Stocking Stuffer Christmas Gift Idea – The Berliner Kehler Clan Book

Want to give a gift that is educational, historical, takes up little space, requires no batteries and that a loved one will have for years?

The Berliner Kehler Clan
The Berliner Kehler Clan

Here’s an idea to help fill those stockings!

Want to give a gift that is educational, historical, takes up little space, requires no batteries and that a loved one will have for years?

Give a copy of the book,  The Berliner Kehler Clan ~ A History in Portraits!

There are limited copies available.

For more information, and to obtain this book in time for Christmas, contact us!

The Berliner Kehler Clan

Printed 2009

A Century in the Life of Steinbach’s Kehler Clan

In August, the Kehlers held a one-day reunion in the Mitchell Arena, near Steinbach. Both physically and symbolically an arena is the proper place for a Kehler clan reunion.

Mennonite Mirror, October 1979 

The Kehlers living in the wider Steinbach region are a truly remarkable clan. Not only are they as numerous as chokecherries in August, but like chokecherries they grow in dense family clusters in close proximity to each other. There the comparison breaks down. Chokecherries are silent, waiting to be picked.  The Kehlers are never silent and anything but passive. They are active, spirited and vocal – if not downright gabby. They never stop talking and when they have nothing more to say they go on talking for the sheer pleasure of it. When Kehlers get together the air turns into a whirlwind of words and laughter. As the Kehlers themselves like to say: ‘Never bury a Kehler until you’ve made sure his mouth is dead too.’

Aunt Susan takes the mike from Syd Reimer at the Kehler clan gathering in Mitchell

In August, the Kehlers held a one-day reunion in the Mitchell Arena, near Steinbach. Both physically and symbolically an arena is the proper place for a Kehler clan reunion. In this case the site was fitting for another reason. The new arena in Mitchell happens to be built on what was once the south-east corner of the original Kehler family farm. Local residents waited nervously for this momentous gathering of the clan. Many made plans to be away from home that weekend, hoping that the neighborhood would not have been declared a disaster area when they got back. Some took new comfort in the hope that their brand new arena was sturdy enough to withstand the vocal onslaughts of hundreds of celebrating Kehlers of all ages. Continue reading “A Century in the Life of Steinbach’s Kehler Clan”

Meadow’s Park Commemorates Tyler Dyck

A unique rocket monument and pocket park was recently built by friends, neighbours and family in Steinbach’s neighbourhood park of Tyler Dyck (1985-2009).

Ty’s Pocket Park on Coral Crescent, Steinbach, MB
A unique rocket monument and pocket park was recently built by friends, neighbours and family in Steinbach’s neighbourhood park of Tyler Dyck (1985-2009). Continue reading “Meadow’s Park Commemorates Tyler Dyck”

Canada Day!

Today, July 1, 2011 Canada celebrates it’s 144th year since Confederation. While Canada Day celebrates the events that occurred on July 1, 1867, when the British North America (BNA) Act created the Canadian federal government, the Kehler Clan can celebrate this day for another reason.

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Today,  July 1, 2011 Canada celebrates it’s 144th year since Confederation. While Canada Day celebrates the events that occurred on this day in 1867, when the British North America (BNA) Act created the Canadian federal government, the Kehler Clan celebrates for another reason.

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Daut Kehlash Gedicht

At the 1979 Berliner Kehler Family Reunion, Mitchell, Manitoba, the following comical Low-German poem about the eleven Kehler siblings was read by the poet Gustav Dueck, husband of Betty Stoesz Kehler.

At the 1979 Berliner Kehler Family Reunion, Mitchell, Manitoba, the following comical Low-German poem about the eleven Kehler siblings was read by the poet Gustav Dueck, husband of Betty Stoesz Kehler. Continue reading “Daut Kehlash Gedicht”

A Salute to Grandma

A Tribute to Louise Olson, born Louise Vera Gladys Reimer, a Berliner Kehler

Too often we let our lives go by without making proper homage to the ones we love.

Louise (Reimer) Olson
Louise (Reimer) Olson

A Tribute to Louise Olson, born Louise Vera Gladys Reimer, a Berliner Kehler

Too often we let our lives go by without making proper homage to the ones we love. I am taking this opportunity to share some memories and impressions of a very dear and special person to me – my grandma. Many times I have thanked God for giving me such a remarkable grandmother: she has taught me much, given me much.

My earliest memories of Grandmother begin when I was a young child growing up in southern Manitoba. Grandma and my family both lived on Boyne Street in Morris; being only a short distance away meant that we saw her quite often, sometimes more than once a day. There were also many days and nights when she hosted us youngsters. Continue reading “A Salute to Grandma”

Easter at the Home of Johann S. and Annie

With spring starting to make its debut here in Calgary, having already enjoyed some double digit temperatures, we look forward to celebrating Easter with the family.

Peter A Kehler

With spring starting to make its debut here in Calgary, having already enjoyed some double digit temperatures, we look forward to celebrating Easter with the family.

Thinking back to some former years, Easter was something I really looked forward to as a youngster in the “1950’s”.  My job was to boil a bunch of eggs and then paint them by dipping them into various batches of food coloring in bowls.  After that we would get some “transfer tattoos” of various types of symbols to decorate them with. Continue reading “Easter at the Home of Johann S. and Annie”

John Jacob Kehler (1929-2010)

John J Kehler
John Jacob Kehler

John Jacob Kehler, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010, in Surrey, BC.  Born in Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan on June 3, 1929. Predeceased by his loving wife Henritte L R Kehler on March 15, 2006. Dad passed away peacefully in his sleep, soulfully wishing to be reunited with his wife Hetty whom he missed dearly. Dad was a loving, devoted father, who worked hard to support his large family of four children throughout his younger years. He was also a caring grandfather, his greatest joy being family. Continue reading “John Jacob Kehler (1929-2010)”