2018 – a Kehler Family Reunion?

The Berliner Kehlers are considering a reunion of sort. At this point, we are gathering feedback as to interest. If there is significant interest, then we will pursue input from those interested in helping organize the event.

So, if you would be so kind, please send us an email (berliner@kehler.ca) , indicating:

  • your name and phone number
  • interest in attending?
  • helping organize?
  • be a communication point for your family
  • other

We will utilize the website, Kehler.ca, as well as the Facebook Page for further communication.

It’s possible we could pull this event off Summer 2018!

Let’s hear from you!

Beverly Barron McFarland (1934-2018)

Beverly Barron McFarland (1934-2018)

Beverly Barron McFarland was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Duncan, OK and died Jan. 31, 2018, at Pauls Valley Care Center, Davis, OK from complications of Lewy Body Dementia.

A graveside service for Beverly Barron McFarland, 83, the mother of Sharon Chadwick of Davis, will be held 2:00PM, Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Duncan Municipal Cemetery. Continue reading “Beverly Barron McFarland (1934-2018)”

Peter Blatz Kehler (1931-2018)

Peter Blatz Kehler (1931-2018)

Peter B. Kehler, age 86, of Steinbach, MB, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre, Steinbach, MB.

Peter is survived by: his wife Helen; four children: Larry (Sheila), Alice (Dale) Barkman, Carol (Lorne) Dyck, and Sandra (Sheldon) Harms; four grandchildren: Clinton (Jessica) Barkman, and Jessica Barkman, Christopher (Nicole) Dyck, Caitlin Dyck, and six great-grandchildren. Continue reading “Peter Blatz Kehler (1931-2018)”

1940’s Recipe Booklet

Recently a Manitoba Hydro employee found a 17-page booklet, originally issued back in the early 1940’s by City of Winnipeg Hydro.  The booklet includes cooking instructions for everything from the main-course turkey to stuffing, relish, puddings, sauces, salads, pies, pastries, cookies and more.

Download a digital copy directly and/or read it here.

Kenneth George Kehler (1938-2017)

Kenneth (Ken) G Kehler (1938-2017)

Peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Concordia Hospital, Ken passed away at the age of 79 years.

Left to cherish his memory are sons, Ron (Carole), Brad (Lois), Rick (Jocelyn), daughter Charlene (Wes), grandchildren, Curtis (Jody), Michelle (Kevin), Brian (fiancée Paige), Stephanie, Vanessa, great grandchildren, Evan, Grant, Madeleine and Emma, brothers Glen (Kathy), Reuben (Tina), and Peter (Judy), and sister Joyce (Corny) as well as numerous family members. Continue reading “Kenneth George Kehler (1938-2017)”

Christmas at Chortitz, 2017

The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is pleased to sponsor the 4th annual “Christmas at Chortitz”, an evening of German Christmas carols. You are invited to attend this festive event in celebration of Christ’s birth, with special feature, Christmas in Soviet Russia.

Saturday December 9, 2017 at 7 PM at Randolph Chortitz Heritage Church, Randolph Road, Randolph, MB

Chortitz Christmas 2017
Chortitz Christmas 2017

And the Young Transportation Professional Award goes to…

Garreth Rempel – 2017 Young Transportation Professional Award Winner

On September 25, 2017 at the Transportation Association of Canada’s Conference & Exhibition in St. John’s, NL, Garreth Rempel was awarded the 2017 Young Transportation Professional Award. Continue reading “And the Young Transportation Professional Award goes to…”

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”