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    A. Photos

“Abraham W. Klassen and family members." Photograph. n.d.
The Mennonite Abraham W. Klassen and family members. NA-5556-{1-5}.

“Adam Berreth family." Photograph. n.d.
L-R: Lena; Adam; Odelia. Adam Berreth was born in Russia of German parentage in 1866 and moved to South Dakota. After his wife died he remarried and came to the Beiseker area in 1908.NA-4079-49.

“Albert Huber and the Bohemian Made Brewery." Photograph. 1910.
Bohemian Made Brewery, Edmonton, 1910. Pictured beside a large brewing kettle is Albert Huber, a German-speaking settler from Strathcona who was employed by the brewery. Breweries in Alberta employed many German-Canadians, especially those who had such work experience in the "old country". NA-4174-41.

“Alpinists climbing rock face in the Rocky Mountains." Photograph. Ca. 1912.
Conrad Kain was an Austrian who guided mountain climbers. NA-2696-5.

“Andreas Lilge and family, pioneers of Bruderheim." Photograph. n.d.
Lilge was a Moravian pioneer who brought a group of immigrants to the present Bruderheim in 1894. He was the first postmaster of the settlement. NA-2676-4.

“Annie Walter, Stand Off Hutterite Colony." Photograph. 1963.
A Hutterite girl practicing her German alphabet. NA-1752-14.

“Anti-German riot in Calgary." Photograph. 1916.
Anti-German riot in Calgary on February 10, 1916. Two photographs showing the destruction to the Riverside Hotel in Calgary, caused by an anti-German riot. The riot supposedly started because the owner of the Riverside, located at 4 Street S.E. and Boulevard Avenue, was German. See also NA-3965-11.á NA-3965-10.

“Ballet classes at the German-Canadian Club of Calgary." Photograph. 1956.
German-Canadian Club of Calgary, Ballet classes. Seven photographs depicting the Adult Ballet classes offered by Madame Regina Cheremeteff at the German-Canadian Club of Calgary, Winter 1956. See also NA-4894-{11-16}. NA-4894-10.

“Ballet performing at the German-Canadian Club of Calgary." Photograph. 1956.
German-Canadian Club of Calgary, Berlin Week, 1956. Three photographs showing children from Madame Regina Cheremeteff's ballet school performing various dances in traditional costumes at the Berlin Festival, German-Canadian Club of Calgary, 1956. See also NA-4894-(15-16}. NA-4894-14.

“Beiseker's German-speaking community." Photograph. n.d.
Beiseker's German-speaking community, various dates. 51 photographs of German-speaking families, their farms and their businesses in the Beiseker areas. See also NA-4079-{12-64}.á NA-4979-11.

“Berlin Creamery, Lone Pine district." Photograph. Ca. 1905-1909.
The Berlin Creamery was operated by the Mennonite Peter Friesen.
NC-4-14.

“Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Bruderheim." Photograph. 1910?
Lutheran Choir, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bruderheim, taken c. 1910.á
NA-290-2.

“Bird's eye view of Bruderheim, Alta." Photograph. 1929.
Photo of Bruderheim looking west-northwest. NA-2676-8.

“Bridal party." Photograph. 1912.
A bridal party of Austrian settlers east of Ponoka.
NA-1844-1.

“Bruderheim." Photograph. Ca. 1920.
The town of Bruderheim shown from a distance with the Moravian and the Lutheran church. NA-290-5.

“Calgary Colonization Farm." Photograph. March 1919.
Hutterite women and children shown at the Calgary Colonization Farm located north of Rockyford. NA-4079-75.

“Calgary, north-east of the Bow River, Calgary, Alberta.” Photograph. 1911.
Part 1 of 6 sections. Area immediately north of Langevin bridge. General hospital, left, centre, rear; Riverside Hotel, left, centre; Pioneer Stables, extreme right. NA-2524-1
.

“Cartoon from the Calgary Eye Opener." Photograph. September 21, 1918.
Unflattering Eye Opener cartoon showing masses of Hutterites crossing the border from the U.S. into Canada. NA-2920-1.

“Charles Waterman, Calgary, Alberta.” Photograph. 1927.
Born in Austria; emigrated to Canada in 1901. Moved to Trochu area in 1905 and homesteaded until 1921. Moved to Calgary and established Western Canada Importers and was instrumental in establishing Hebrew school.
NA-3883-6.

