and mostly perished during the Stalin era or relocated to Germany. Includes Jakob Johann Braun’s school exercise books in composition, geometry, and art.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Herta Anderson, 2009.


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