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Employees serving in WWII.

Portraits of Schneider employees serving in the armed forces during World War II, most identified. These were published in issues of the in-house newsletter, The Voice. Also includes a group of nine photographs and postcards with messages to Norman C. Schneider from Lieut. R.A. Klaehn

Schneider family

Correspondence from Daniel Claus to Captain Matthews.

  • SCA363-GA416
  • Collection
  • March 23, 1780

Correspondence from Daniel Claus to Captain Matthews. The letter is regarding the capture of Peter Hansen and his servant as members of the rebellion by the Mohawk nation to be used to gather intelligence. The letter also mentions a contract for fresh meat, and that members of the village had been unwell. At this time Claus had been appointed deputy agent of the Six Nations in Canada under Frederick Haldimand.

Robert Southey letter to William Webb.

  • SCA322-GA363
  • Collection
  • November 8, 1826

One handwritten letter from Robert Southey addressed to a William Webb of Dublin. The letter was sent from Keswick and is dated November 8, 1826. Also includes an etching of Southey.

Southey, Robert

Garden, Robert to Margaret, Jane, and Jessy Garden.

Partial letter from [Robert?] Garden dated London, 31 October, 1833, to "Dear Sisters," followed by a long disquisition on the proper response of women to changes in their circumstances: "It is the smile of contentment which ought to be on your lips even in the midst of the greatest difficulty." It is not made clear whether actual changes in circumstance in the financial or social standing Garden family are behind this well-meaning attempt to stave off discontent in the sisters. This is possibly from Garden sisters' brother Robert Garden.

Sims family

Garden, John to Margaret, Jane, and Jessie Garden.

Letter to Margaret, Jane, and Jessie dated London, September 11, 1835 from their brother John Garden, in which he reports on the sad state of his health and wardrobe, asks for shirts and collars, but particularly for "flannel drawers and a surcoat." He reports that on reading Jessie's letter "an overpowering sort of sensation thrilled through me, such as I have not felt since I came here … never did I wish so much to be home" (includes envelope).

Sims family

Forbes, Margaret to Margaret Garden.

Letter from Margaret Forbes dated Inverury, October 4, 1835 addressed to Miss Garden, 204 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, hoping that Margaret will visit after the communion: "It always gives me pleasure to know that you have been favoured with such a Minister, who is likely to be zealous, in the cause of Christ … while God gives much grace to your young minister, he also will be the means of comforting you." She goes on to say, "We at present are well supplied with Gospel ministers, I pray for us, that the Spirit may accompany their labours," and ends by sending love to Jane and Jessy and hopes all can visit or write.

Sims family

Bowman, Samuel to Samuel Ensley.

One item of correspondence from Samuel Bowman addressed to Samuel Ensley. The letter is dated and addressed June 28, 1837, Waterloo. The letter discusses the purchase of timber between Samuel Ensley and Wendel Bowman that was otherwise intended for the mill of Samuel Bowman.

Bowman family

Amelia Alderson Opie letter.

  • SCA68-WA38
  • Collection
  • 1838

One holograph letter from Amelia Alderson Opie to an unidentified correspondent dated May 5, 1838 refusing an invitation.

Opie, Amelia

Peterson, H.W. to Samuel Bowman.

One item of correspondence from H.W. Peterson to Samuel Bowman. The letter is dated and addressed July 31, 1841, Berlin [Kitchener]. In the letter H.W. Peterson, J.P. [Justice of the Peace] instructs Samuel Bowman, in his role as Clerk of the Township of Waterloo, to give money from Benjamin Bowman (poundkeeper) to Jacob E. Schneider (overseer of highways).

Bowman family

Barrett Autograph Collection

  • SCA89-GA59
  • Collection
  • 1716-1827, 1841

Collection contains prints of Canadian landscapes done by William Henry Bartlett in 1841 and portraits of prominent 17th and 18th century politicians from Europe and Canada. Also included are letters from English prime ministers dating around the 1700s. The collection is arranged in one series consisting of print engravings, a file of Bartlett prints, and a scrapbook containing letters.

Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry)

Arthur Wellesley Wellington letter.

  • SCA76-GA46
  • Collection
  • 1842

Contains one letter from Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington addressed to Francis Fane, the 12th Earl of Westmorland.

