Rev. Peter S. Kehler

Preservings – No 17 – December 2000

by Katharina Kehler Bergen
Steinbach, MB.

Peter S Kehler


My father, Peter Schulz Kehler was born in Ebenfeld on January 1, 1896.

His father was Jacob K. (Berliner) Kehler (1863-1923), his mother was Elizabeth Schulz Kehler (1866-1943).

Peter was the eighth child in a family of 14 children. Two brothers and one sister predeceased him in infancy. His siblings were born between 1885 -1904. Growing to adulthood were Maria, Jacob, Gerhard, Aron, Johan, then Peter, Susanna, David, Heinrich, Elizabeth and Cornelius. Peter’s birth place was the farm located just north of the Mitchell ball park.

Peter was a small baby weighing a mere three and one-half pounds, so he was told. Incubators were unheard of but with intuition and ingenuity, bricks were warmed in the oven to surround him with warmth. He survived and grew to be a slim, dapper-looking man in his younger years. He was not very tall and later filled out to be robust in stature. Continue reading “Rev. Peter S. Kehler”

Annie Kehler

Annie Kehler
Annie Kehler (1922-2017)

Peacefully, with family by her side Annie Kehler passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Bethesda Place Personal Care Home, Steinbach.

Mom was predeceased by her husband John H. Kehler who passed away February 11, 2000. They had been married for 57 years. She is survived by her brother Andre Kehler currently living in Paraguay.

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Berliner Boys Luncheon

Applebee’s Grant Park, Winnipeg, MB

Each Wednesday, Syd Reimer and Glen Kehler, two Berliner Kehlers cousins, have met for lunch, usually at Applebee’s.  Many Berliners have joined them from time to time.

To fight the mid-winter blues, come join us for lunch with the Berliners.  As you well know, this lunch will align itself to be spirited and vocal – if not downright gabby. ­They’ll never stop talking and when they have nothing more to say they will go on talking for the sheer pleasure of it. The air will turn into a whirlwind of words and laughter.  Let us know if you will be coming – email

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
What time: 11:45am to 1:30pm
Where: Applebee’s Grant Park, 1150 Grant Ave., Winnipeg,  R3M 2A6 (Map Link)
Co$t: Your lunch off the menu!

Christmas at Chortitz 2016

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce the third annual “Christmas at Chortitz”, an evening of German and English Christmas carols.  You are invited to attend this festive event in celebration of Christ’s birth, with special music & Friedensfürst.

Saturday, December 10, 2016at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba

Christmas at Chortitz 2016
Christmas at Chortitz 2016


John Schroeder Neufeld (1934-2016)

John Schroeder Neufeld 1934-2016
John Schroeder Neufeld 1934-2016

John Schroeder Neufeld born on September 30, 1934 in New Bothwell, MB, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 81 years at his residence in New Bothwell, MB.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Martha, his children: Annalie (Trev), Russell (Allison), Lawrence (Sue), Sheila (Abe), Ang (Jake), 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Continue reading “John Schroeder Neufeld (1934-2016)”

Kaylee Peters sweeps up awards in Ste. Anne

The biggest graduating class in the history of Ste. Anne Collegiate accepted their diplomas on June 27, 2016.
Kaylee Peters, Grad 2016
Kaylee Peters, Grad 2016

Kaylee Peters was this year’s Valedictorian. As selected by school staff and her peers, Peters was an easy choice because of her involvement in the school community.

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Violet Anne Kehler Doerksen (1926-2016)

Violet Anne Doerksen (1926-2016)
Violet Anne Doerksen (1926-2016)

Violet Doerksen, age 89, of Steinbach, MB, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016, at her home, Woodhaven Manor.

She was predeceased by her husband, Peter H. Doerksen, in 1992, her oldest son, Edward in 1996, two sons-in-law, Musa & Lawrence, four brothers and one sister.
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