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Loewen, Katherina (1920–2003)

Proper Title

Katherina Loewen collection

Dates of Creation

1951–1960, 1964, 1965, 1968–1980

Physical Description

4 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch

Katherina was born on Sept. 23, 1920 to Jacob and Anna Loewen in Gnadenthal Baratov, south Russia. The family immigrated to Canada in 1925, settling in Killarney, Manitoba. She was baptized upon confession of Christian faith and joined the Holmfield (Manitoba) MB Church. She attended Winkler Bible School. The family moved to Elm Creek, Manitoba in 1943. She participated in choir and young people's activities.

When arthritis set in in 1947, she had to curtail her activities. She moved to Winnipeg in 1964. She sewed for others, including camps and people in need. She moved to Donwood South with her mother in 1982. Her mother passed away in 1991. She moved to Donwood Personal Care Home in 2001. She was able to encourage others with a cheery word or prayer. She was a charter member of McIvor Avenue MB Church, Winnipeg. Katherine Loewen died July 18, 2003 (from obituary in MB Herald, Dec 26, 2003).

Custodial History

The material in this collection has been collected by Katherina Loewen and donated to the Centre.

Scope and Content

The material in this collection consists of letters from twenty-seven different missionaries to Katherina Loewen. The missionaries were working in many different regions such as Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe etc. from 1951–1980. Some of the missionaries include Willie and Margaret Baerg, Agnes Esau, Katy Penner, Sally Schroeder, and Ruth Wiens.


  • Volume 1011.
  • Described by Conrad Stoesz November 1, 1999.
  • Accession nos. 1982–038.
  • See family book in the J.A. Toews library collection compiled by Jake Loewen, Kaye's brother, entitled: The Clock Ticks On (self-published 2004) for more information on Kaye (Katherina).

File List

Volume 1011

This collection contains letters from the following missionaries to Katherina Loewen during the years 1951–1960, 1964, 1965, 1968–1980:

  • Willie and Margaret Baerg
  • Linda Banman
  • Cornelius and Elfrieda Balzer
  • Anne E. Dyck
  • Ernest Dyck
  • Jacob and Olga Dück
  • Margaret Dyck
  • Anne Ediger
  • Anna Enns
  • Mildred Enns
  • Fred and Irma Epp
  • Agnes Esau
  • Helen Harder
  • Neil and Herta Janzen
  • Ben Klassen
  • Ruth Klassen
  • Abe and Irene Neufeld
  • Katy Penner
  • Sarah Peters
  • Walden and Elfrieda Schmidt
  • Harmut and Elfrieda Schroeder
  • Sally Schroeder
  • Erven and Lorene Thiessen
  • Herta Voth
  • Katherine F. Wiens
  • Ruth Wiens.
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