Wellington, Arthur Wellesley

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray sent April 17, 1842 from Rathmines Mill, near Dublin, Ireland. The letter discusses family news, finances, and a proposed trip to visit Abraham.

Bray Family

Sarah Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Sarah Bray to Abraham Bray sent May 7, 1843 from Leeds, Yorkshire. The letter discusses Sarah moving to Yorkshire, family news and health, and life in Leeds.

Bray Family

John Lazenby to Abraham Bray.

One letter from John Lazenby to Abraham Bray dated July 5, 1843 from Holbech. The letter is written on behalf of Abraham's grandmother, who is unwell, and discusses sending Abraham 20 pounds, the health of the family, and news that friends are on their way to settle in Toronto.

Bray Family

John Lazenby to Abraham Bray.

One letter from John Lazenby to Abraham Bray dated July 15, 1843 from Holbeck. The letter is sent on behalf of Abraham's grandmother and discusses a bank draft sent to Abraham, friends who are moving to Upper Canada, and the health and news of the family.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated July 9, 1843 from Rathmines Mill, near Dublin. The letter discusses the price of land in Canada and if Abraham can clear it, money sent to Abraham, and news and health of the family, including the marriage of Jemima Bray to John Schofield on March 4th.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated December 31, 1843 Rathmines Mill near Dublin. The letter discusses the health of the family and how they desire to hear from Abraham as they are not sure where he is living. Abraham's sister Hannah also sends a few lines at the end of the letter.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray sent January 8, 1843 from Rathmines Mill, near Dublin, Ireland. The letter discusses family news and health, finances, the First Opium War, facts about Canada quoted from Mr. Lazenby including a mention of "Large Forests inhabited by Tribes of Indians," and Abraham's life in Canada.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated March 31, 1844 from Rathmines Mill near Dublin. The letter discusses Abraham's land and how much he has cleared and the money he owes on it, as well as the health and news of the family.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated October 1, 1844 from Rathmines Mill near Dublin. The letter discusses sending money to Abraham and how it should be used to pay his mortgage, as well as news on the family, including a mention of Jacob getting over the measles.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated September 2, 1844 from Rathmines Mill near Dublin. The letter expresses concern for Abraham's well being as the family has not heard from him and offers to send money to help pay the mortgage on his land.

Bray Family

Sarah Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Sarah Bray to Abraham Bray dated May 20, 1845. The letter was sent to Abraham via their parents and discusses Sarah's life and work and her best wishes to Abraham on the news of his wedding to a wife also named Sarah. She also gives a recipe for sealing wax.

Bray Family

Moyer, Jacob B. and Moyer, Catherine : correspondence received.

One letter received by Jacob B. Moyer from Abraham Bechtel Moyer and Mary Gross Moyer, (nee Nash) December 19, 1845, from Charlotteville, Talbot District, C.W.

Date and Place from: December 19, 1845 Charloteville [i.e. Charlotteville], Tolbert [i.e. Talbot] District, C.W. To Moyer, Jacob B. and Moyer, Catherine From Moyer, Abraham Bechtel, 1809-1865 and Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885.

Schantz Russell Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated February 2, 1845 from Rathmines Mill near Dublin. The letter expresses concern for Abraham that his money situation has been resolved and gives updates on the family. Abraham's sisters Hannah and Rachel include short notes at the end of the letter.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated June 1, 1845 from Rathmines. The letter sends Abraham best wishes on his wedding, gives news on family and friends including the death of Mr. Lazenby, and also lists the names and birth dates of Abraham's siblings and aunts and uncles.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated September 2, 1845 from Rathmines Mill, near Dublin. The letter entreats Abraham to write them more often and gives updates on the family as well as the cloth industry and crop yield in Dublin.

Bray Family

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray dated January 1, 1846 from Rathmines Mill, near Dublin. The letter starts off with a message from Sarah Bray giving details on her life and their grandmother's health as well as mentioning friends who have moved to Canada. George writes about the family in Ireland as well as commodity prices and scarcity and the Great Potato Famine.

Bray Family

Jemima Schofield to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Jemima Schofield (nee Bray) to Abraham Bray dated June 17, 1846 from Leeds. The letter reports on updates about the family, including Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Ann, and gives the news of the death of George Bray on May 25, 1846.

