of Alberta

John Heidebrecht fonds

Accession 2023.008

Title and Physical Description

John Heidebrecht fonds. – ca. 1942-943. – 9 photographs

Administrative/biographical History

John Heidebrecht was born 15 May 1918, at Grishkovka, Altayskiy Kray, Russia, the son of David Heidebrecht and Margaret (Epp) Heidebrecht.  The family immigrated to Canada in 1929, settling near Tofield, Alberta.  During World War II John Heidebrecht served as a Conscientious Objector in the Seebe camp and perhaps also in other camps.  He died in Edmonton on 28 August 1974.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of nine photographs including group photographs of conscientious objectors, logging,  dynamite and road/railway construction work.

Source of Acquisition

Gift by Irene Enns, daughter of John Heidebrecht


Accession 2023.008
See also Henry D Goerzen fonds Conscientious Objector collection

GRANDMA #652936