“Chris Hasler at the camp fire, Yoho Valley." Photograph. Ca. 1905-06.
Climbing in the Yoho valley. NC-53-383.

“Christian Hasler on overlook, Yoho Valley." Photograph. Ca. 1905-06.
Hasler climbing in the Yoho Valley. NC-53-382.

“Christian Hasler, Swiss guide." Photograph. 1916.
The Swiss mountaineering guide Chris Hasler. NA-2696-10.

“Church at Standoff Colony." Photograph. 1963.
Interior view of the church showing the division of the seating area for males and females. This was one of the few colonies to have both a church and a school; in most colonies, one building serves both purposes. NA-1752-{58-60}.

“Congregation of Mennonites." Photograph. 1930s.
Congregation of Mennonites from Westcott at the Rinehardt home in Westcott.á NA-2163-7.

“Cover for Canadian Pacific Railway emigration booklet on prairies." Photograph. 1892-1893.
Printed in German and promoting Manitoba, Assiniboia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. NA-3318-1.

“Coyote pelts obtained by the Harty boys, Tagona area." Photograph. Ca. 1910.
The Harty family emigrated from Russia and came to Alberta in 1910 via South Dakota. NA-2616-23.

“Craigantler school, Standard, Alberta." Photograph. 1921.
Built in 1911 on SW 1/4 16-24-4 and used as a school until 1938; moved to Gleichen in 1944 where it became German Lutheran Church.
NA-3969-63.

“Dance troupe at the anniversary celebrations of the German-Canadian Club." Photograph. 1956.
The German-Canadian Club of Calgary, 30th Anniversary, November 1956. Photograph shows dance troupe of Madame Regina Cheremeteff (who operated a ballet school in Calgary) performing at anniversary celebrations of the German-Canadian Club. NA-4894-21.

“Daughters of John and Augusta Kroesing.” Photograph. n.d.
Bertha Kroesing, Ruby Kroesing and Tina Kroesing. Sisters of Ernest Kroesing. Parents emigrated from Germany to Nebraska and settled in Pincher Creek, Alberta in 1903; later moved to Coleman, Alberta.NA-3903-68.

“Dunmore railway station." Photograph. Ca. 1886.
Dunmore railway station, east of Medicine Hat. This is the place where Germans first settled in Alberta. NA-716-12.

“Dunmore Station of the Alberta Railway and Coal Company." Photograph. 1890.
The Dunmore Station of the Alberta Railway and Coal Company in 1890.
NA-17-4.

“Elisabet "Mater" Basilici, Kew, Alberta.” Photograph. [late 1910s].
Emigrated from Germany in 1911; bought the Gate ranch at Kew.
áNA-3917-11
.

“Emil and Susannah Steiner." Photograph. 1902.
Wedding picture of the Steiners. They came from the Aarau area in Switzerland to homestead northwest of Vulcan in 1904 via the U.S. NA-2685-47.

“Emil Griesbach of Gleichen and lady in the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Parade." Photograph. n.d.
Emil Griesbach, a German (he was no relation to the superintendent of the RCMP), was the second person to settle in Gleichen, about 1881. NB-16-405.

“En route to Mount Assiniboine." Photograph. July 1936.
The guide used in the making of the film "In the Shadow of Mount Assiniboine" was Chris Hasler. NA-4868-{231, 233, 235, 236, 240-245}.

“Ernest Feuz, Rocky Mountain guide." Photograph. 1952.
Ernest Feuz worked as a mountaineering guide in the Rocky Mountains from 1909-1965.
NA-1085-1.

“Ernest Feuz." Photograph. 1954.
The Swiss mountaineering guide Ernest Feuz in 1954. NA-1085-2.

“Evangelical congregation in the Rinehardt home, Westcott." Photograph. n.d.
Family photo. NA-2163-7.

“Farming on the Brant Colony." Photograph. 1964.
Two views of farm work on the Brant colony in 1964: #81: Flax harvest; #82: Holstein milking herd in barn. NA-1752-81, 82.

“Firemen attacking effigies of German soldiers, Calgary." Photograph. Ca. 1914-18.
A posed photograph of firemen attacking effigies of German soliders during WW I. NA-838-8.

“First Baptist Church, South Edmonton." Photograph. 1914.
The First Baptist Church in South Edmonton. NC-6-879.

“First communion at the German Catholic Church in Rockyford." Photograph. 1917-1918.
German Catholic Church in Rockyford. The group photograph shows a communion group on front church steps with Father Boltz, 1917-1918.á NA-3603-2.

