Photos of Sister Magdalen Schaan


Katherine Miller, Balta, ND, before her marriage to Joseph Schaan taken before 1910. Katherine is mother of Sister Magdalen (Elizabeth) Schaan and Sister Mary Ann (Magdalen) Schaan.
Schaan girls, daughters of Katherine Miller Schaan and Joseph Schaan, taken before 1935 at family farm left to right Magdalen (Sr. Mary Ann), Celestine, Elizabeth (Sr. Magdalen), Therese and Agnes.
First home visit for Sr. Magdalen and Sr. Mary Ann, taken in their brother, Jack Schaan's home, Willow City, in June 1959. left to right: their brother, Bill Schaan, sister: Celestine Schaan Syverstad holding one of her daughters, Sr. Magdalen, brothers: Albert Schaan, Jack Schaan, Pete Schaan and Sr. Mary Ann Schaan.
Photo taken on Sister Magdalen Schaan's reception as a Novice at St. Francis Convent, Hankinson, ND, 1938: back row, l to r: her brother Peter, her father Joseph Schaan, her mother Katherine Miller Schaan, her sister Celestine, her sister Magdalen (later Sister Mary Ann); front row, l to r: her brother Paul, her sister Agnes, Sister Magdalen (Elizabeth), and Kathy Schaan, flower girl.
Sister Magdalen (Elizabeth) Schaan as a novice with her parents, Joseph and Katherine Miller Schaan of Balta, ND. Taken at St. Francis Convent, Hankinson, ND, 1938.
Sister Magdalen (Elizabeth) Schaan as a cook, baker and dietary supervisor at Drayton, ND hospital, about 1956.
Joseph and Katherine Miller Schaan Sister Mary Ann (Magdalen) Schaan, on her day of Reception as a Novice, 1943. Flower girl is unidentified.
Sister Magdalen retired as Dietitian in 1992 after 30 years at Oakes Community Hospital, Oakes, ND. Pictured here with Dr. Vani Nagala, Oakes.


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