History and immigration of Mennonites into Canada - …

Baerg, Johann and Catrina (Neuman) - 1777-1992
A family history and genealogy of Johann and Catrina (Newman) Baerg
Compiled by Russell H. Janzen--355 pages. Published by Family History Publishers
In addition to Baerg/Berg, key family names include Classen, Friesen, Janzen, Loewens,
Lorenz, Martens and Toews. The introduction covers a brief overview of Mennonite history
from 1534 to 1926 and includes maps and pictures. Johann Berg was born in 1760 in
West Prussia and immigrated to the Lechfelde area of West Prussia. A grandson,
Gerhard, settled in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, in 1870. This is an extensive genealogy of
Johann and Catrina's descendants. There is a comprehensive index.

 Driedger, Leo and Frank H. Epp.

By the early 1920s, central, southern and eastern European immigrants were officially classified among the "non-preferred" and restricted categories of immigrants. In the mid-1920s, however, in response to public pressure, the federal government loosened restrictions on immigration from Europe as a way of promoting economic development. During the late 1920s the federal government allowed more than 185,000 central and eastern Europeans and into Canada as farmers, farm labourers and domestics.


History and immigration of Mennonites into Canada

Unger, John J. (Rev.) - Memoirs. Russia to Canada Mennonite story, b/w photos.

A majority of Community Doukhobors decide that their next leader shall be the son of Peter Vasilich, Peter Petrovich Verigin who lives in Russia; and he is invited to immigrate to Canada.


10 things to know about Mennonites in Canada

The recommendations of the and the introduction of a more just in the 1960s — as well as the increasing globalization of the 1970s — resulted in a shift from largely European immigration to a greater inflow of Asian immigrants. The 1971 census showed that about 95 per cent of the Canadian population comprised those of European heritage, and it was hard to find more than five per cent who could be considered non-European. Only 25 years later in 1996, the non-European, non-white visible minority population had doubled to 11 per cent.

Mennonite house built by Russian Mennonites in ..

Statistics indicate that from the time of the accepted date of formal Ukrainian immigration in 1891 to the First World War in 1914, between 100 to 170 thousand Ukrainian immigrants arrived in Canada.

Mennonite house built by Russian Mennonites in 1885

Dyck, Jacob and Elisabeth Jaeger, Descendants of.
Large hardcover, detailed genealogies, numerous photos,
Prussian/Russian/Mennonite history, compiled by John Dyck,
Winkler, 1992, 302 pp.

Mennonite Immigration to Alberta - Archive-It

In 1925, the Railways Act was passed and 2,000 Mennonites were brought to Alberta. The Canadian Pacific Railway also organized loans for these immigrants and sold them railway land. Many of these Mennonites settled in Coaldale where they set up a church, a German Saturday School, a library, a Bible school, a cheese factory, and a hospital. The Great Depression made it especially hard for many Mennonites to adjust to life in Canada. They had poor crop yields and therefore had problems paying off their debts.

Mennonite Immigration to Alberta

Epp, John H.: A Biography.
Large hardcover, by John Mark Epp, numerous photos b/w, Russian Mennonite
narrative, with family tree, Winnipeg, 1993, 104 pp.