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Toews, Johann A. (1876–1953)

Proper Title

Johann A. Toews collection

Dates of Creation


Physical Description

1 folder of textual records

Biographical Sketch

Johann A. Toews was born February 23, 1876, in the Molotschna colony, south Russia to Aron A. (1841–1918) and Justina (Reimer) (1845–1923) Toews. At the early age of eighteen he became a teacher in the Molotschna. He taught school for 32 years. On August 16, 1898, he married Elizabeth Janzen. Together they had three children when she died on April 19, 1903. Later that year he married Margaretha Janzen on September 28, 1903. She was the daughter of Benjamin B. (1852–1932) and Helena (Penner) (1854–1941) Janz of Konteniusfeld, south Russia. Together they had seven children.

The family immigrated to Canada and settled in Coaldale, Alberta where Johann A. Toews died on September 2, 1953.

Custodial History

The custodial history of this item is unclear. It appears that this item came to the Centre from the Centre for MB Studies in Fresno, Ca.

Scope and Content

This collection contains one item which is a biography of Johann A. Toews by A. Thielmann written in German in 1952.


  • Volume 1052.
  • Described by Conrad Stoesz November 19, 1999.
  • Accession nos.

File List

Volume 1052

  1. A. Thielmann, Biographie von dem Segensreichen Lehrer, Prediger und Seelsorger J.A. Toews. -- 1952.
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