Scrapbook page, North Newton
By John D. Thiesen
Martha Moser Voth (at left in picture at right) was
born in 1862 in Dalton, Ohio. She married
Heinrich R. Voth, immigrant from Russia to Kansas, in 1892, and the
next year they went to Arizona as General Conference missionaries
to the Hopi at Oraibi. She was Voth's second wife. She died in 1901
and is buried at Oraibi. A few diary volumes from the 1890s
survive, but her husband H. R. Voth was the champion diary keeper,
with volumes covering his entire adult life.
Above: Martha Voth running a "sewing school" for
women, summer 1894
Helene Wiebe Zimmermann (left), born 1822 in the
Danzig/Gdansk, Poland, region. Married Ludwig E. Zimmermann in
1857. They migrated to Beatrice, Nebraska, in the 1870s, where she
died in January 1886. Her diaries, from the 1850s and 1860s, are
somewhat fragmentary. Her husband, again, was a champion diary
recorder, with volumes running from 1852 into the late 1880s.
Becker Warkentin (right) born in 1867 in
Russia and died in 1943 in Minnesota, shown with her husband
Dietrich Warkentin (1866-1951) in 1903 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota.
This mother and daughter kept diaries beginning with Maria in 1905
to her death in 1943 and continued by Anna into 1977. All entries
are in German through 1955 and in English from 1956 through
Anna Warkentin as a Bethel College student in 1930.
She was born in 1892 in Minnesota and died in 1977 there. She
remained single all her life.