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Woodstock : documents.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Woodstock, Ontario. Consists of photocopies from 19th century manuscript sources.

The Jackman Foundation

Account book.

Account book with entries that cover the expenses of Henry and Catherine Wagner in 1858 and 1870. A note at the beginning of the book reads "Book for the Children Wagner by Heinrish 9 of April, 1870"

Wagner, Henry

Diary No. 3, Jan. 1, 1870-Mar. 13, 1870.

[24] p. ms. diary in school excercise book kept by J. H. Shoults. This diary was written from Shoults' home in Whitevale and contains daily entries recording personal, social, and professional activities as well as accounts of weather conditions. Diary entries describe Shoults' work as a teacher, as well as some of the farming activities which he carried out on his farm in Whitevale. Shopping and other errands which he ran are also described and many references are made to the prices of farm goods, food, etc. Frequent reference is made to church services and meetings (both Christian Church and Baptist) attended by Shoults as well as to the church choir of which he was a member. Social and family visits and other activities are also described in this diary and the names of many friends and acquaintances are included here also.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Bates, Catherine Wagner.

Studio portrait of Catherine Wagner Bates. Catherine is dressed formally in a dress with choker necklace, earrings and her hair in a snood.

Wagner Hailer family

Moyer, Jesse Gross : correspondence received.

One letter received by Jesse Gross Moyer from Abraham Nash Moyer.

Date and Place from: June 16, 1870 Knobnoster, Mo. To Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933 From Moyer, Abraham Nash, 1837-1910 Notes: Writes about looking for a school.

Schantz Russell Family

Diary No. 4, Mar. 14, 1870-Aug. 1870.

Ca. [40] p. ms. diary in copy book kept by J. H. Shoults. This diary was written from Shoults' home in Whitevale and contains daily entries recording personal, social and professional activities as well as accounts of weather conditions. Although it is clear from this diary that Shoults is still employed as a school teacher and involved in farming activities, the majority of the diary entries make reference to church services or meetings attended by him. It is evident that he is becoming increasingly involved in church activities. He describes church services and meetings he attends (most of which take place at the Christian Church, but some of which take place at the Baptist Church). He also refers to his attempt to establish a Union Sabbath School, as well as his role as teacher of a Bible class, and the small part he has begun to play in preaching during Christian Church services and meetings. Diary entries do, however, continue to make reference to other matters such as social and family visits (including the names of many friends and acquaintances), and to shopping and errands run by Shoults. Once again much reference is made to the price of farm products, food, etc.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

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

One item of correspondence from Joseph Bowman to his father Samuel B. Bowman and his sisters. The letter is dated and addressed December 9, 1870, Berlin [Kitchener]. In the letter Joseph discusses that he has married Nancy [Huber] and that he has been unwell. He discusses life on their farm including harvesting apples, potatoes and pumpkins keeping livestock, and dealing with pests. He also mentions that he is currently fixing their stable which he believes to be the oldest in Waterloo Township. As well, Joseph discusses the recent death of Joseph E. Erb without a will and that Joseph owed him $1200.

Bowman family

Freeport Academy : teachers and students.

A composite class photograph of the scholars attending the Freeport Academy taken around 1870. This photograph was originally housed in an oval frame featuring decorative fruits and leaves. The individuals in the photograph were identified by a list in the Isaac Bowman files.

Row 1, top: Charles Shupe, Levi B. Clemens, Titus Snyder, George A. Scott (Assistant), Levi Sherk, Jacob Hagey.

Row 2: Menno Bowman, Nelson Morley, Henry Woods, J.B. Weaver, Mina Gonder, Menno B. Clemens, Unidentified, Jos. Perrin.

Row 3: Ephraim Snyder, John Groh, Hespeler, Harriet Shupe, I.L.Bowman (Principal), Simon Bowman, Moses Weaver, Levi Roos.

Row 4: Charles Glick, Sylvester Godbold, Benjamin Sherk, A.O. Bowman, Aaron Sherk, Sarah Snyder, Philip Boehmer.

