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Sick wife

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He shares news of his wife Magdalena's illness and her return to health, nothing they have had to rely on female help to get by. Anthes notes their youngest daughter is "quite healthy and so very friendly" and invites his parents to the consecration of the church later in January. The letter ends with a postscript note about the possible digging of a new well and his inability to contribute due to winter expenses.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

New daughter

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine regarding the birth of daughter Martha Magdalena, indicating that she and his wife, Magdalena Stricker, are doing well. He also notes that the church construction is progressing quickly and that the apples arrived.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Household economics and building a church

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He shares that everyone with the exception of Sara is healthy, but that she's still going to school. He says the family is in good spirits and are speaking English well. Martha is noted as having a difficult time knowing how to cook and that until they got some new potatoes she had been relying on bread and coffee, though Anthes emphasizes that they're still better off than many others. He provides updates about the prices for various crop yields explaining that the buyers are still figuring out how things should work and that he'll rely on credit if need be to get by. Martin and Catherine are also provided updates about the building Jacob is working that is described as 42x50 with arched windows and a small tower. He concludes by noting the help of S. Eby and Mr. Gilger before asking asking Wolf is getting along.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Autumn apples

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine Anthes. He begins by saying that he's feeling healthier and that the fall weather has been beautiful. After mentioning a visit by Wagenast and his wife, and fish sent with them as gifts, he provides suggestions for transporting and selling apples, sharing that he's pleased with the barrel yielded from his garden.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Fatal accident

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by sharing that the family has returned home safely but that he's still having bouts of illness, though less severe than before. In addition to updates about preaching activities, he tells of the death of Thede, who succumbed to injuries suffered being run over by an oxen-driven wagon. He concludes by sharing news of the summer harvest, indicating that several families will be struggling to make ends meet due to mildew drying up the wheat crops.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Religious fervour and financial worries

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes begins by praising their recent letter and health, wishing God's peace upon them. He shares that he is "am more firmly determined than ever before to lay myself totally on the altar of God." He also notes that his health is better and that attendance at a recent assembly was sparse. Anthes comments about the family's tight financial situation and sends well wishes to family and friends. In an addendum he asks his parents to make arrangement for payments and accounts receivable explaining that his income from the Mission only covers a quarter of the family's expenses and that winter will be hard.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Several Mennonites converted

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine in which he shares news of recent conversions and how he's been fairing after falling and being ordered by the doctor to take a break from preaching. Includes message from S. Ewald at end of letter sending the Anthes blessings and well wishes.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Ewald and Anthes letters

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Includes message from Daniel Ewald. Ewald reports about the success of assemblies, making mention of people seeking blessings and families who have converted including the Davids, the Cress', the Beckers, the Schneiders, Büschlens, Deuners and Detweilers. He comments about the good work of Brother Moyer, Brother Jacob, and Brother S. Eby. Before signing off he shares that his wife recently gave birth to a daughter and that he will be travelling to Cleveland.

Anthes' shares that he is one again in good health and that the doctor said he'd "improved beyond all expectations". He notes however that he has to be careful and can't preach, but that he has led a prayer assembly and has occasionally given the Invitation. He gives thanks to the prayer of his Brothers and Sisters in Christ as the reason for his recovery. Anthes also offers updates about various families and people including the Schwedenborgians, Brother M. Weber, Brother Mayer and Brother Umbach. He asks that his parents pass on well wishes to Brother Meyer, J. Wolfs, the Anthes, the Meyers and "all the Brothers and Sisters."

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Toothache

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine in which he mentions having had head- and toothaches for the past week. He comments about the burial of Mrs. Hilbert and a trip in heavy snow to Bruce, as well as plans to preach further north for several weeks. Anthes shares news of the Steuernagels, who travelled for Assembly and had previously met Martin. He concludes by saying he's written to J. Wolf about property and noting how busy the summer harvest will be.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

New assignment

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes shares that the family is in good health and that he his back to preaching and visiting people. He makes note of the "self-destructive" efforts of a Baptist preacher and comments about the number of preachers that have passed through Port Elgin. He shares that the quarter-year assembly was a success making note of the contributions of Brother Umbach and Brother Büsh, and warns his parents that he won't be able to visit over the summer due to plans to spend several weeks preaching in the north part of Mission. The remainder of the letter consists of questions about the wheat crop and Jacob, along with additional updates about his work and that of Brother Eby. He concludes with well wishes to family and friends, and shares that Martha Magdalena "is really growing, is chubby and cheerful and has now started to slide about"

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Religious rivalry

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. Anthes shares that the family is healthy and that a snowstorm blocked most of the streets just as an assembly was getting underway. He makes reference to preaching done by Reverend Mr. Behr and Wissmor in the Mennonite assembly and the desire of S. Eby to hold an extended assembly in Brant. He also comments about Brother Anthes being publicly expelled by E. Eby and that "Old Satan also did damage among our people with a trifle.." The letter concludes with a request to extend warm greetings to his uncle.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Rieder, Sam.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Sam Reider seen looking off camera.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Unidentified adult.

