My Mennonite Ancestors: From Russia to the Scratching River in Manitoba.
Copyright © 2002 Lorilee Scharfenberg.
Welcome Home! My objective with this web page is to share my written family and church history with any cousins or interested
parties around the world. Photos will be added as time permits. The surnames Klassen, Eidse, Loewen, Bartel are investigated. Please read/sign the guestbook and say hello!
My Family Webpages
Rosenort and Rosenhoff were the names of 2 villages on the Scratching River Mennonite Reserve near Morris Manitoba.
The webpages below explore the history of these villages.
Scratching River Reserve Membership 1874-77
Scratching River Reserve Baptisms 1878-1900
Original Pioneers of Rosenhoff-Rosenort
My Favorite Links
Delbert Plett's Preservings - Newsletter of the Hanover Historical Society
Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society
Credits:I recommend that anyone of Kleine Gemeinde Mennonite descent purchase or read Delbert Plett's Kleine Gemeinde Historical Series. Most important to any researcher are the four volumes entitled: Profile, Pioneers and Pilgrims, Leaders, and Dynasties.
The Grandma-CD ROM project is also excellent although I do not have access to it myself. The warning regarding just purchasing the CD-ROM is that you may miss the many
interesting details and letters written in Delbert's books regarding your ancestors. With the CD all you get is the names and dates which for some is satisfactory, however to create a lifestory about your great-grandma or great-grandpa it is better to get the details. Check local tax records, newspapers, locate their obituaries and interview as many people as possible. It is hard but worthwhile work! Enjoy the site.
Last Updated on Sep 15, 2003 email Lori at l o e w e n r a n g e r @ h o t m a i l . c o m