The purpose of this web page is to make available translations of the original documents related to the establishment and early history of the Chortitza Mennonite settlement. These translations have been done by Edwin Hoeppner and several volunteers at the Mennonite Heritage Archives (formerly the Mennonite Heritage Centre or MHC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba over the past 20 years.
A project to gather and translate early Chortitza documents was started about 20 years ago by Edwin Hoeppner of Winnipeg. When Ed’s health began to fail about 10 years ago, the project was taken over by Lawrence Klippenstein, who was the retired director/archivist at the MHC. In 2018, Lawrence passed this project on to me, Glenn Penner.
Part 1: Documents Related to Georg von Trappe
For a copy of the original see the Mennonite Library and Archives website here: sa_2_55 (bethelks.edu)