Abram’s Last Christmas in Canada is a fictional story told by Gerhard Ens. It’s Christmas morning 1921. Abram, a 12-year old Mennonite boy, struggles to understand why his family must emigrate to Mexico.
Pictured is a homestead of a Mennonite settler in South Tofield, Alberta, 1920-30s. On March 1, 1922 at 11:00AM the first train carrying Mennonite settlers departed Plum Coulee, Manitoba, Canada destined for San Antonio de Arenales, Chihuahua, Mexico. During 1922-30 some 25,000 Mennonites immigrated to Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Paraguay.