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Penner Family Genealogy

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Harms Thiessen Sperling Ewy Penner Funk Goossen Gaede Jost Loewen

 Penner Funk Adrian Family Connections & History pages.

This is a work in progress so come back and visit again

or e-mail me additional information--  Penner Family Information

Peter and Maria FunkPeter P Funk and his 2nd wife Maria Baltzer Dalke Funk. Estimate photo date of 1880 -1883.
His first wife and our ancestor was Julianna Wilhelmina Florentine Fenske but there is no known photo of her. 
Peter P Funk name is where Abraham F Penner gets his middle initial.

The Penner Rempel Adrian Connection -Classen Book

This is my web site of stories and history of the PENNER family and ancestors immigrating from Prussia to Russia to Kansas--and in particular the Funk ancestors.  clic for Penner Names

 I will be adding more names including our Gaede, Loewen, Jost, Regehr, Dirksen/Duerksen, Goossen, Leppke, and Fenske names.

Also included is the Sperling side including Ewy, Harms, Isaac, Born, Rempel, Albert, Feierherrn/Frierhelm, and Thiessen names.  

Obituary of Abraham A. Penner

Russia to Kansas  January 22, 1841 -- September 12, 1922

-Abraham and Wilhelmina Funk Penner
Abraham A Penner and Wilhelmina Funk Penner
daughters Katharina and Maria and young son Abraham F Penner
estimate date of photo 1887-1888 Sagradovka Colony, South Russia

Abraham A. Penner, our father and husband, was born January 21, 1841, in the
village of Rudnerweide, South Russia. His father died before he was born and he
lost his mother in the seventh year of his life. He was raised then by Preacher Jacob
Janzen in Schardau in a Christian way and he was baptized when he was 20 and
joined the Mennonite Church. When he was 24 he was married to Elizabeth
Kessler, Berdjansk, and this marriage lasted for six and one half years. They had
no children. Later in 1871 he extended the hand of marriage to me, the now grieving widow,             Minnie Funk Penner. We shared a life of joys and sorrows until his death.
The Lord blessed our marriage with 13 children, six sons and seven daughters--of
which nine children have gone into eternity, and four are still alive. He was
grandfather to fifteen grandchildren. In the year of 1899 he with his family
emigrated to America. This was with much prayer because he did not have the
finances. He became confident in God that He would help him through. He later
gave himself more to the Lord, that he could believe that God had forgiven his sins
and by grace he could be saved. Shortly before his death he reaffirmed this, and
wished so much that he could be released from his suffering. He was sick for three
and one half months. He reached the age of 82 years and 8 months. His illness was
bronchial inflamation. We look toward to a joyous reunion in heaven.

Mother and Children
Ingalls, Kansas

Zionsbote, October 25, 1922  page 12
Translated by Elfreda Fast and Kathy Sperling

Family pages:
Penner Gaede Photos
The Penner Rempel Adrian Connection
Eitzen Family that lived next door to Penners and sponsored them.
Penner Papers
Peter Funk Family Pictures
Johann Funk Family Line
Jost Family Homes

Mike Dirksen's Genealogy
Genealogy of the Brothersfield Russian Mennonite Immigrants and Brothersfield on Freepages.
[Abraham and Sarah Funk Derksen - sister to Minnie Funk Penner]  among MANY others
near Parker, South Dakota (1874 to 1884) then New Home, North Dakota has moved to

Lots of information on the Derksens/ Dureksens is located there.

Mennonite Cooking:
My Dutch Mennonite Cooking
Mennonite Folkways:
The Polish-Prussian Mennonite Kitchen
by Norma Jost Voth
Mennonite Girls can Cook blog
Cooking History
Polish Ukrainian Cooking

Favorite Links:
Index to the 1835 Molotschna Census
Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society
California Death Records
"Grandma" CD Rom project
Mennonite Encyclopedia
Mennonite Village Names
More Mennonite Research Links
Winnepeg Free Press Mennonite Obits
Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church   Centennial Web Site History
Unknown Phote IDs needed
More ID unknown photos

Hillsboro Kansas Class of 1969
Our Goldwing
Sound Mind Investing
Steps to Assurance of Heaven
If you have and corrections, additions, or suggestions for the genealogy, web pages, or information or are a long lost relative  I would love to hear from you!   Email me


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