Row 5, bottom: Henry Sauer, John Sherk, Mary Snyder, Saruch Eby, Mary Weaver, Aaron Meyer, Menno B. Clemens.

Schantz Russell Family

Mortgage : Jacob Hesz et ux to Frederick Snyder, dated 4th September, 1867, Bowlby & Andrews, Conveyances &c, Berlin.

File consists of a mortgage concerning Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 on the west side of Ahrens Street and Lot 2 on the north side of Weber Street of David Weber's survey in the Town of Berlin. Contains ms. annotations. File also includes three receipts for payments made on the mortgage.

Rieder and Anthes family

Diary No. 5: Partially Conjoined with Nos. 6 & 7: From Aug. 17, 1870 Till Dec. 31, 1872.

Ca. [60] p. ms. diary in notebook kept by J. H. Shoults. The first section of this diary was written from Shoults' home in Whitevale, but from Oct. 26, 1870 he writes from his new home in the 9th Concession of Pickering Township. The last entry contained in this diary is dated Oct. 15, 1871.

This diary includes entries recording personal, social, and professional activities as well as accounts of weather conditions. Initially the entries are written daily, but the latter entries are sporadic. A synopsis of 1870 written by Shoults is also contained in this diary.The diary entries indicate that Shoults has given up teaching at this point and is engaged in working for the Christian Church full-time. Reference is made to the sermons which he prepared and delivered, to church services and meetings he attended, to a Christian conference, and to baptisms and funerals. Some lists of names of converts to the church are included in this diary along with the the name of the place where these individuals first embraced this new religion, the date of their baptism, and the date when they were first united with the church. Reference is also made in this diary to family, social, and parish visits (including the names of many friends and acquaintances), to farming activities, and shopping and errands run by him. Details of farm product and food prices are also included in this diary.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Motz, William John.

File consists of one studio portrait of William John Motz as an infant. He is sitting, likely in his mother's lap, but she has been cut out from the photograph.

Motz Family

Diary No. 6, 1871.

Ca. [132] p. ms. pocket diary kept by J. H. Shoults. This diary covers the period Jan. 1, 1871 to Dec. 31, 1871 and contains daily entries recording personal, social, and professional activities, as well as accounts of weather conditions. Diary entries relate to Shoults' activities as a minister and include the names of the places where he preached and of the Bible readings which formed the basis for his services. Reference is also made to the many church meetings he participated in, to funerals he attended, and to other church activities in which he was involved. Descriptions of family, social, and parish visits are also contained in this diary and the diary is full of the names of many friends and acquaintances. Shoults also describes the gardening work in which he is engaged. Budget estimates relating to personal finances are additonally included in this diary.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Freeport Academy: A Record of the Proceedings of the Freeport Educational Society.

This volume documents the establishment and operation of an early local educational institution, and consists of one minute book containing directors minutes, some laid in, constitution, roll of members and directors, and accounts. Isaac L. Bowman was the first person hired to teach in the school. One item laid in is a piece of local ephemera with ms accounts on the verso, and reads: Grand Entertainment by the Girls of the Preston Public School, at George Roos' Hall ...May 20, 1871.

Bowman family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and Eddie Stinson.

File consists of two identical group portraits of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement and Eddie Stinson. Janie is shown leaning her elbow on a desk while Eddie points something out to her on a sheet of paper.

Clement Bowlby Family

Moyer, Jacob Nash : correspondence received.

Two letters received by Jacob Nash Moyer.

Date and Place from: February 2, 1871 Ottawa, Ill. To Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 From Simon Bros.

Date and Place from: January 21, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Moyer, Jacob Nash, 1842-1929 From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Schantz Russell Family

Freeport Academy: Circulars of Freeport Academy.

An envelope, a prospectus issued by Isaac L. Bowman Dec. 24, 1866 concerning his intention to start a school in January of 1867, and four circulars dated [1867], 1869, 1870, 1871.

Bowman family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and dog.

