File 1 - Dunke, Henry and Elizabeth Dunke [nee Klinck].

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Dunke, Henry and Elizabeth Dunke [nee Klinck].

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SCA286-GA390-1-1

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  • [between 1830 and 1850] (Creation)
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    Ratz Family

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2 photographs : tintype ; b&w ; 8 x 5 cm

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The Ratz family was a prominent Mennonite family hailing from the Kitchener Waterloo area. John Ratz was the first of the family to be born in Canada. He purchased a farm in Elmira in 1855 and was eventually elected the first Reeve of Elmira in 1887. John Ratz was a miller and owner of the Ratz Brothers Company as well as having a large amount of real-estate in the Elmira area. John Ratz had 10 children including George Ratz who was married to Clara Dunke in 1863 and had 6 children. One of these children, Elmer Ratz, was the executor to the estates of John, Clara, and George. Elmer was also brother to Herbert Ratz.

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Studio portraits of Henry Dunke and his wife Elizabeth Dunke (nee Klinck).

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Donated in 2017 by Herbert Ratz.

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  • English

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Inscribed on portrait of Henry Dunke in pencil, verso, centre: Grandpa / Dunke / (Henry Dunke)

Inscribed on portrait of Elizabeth Dunke in pencil, verso, centre: Grandma / Dunke 80 30 130 / (Elizabeth Klinck)

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Described by NM in May 2018.

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  • English

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