Bray Family

Ann Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Ann Bray to Abraham Bray dated August 12, 1847 from Leeds. This short letter gives news that Ann, as well as children Jacob, Mary, and Hannah are set to leave from Liverpool for New York on August 16th or 20th.

Bray Family

Ann Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Ann Bray to Abraham Bray dated January 17, 1847 from Leeds. The first part of the letter is from Ann Bray and gives an update on the family and their struggles since the passing of George Bray, and congratulates Abraham on the birth of his child. She notes that Hannah is working at Marshals Mill and that Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel are all working in service. At the end of the letter are notes from Samuel Fox and Sarah Bray regarding friends moving to Canada and inquiring about job prospects there.

Bray Family

Davidson, George to Margaret Davidson.

Letter from George Davidson in Aberdeen, Scotland to his wife Margaret in New Aberdeen, C.W., responding to the news of the death of their infant son: "The intelligence was painful, more so than had I been present with you, for altho' my friends here feel deeply with me, still you were awaiting." He speaks of the comfort that their belief offers, and continues: "I thank God that you are living & that I have so near a prospect of meeting you again – how happy I shall be to see you & this feeling is strengthened from the fact that you will be the same regarding me." He will be on the steamer Europa from Liverpool to New York and lists in detail the amount of time it will take to be back in New Aberdeen. (includes envelope sealed with family crest)

Sims family

Davidson, John to George Davidson.

Letter from John Davidson, Fraserburgh, Scotland on October 16, 1848 to his nephew George Davidson, commiserating on the death of George's infant child: "I know that you are of tender heart and will be much affected." John is Assessor and Collector of Road Money in Fraserburgh and as such was out on business when George left for home.

Sims family

Christian Enslin : Letter to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., August 1849.

  • SCA200-GA177
  • Collection
  • August 1849

File consists of one letter from Christian Enslin, bookseller and bookbinder, Waterloo, Ontario to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., Lancaster, Pennsylvania requesting the right to "Mother Drops", a medicine created by Dr. Heinitsch on which he held the patent.
The letter also includes information on bookbinding and printing practices in Upper Canada and makes reference to local figures such as Benjamin Eby, Bishop of the Mennonites.

Enslin, Christian

Court clerk to A. Clemens and H.R. Ferrie.

One item of correspondence from the court clerk to A. Clemens and H.R. Ferrie. The letter is dated and addressed June 11, 1851, Waterloo. The letter is an account of the activities and decision on the status of teacher James Finney.

Bowman family

Davidson, Alexander to Margaret Davidson.

Letter from Alexander Davidson, Port Elphinstone, dated July 22, 1856, to his niece Margaret Davidson, thanking her for presents sent. He reports on the growth and changes in Aberdeen and area since she had last been there, and lists all his children and what they are doing.

Sims family

Wagner, Philip to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from Philip Wagner to brother Jacob Wagner. The letter discusses Philip building a house and the work that is going on on his land, as well as the dry weather and the price of crops and meat. Also included is a carte de visite full body portrait of Philip dressed in military uniform. A note on the verso indicates that he is a captain. Philip would later fight in the American Civil War.

Wagner Hailer family

John Goldie correspondence.

Contains 14 typed transcription copies of letters from John Goldie to James Goldie, and one typed transcription copy of a letter from W. Goldie to James Goldie.
Date and Place From: [184-?] Greenfield, [Ontario] To [Goldie, James, 1824-1912] From Goldie, W. Notes: Carbon copy, typed transcription. Incomplete letter, note on the transcription states that the letter is "from Greenfield" and that "the above appears to be to his brother James, then living in New Jersey".
Date and Place From: December 11, 1846 Greenfield [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John 1793-1886 Notes: Carbon copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: February 9, 1847 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Carbon copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: July 10, 1847 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Carbon copy typed transcription.
Date and Place From: November 15, 1847 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: May 15, 1848 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: March 5, 1849 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Carbon copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: July 27, 1849 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Carbon copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: September 14, 1849 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: March 13, 1850 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: July 18, 1850 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: February 11, 1852 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: April 21, 1852 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: March 18, 1854 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Copy, typed transcription.
Date and Place From: September 18, 1856 Greenfield, [Ontario] To Goldie, James, 1824-1912 From Goldie, John, 1793-1886 Notes: Copy, typed transcription.