File consists of one full length studio portrait of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement, at 12 years of age, with her dog. Both are seen lying on the ground. Janie is holding up her head with her right hand, arm propped on the back of the large black dog who is lying with its head on its outstretched paws.

Clement Bowlby Family

Wagner, Catherine to Margaret Hailer Wagner Bean.

Correspondence from Catherine Wagner to Margaret Hailer Wagner Bean. The letter indicates that Catherine has returned from Liverpool and is Lyons, New York. She asks her mother to let her stay for the wedding of Liz Nusbickel (daughter of Elizabeth Wagner Nusbickel) to Emil Luesher and for money for a new dress and hat for the winter.

Wagner Hailer family

Correspondence to Martin Anthes.

File consists of 26 manuscript letters from Rev. Jacob Anthes of Carrick [township], then Port Elgin, then Sebringville, Ontario, to his parents Martin and Catharina Anthes of Baden, Ontario. Some letters include envelopes; stamps have been removed. File also includes one unidentified letter; an agreement [?] signed by Rev. Anthes, Glenlyon, Bruce Co.; and invoices, one for Martin Anthes' account at a store in New Hamburg signed by Jacob [Niebel?].

Rieder and Anthes family

Wentworth, Gore : documents.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Wentworth/Gore. Consists of photocopies from 19th century manuscript sources.

The Jackman Foundation

Sims, Peter Harvey : Travers case.

Correspondence to Peter H. Sims from A. Millar, legal documents, and receipts all relating to action brought against Peter by creditors John Travers and Milton Cushing Schofield.

Sims family

Diary No. 7, 1872.

Ca. [210] p. ms. pocket diary kept by J. H. Shoults. This diary covers the period Jan. 1, 1872 to Dec. 31, 1872 and contains daily entries recording personal, social, and professional activities, as well as accounts of weather conditions. Diary entries relate to Shoults' activities as a minister and include the names of the places where he preached and of the Bible readings which formed the basis for his services. Reference is also made to the many church meetings he participated in, to funerals he attended, and to other church activities in which he was involved. A diary entry for Apr. 9, 1872 indicates that Shoults moved to live in Jae Hoover's house in Altona on this date. Descriptions of family, social, and parish visits are also contained in this diary, as well as the names of countless friends and acquaintances. Shoults also describes the gardening work he carries out during the year. Budget estimates relating to personal finances are additonally included in this diary. This diary also includes an insert in the form of a ts. list of the six underlying principles of the Christian Church.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and others.

File consists of one group portrait showing Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement with Minnie Crookall [?] and Isabella Jackson. The girls are shown standing around a table with an open book on it, wearing winter coats, hats and muffs.

Clement Bowlby Family

Diary No. 8, 1873.

Ca. [120] p. ms. diary contained in notebook with metal clasp kept by J. H. Shoults. This diary covers the period Jan. 1, 1873 to Dec. 31, 1873 and contains daily entries recording personal, social, and professional activities, as well as accounts of weather conditions. The diary entries indicate that Shoults moved during this year from Altona to Little Britain. Diary entries relate to Shoults' activities as a minister and include the names of the places where he preached and of the Bible readings which formed the basis for his services. Reference is also made to the many church meetings he participated in, to Christian conferences, to funerals he attended, and to other church activities in which he was involved. Descriptions of family, social, and parish visits are also contained in this diary, including the names of countless friends and acquaintances. Gardening activities are also described in this diary. Some budget estimates relating to personal finances are additonally included in this diary.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Abstract from Registry Office, Berlin.

File consists of an abstract from the Registry Office in Berlin of all records pertaining to Lot 3 on the north side of Weber Street and west of Queen Street in David Weber's survey of the Town of Berlin. The first entry is in 1798 showing Richard Beasley, James Wilson, and John Baptiste Rosseau as the grantor and David William Smith, William Claus, and Alexander Stewart as the grantee; the last entry is in 1873 showing Catherine Hachborn [et mar?] as the grantor and William Walrond as the grantee.

