Peter Toews fonds
Title and Physical Description
Peter Toews fonds. – 1923. – 1 cm of textual records
Peter John Toews (Peter Johann Töws), 1902-1992, was born in Osterwick, Zaporizhia district, Chortitza Colony, Russia. He became a school teacher. He emigrated to Canada in 1926 and farmed at Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan. He married Helena A. Kroeger and they had four children: Anna Marie (Boyes), David, Peter, and Rudolph.
Scope & Content
The fonds consists of the gesangbuch (hymn book), consisting of the lyrics of the hymns sung in the Osterwick Mennonite congregation, hand-copied by Peter Toews in 1923.
Source of Supplied Title
Title based on contents of the fonds
Source of Acquisition
Gift by Anna Marie Boyes, 2003
The material is in German
No restrictions on access
No finding aid
Accession no. 2003.019
Last updated July 2013 – Jim Bowman