Funk family goes to church

A Moment from Yesterday

January 27, 2016 | Viewpoints | Volume 20 Issue 3
Jon Isaak | Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies

This is a photo of Mennonite writer Katie Funk Wiebe and her family driving to church circa 1940. Katie’s father, Jacob J. Funk, took the picture in front of Eigenheim Mennonite Church in Saskatchewan. Pictured from left to right: Jakie, Katie, mother Anna with her Sunday hat, Frieda, Annie and Susie. The Eigenheim church began services in 1892 and formally organized in 1894. Its first meetinghouse was constructed in 1896, and then rebuilt in 1902. The Eigenheim church was the first Mennonite church built in what was then called the North-West Territory, later called Saskatchewan when the region became part of the province by that name in 1905.

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