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Rare photo ca. 1895 Harms family Jant Sied (Winkler)

Rare photo ca. 1895 Harms family Jant Sied (Winkler)

Rare photo of the Harms family posing in front of their home circa 1895. The image definitely indicates affluence that had been attained. The two-story house would have been regarded as a “large” family dwelling with 10 windows and 2 chimneys shown. The family posed here in their Sunday best in Winkler ManitobaLeft to right: Three unknown "gypsies," Henry Doell, Maria Harms nee Doell. Abe Harms, Agatha Harms nee Doell, Peter Harms, George Harms, Isaac Harms, unknown, Judith Harms (Penner), Wilhelm Harms. Agatha and Maria are sisters and Abe, Peter, George and Isaac are sons of Wilhelm Harms (1842) and...

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Steinbach’s first hotel and livery stable 1910 - Hiebert ungya dem Baum

Steinbach’s first hotel and livery stable 1910 - Hiebert ungya dem Baum

Steinbach’s first hotel and livery stable 1910 built by Klaas R. Toews. You can see the old Kornelson school (far left) located on what is today Reimer Avenue. The hotel was later sold to Henry Coote.                   The red dot on the map shows the location of the hotel and livery barn. To the northwest was Kruetzers Blacksmith shop (later Precision Enterprises) The location of the livery barn has an interesting history. The following has been graciously posted earlier this year from an interview with Doris Friesen and her daughter Lori. I...

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Penner Motors Steinbach in the early 60s

Penner Motors Steinbach in the early 60s

Penner Motors Steinbach in the early 60s.  Note the "space age" observation deck (center right part that says "used cars used trucks"). Better view of the observation deck during an auction of used cars in 1955.  Interestingly, no one is on top of the observation deck. Scroll through many other interesting gallery items by clicking on the car!

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Haute Couture enjoyed in Steinbach

Haute Couture enjoyed in Steinbach

Steinbach Mennonites of yesteryear very much enjoyed fashion! And that included men and women alike. One of the biggest misconceptions of the early Mennonites in Steinbach is that fashion trends and flashy garments were “not allowed”. The fact is that much of the “worldly dress” taboo came about as a result of over-zealous American fundamentalism that was brought up from the south.  The photo above is Anna H. W. Reimer,wearing her “Sunday best" circa 1906. While many congregations in Steinbach encouraged simplicity, fashion itself was not at all something that was “forbidden”.  It may accurately be said that the idea...

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Gas price is down. 36.9 cents at Penner Dodge Chrysler in Steinbach! (regular only)

Gas price is down. 36.9 cents at Penner Dodge Chrysler in Steinbach! (regular only)

36.9 at Penner Dodge Chrysler in Steinbach!!

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