“First German Baptist Church in Edmonton." Photograph. 1914.
First German Baptist Church (Erste Deutsche Baptistengemeinde), Edmonton, 96 Street and 106A Avenue. NC-6-874 (McDermid Collection).

“Foreign foods show, Calgary, Alberta.” Photograph. January 1955.
Published in The Albertan, January 29, 1955, page 15. Calgarians from 13 ethnic communities prepare for the first International Food Fair sponsored by the Calgary Canadian Citizenship Council. Baker Gunther Marx displaying German cakes and breads.
NA-5600-7110c.

“Fox family, Calgary." Photograph. Ca. 1904-1909.
Conrad Kaiser's wife's family, originally "Fuchs", from Russia. NA-5485-1.

“Fred and Christina Dankwarth in Standard (Alberta)." Photograph. 1915.
German wedding attire (Lutheran) shown in the wedding photo of Fred and Christina Dankwarth from Hannover, Germany, in the Standard area.á NA-3969-42.

“George Engelhard and guide Ernest Feuz." Photograph. July 1931.
George Engelhard and his guide Ernest Feuz are climbing Mount Victoria during the filming of "She climbs to conquer".
áNA-4868-{184-199}.

“German and Danish settlers." Photograph. 1920s.
A group of German and Danish settlers of the Standard area standing in front of a cook car in which a Danish family, the Andersens, lived. NA-3969-84.

“German Days 1932." Photograph. 1932.
German Days 1932 held on August 4 in the Victoria Park, Edmonton. Photograph shows huge crowd. In the background is a man speaking at podium, above him large banner strung between two trees with inscription "Willkommen zum Deutschen Tag". ND-3-6181 (McDermid Collection).

“German Lutheran Church at Mellowdale." Photograph. 1911.
German Lutheran Church at Mellowdale, Alberta (near Bruderheim). Church constructed completely of logs.á NA-290-6.

“German Lutheran Church in Edmonton." Photograph. 1914.
German Lutheran Church, Edmonton, on 93 Street. NA-1328-3076 (McDermid Collection).

“German picnic group Edmonton, Alberta." Photograph. September 1930.
German Days 1930. NC-6-13572d.

German picnic group Edmonton, Alberta.” Photograph. September 1930.
German Days 1930. NC-6-13141c.

German picnic group Edmonton, Alberta.” Photograph. September 1930.
German Days 1930. NC-6-13572e
.

“German picnic group, Edmonton, Alberta.” Photograph. 1932.
German Dys 1932.
Gymnastic group performing.ND-3-6181c-e.

“German prisoner of war captured in cornfield near Barnwell, Alta." Photograph. 1944.
Capture of a German POW. NA-2746-12.

“German wedding traditions." Photograph. 1917-1918.
Two pictures depicting part of the Lutheran wedding traditions practiced at the wedding of Alberta Kuhn and Ida Biederman, Leduc, 1917-18. Picture #38 shows male family members going, as per tradition, to the bride's home to obtain the father's permission to marry his daughter. Picture #39 shows party above in front of house of bride's family. See also NA-4174-39.á NA-4174-38.

“Group of German settlers from the Dakotas." Photograph. 1914.
A group of German-speaking settlers form the Dakotas who settled in the Westcott area. Pictured at the house of Mr. John Bodie, 1914. NA-2135-4.

“Hans Jaeggi and boy at Sulphur Mountain." Photograph. Summer 1942.
Jaeggi and a boy standing in front of Jaeggi's Sulphur Mountain Chalet.
NA-5258-18.

“Hans Jaeggi." Photograph. Ca. 1920s.
Hans Jaeggi came from Switzerland in the 1930s. He built the Sulphur Mountain Chalet. NA-5258-17.

“Hilda Beebe and child, on Blood reserve.” Photograph. n.d.
Wife of Joe Beebe, Blood half-breed cowboy, and daughter of Joe Trollinger, German immigrant. Hilda Beebe was an informant for the photographer. NA-2908-7.

“Home of Ernst Haug." Photograph. n.d.
Photograph of the home of Ernst Haug, a pre-WW I immigrant to Fort Macleod from Germany. He worked as a wheelwright at the N.W.M.P. barracks. NA-5051-32.

