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Agnes Toews, 1939 photo.

Agnes Toews Kornelsen, entrepreneur, was born on 26 March 1911 to Peter C. Toews (1874-1945) and Caroline (Eck) Toews (1880-1956) in Steinbach, Manitoba. She married William D. Kornelsen (19 September 1914, Steinbach, Manitoba - 2 March 1988, Steinbach, Manitoba), son of long-time teacher Gerhard G. Kornelsen, on 14 July 1942. Agnes broke new ground when she went to train as a hairdresser in Winnipeg and then opened Steinbach's first hairdressing salon in 1935. Known to be a generous, warm and caring woman, Agnes' clientele quickly grew, ushering in the era of short bobbed hair for the women of Steinbach. As Agnes' business continued to grow it eventually became necessary to hire Martha Barkman as an assistant and it was Martha who bought the business when Agnes retired.

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Buhler, Linda. "Agnes Toews Kornelsen, Hairdresser." Preservings No. 5 (January 1995): 12.


Author(s) Sharon H. H Brown
Date Published March 2006


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Brown, Sharon H. H. "Kornelsen, Agnes Toews (1911-1987)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. March 2006. Web. 24 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kornelsen,_Agnes_Toews_(1911-1987)&oldid=112435.

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Brown, Sharon H. H. (March 2006). Kornelsen, Agnes Toews (1911-1987). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kornelsen,_Agnes_Toews_(1911-1987)&oldid=112435.




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