Head and torso studio portrait of unidentified adult seated with right hand on thigh and left arm propped on table at side.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Fogel, Angeline.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Angeline Fogel seen looking off camera. She is wearing a lace collard top and a [charm?] choker.

Schantz Russell Family

Anthes Manufacturing Company : employees under factory sign.

Mounted photograph of employees standing in a row, posed for the camera, at the side front of the Anthes Manufacturing Company building under a painted sign that reads: "The Anthes Mfg. Co. of Berlin. Limited." J.I. Frank Anthes is visible standing in a doorway behind the employees at right.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Hall, Jennie.

Head and shoulder studio portrait of Jennie Hall seen looking at camera and wearing a high-collar top with leg of mutton sleeves.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Hoffman, Leona.

Studio portrait of Leona Hoffman seen looking at the camera and seated in a wicker chair. She is wearing a hat and a high-collar dress with slight leg of mutton sleeves.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Unidentified woman.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera and wearing a high-collar top with leg of mutton sleeves.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera in partial profile and dressed in a high-collar top with leg of mutton sleeves.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified teenager.

Full body studio portrait of an unidentified teenager wearing an outdoor jacket and holding a pair of [knit?] mittens, seen looking off camera.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera while standing next to a table, holding a document..

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified children.

Upper body studio portrait of two unidentified children wearing matching polka dot outfits and seen looking off camera. They are posed with heads together, one with arm around the shoulders of the other.

Schantz Russell Family

McLean, Louise McEwen.

Upper body studio portrait of Louise McEwen McLean looking off camera, wearing a high-collar top with leg of mutton sleeves.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Unidentified woman.

Studio portrait of an unidentified woman seen looking off camera in partial profile, wearing wire-framed glasses and a high-collar top with large leg of mutton sleeves

Schantz Russell Family

Rosa.

Upper body studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking slightly off camera and wearing a hat.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Mae.

Upper body studio portrait of Mae [?] seen in partial profile.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Anna.

Upper body studio portrait of Anna [?] seen looking at camera.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Unidentified woman.

Full body studio portrait of an unidentified woman seen looking off camera. She has a wedding ring on her left hand.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Unidentified woman.

Head and torso studio portrait of an unidentified woman standing with her hands and her back and wearing a nursing uniform.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Kimmel, Ina.

Studio portrait of Ina Kimmel seen standing and looking off camera.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Dare sales wagon at H. K. Forler

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne standing next to a horse-drawn C.H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon outside of the H. K. Forler storefront in Wellesley.

Dare Foods Limited

Victoria Park rear channel

Photograph of rear channel in Victoria Park. The area is surrounded by trees with lily pads in water and detritus on exposed sandbar. A bear cage and picnic shelter are partially visible at right.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park west pathway

Photograph of west pathway and lake in Victoria Park including view of Swan Island and, in the distance, the Roos Island bridge. Victoria School tower is faintly visible in background skyline.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park rear island and channel

Photograph of rear island and channel in Victoria Park, featuring a large leafy tree and a partial view of a wooden bridge. An automobile is visible in background, at left.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park west pathway

Photograph of tree-lined west pathway, along lake's edge in Victoria Park. The crossed legs and feet of a seated man appear immediately at left, and a group walking toward Roos Island bridge are visible further down the path.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park lake

Photograph of Victoria Park lake taken from Roland Street bridge, including view of Swan Island. Smoke tower from old glue factory partially visible in background skyline.

Schantz Russell Family

Fowl pen

Photograph of Chinese geese, chickens and other fowl in Victoria Park fowl pen that includes a small waterway and a barn-like shelter. The smoke tower from the old glue factory is faintly visible in background skyline.

Schantz Russell Family

Fowl pen and dovecote

Photograph of Chinese geese, ducks and chickens grazing in Victoria Park fowl pen. Enclosure includes barn-like shelter with dovecote on roof.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park lake and bridge

Photograph of Victoria Park lake taken near Roos Island bridge. An adult and child are visible canoeing in the background, as are others seated with their backs to the camera, on the bridge near Water Street kiosk.