“Homestead shack." Photograph. Ca. 1905-1910.
A homestead shack near Cremona. Pictured in front of the shack are two German-speaking settlers, Richard Haener and Bert Lucas, along with Bill Jones. NA-1960-2.

“Hungerbuhler girls, in buggy, near Vulcan." Photograph. Ca. 1915.
Swiss settlers' daughters. NA-2685-50.

“Hutterite children." Photograph. n.d.
Hutterite children. NA-3981-15.

“Hutterite farmers." Photograph. 1963.
Photograph of Hutterite farmers running a combine near one of the colonies in southern Alberta (September 9, 1963). Another photograph of Hutterite farmers with tractors and swathers in southern Alberta (1962). NA-5093-1094, 1155.

“Hutterites from southern Alberta." Photograph. 1956.
Three pictures of Hutterites from southern Alberta. #1: John Wurz, bishop of the Dariusleut at Wilson Siding, 1956; #2 and 3: Hutterite children at Ewelme Colony in southern Alberta, 1961. NA-1079-{1-3}.

“Immigrants' home, Calgary, Alberta." Photograph. July 1955.
Published in The Albertan, July 6, 1955, page 3. Newly-opened Calgary Citizenship Council reception centre for immigrants, located at 315 - 23rd Avenue SW. Mr. and Mrs. Franz Rattman from Holland (on stairs) and Erich Abel from Germany register with Mrs. Mary Harris, housekeeper.
NA-5600-6287b.

“Immigrants' home, Calgary, Alberta.” Photograph. July 1955.
Published in The Albertan, July 6, 1955, page 3. Newly-opened Calgary Citizenship Council reception centre for immigrants, located at 315 - 23rd Avenue SW. L-R: Mr. and Mrs. Elfrieda Hammerschmidt with daughter Else, son Edmond, and grandmother Antonia Ederle, all from Germany; Erich Abel from Germany; and Mrs. Franz Rattman from Holland.
NA-5600-6287a.

“Immigration identification card, Canada." Photograph. 1914.
The card belonged to an Austrian immigrant. For reverse see also NA-2181-3. The card is printed in English, Bohemian, Russian, Ruthenian, German, French, Dutch, Hungarian, Swedish, Polish, Italian, and Yiddish.á NA-2181-2.

“Inaugural hike of the Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies." Photograph. 1933.
The guide is Rudolph Aemmer. NA-5566-{1-8}.

“Interior of Thomas F. Rieger's tailor shop, Delia, Alberta.” Photograph. August 1915.
Rieger was born in Germany and emigrated to Canada, first to Calgary, then to Munson, and finally to Delia; L-R: Children Thomas Rieger II and Marguerite Rieger; Thomas F. Rieger; Christina Rieger seated at sewing machine.
PA-3618-1.

“Interior view of saloon riot, Riverside Hotel, Calgary." Photograph. February 19, 1916.
The riot was started because the owner was thought to be German. NA-2365-16.

“Jehovah Lutheran Church, Calgary." Photograph. November 10, 1956.
The Jehovah Lutheran Church in Calgary. NA-5093-307.

“Land office, Calgary, Alta." Photograph. Ca. 1911-12.
The office of the German-American Colonization Company, located at 118-9th Ave. S.W. in Calgary. NA-1496-2.

“Lethbridge Brewery and workers." Photograph. 1901-1912.
Lethbridge Brewery and workers. This brewery provided employment for many German-speaking settlers of the Lethbridge area. Six Photos. See also NA-3389-{2-6}.á NA-3389-1.

“Life at the Standoff Colony." Photograph. 1964.
Two pictures depicting life at the Standoff Colony. #83: Members of the Walter family are shown in their living quarters at the colony. #84: Sheep boss is gathering eggs in the chicken coop. NA-1752-83, 84.

“Lutheran church, Mellowdale." Photograph. 1912.
The Lutheran church at Mellowdale was built of logs. NA-1691-8.

“Meat market, Coleman, Alberta.” Photograph. July 1908.
Peter; Joe and Peter's daughter, Anne Pisony. Joe Pisony emigrated from Austria in 1908 and established a butcher shop in partnership with brother, Peter. Upper part of the building was a public hall where dances and meetings were held.
NA-3903-60.

“Members of Northmark Lutheran community near Beaverlodge, Alta." Photograph. 1929.
Photo of some members of the community. Their first Christmas away from homeland and family. NA-2923-3.

