of Alberta

Peter Toews fonds

Accession no. 2003.019

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 was a student and worked on the family farm. He emigrated to Canada in 1926 and farmed at Mayfair, Saskatchewan. He married Helena A. Kroeger and they had four children: Anna Marie (Boyes), David, Ernest, 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 Acquisition

Gift by Anna Marie Boyes, 2003


Accession no. 2003.019

Last updated July 2013 – Jim Bowman

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