Schantz Russell Family

Schneider Avenue from Victoria Park gate

Photograph of Schneider Avenue taken from stone gates at Victoria Park entrance. Leafy trees, wooden electrical poles and pedestrian sidewalks line the length of the residential street.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park lake

Photograph of Victoria Park lake taken from Roland Street bridge, including a view of a row of poplar trees along shoreline at right. Smoke tower from old glue factory visible in background skyline.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park trees

Photograph of trees, one with a stump seat, in Victoria Park. A wrought iron bench and lampposts are visible in the background.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park rear island and bridge

Photograph of a scenic view of the rear island and bridge in Victoria Park surrounded by large trees. Two blurry figures are visible walking along a pathway at right.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park west pathway

Photograph of west pathway and lake in Victoria Park, including view of Swan Island and, in the distance, the Roos Island bridge. A white swan is in the water, at centre, and a couple is partially visible, at left, walking along the path.

Schantz Russell Family

Duck Enclosure VP

Photograph of a small body of water inside of an enclosure next to tree-lined railway. A duck, two chickens and a coop are included in shot.

Schantz Russell Family

Waterworks area

Two identical photographs of a rolling landscape covered in snow. Tall bare trees and tree stumps appear through out.

Schantz Russell Family

Bridge construction site

Photograph of pile-driver with pile hanging from boom on incomplete span of rail bridge over a large body of water. Construction works are visible on a raft in the water, at the bottom of the pile, as well as on and next to the pile-driver. A sign on the machinery reads: "Industrial Brownhoist".

Schantz Russell Family

Bridge construction site

Photograph of pile-driver with pile hanging from boom on incomplete span of rail bridge over a large body of water. Construction works are visible on a raft in the water, at the bottom of the pile, as well as on and next to the pile-driver. A sign on the machinery reads "Industrial Brownhoist" and another on the rail car reads "Canadian Pacific Pile-Driver".

Schantz Russell Family

Swan Island

Photograph of Swan Island taken from the west bank of the lake, looking toward pavilion area. A swan is visible in water at right of island.

Schantz Russell Family

Skating Races at VP

Photograph of a skater, seen from behind, seated on a wooden barrel on a body of frozen water. In the background are other people skating and a large crowd of onlookers, positioned along the edge of the ice. Trees are visible behind the crowd and decorative bunting attached to a wooden pool in the centre of the shot is visible blowing in the wind.

Schantz Russell Family

Dorothy and Frank on bridge in Victoria Park

Photograph of Frank Schantz and Dorothy Russell standing apart on rear concrete bridge in Victoria Park. The pair, dressed for cool weather, is seen at a distance, slightly from above. Bare and evergreen trees and a view of snow covered park are included in shot. The bridge has lights on top of each corner and a bear cage is partially visible in the background at left.

Schantz Russell Family

Flood at Bridgeport

Photograph of large chunks of ice and snow. Water and partially tree trunks are included in background.

Schantz Russell Family

Swan Island

Photograph of a cluster of tress on Swan Island, surrounded by snow. A residential building is partially visible at left in background.

Schantz Russell Family

Waterworks area

Photograph of snowy wetland surrounded by evergreen trees and bordered an eroded embankment.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park west pathway

Photograph of the west pathway and lake in Victoria Park, seen in winter, along a row of bare poplar trees at right. An automobile is visible in the distance, passing along the shore line, at left.

Schantz Russell Family

Bridge construction site

Unidentified person walking along construction site enclosed by white, crisscrossed wire fence. In the background a pile-driver with boom at a 45 degree angle is visible along a railway.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park rear island

Photograph of rear island in Victoria Park surrounded by trees and a partially drained channel with litter on the sandbar. A car is visible driving by in the background.

Schantz Russell Family

Victoria Park bridge

Photograph of Roos Island bridge taken from Water Street side of lake bank. Swan Island partially visible at right.

Schantz Russell Family

Bridge construction site

Photograph of a construction site enclosed by a white, crisscrossed wire fence. A pile-drive with boom vertical is visible along rail tracks on a ridge behind two homes enclosed by fence.

Schantz Russell Family

C.F.C.O. Station Staff

Promotional composite photograph of 1930 C.F.C.O. Station Staff in Chatham, Ontario. Includes views of station building, studio and operation room.

Schantz Russell Family

Kaufman, Emma and Tsune Shirai.

Photograph of Tsune Shirai and Emma R. Kaufman standing on a sidewalk along Rosehill Avenue in Toronto and smiling at the camera. Trees and residential homes are visible in background.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

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