“Moravian church and parsonage, Bruderheim, Alta." Photograph. Ca. 1900-04.
Photo of the Moravian Church parsonage in Bruderheim. The school board met there. Rev. Schattschneider served as board secretary between 1900 and 1904. NA-2676-3.

“Moravian Church in Edmonton." Photograph. 1914.
Moravian Church, Edmonton. NC-6-847 (McDermid Collection).

“Moravian Church, Calgary." Photograph. Ca. 1900-1903.
The Moravian Church in Calgary.
NA-21-91-2.

“Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich Schultz, Bruderheim." Photograph. n.d.
Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich Schultz, Bruderheim Moravian Church. Schultz was chairman of the local school board from 1900-1905. NA-2676-5.

“Mr. and Mrs. John J. Forsch." Photograph. June 2, 1909.
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Forsch were settlers in the Carbon area. Mrs. Forsch had emigrated from South Russia in 1909. NA-2574-67.

“Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Aemmer, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hasler." Photograph. n.d.
A photo of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Aemmer and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hasler. NA-4868-372.

“Mr. Gotthold Springer, Edmonton." Photograph. January 1936.
Photos of Mr. Gotthold Springer, an Edmonton business man. NA-7183a-e (McDermid collection).

“Mr. Karl Schwartz." Photograph. 1908?
The first blacksmith at Seven Persons, Mr. Karl Schwartz, a German immigrant, in the early 1900s (before 1908). NA-3729-22.

“Mrs. A. M. Huerlimann, Sylvan Lake, Alberta." Photograph. 1909.
Mrs. Huerliman is wearing a traditional Bavarian dress with headpiece. NA-269-1.

“New Canadian Food Fair at Civic Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta." Photograph. May 18, 1956.
German and Latvian tables set out.
NA-5327-319.

“Outdoor dance at all-day picnic, Beaverlodge area." Photograph. 1933.
Photo of the members of the Northmark Lutheran community, 18 miles southwest of Spirit River. NA-2923-5.

“Overview picture of the Standoff Colony." Photograph. 1920.
An overview picture of the Stand Off Hutterite colony showing the arrangement of buildings (barn, houses and other structures). NA-2635-52.

“Phil Weinard: Settler and rancher." Photograph. 1920.
Phil Weinard came from Bitburg, Prussia, in 1882. He was first employed to drive an ox cart for Fort Calgary, but in 1890 started a ranch at Highwood River. In 1894 he started the well-known River Bend Ranch near High River. Two photos: #14: Phil Weinard roping a bull for branding at the Big Hill corral at Cochrane, Alberta. # 39: Picture of Phil Weinard in the High River area. NA-3627-14, 39.

“Picture of the Jasman family at Granum." Photograph. 1911.
Picture of the Jasman family at Granum at about 1911. This family was one of many German-speaking families to immigrate to Alberta from the U.S. They came from North Dakota in 1907. NA-3608-5.

“Police identification photo of Dan Koneszynigi." Photograph. n.d.
The man was an Austrian section hand on the CPR. He was fined $25 as an enemy alien who failed to report to the authorities. NA-625-19.

“Police identification photo of Joseph Batok." Photograph. April 16, 1919.
Batok was sentenced to one year in jail for being a Bolshevik. He was a member of the Social Democratic Society, a Bolshevik organization condemned as unlawful by the authorities. NA-625-25.

“Pottery." Photograph. n.d.
Old Hutterite pottery from the Wilson Siding colony near Lethbridge. Only four such pieces of pottery are known to exist, two of which are shown in this picture. Estimated age of these pots is about 150 years.
áNA-1752-73. Restricted access.

“POW camp for German prisoners." Photograph. 1943-1944.
Prisoners of war camp for German prisoners at Wainwright, Alberta. Nine photographs, 1943-1944. Photos # 1, 2, 3,: Prisoners bundling clothing for Canadian soldiers for shipment to Europe. # 4: Photo of prison camp under construction. # 5: View of camp, showing guard towers. # 6: Winter scene at camp. # 7: Winter scene, showing guard towers. # 8: Picture of fences and guard towers. # 9: German POW band in recreation center at prison camp. See also NA-4018-{2-9}. NA-4018-1.

“POW camp for German prisoners." Photograph. 1944.
Prisoner of war camp for German prisoners at Internment Camp 133, near Lethbridge, Alberta: Two photos, showing the German prisoners at the camp; taken 1943-1945. See also NA-3590-2. NA-3590-1.

