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Federau, Maria (1897–1995)

Proper Title

Maria Federau fonds

Dates of Creation


Physical Description

2 items of textual material

Biographical Sketch

Maria Federau, daughter of Jacob and Maria Federau, was born in 1894 in Marjanovka, Ukraine. She received secondary education at Neu-Halbstadt. She was converted at the age of thirteen and after that she taught Sunday School in her church. For four years, she also taught a class of poor children without receiving any monetary reward. In 1924 she immigrated to Canada, settling in Kitchener, Ontario where she worked in a sewing factory for 38 years. She was a faithful church member, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, corresponding with numerous missionaries, and sewing many blankets.

Gradually, she lost her eyesight, and finally she moved first to the Pinehaven Nursing Home in Kitchener and in 1987 to Tabor Manor, St. Catharines. She died on 26 September 1995.

Scope and Content

The Maria Federau fonds consists of two documents relating to her immigration to Canada.


  • Volume 945.
  • Title based on contents of fonds.
  • Finding aid: Small collections F, file 2.

File List

Volume 945

  • 2:1 Immigration medical certificate. – 1924.
  • 2:2 Landing card. – 1924.
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