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Photograph of the Wahl family, circa 1927 (No Restriction) c. 1927 DI2013.1364.1

Donated to Pier 21, August 5 2002, by Anne Spaunburg.
Anne Spaunburg (née Anna Wahl) immigrated to Canada with her mother and two siblings, Theresia and Nandor, from Hungary on board SS Bremen, arriving at Pier 21 on December 28, 1926 and travelling onward to Winnipeg, Manitoba to meet their father. The family then moved to Windsor, Ontario and Anne eventually settled in Leamington, Ontario, where she worked for the H.J. Heinz company for 30 years before retiring.

Photograph of the Wahl family, circa 1926 (No Restriction) c. 1926 DI2013.1364.2

Donated to Pier 21, August 5 2002, by Anne Spaunburg.
Anne Spaunburg (née Anna Wahl) immigrated to Canada with her mother and two siblings, Theresia and Nandor, from Hungary on board SS Bremen, arriving at Pier 21 on December 28, 1926 and travelling onward to Winnipeg, Manitoba to meet their father. The family then moved to Windsor, Ontario and Anne eventually settled in Leamington, Ontario, where she worked for the H.J. Heinz company for 30 years before retiring.

Photograph of the Vuht family on board MV Pärnu, July-August 1949 (No Restriction) July 1 to August 2 1949 DI2014.666.9

Donated to Pier 21, May 1 2010, by Kristi V. Allpere.
Kristi Allpere (née Vuht) and her family fled Europe as Estonian refugees in the summer of 1949. They sailed on board MV Pärnu, one of the "little boats" used in the Baltic refugee movement. They arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 2, 1949.

Photograph of the Vogel family on board SS Neptunia leaving Southampton, c. 1952 c. 1945 to 1951 DI2013.855.9

Donated to the Museum by Maria Vogel.
Maria and her husband, Frithjof, came to Canada from Germany in the 1950s.

Photograph of the Vissa family, 1957 (No Restriction) 1957 DI2016.244.1

Donated to the Museum, by Claudio Vissa, July 11 2012
Claudio Vissa was born in Flambro, Italy in 1943. He immigrated to Canada with his parents, Pietro and Filomena, and brother, Mario, arriving at Pier 21 on November 10 1957 on board MS Saturnia. Five of his older siblings had immigrated to Canada previously and in total, eleven people from the family immigrated to Canada. They settled in Montreal where most of their family were living. Claudio met his wife and fellow Italian immigrant, Giovanna Serpone, at university.

Photograph of the Vissa family at a wedding in Italy, 1949 (No Restriction) 1949 DI2016.244.3

Donated to the Museum, by Claudio Vissa, July 11 2012
Claudio Vissa was born in Flambro, Italy in 1943. He immigrated to Canada with his parents, Pietro and Filomena, and brother, Mario, arriving at Pier 21 on November 10 1957 on board MS Saturnia. Five of his older siblings had immigrated to Canada previously and in total, eleven people from the family immigrated to Canada. They settled in Montreal where most of their family were living. Claudio met his wife and fellow Italian immigrant, Giovanna Serpone, at university.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family, circa 1960 (No Restriction) c. 1960 DI2014.497.3

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family, circa 1950 (No Restriction) c. 1950 DI2014.497.5

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

Photograph of the Vilumsons family, circa 1950 (No Restriction) c. 1950 DI2014.497.8

Donated to Pier 21, May 25 2009, by Anita MacLean.
Anita MacLean (née Vilumsons) was born in Latvia in 1940. Anita, her parents, Ilgvaris and Aleksandra, and her grandmother, Lina, had to flee the country in 1944. They spent six years in Displaced Persons camps in the British sector of Germany where her sister, Maruta, was born in 1947. Anita, her parents and her sister immigrated to Canada, arriving at Pier 21 on July 21, 1950 on board USS General M.L. Hersey. Her grandmother arrived one year later. They settled in Red Lake, Ontario.

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