Other names appearing on the abstract are: Joseph Brant, Dan Erb and Jacob Erb, and Benjamin Eby.

Rieder and Anthes family

James Bray to Abraham Bray : March 9, 1874.

One letter from James Bray to Abraham Bray dated March 9, 1874 from Springfield Missouri. James Bray is a cousin to Abraham Bray who has moved to Missouri. The letter discusses James' siblings, the farming conditions in Missouri and land prices and advises Abraham on whether he should sell his land in Canada and move to Missouri.

Bray Family

George W. Neale account book.

  • SCA348-GA398
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1874

One accounts book kept by George W. Neale between the period 1850-1874. It is likely that Neale lived in the region of Loudon, New Hampshire and did business with those nearby. Others named in his account book include Newel Lovering, Luther Copp, S. Neale, Benjamin Neale, Samuel B. Lovering, Alonzo B. Lovering, Alvin S. Taylor, Isaac B. Giddings, Stephen Moore, John Messer, Warren Gleason, and Dick Rogers.

Neale, G.W.

Diaries

This series includes the diaries of Rev. J. H. Shoults over the period 1870-1884. There are nineteen diaries in total and they are kept in copy books, bound diary books, and notebooks. The majority of diary entries relate to Rev. Shoults' work as a Minister with the Christian Church, though reference is also made to his work as a teacher, to family affairs, to farming and gardening activities, to shopping and errands, to prices of food and farm goods, to his personal finances, to social visits (Rev. Shoults had many friends and acquaintances), and to weather conditions.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Diary A.D. 1874: No. 9: By John H. Shoults, Min. of Gospel, Little Britain.

Ca. [94] p. ms. diary contained in exercise book kept by J. H. Shoults. This diary covers the period Jan. 1, 1874 to Dec. 31, 1874 when Shoults lived in Little Britain, and it contains daily entries recording personal, social, and professional activities, as well as accounts of weather conditions. Diary entries relate to Shoults' activities as a minister, and include the names of the places where he preached and of the Bible readings which formed the basis for his services. Reference is also made to the many church meetings he participated in, to funerals he attended, and to other church activities in which he was involved. Descriptions of family, social, and parish visits are also contained in this diary, including the names of many friends and acquaintances. Gardening activities are also described in this diary. Some budget estimates relating to personal finances are additonally included in this diary.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Ms. notes by Dr. William Canniff.

File consists of ms. notes on various topics of interest, primarily early Canadian settlement, written by Dr. Canniff. Topics include: the settlement of Perth, Loyalists, refugees, Wainfleet Township, Caistor Township, Barton Township, Glanford Township, Bertie Township, Gainsborough Township, Binbrook Township, Saltfleet Township, Clinton Township, Grimsby Township, Louth Township, Humberstone Township, Grantham Township, Stamford Township, Long Point Country, Governor Simcoe, Burlington, Whitby, Ottawa, Rebellion of 1776, Brockville and others. Also includes one item of correspondence from M.R. Morden. Note that some of the notes are written on the verso of handbills, memos, and recommendations from Victoria University Medical School.

Ontario History Collection

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of two identical three quarter length studio portraits of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement. Janie is shown wearing a fur trimmed coat, a hat with a feather and a fur muff.

Clement Bowlby Family

Agreement to purchase: John Miles, Feb. 8, 1875.

This agreement consists of an ms. statement written on the verso of a sale poster: "House & Lot for sale in Elmira! The undersigned will offer for sale by auction, at Mrs. Ellis' Hotel, Elmira, on Monday, Feb'y 8, (Market Day), at noon, the house and premises at present occupied by Mr. Nicol, the property of Frederick Kempf. Terms favorable! Fred. Colquhoun, Agent. Elmira, February 5th, 1875."

Haney, Haney, Kendall & Melville

Bowlby, Alfred.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Alfred Bowlby seen looking at camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Wismer, Mary Ann : correspondence received.

Nine letters received by Mary Ann Wismer from Moyer aunts and uncles, from her brother and from her friend Samantha Smith. This latter includes a fabric sample.