Goldie, John

Wagner, Heinrich to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from Heinrich Wagner to his son Jacob Wagner. The letter discusses Heinrich's health, and he entreats Jacob to disregard his own health concerns and continue to minister. As well, Heinrich makes mention of Jacob's brother Phillip Wagner and indicates that he expects a letter from him, in German, truthfully updating Heinrich on his life.

Wagner Hailer family

Hailer, John Jacob to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from John Jacob Hailer to his son-in-law Jacob Wagner and daughter Margaret Hailer Wagner. The letter discusses the health of their family and local families, including an eye sickness that is going around. As well, John Jacob talks about the plight of their church and the bountiful summer crops. He ends the letter by sending greetings to new born Louis Henry Wagner and infant Catherine Wagner, and a post script indicates that Catherine Wirtz is supposed to come into a sum of money.

Wagner Hailer family

Wagner, Jacob to Hailer family.

Correspondence from Jacob Wagner to his brother and sister in-law. The letter discusses the purchase and repairs of a store, Jacob's health, and his intention to take on an orphaned boy. Jacob asks for advice on the terms that his in-laws took in Jacob Schidrunpf. As Jacob died less than six months after this letter it is unclear if he ever took the boy on.

Wagner Hailer family

Wagner, Heinrich to Breithaupt family.

Correspondence from Heinrich Wagner to the Breithaupt family. The letter seems to discuss the handling of an estate and the care of the children of his son Jacob Wagner (Louis Henry Wagner and Catherin Wagner) by Heinrich. He references them needing a guardian as well as payment for their upkeep. Heinrich ends the letter by noting that Mary's 4 children (Heinrich's grandchildren?) are ill with scarlet fever.

Wagner Hailer family

One item of correspondence to "my dear aunt."

File consists of one item of correspondence from Mary B. Churchill addressed to "My dear Aunt" dated May 20, 1859. The letter details a trip to visit an ailing uncle and gives information on housework, cooking, diet and the activities of neighbours, including a mention of a Mrs. Fennimore.

Churchill, Mary B.

Alice Riggs Hunt fonds : 2016 accrual

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt and her family. Includes correspondence to and from Alice, locks of hair, and photographs. The photographs document other members of the Hunt family including her mother Mary Osgood Riggs Hunt (1860-1953) and her brother Charles Warren Hunt Jr. (1888-1953). Also present are over 500 slides documenting Charles Warren Hunt Jr.'s trip around the world.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

John Keble fonds.

  • SCA75-GA45
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1862

Fonds consists of two holograph letters from John Keble addressed to Henry Thomas Ellacombe [?]. The fonds also includes one photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Keble.

Keble, John

Nusbickel, Margaret to Margaret Hailer Wagner and Daniel Bean.

Correspondence from Margaret Nusbickel to Margaret Hailer Wagner and Daniel Bean. The letter discusses a failed attempt to send Margaret and Daniel a basket of peaches, her activities at Christmas and the American Civil War. She discusses Philip Wagner being a First Lieutenant in the state militia and that the war is affecting the price of goods.

Wagner Hailer family

Davidson, George to Margaret Davidson.

Letter from George Davidson in Berlin, Ont. Dated 9 ½ o'clock, May 5, 1863 to his wife Margaret who is in Toronto: "The children have gone to bed, and so I sit down – all alone – to write you the promised letter – you will be enjoying yourself with Mrs. Manning over Schedam Sch[illegible] while I poor unfortunate am enjoying myself in thinking how comfortable it will be to go up to a cold bed, and nobody in it. I have just been up stairs Bob & Sandy are in bed the former at the front the latter at the back with space and an extra pillow between for Lizzie who has been managing the children and the affairs of the household at a great rate." He gives Margaret a list of cash payments to make – boys' board, clothes, but also ask her to bring home seed catalogues and stock. A postscript the next morning describes the state of affairs: "Wednesday morning 7 ½ O.C. we have slept and waked – thank God – Lizzie was up about ½ hour ago went down and put [kettle on], is however still in her nightgown sitting on the floor with Sandy playing Jackstones or something of that sort – Bob is up and takes this to the P.O. Very cold rainy morning GD."

Sims family

Shantz, Benjamin and Shantz, Margaret : correspondence received.

Two letters received by Benjamin Shantz and his second wife Margaret Shantz (nee Swinton).