“POW camp Medicine Hat." Photograph. 1943.
The POW camp at Medicine Hat. NA-2124-3.

“Prisoner of war camp at the foot of Castle Mountain, Banff." Photograph. 1917.
A view of the prisoner-of-war camp at the foot of Castle Mountain, Banff. NA-1163-1.

“Prisoners at internment camp, Kananaskis." Photograph. 1941.
Prisoners in the internment camp at Kananaskis. NA-5124-22.

“Prisoners near internment camp, Castle Mountain, Banff." Photograph. 1915.
Prisoners building a road near the internment camp, Castle Mountain, Banff. NA-1870-7.

“Residence of Carl Beny at Irvine in 1915." Photograph. 1915.
Mr. Beny immigrated from Germany to the U.S. in 1897 and then came to Irvine in 1905. At first he homesteaded, then moved to town and ran the General Store. He later moved to Medicine Hat and operated an automobile and farm implement dealership (Beny Motors).
NA-3594-2.

“Rev. Emil Suemper." Photograph. Ca. 1900-1903.
Rev. Suemper was the first pastor of Calgary Moravian Church.
NA-2191-1.

“Rev. W. C. Schattschneider, Moravian minister." Photograph. Ca. 1900-1904.
Rev. Schattschneider acted as the secretary to Bruderheim school board. NA-2676-2.

“Ruins of stone building." Photograph. Ca. 1960.
Ruins of a stone building north of the Drumheller area which was built by an Austrian in about 1911. He lived there until 1920. NA-957-{1-3}.

“Sasse homestead, Zap, North Dakota." Photograph. Ca. 1903.
Photo of the Sasse's homestead, a German family that came to the Granum area. NA-3608-4.

“School at Beiseker." Photograph. 1947.
Hutterite students at the new Springvale school in Beiseker. NA-4079-33.

“School at Standoff Colony." Photographs. 1963.
Two photographs of "Die kleine Schule", one showing children (3 to 6 years old) sleeping on a bench at the school; the other one of the exterior of the school building. The Standoff colony was unusual because it had both a church and a school; in most colonies, one building served both purposes. NA-1752-61, 62.

“Sellin farm." Photograph. n.d.
The Sellin farm in the Lutheran settlement at Northmark. NA-2923-7.

“Separating grain at Alex Warrack's farm, Langdon area, Alberta." Photograph. [ca. 1940-1945].
Alex Warrack and German prisoner of war pitching bundles into the separator. The prisoner worked on Alberta farms from 1940-1945. He was required to wear a blue shirt with a red circle on the back, and pants with a red stripe down the leg.
NA-4159-23.

“Settlers going in to start Lutheran community near Beaverlodge." Photograph. April 1929.
The area is 18 miles southwest of Spirit River. Lutheran settlers formed the Northmark community. NA-2923-1.

“Settlers' goods being transported to Northmark." Photograph. April 1929.
Lutheran settlers are moving to Northmark. NA-2923-2.

“Settlers of Mennonite descent." Photograph. 1933.
Settlers of Mennonite descent at Banff. Photo shows Peter Toews and family with an automobile. NA-4427-2.

Sholom Waterman." Photograph. n.d.
Emigrated from Austria to Trochu area, Alberta; lived on homestead with his son, Charles. NA-3883-5.

“St. John's German Lutheran Church in Edmonton." Photograph. 1912-1920?
St. John's German Lutheran Church, Edmonton, on 97 Street in Edmonton. First German Lutheran church in Edmonton.
áNC-6-851 (McDermid Collection).

“St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Edmonton." Photograph. 1914.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Edmonton in 1914. NC-6-853.

“Stack-threshing." Photograph. n.d.
Stack-threshing on the Schultz farm, south of Red Deer Lake. Gustav Schultz came from Volhynia and in the early days was a blacksmith and miller. NA-1844-2.

“Standoff and Lakeside colonies." Photograph. 1963.
79 photographs of the Hutterites and their dwellings (both interior and exterior), farms, machinery, churches and schools at these two colonies. Of special interest are # 63: School teacher's house at Stand Off; #64: Living quarters of a father and son and their immediate families in Standoff; #65-67: Houses at Stand Off; #68: Porch of a house at Stand Off; #69: Former summer houses at Stand Off (now used for storage); #70: Living quarters, with common kitchen to the right, bell on roof. NA-1752-{1-79}.

