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Maria Tuchscherer Collection Photographs 2009.03

Photographs 2009.03.01- 2009.03.24.

Photographs courtesy of Maria Tuchscherer, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.


The photographs from the Maria Tuchscherer Collection, 2009.03, concern the Tuchscherer/ Duchscherer and Janer/Jahner families that originated from Colelia, Dobrudscha, Romania. Members of these families emigrated to the Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, area. Colelia colony, a former Turkish village of the same name, was founded in 1880 by German Catholics from Mannheim, Kutschurgan district (place of origin of the Tuchscherer family), and Landau and Speier, Beresan District, South Ukraine (place of origin of the Janer family). According to Josef Tuchscherer, "By 1940, Colelia was a German, Catholic village of about 80 familes. It was located about 50 km west of the Black Sea harbor city of Konstanza and 50 km east of the Danube." (Source: "Our Family History" by Josef Tuchscherer, 1995).

From a research standpoint, the photographs in this collection are particularly valuable, due to the detailed identifications and other writings on their reverse. The images are presented below with scans of both sides. Please click on either thumbnail of a selection below to view the image's D-Space entry (which features the image and detailed metadata) or reverse inscription. All images appear courtesy of the Maria Tuchscherer Collection, 2009.03, Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries.

Links:

  • Link to the finding aid of the Maria Tuchscherer Collection, 2009.03, 2011.27, at the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries.
  • "Our Family History"; presentation to the Germans from Russia Club, Regina, Saskatchewan; by Josef Tuchscherer, 1995. Also features an excellent history of Colelia.
  • Photographs of Colelia, 2006, taken by Josef Hoffart of Eisngen, Germany.
  • Photographs of former German village, Colelia, Romania; taken by Maria Tuchscherer, 2009.


  • 2009.03.01

    Portrait of members of the Tuchscherer/ Duchscherer families, 1987.

    2009.03.02

    Outdoor crucifix installation; Colelia, Romania; 1955.

    2009.03.03

    Street view; Colelia, Romania; 1955.

    2009.03.04

    Exterior view of earthen home; fenced-in yard with oven; Colelia, Romania; 1955.

    2009.03.05

    Exterior view of earthen home with group of children; Colelia, Romania, 1955.

    2009.03.06

    Two girls, identified as Agatha and Berta Janer; Colelia, Romania; 1928.

    2009.03.07

    Studio portrait of Agatha (Janer) Tuchscherer; Konstantza, Romania; c. 1929.

    2009.03.08

    Studio portrait of Agatha (Janer) Tuchscherer; Leslau, Poland; 1944.

    2009.03.09

    Studio portrait of Agatha and Martha Janer; Konstanza, Romania; c. 1929.

    2009.03.10

    Snapshot of Anton and Agatha Tuchscherer; Leslau, Poland; 1943.

    2009.03.11

    Portrait of Jakob Janer; Leslau, Poland; 1943.

    2009.03.12

    Exterior photograph of brick house; Colelia, Romania; 1943.

    2009.03.13

    Portait of Rosalia (Politzki) Tuchscherer; Colelia, Romania; c. 1935.

    2009.03.14

    Portrait of Sister Octavia Janer; Rome, Italy; c. 1950.

    2009.03.15

    Exterior snapshot; gravesite of Rosalia (Politzki) Tuchscherer; Colelia, Romania; no date.

    2009.03.16

    Exterior snapshot; Foederer home; Colelia, Romania; c. 1950.

    2009.03.17

    Studio portrait, unidentified Romanian soldier, c. 1915.

    2009.03.18

    Exterior snapshot; Agatha, Josef, and Anton Tuchscherer; Colelia, Romania; 1941.

    2009.03.19

    Studio portrait of Agatha (Janer) Tuchscherer, Senpharosa (Ternes) Janer, and Regina (Lauber) Ternes; Leslau, Poland; 3 October 1944.

    2009.03.20

    Exterior group portrait; former residents of Colelia; St. Ludwig am Main Seminary; Schweinfurt, Germany; c. 1940.

    2009.03.21

    Exterior group portrait; former residents of Colelia posed near trait that would take them to "Camp Litzmannstadt" (Lodz Ghetto), Poland; 1942.

    2009.03.22

    Interior image; dining hall at St. Ludwig am Main Seminary; Schweinfurt, Germany; c. 1942.

    2009.03.23

    Exterior group portrait; kindergarden class and teachers; Colelia, Romania; c. 1940.

    2009.03.24

    Group portrait of unidentified villagers, possibly from Karamurat Colony, Romania; c. 1935.

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