Date and Place from: September 05, 1864 Waterloo To Shantz, Benjamin, 1811-1868 and Shantz, Margaret, 1840- From Shantz, Josiah Kolb, 1834- and Shantz, Nancy Kolb Notes: Writes that he and Nancy have a new son named Benjamin.

Date and Place from: [18-?] s.l. To Shantz, Benjamin, 1811-1868 and Shantz, Margaret, 1840- From Schantz, Josiah and Shantz, Nancy Notes: Partial letter, salutation missing.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman, Joseph to father [Samuel B. Bowman].

One item of correspondence from Joseph Bowman to his father Samuel B. Bowman. The letter is dated and addressed September 23, 1864, Carlisle Mills, Canada West. In the letter Joseph is writing to his father who is currently in Illinois. He makes mention of local happenings such as the Blenheim Union meeting, an auction and what his brothers are doing, as well as asks questions about the Civil War situation in the United States. Joseph wonders how the "copperheads" feel about Old Abe and Little Mack. This references Democrats who were against the war and their position on Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan. Joseph also updates his father on a local troupe of Civil War fighters who are currently in the Waterloo Region area but who are headed back to Kentucky and Alabama.

Bowman family

Bowman, Benjamin Baer to Samuel B. Bowman.

One item of correspondence from Benjamin Baer Bowman to his brother Samuel B. Bowman. The letter is dated and addressed March 31, 1865/April 1, 1865, Gains, Kent Co., Michigan. The letter discusses money of Benjamin's that Samuel is looking after as well as inquiring after Samuel's wife Elisabeth and their brother Elias.

Bowman family

Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Thirty-two letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: June 27, 1859 Rochester, Minn. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: February 01, 1860 Canning To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Mosher, Lovina Attachments: Newspaper Clipping of a Poem Included in Letter.

Date and Place from: July 26, 1860 Humberstone To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Anthes, Leah.

Date and Place from: [1862?] s.l. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Fry, Anna.

Date and Place from: September 18, 1858 Rainham Centre To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Holland, Sarah Notes: Letter from one of Marys' pupils.

Date and Place from: May 19, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: July 12, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: August -, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: September 19, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: November 18, 1858 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: January 27, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: January 27, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie.

Date and Place from: May 19, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Hyatt, Hattie Notes: Writes a religious poem in her letter.

Date and Place from: [18-?] [Camden, N.J.?] To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moses, R.G. Notes: Fragment with the name Mrs. Mary Moyer, an address 307 Stevens St., Camden, NJ with the name R.G. Moses B. Minister under address.

Date and Place from: June 15, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: July 27, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: September 25, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: October 01, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: About the fires that are burning in that part of the country.

Date and Place from: 11.02, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: "Railroad was opened yesterday, which makes times livelier here."

Date and Place from: 11.13, 1856 Dunnville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: May 28, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: About visiting an Indian burying ground.

Date and Place from: September 06, 1859 Rochester To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: 11.11, 1859 Oswego, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: December 30, 1859 Oswego, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: April 27, 1860 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes about his professors and school.

Date and Place from: September 16, 1860 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: December 08, 1860 Pavilion To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Letter mainly about the scenery and weather.

Date and Place from: January 26, 1862 Eagles Nest To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: February 15, 1862 Pekin, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: February 01, 1865 South Cayuga, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: March 09, 1865 South Cayuga, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Date and Place from: October 18, 1865 [C.W., Home?] To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Fifteen letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: October 06, 1862 Louth To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935? From Moyer, Anna.

Date and Place from: January 16, 1862 Clinton To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Barbara.

Date and Place from: May 29, 1862 Clinton To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Barbara.

Date and Place from: December 25, 1862 Clinton To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Barbara.

Date and Place from: June 14, 1859 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes About the crops and how the weather is affecting them. Tells of Samuel wanting to farm.

Date and Place from: September 09, 1859 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: August 18, 1860 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes about letters he has received from other family members, also about school.

Date and Place from: September 28, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 Notes: Writes about attending the funeral of Cousin Rebecca Nash.

Date and Place from: December 17, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929.

Date and Place from: [1862?] s.l. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885.

Date and Place from: October 03, 1862 Toronto To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Mattie Notes: Writes about teaching school.

Date and Place from: September 22, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Hopes she is enjoying school, and tells her "No doubt you will be able to learn there, what you never could learn at home, and, what will be of more or at least as much, value to you as the book education you get."

