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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" and after having received a copy of the Johan F. Toews autobiography. There is such a rich history in this family that we decided to write a few small items before the main article comes out next month. 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...

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Coming in February: “The Shusta and the Bacha”

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Coming in February: “The Shusta and the Bacha”

  A sneak preview of what we're currenty working on coming in February; “The Shusta and the Bacha”. The story of a pioneer grain miller’s son. A four part mini series of articles that pays tribute to the extraordinary life and times of the Johan F. Toews family. His son Cornelius would become an inventor, shoemaker and a baker in the early days of Steinbach. Be sure to check back for this fascinating story!

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Steinbach Private School Students and Teacher ca. 1915

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Steinbach Private School Students and Teacher ca. 1915

A school class is standing on the side of a school . Sixteen Children are standing, ( 9 boys, 7 girls); 13 children are kneeling in front of them ( 8 boys, 5 girls) Fourteen are sitting down , ( 7 boys, 7 girls) The teacher is standing at the left of the photo, wearing a suit and a white shirt and a tie. The school has large windows, 5 are shown. Behind the teacher is another building, looks like a barn. Here is list of those in the photo; The teacher is Bernhard S. Rempel.Names of Students: Peter L....

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