of Alberta

Ulrich Dueck fonds

Accession 2003.012

Title and Physical Description

Ulrich Dueck fonds. — Microfilmed 2001 (originally created ca. 1950-ca. 2001). — 1 microfilm reel

Administrative/Biographical History

Heinz Ulrich Dueck was born on 2 Sep 1917 in Gunthen, Kreis Rosenberg, West Prussia to Emil (1881- ) and Maria (nee Rutetzki, – 1965) Dueck. His father was born in Tiege to a Mennonite family and his mother was born in Pollnitz, Schlochlau region to a Catholic family. His parents both joined the Lutheran church. Ulrich graduated from the Realgymnasium in Riesenburg, West Prussia in about 1935. After World War II, he owned a plant seed farm (Saatgutbetrieb) in Grosse Himstedt. He married Gisela Helene Elise Rohrback (Lutheran) on 28 Aug 1950 at Grosse Himstedt. Although being  Lutheran, he was interested in his Mennonite heritage. Ulrich Dueck used the records in this collection to develop a manuscript on the genealogy of a Mennonite family. It was prepared at the request of his cousin, Peter Rahn of Vancouver, and the manuscript was known as “The Rahn Family of Tiegenhof”.

Custodial History

Herman Schirmacher transferred the records to the Mennonite Library and Archives in North Newton, KS in 2001. Microfilm copies were produced for Tim Janzen.

Scope & Content

The fonds consists of a microfilm copy of the Ulrich Dueck collection held at Mennonite Library and Archives in Newton, Kansas. It contains genealogical data mostly pertinent to West Prussian Mennonites on 454 large charts. The originals were last known to be in the possession of Mr. Dueck in Germany.

Source of Acquisition

Gift by Tim Janzen, Portland, OR, 2003

Originals and Reproduction

The originals are apparently in the possession of the creator. Photocopies are at Mennonite Library and Archives, N. Newton, Kansas.

Related Materials

Further family information is published in Deutsches Geschlechterbuch, Vol 126, pp 92-125, Starke-Verlag, Limburg 1961.


Accession 2003.012
Language: German
Part of the Tim Janzen collection
Last updated 5 Nov 2009 – Judith Rempel
Revised July 2012
Sample of Names

Following are the sampled names of persons found in the first charts. The names were selected on the basis that they were born prior to 1740 and appear in the order they are found on the microfilm, showing birth year.

  • Wiebe, Andreas, 1732
  • Wiebe, Dirk, 1713
  • Schultz, Isaak, 1759
  • Dick, Isbrand, 1720
  • Schulz. Kalpb. 18727
  • Esau, Hans, 1720
  • Penner, Kornelius, 1736
  • Andreas, Gerhard, 1729
  • Penner, Jacob, 1727
  • Dyck, Paul, 1670
  • Steffens, Christina, 1717
  • Esau, Hans, 1720
  • Thiehsen, Martin, 1737
  • Froese, David, 1733
  • Claassen, Anna, 1720
  • von Dyck, Claas, 1722
  • Born, Isaak, 1708
  • Wall, Helene, 1724
  • deVeer, Philipp, Jacobsen, 1689
  • Claassen, Catharina, 1682
  • Jantzen, Leonhardt, 1664
  • Linscheid, Jakob, 1759
  • Hamm, Michael, 1724
  • Foth, Anna, 1723
  • Hamm, Jakob, 1690
  • Sudermann, Elizabeth, 1734
  • von Steen, Hans, 1705
  • Sudermann, Leonhard, 1727
  • von Dyck, Anna, 1731
  • Sudermann, Abraham, 1702
  • Sudermann, Leonhard, 1734
  • Wiebe, Andreas, 1732