Date and Place from: October 28, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835.

Date and Place from: .11.11, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835.

Date and Place from: November 13, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Twenty-two letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: December 01, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: February 04, 1858 Columbus City, Iowa To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: March 11, 1858 Columbus City, Iowa To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: November 12, 1858 St. Catherines To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Writes about his life, work and his living quarters.

Date and Place from: November 29, 1858 St. Catherines To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: January 07, 1859 St. Catherines To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: June 19, 1859 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: July 21, 1859 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: August 15, 1859 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: October 09, 1859 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Writes in a melancholy tone about the autumn season.

Date and Place from: November 13, 1859 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: December 31, 1859 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835- Notes: Asks how her teaching is going and tells about his teaching.

Date and Place from: March 02, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: April 09, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: May 18, 1860 Aurora, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: August 10, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: September 23, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: December 27, 1860 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: March 02, 1861 Plainfield, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: January 19, 1862 Lincoln, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: April 29, 1862 Lincoln, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Date and Place from: November 02, 1862 Andover, Ill. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Samuel Gross, 1835-.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Twenty-four letters received by Mary Schantz (nee Moyer) from friends and relatives.

Date and Place from: June 09, 1861 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: June 17, 1862 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: August 10, 1862 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: September 28, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 Notes: Writes about Cousin Rebecca's death: "Died of the tropsy at the brain."

Date and Place from: October 24, 1862 Brantford, C.W. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: December 05, 1862 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870.

Date and Place from: May 09, 1855 McGrawville To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: November 17, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909 Notes: Writes about school, society, education.

Date and Place from: November 18, 1856 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: December 02, 1856 Wainfleet To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909 Notes: Writes about teaching, how he will like it.

Date and Place from: June 07, 1859 Pelham To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: August 25, 1860 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909 Notes: Writes about his route from the "Twenty" to the "Short Hills". Talks about Mary's school and getting her certificate.

Date and Place from: September 19, 1860 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: December 26, 1862 Brantford To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: March 13, 1857 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: April 05, 1860 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: August 03, 1860 Dunn To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: April 04, 1861 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: May 24, 1861 s.l. To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: August 24, 1861 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca Notes: Writes a short note about school.

Date and Place from: November 25, 1861 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca Notes: Letter is written on paper with a fancy border.

Date and Place from: January 27, 1862 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: March 19, 1862 South Cayuga To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Nash, Rebecca.

Date and Place from: January 06, 1858 St. Catherines To Moyer, Mary, 1840-1935 From Newcomb, M.L. Notes: Letter From Mary's teacher, offering her a job at his schoolhouse.

Schantz Russell Family

Wagner, Philip to Jacob Wagner.

Correspondence from Philip Wagner to brother Jacob Wagner. The letter indicates that Philip is well, mentions a large snowstorm, and makes apologies to Jacob and others for not writing more.

Wagner Hailer family

Moyer, Sophia Nash : correspondence received.

Four letters received by Sophia Nash Moyer from sister Mary Schantz (nee Moyer).

Date and Place from: December 13, 1862 Campden, C.W. To Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: February 18, 1866 Port Elgin To Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: March 02, 1866 Port Elgin To Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 From Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935.

Date and Place from: September 16, 1864 Poughkeepsie To Moyer, Sophia, 1847-1870 From Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 Notes: Writes also to niece Mary Ann.

Schantz Russell Family

Without a home

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding his family's trip through Carrick Township seeking a suitable home. After failing to do so, the family moves in with Brother Dinkel’s and his family to wait for the construction of a preacher's residence.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Many meetings

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine providing an update about his health and preaching activities. Anthes notes that he's unwell following extensive speaking engagements and travelling in snowy conditions, on roads in poor condition. He notes that several people in Port Elgin are sick with typhoid and comments that Old Bricker is unwell. Anthes also notes that Brother Busch is sick and struggling with building the new preacher’s home, and offers brief updates about visits from J. Schneider and Brother Umbach. Also included are comments about the weather and questions about various people, likely friends and family.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Financial concerns

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, in response to a latter received from them on November 30th. Anthes makes note of the winter conditions in Carrick and that he will be preaching at two different locations on Sunday. He also shares his opinion about financial contributions toward paying off church debts, indicating he thinks the Anthes families have contributed enough given his extensive travelling and related expenses the past two years.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Apple bushels

