Abraham A TOEWS Benjamin TOEWS Laura M TOEWS Richard W TOEWS Helena Darlene UNGER Margarete FRIESEN Mini tree diagram
Cornelius A TOEWS

Cornelius A TOEWS1,2,3,9,4,5,6,7,8

6th Jun 18911,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 23rd Jul 19592,4

Life History

6th Jun 1891

Born in Charitz, Russia.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

about 1915

Married Helena Darlene UNGER in Manitoba, Canada.18,2

29th Jan 1916

Birth of son Benjamin TOEWS in Chaplin, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,6,10,2

14th Sep 1918

Birth of daughter Laura M TOEWS in Lydiard, Saskatchewan, Canada.11,2,1,8,7,12,13,14,15

24th Oct 1923

Birth of son Richard W TOEWS in Tulare County, California.7,16,17,13,2

1959

Buried in Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, Fresno County, California.2

23rd Jul 1959

Died in Dinuba, Tulare, California.2,4

Notes

  • 1901 Canada Census, Lisgar District, Manitoba, 6 June, Stanley, page3, Hse/Fam #22
    Toews, Abraham A  M W Head 44 b in Russia imm to Canada 1893naturalized 1900 Adventist Occup Army native lang German
    Toews, Magaretha F W Wife 47 ib n Russia imm to Canada 1893naturalized 1900 Adventist Occup Army native lang German
    Toews, Peter  M W Son 22 b in Russia imm to Canada 1893 naturalized1900 Adventist Occup Army native lang German
    Toews, David  M W Son 17 b in Russia imm to Canada 1893 naturalized1900 Adventist Occup Army native lang German
    Toews, Johann M W Son 14 b in Russia imm to Canada 1893 naturalized1900 Adventist Occup Army native lang German
    Toews, Jacob M W Son 12 b in Russia imm to Canada 1893 naturalized1900 Adventist Occup Army native lang German
    Toews, Cornelius M W Son 9 b in Russia imm to Canada 1893 naturalized1900 Adventist Occup Army native lang German

    Note that all members of the household, including the wife andchildren, including 9-year-old Cornelius, are reported as in the Army. The 1901 census says they were German speaking, but the later UScensus records report they were Dutch speaking.  In the 1911 census,their "race" was reported as German, but no language was reported inthat census.

    Abraham and Margareta made a visit to the US in 1907 with three oftheir children.

    Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956, Arrival Nov 1907
    Abraham Toews  51 Married Farmer Race German  Last Permanent ResidenceMyrtle [Ontario], Canada  Contact Cousin Bernhard Toews, Escondido CABorn Russia
    Margareta Toews  Wife 54 Married  No Occup Race German  Last PermanentResidence Myrtle [Ontario], Canada  Contact Cousin Bernhard Toews,Escondido CA Born Rosenthal, Russia
    Peter Toews Son 29 Single Laborer Race German  Last PermanentResidence Myrtle [Ontario], Canada  Conmtact Cousin Bernhard Toews,Escondido CA Born Russia
    Jacob Toews Son 18 Single Laborer Race German  Last PermanentResidence Myrtle [Ontario], Canada  Conmtact Cousin Bernhard Toews,Escondido CA Born Russia
    Cornelius Toews Son 16 Single Laborer Race German  Last PermanentResidence Myrtle [Ontario], Canada  Conmtact Cousin Bernhard Toews,Escondido CA Born Russia

    1911 Canada Census, Moosejaw District, Saskatchewan, [no date],Stanley, District 70, page 10, Hse/Fam #121
    Toews, A A  M Head 45 b June 1855 in Russia imm to Canada 1893 RaceGerman nationality Canadian Adventist Occup Farmer
    Toews, Marguerite F Wife 57 b June 1853 in Russia imm to Canada 1893Race German nationality Canadian Adventist Occup No Occup
    Toews, Peter  M Son 33 b Aug 1877 in Russia imm to Canada 1893 RaceGerman nationality Canadian Adventist Occup Farmer
    Toews, David  M Son 27 b Aug 1883 in Russia imm to Canada 1893 RaceGerman nationality Canadian Adventist Occup Farmer
    Toews, Jacob M Son 22 b --- 1889 in Russia imm to Canada 1893 RaceGerman nationality Canadian Adventist Occup Farmer
    Toews, Cornelius M Son 20 b June 1890 in Russia imm to Canada 1893Race German nationality Canadian Adventist Occup Farmer

