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Tweibach: The Iconic Bread of the Mennonites

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Tweibach: The Iconic Bread of the Mennonites

Recently, we were inspired to write an article about the grain millers son Cornelius F. Toews. The inspiration came from some of the “Toews Bakery family" in Steinbach and after having received a copy of the Johan F. Toews autobiography. William (Bill) Toews working in the home bakery, Steinbach. It’s been said that tweibach and bread speak to the heart of the Mennonite culture. So I thought it might be fitting to start with an article about the funny looking “bun” that is so well known. Tweibach are of course part of a bigger faspa tradition - but let’s stick...

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Amazing Panorama of the "New" Winkler High School ca. 1912

Amazing Panorama of the "New" Winkler High School ca. 1912

This very rare photo (looking southeast) was taken from the top level of the Winkler Milling Company grain elevator shortly after the school's completion in 1912.

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Neu Bergthal School Class Photo ca. 1915 (near Altona Manitoba)

Neu Bergthal School Class Photo ca. 1915 (near Altona Manitoba)

Neu Bergthal (near Altona MB.) school class photo  circa. 1915 The earlier days when Mennonite villages supported and controlled their own schools and used German exclusively as the medium of instruction. After the community of Neu bergthal in the Municipality of Rhineland was established in 1876, school classes were held in a log cabin built in 1882. That original building was later replaced then, in 1900, by another structure that included living quarters for the teacher, on private land in the southwest corner of SW36-1-1W. Initially a private school, the public Neubergthal School District was organized formally in June 1911,...

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The Winkler Band, 107 years ago! Jacob Loewen Band Master

The Winkler Band, 107 years ago!  Jacob Loewen Band Master

Winkler Band 1915 Standing (L-R): Jacob Loewen (Band master), Abe Fehr, Bill Mueller, Ike Giesbrecht, Jake Penner, George Hiebert and Jake Mueller. Sitting (L-R): Ike Penner, Joe Miller, Jake Teichrob and Jacob E. Dyck.   Have some fun with that special Winkler person with this Birthday Quiz. Buy 3 cards and enjoy FREE shipping (in Canada) Remember to follow The Menno Tribune on facebook! Just click on the image below and hit the "follow" button on the facebook page. This way you be notified on all our Jant Sied articles and the Plautdietsch word of the day!    

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The famous "Mennonite built" flying machine!

The famous "Mennonite built" flying machine!

The story of when Mennonites took to the sky!

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