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Saturday, March 13, 2010

David Cornies (1884 - 1938)

During the First World War, young Mennonite men in Ukraine were required to serve their country.  In keeping with their non-violent beliefs, many of these men chose to do alternate service in forestry or to serve in the Red Cross.  Here is a picture of David Cornies in his Red Cross uniform.  In the document Nachkommen von Martin Cornies.pdf, David Cornies is number 133.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Heinrich Cornies b. 1908 - 1979

Heinrich's wife Mary recently passed away as one can see from her obituary below.  Although such public announcements are difficult for the immediate family members, these announcements are valuable for those who are researching their genealogical roots.  Referring back to the document Nachkommen von Martin Cornies.pdf, one can see that Heinrich and Mary are listed as Number 185 in that document.