Date and Place from: December 8, 1862 Port Elgin, C.W. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Jesse T.

Date and Place from: September, 28, 1863 Port Elgin, Ont. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Wismer, Solomon.

Date and Place from: April 25, 1864 s.l. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Mary Gross Nash, 1808-1885.

Date and Place from: September 7, 1866 St. Catharines, C.W. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Jacob.

Date and Place from: May 3, 1868 Peru, Ill. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: September 1, 1868 St. Catharines To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Jacob Attachments: Includes slip of paper containing several names.

Date and Place from: July 22, 1869 La Salle, Ill. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Jacob.

Date and Place from: March 27, 1870 Pekin, Ill. To Wismer, Mary Ann From Moyer, Tobias, 1832-1909.

Date and Place from: January 31, 1875 Campden To Wismer, Mary Ann From Smith, Samantha Attachments: Includes piece of fabric.

Schantz Russell Family

Ephemera : invitation.

File consists of one invitation for Janie Bowlby to attend a ball. Invitation reads "The Aide-de-Camp in waiting is commanded by Their Excellencies The Governor General and The Countess of Dufferin to request the pleasure of Miss Bowlby's Company at a Ball on Wednesday the 27th of Feb. at 9 o'clock." Also includes accompanying envelope.

Clement Bowlby Family

Haldimand County.

Material relating to the settlement of Petworth emigrants in Haldimand County. Consists of photocopies from 19th century manuscript and published sources.

The Jackman Foundation

Schantz, Tobias Kolb and Schantz, Mary (nee Moyer) : correspondence received.

Twenty-one letters received by Tobias Kolb Schantz and his wife Mary Schantz (nee Moyer).

Date and Place from: June 26, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933.

Date and Place from: December 26, 1875 Vinton, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Writes about Christmas and the economy.

Date and Place from: May 13, 1866 Lake View, [Up Stairs?] To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933 Notes: Writes about the dream he had the night before.

Date and Place from: August 08, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933.

Date and Place from: December 10, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933 Notes: Partial letter.

Date and Place from: July 12, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933.

Date and Place from: March 18, 1866 s.l. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935? From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: April 14, 1866 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Writes about the tough times they are having and that his sister is having.

Date and Place from: June 20, 1866 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Writes about having his fortune read.

Date and Place from: November 25, 1866 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: April 25, 1869 Pekin, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: October 30, 1869 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: January 16, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: April 07, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: May 06, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: July 08, 1870 Mount Washington, Mass To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: July 24, 1870 New York City To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: November 10, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919 Notes: Letter informing her that Sophia is dying.

Date and Place from: December 16, 1870 Peru, Ill. To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: October 25, 1875 Vinton, Iowa To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Levi Nash, 1845-1919.

Date and Place from: August 15, [18--] Campden, [Ont.?] To Schantz, Tobias Kolb, 1842-1925 and Schantz, Mary, 1840-1935 From Moyer, Jesse Gross, 1850-1933.

Schantz Russell Family

Sims, Peter Harvey to his wife Jemima Sims.

Letter from Peter H. Sims dated Waterloo, July 28, 1876 to his wife Jemima Sims: "I am getting along very well, have plenty to do to keep me from getting lonesome. But when night come and before I retire to rest I feel that I [am] alone and that home would be dreary enough without you . . . What do you think the town has had a visit from Mrs Von Schultis. She is dressed up in wonderful fine style. Black. Silk. Bustles and flounces. I suppose she came to see her children, and get a plan (place?) for her little girl at [B---'s?] I think she has left. She created quite a sensation in town . . . Remember me to Harvey and tell him Pa would like to see him and that I hope he is a good boy. Be careful of the water and do not let him go too close to it. I do not wish to hurry you home but I feel that I would like to see you back sometime next week. I am your loving Husband, Peter."
Letterhead is The Mercantile Fire Insurance Company, President I.E. Bowman, P.H. Sims Secretary.

Sims family

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