    1916 Canada Census, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, 8 June, SwiftCurrent District, Enumeration District 12, page 6, LawtoniaMunicipality, Hse #68, Fam #70
    Toews, David Abraham M Single Head 32 b Russia Adventist imm to Canada1893 Naturalized 1899 Nationality Canadian Race Dutch Language GermanFarmer
    Toews, A A  M Married Father 60 b Russia Adventist imm to Canada 1893Naturalized 1899 Nationality Canadian Race Dutch Language GermanIncome
    Toews, Margret F Married Mother  63 b Russia Adventist imm to Canada1893 Naturalized 1899 Nationality Canadian Race Dutch Language GermanNo Occup

    They were back in the US on a visit in 1918, a year before theyimmigrated to the US.

    Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956, Arrival 13 Dec 1918
    Abraham Toews  62 Born Charitz, Russia Farmer Race Dutch  LastPermanent Residence Owen City, Saskatchewan, Canada  Previous visits1907-1911  Destination Fresno CA, Port of Eastport, Idaho, Accompaniedby wife and 2 children (unnamed)

    A travel manifest reports Cornellius wife as Lena.  They wereenumerated in the 1920 US census for Tulare County, California, whereshe is reported.

    Washington, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1961
    Cornelius Toews Age 27 [Birth 1891]  Male Married  laborer BornChartez [Charitz? unreadable on form], Russia
    Lena Toews Age 21 [Birth 1897]  Female Married  Born Plumcoulee[residence; Manitoba records Rhineland as the place, in RhinelandHospital], Manitoba, Canada
    Ben Toews Age 21 [Birth 1897]  Female Single Born Chaplin,Saskatchewan, Canada
    Laura Toews Age 3 mos [Birth Sept 1918]  Female Single Born Lydiard,Saskatchewan, Canada
    Nationality Canada Race Dutch Last Residence Owen City, Saskatchewan,Canada  Destination Dinuba, California
    Dec 1918 Arrival Seattle, Washington, Departure Eastport, Idaho

    1920 Federal Census, Tulare County, California, 29 January, Dinuba,District 198, page 7B, 174 Perry St, Hse #160, Fam #186
    Toews, Cornelius Head Owns M W 28 Married Immigrated in 1919 Alien Heand Parents all born in Russia Native lang Dutch Farm Laborer [b abt1892]
    Toews, Lena Wife F W 22 Married Immigrated in 1919 Alien Canada/DutchRussia/Dutch Russia/Dutch [b abt 1898]
    Toews, Benjamin Son M W 4 Single Immigrated in 1919 Alien Canada/DutchRussia/Dutch Russia/Dutch [b abt 1915]
    Toews, Laura Dau F W 1yr3mos Single Immigrated in 1919 AlienCanada/Dutch Russia/Dutch Russia/Dutch [b abt Sept 1918]
    Toews, Abraham Father M W 63 Single Immigrated in 1919 AlienRussia/Dutch Russia/Dutch Russia/Dutch [b abt 1856]
    Toews, Margaret Mother F W 66 Single Immigrated in 1919 AlienRussia/Dutch Russia/Dutch Russia/Dutch [b abt 1853]

    A genealogy provides her full name as Helena Darlene Unger.  Armedwith this information and some good documentation sources, I was ableto clarify and document "Lena."