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding the shipment and selling of bushels of apples. Anthes makes reference to a trip he took with Brother Miller to transport an almost too heavy load of apples and shares his wishes for how they are to be sold and distributed, and at what price.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Long-awaited letter

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine in response to a letter from them dated May 18. After wondering if their letter was misplaced because it took longer than expected to arrive, he provides an update about the family's living situation indicating that his wife, Magdalena, is liking things better. He explains they will be moving into a home vacated by Brother Fink once it has been whitewashed and improved by Brother Wigand. Anthes notes he is so busy preaching and visiting families that he has to do all of his studying and writing at night. The remainder of the letter consists of requests to pass on well wishes to family and friends.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Leaving a child behind

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine regarding trips to Carrick and Southhampton that daughter Sarah missed out on due to a lung infection. Makes reference to son Martin's reaction to boats full of fish and the family's plans to acquire late apples.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Bricker, Rosie to her sister Jemima Cook.

Letter at least partially from Rosie Bricker postmarked Salem, December 1, 1868 to her sister Jemima Cook, about Christmas. Most of the letter seems to be written by another (younger?) sister about social life or lack of it in Elora and Salem with some speculation about the future (includes envelope).

Sims family

Sad news

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding the death of Magtalena Buesch. Includes reference to Little Lievei being seriously sick and at risk of dying like sister Lena. Anthes concludes by noting that he continues to have
considerable pain" in chest following a severe cold.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Assemblies and conversions

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine. He details his success converting several heads of local families, some of whom are identified by name, despite the efforts of a [Lutheran?] pastor to prevent their departure from their former beliefs. Anthes explains that he has fallen ill from the exertion of hosting repeated assemblies and that the snowy weather is preventing him from travelling to hold yet another assembly. Prior to signing off he notes that son Martin's arm was burned by a cup of hot tea and that Brother Umbach’s Märthe may be visiting in early March.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

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

Letter concerning child care

Letter from S. Braun to 'Father Anthes' regarding a mother and child they are seeking to assist. Letter makes mention of streets that are "barely passable" due to deep snow.

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

Cook, Hannah to Jemima Cook.

Letter from Hannah Cook dated March 4, 1869 to her sister Jemima Cook, with an added note signed "Harriet", probably visiting their sister Rosie Bricker in Salem. Written on lined paper (Includes envelope postmarked Feb. 12, 1869; probably not correct one).

Sims family

Cook, Hannah to Jemima Sims.

Letter from Hannah Cook dated Preston, September 2, 1869 to her sister Jemima "Mrs. P.H." Sims, giving her family and friends' news from Salem and from Preston. Mention of dressmaking, spinning, and good food.

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims from Glenelg, September 18, 1869 to his wife Jemima Sims: "My dear wife
I arrived here safely last night and I Can tell you I was pretty tired. I feel somewhat sore this morning but will be all right soon. There was nothing remarkable happened on the way worthy to being related. When I came in sight of the old House in the moon light I then began to feel lonesome. I felt like turning in and staying all night but I knew you were not there to greet me on my return so I went on to mothers where I got a cup of tea and then went to bed. I slept well for  I was very tired. I begin to see now how lonesome I am going to be without you. No one can supply your place and now you are away I begin to feel it . . . I now bid you good bye with a good hearty kiss.
Hoping to hear from you soon.
I remain your loving husband
P.H. Sims.”
Includes a stamped envelope addressed to Jemima at Flora P.O. (later Floradale) and postmarked Walkerton.

Sims family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Salem, October 4, 1869 to his wife Jemima Sims: "I am making every endeavour to get out of the bush country but I cannot do so untill [sic] I collect the accounts and straighten the business somewhat. After I got back I went out collecting but found it was impossible to get any money, consequently I took cattle. By this means I got a dozen together and I then started for Elora to turn them into money, which I will do tomorrow."

Sims 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

Hannah Hargreaves to Abraham Bray.

One letter from Hannah Hargreaves (nee Bray) to Abraham Bray dated April 22, 1869. This letter was originally written by Sarah Rawson (nee Bray) and was forwarded, with notes, to Abraham by his sister Hannah. Sarah once again asks for help in migrating to Canada and asks after the health of the family. Hannah adds that their sister Mary has moved to Ingersoll.

Bray 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

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