“The Bauman family." Photograph. Ca. 1903.
Photograph of the Bauman family before emigration to Canada. NA-3552-2.

“The Brucker family." Photograph. 1920s.
The Brucker family, German speakers from the U.S. at Wisdom (25 miles south of Medicine Hat) in the 1920s. NA-3552-6.

“The Feser family." Photograph. Ca. 1920.
The Edward Feser family and farm in Rockyford, Alberta. The family was from Westphalia and came to Rockyford via Dunlap, Ohio, in 1920. #1: Wedding photo of E. Feser and wife. #2: Edward Feser's wife. #3: Their children. #4 and 5: The Feser farm at Rockyford. NA-3652-{1-5}.

“The Henke family." Photograph. 1923.
Portrait of the Henke family who came from Germany and settled in the Rockyford area. NA-3603-3.

“The Huber family." Photograph. 1913.
Albert Huber and family (wife Ernestine and children Bertha, Ernest and Elsie) in their home in Strathcona, Christmas 1913. Albert Huber was an employee of the Bohemian Made Brewery at Edmonton, one of many German-Canadians employed by breweries. NA-4174-40.

“The Kalbhen family." Photograph. n.d.
Pictures of the Kalbhen family, various dates. German Catholics in the Rockyford area. #5: Tony Kalbhen, German settler, with car, 1928. #6: Wedding photo of Tony and Helene Kalbhen at St. Rita's German Catholic Church in Rockyford, 1937. #7: Tony Kalbhen, German settler, with family, 1950. NA-3617-{5-7}.

“The Kathol family." Photograph. n.d.
Pictures of the Kathol family, various dates. German Catholics in the Rockyford area. #1: Wilhelm and Eva Kathol, taken in 1929 just before their departure from Germany. #2: The Kathol family shown at Ed Feser's farm on their first Sunday in Rockyford, 1929. #3: Threshing at Kathol farm, Rockyford, 1935. #4: German men at Albert Epe's house, Rockyford, 1928. NA-3617-{1-4}.

“The Koch family." Photograph. Ca. 1905-1910.
Edward Henry Koch and sons, shown with their threshing outfit at Nanton, c. 1905-1910. Ed Koch was born in Germany and moved to Dauphin County, Kansas. In 1903, he and his wife Rosalia moved to Nanton. NA-3535-124, 125.

“The Kurtz family." Photograph. 1920.
Photographs of the Kurtz family, German immigrants who came to Bow Island from North Dakota in 1908. #1 shows M. Kurtz at Bow Island in the 1920s. #3 shows the Kurtz family before immigration to Canada, ca. 1904. #4 shows Marg Kurtz in 1911 at Bow Island. NA-3552-1, 3, 4.

“The Marschmeyer family and Marschmeyer house." Photograph. 1930.
A family picture taken in 1930; also a picture of their house in ca. 1911.┐┐┐

“The Muenchrath family." Photograph. Mid-1920s.
Wedding picture of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Muenchrath, taken in the mid-1920s. Mr. Muenchrath came to Canada from Iowa in 1920. He was one of many German speakers from the U.S. who emigrated to Canada and settled in Alberta. NA-3540-4.

“The POW camp at Kananaskis." Photograph. Ca. 1939-1940.
Photos of scenes in the POW camp at Kananaskis. #1: first prisoners at work; #2: inspection; #3: guards on patrol; #4: guard tower; #5: prisoners cutting wood. NA-5474-{1- 5}.

“The Sasse family." Photograph. Ca. 1910.
Picture of the Sasse family, a German-speaking family from North Dakota who migrated to the Three Hills area.
áNA-3608-1.

“Theresa Ully, spinning outside homestead building, Birdsholm, Alberta." Photograph. 1910.
Mr. and Mrs. Ully emigrated from Russia in 1910. NA-2616-22.

“Threshers' dinner, Rockyford, Alberta.” Photograph. [ca. 1941].
German prisoner-of-war, 2nd from right.
NA-3603-1.

“Threshing in Rockyford, Alberta, at the Wilhelm Kathol farm." Photograph. 1935.
Threshing in Rockyford, Alberta, at the Wilhelm Kathol farm, 1935. The Kathol family came from Germany in 1929. NA-3617-3.

