Rempel, David (1869-1949)

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David Rempel (8 June 1869-7 March 1949) was born in Russia but came at the age of 10 to Canada. He lived Swift Current, Saskatchewan and married Aganeta Wiebe (18 August 1874-23 October 1945) on 27 January 1895. He was one of the six delegates of the Old Colony Mennonites of Canada sent to Argentina and Brazil in 1919 to investigate settlement possibilities. He was also part of delegations to Quebec (1920) and Mexico (1921).  Rempel kept a diary of his trips to South America and Mexico; his writing is an important index of the goals, impressions and reactions of the delegation on these trips.


Dyck, John and William Harms, eds. Reinländer Gemeinde Buch 1880-1903. Winnipeg, MB: The Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, 1994: 189.

Ens, Adolf. Subjects or Citizens? The Mennonite Experience in Canada, 1870-1925. Ottawa, ON: The University of Ottawa Press, 1994: 203-204.

GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 5.00 ed. Fresno, CA: California Mennonite Historical Society, 2006: #157879.

Schmiedehaus, Walter. Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott. Cuauhtemoc, 1948: 72 ff.

See David Rempel's diary in Mennonite Heritage Centre archives, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Man., R3P 0M4; vol. 4395-3.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959

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