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Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Orchestra

Johann Cornies of Germany provided this image of an orchestra and help is needed in identifying some of these people.  This image was taken circa 1929 in Ohrloff.  This would be the Paul Friesen Orchestra with members Johann Cornies (this particular Johann Cornies has not been identified in the genealogy documents), Andreas Suderman, Paul Friesen, Ira Janzen, Paul Janzen, Helga Suderman, Kolja Janzen.  Not everyone in the image has been identified but someone may have the same photo and could provide some assistance.  Please leave a comment.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Johann Cornies (1868-1936)

The last male descendant of the noteworthy Johann Cornies  (1789-1848)  was this Johann Cornies (no. 80 in Nachkommen von Martin Cornies version 20130523) who immigrated to Canada and settled in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region of Ontario.  He had one adult son who was killed in Ukraine at the age of 21 prior to the family's immigration into Canada.

Thanks to Patrick Murphy, the photograph of the headstone at the grave of Johann Cornies in Waterloo is shown below.