“Unemployed German immigrant, Calgary, Alberta.” Photograph. January 1957.
Published in The Albertan, February 1, 1957, page 1. Heinz Meinhardt who has been out of work for 9 weeks is shown with his family, wife Helen, and his son and daughter, Arthur, 5 and Helga, 3. NA-5600-6780a
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“Unemployed German immigrant, Calgary, Alberta.” Photograph. January 1957.
Published in The Albertan, February 1, 1957, page 2. Heinz Meinhardt who has been out of work for 9 weeks is shown receiving unemployment insurance. NA-5600-6780b
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“Unemployed German immigrant, Calgary, Alberta.” Photograph. January 1957.
Published in The Albertan, February 1, 1957, page 1. Heinz Meinhardt who has been out of work for 9 weeks is shown with his family, wife Helen, and his son and daughter, Arthur, 5 and Helga, 3.

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“Unemployed German immigrant, Calgary, Alberta.” Photograph. January 1957.
Published in The Albertan, February 1, 1957, page 2. Heinz Meinhardt who has been out of work for 9 weeks is shown receiving unemployment insurance.
NA-5600-6780b.

“View of internment camp and Miette Valley, Jasper." Photograph. Ca. 1914-1918.
Internment camp near Jasper. NA-1044-23.

“Weiner [sic] roast." Photograph. 1933.
Wiener roast at the picnic of Lutherans in Northmark. NA-2923-6.

“William J. Oliver and guide, Chris Hasler." Photograph. n.d.
A climber and the guide Chris Hasler on the side of a cliff. NA-4868-257.

“Woolford Colony." Photograph. 1944.
Six portraits of Hutterite men and women from a Hutterite colony near Woolford wearing traditional dress. NC-7-{877-882}.

    B. Sound recordings

"Colchester school district." 1959.
Interviews with pioneers from the Colchester school district. RCT-5.

"Church service." September 15, 1963.
Recording of a Hutterite church service. RDT-2.

"Gaetz, Leonard L. Jr." 1966.
Reminiscences of Rev. Leonard Gaetz of Red Deer. RCT-31.

Howard Delbert Palmer fonds (ca. 1965-1991).
The fonds contains books, articles, and manuscripts by Professor Palmer. There are also tape recordings of oral history interviews with Swiss (#1-5)and Baltic Germans (#47-49). M8251, RCT 875.

"Hutterite songs, hymns, and interviews." 1968.
Hutterite songs, hymns and interviews.á RDT-4-{1-5}.

"Interview with Jacob Walter." 1971.
Interview with Jacob Walter, a Hutterite preacher on the Stand Off Hutterite Colony, songs and hymns. RDT-5-{1-3}.

"Interview with Frank Koeck." 1973.
POW experiences of Frank Koeck at a prison camp near Lethbridge, Alberta, during WW II. Mr. Koeck relates the story of the setting up of the prison camp, about life in the camp (work for farmers, food, entertainment), and what happened to the prisoners after the War. Mr. Koeck tells of his work at lumber camps after the war before returning to Germany. Decision to return to Canada and reside at Hays, Alberta. RCT-129-1.

"Interview with Charles Hubman." June 30, 1980.
The settlement experiences of Mr. Charles Hubman of Germany who came to Canada in 1911 and settled at Canmore in 1920. Mr. Hubman tells of his schooling in Canmore. He lived in a mining company house until he was able to build his own house in 1931. He was employed by a mining company for his entire life. He recounts his experiences as a miner and the different tasks which he performed. His was a musical family; all played in a band. He also discusses his work for the school board, as an alderman and for the hospital board (the mine hospital in Canmore, built in 1939). He talks about sport activities in the town and the building of the Canmore Center (a drawing is attached). Pictures of the Canmore Miners' Band, the Mine Rescue Team and the Canmore Hockey Club can be found in the file under NA-4073 (1-4). RCT-272.

"Interview with Mrs. Leinweber." n.d..
Experiences of Mrs. Leinweber, a German from Russia living in Calgary. Mrs. Leinweber describes her birthplace in Russia and the duties of a farm laborer there. She tells of her brothers' trip to the U.S. and Canada and then the emigration of the rest of the family. Arrival in Quebec in 1913; she moved to the Calgary area and began farming. She talks about life in the Calgary area in ca. 1915, farming, entertainment, homes, large weddings held according to Russian-German customs. Mrs. Leinweber then reminisces about Russia and the emigration voyage in 1912. She discusses her husband's work in Canada for the C.P.R., the practices of and her membership in the Lutheran church, homemade clothing and Christmas gifts. RCT-228.




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