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”
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.
Kerry “Sam” Kehler, passed away unexpectedly in Palmer, Alaska , during the early morning hours of December 5, 2015.
His wife, Roberta, was the love of his life. His sudden death has left her in total shock and with unexpected expenses. Through the memorial fund set up on YouCaring.com we hope to share with her and Sam’s entire family how much he meant to us and help Roberta put the pieces of her life back together.
The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce the second 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 by Willie & Lin Wiebe. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba.
The Chortitz Church Heritage Committee is please to announce “Christmas in Chortitz”. You are invited to attend this festive event in celebration of Christ’s birth. Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 7 PM in Randolph, Manitoba.
Each year, parents and children, both young and old make a sacrifice to purchase Christmas gifts for the ones they love. These gifts are wrapped in beautiful packages and laid underneath the tree. Excitement builds as Christmas Day approaches, and those who have made sacrifices are anxious to watch as loved ones and friends open Christmas presents. Continue reading “An Unclaimed Gift”
What’s a Kehler Christmas in the eyes of this child?
As long as I can remember, Christmas was a special time of year. The smell of baking often jogs my memory of a child’s meaning of Christmas. Grandma Kehler was always in the kitchen, when you came to visit the Kehler grandparents, for Christmas. The smells of cookies, plumi moos, Borscht and freshly baked buns were ever present. Since food was such an important part of my Mennonite heritage, the variety was endless. You were never sure what you would indulge in, as the food tables at some of these Kehler gatherings were endless. Who would notice how many cookies we ate? Continue reading “What a Gift!”
We were recently informed that our relative Judy McGarry had a serious accident at her home just before Christmas, on December 20, 2012. Judy fell and broke her neck. She was taken to the Health Sciences in Winnipeg, and has been stabilized, while the physicians figure out what to do next. Judy’s Uncle Lee Kehler, who resides in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, reports that she has feeling and mobility in her hands and feet — which is awesome. This website was designed to keep family informed, across the miles. Lee is asking if there would be some Kehlers who would exercise kindness to help this wonderful person through the serious times ahead. Judy is limited to one son, TJ, who lives in Pine Falls and a sister Diane in Winnipeg.
“I gather that she has a long road ahead with this injury and there isn’t anybody on the face of this earth that has the ability to cheer someone up, like a Kehler! We are blessed with a blood line that sees the world optimistically and differently than most.” Lee Kehler.
Thank you in advance for your prayers for, and acts of kindness to, our beloved Berliner Judy McGarry.