of Alberta

Peter Toews fonds

Title and Physical Description

Peter Toews fonds. – 1923. – 1 cm of textual records

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Access restrictions

No restrictions on access

Finding aids

No finding aid


Accession no. 2003.019

Last updated July 2013 – Jim Bowman