    Helena Darlene Unger
    Birth 20 May 1897 in Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada
    Death 29 Mar 1981 in Tulare County, California
    Parents:
    William P. Unger 1867 -
    Maria Neufeld 1870 -
    Marriage to Cornelius A. Toews 1915 (no further deatails)
    --  Kevmo, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/38144618/person/19188818780

    1930 Federal Census, Tulare County, California, 12 April, Dinuba Ward6, District 54-11, Page 4A, 260 Magnolia Way, Hse #84, Fam #85
    Toews, Cornelius A Head M W 38 Married at age 23 b Russia RussiaRussia Germ native tongue immigrated 1893 Naturalized Meter Man [b abt1892]
    Toews, Helen M Wife F W 33 Married at age 17 b Canada Russia RussiaEnglish native tongue immigrated 1917 Naturalized Practical Nurse [babt 1888]
    Toews, Benjamin Son M W 14 Single Canada Russia Canada English nativetongue immigrated 1917[b abt 1916]
    Toews, Laura Dau F W 11 Single AR AR AR Canada Russia Canada Englishnative tongue immigrated 1917[b abt 1919]
    Toews, Richard W Son M W 6 Single Calif Russia Canada English nativetongue [b abt 1924]

    1940 Federal Census, Tulare County, California, 19 April, Dinuba,District 54-5, Page 14B-15A, 354 Park Way, Hse #360, Owns $2000
    Toews, A Cornelius Head M W 48 Married Grade 7 b Russia Same place in1935 City Superintendent [b abt 1892]
    Toews, D Helen Wife F W 42 Married Grade H1 b Canada Same place in1935 Fruit Packer [b abt 1896]
    Toews, M Laura Dau F W 21 Single Grade H4 b Canada Same place in 1935[b abt 1919]
    - Page 15A -
    Toews, W Richard Son M W 16 Single Grade H2 b California Same place in1935 [b abt 1924]

    Their oldest sion Ben is living next door with his wife Eunice.

    1940 Federal Census, Tulare County, California, 19 April, Dinuba,District 54-5, Page 15A, 342 Park Way, Hse #361, Owns $2000
    Toews, C Benjamin Head M W 24 Married Grade H2 b Canada Same place in1935 City Employee [b abt 1916]
    Toews, L Eunice Wife F W 30 Married Grade H2 b California Same placein 1935 Fruit Packer [b abt 1910]

    Cornelius Toews
    Birth Jun 6, 1891
    Death Jul. 23, 1959 Dinuba, Tulare County, California
    Parents:
    Abraham A Toews (1856 - 1921)
    Margarete Friesen Toews (1852 - 1924)
    Daughter Laura M Norris (1918 - 2006)
    Burial Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, Fresno County, California
    Created by bojawilson Sep 08, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #58400338,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58400338

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Cornelius A Toews
    Birth 6 Jun 1891 Other Country
    Death 23 Jul 1959 Tulare County
    Mother's Maiden Name Friesen
    Father's Surname Toews
    Social Security #571261154

Sources

  • 1. 1920 Federal Census, Tulare County, California
    • 29 January, Dinuba, District 198, page 7B, 174 Perry St, Hse #160, Fam
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1901 Canada Census, Lisgar District, Manitoba
    • 6 June, Stanley, page 3, Hse/Fam #22
  • 4. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 5. 1911 Canada Census, Moosejaw District, Saskatchewan
    • [no date], Stanley, District 70, page 10, Hse/Fam #121
  • 6. Washington, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1961
  • 7. 1930 Federal Census, Tulare County, California
    • 12 April, Dinuba Ward 6, District 54-11, Page 4A, 260 Magnolia Way,
  • 8. 1940 Federal Census, Tulare County, California
    • 19 April, Dinuba, District 54-5, Page 14B-15A, 354 Park Way, Hse #360,
  • 9. Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
    • Arrival Nov 1907
  • 10. 1940 Federal Census, Tulare County, California
    • 19 April, Dinuba, District 54-5, Page 15A, 342 Park Way, Hse #361,
  • 11. Gravestone of Hatler L and Laura M Norris, Annetta Cemetery, ParkerCounty, Texas
  • 12. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 13. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 14. U.S. School Yearbooks, 1880-2012
  • 15. Ancestry Messaging
  • 16. 1940 Federal Census, Tulare County, California
    • 19 April, Dinuba, District 54-5, Page 15A, 354 Park Way, Hse #360,
  • 17. California Birth Index, 1905-1995
  • 18. Ancestry Trees

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