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Office staff.

Image of office staff, all men, seated the length of tables working, some with calculators.

Schneider, J.M. family

Kitchener City Hall, King Street.

Two snapshots of downtown Kitchener taken at night in winter. One of King St. shows parked cars, all of which are 1920's or early 30's models, decorated for Christmas. The other is of old Kitchener City Hall decorated with Christmas lights

Schneider, J.M. family

Press clippings and related material.

Press clippings from various publications primarily regarding Cameron Hill, fellow aircrew, and prisoners of war likely collected by Cameron's parents, Britton and Grace Hill, during the Second World War. Also includes one holiday greeting card from Bob Spence and two photographs. The first photograph features Cameron and fellow aircrew at their British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) Wings Parade on June 7, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario. The second photograph features Bob Spence and Jack Wood near El Alamein, Egypt in 1942.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Ontario coat of arms.

Ontario coat of arms of "durwood" manufactured by John Walter & Sons, Kitchener with Norman C. Schneider label on verso.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Newcastle.

Silver penny from Newcastle (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward I and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Correspondence from Daniel Claus to Captain Matthews.

  • SCA363-GA416
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Copy of Arthur Lang's diary

  • SCA123-GA96
  • Fonds
  • 1820

Fonds contains a 13 page carbon typescript transcript of Arthur Lang's diary prepared as a Christmas souvenir in 1907 by T.A. Lang in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. It includes a copy of a letter from one of Arthur Lang's granddaughters, giving some family background. Arthur Lang describes the sea voyage, scenery, and passengers on trip from Montreal, through the Lachine Rapids, to Prescott, Ontario. The diary also discusses Lang’s experiences inspecting land near the townships of Ramsay, Lanark, and Dalhousie in Lanark County, Ontario.

Lang, Arthur

Deed of Bargain and Sale

  • SCA23-GA13
  • Fonds
  • 1834

Fonds contains a deed of bargain and sale on vellum. The deed, dated December 12, 1834, details a transaction between Vincent Dewell, and his wife Harriet, with Henry Smith regarding a plot of land in exchange for 50 pounds. The plot of land is identified as the west part of lot 29 on the 8th concession of Hope Township in Durham County, Upper Canada. Two red wax seals appear on the bottom right corner of the deed.

Dewell, Vincent

William Dickson collection.

  • SCA12-GA7
  • Fonds
  • 1818, 1831-1834, 1839

Collection consists of seven legal documents regarding the sale of land in the Township of Dumfries in Southern Ontario.

File list:

1. Deed of land between Aaron White and Joseph Dorland -100 acres (Hallowell Township) – June 5, 1818
2. Deed of land between between William Dickson and William Otis - 50 acres – May 9, 1831
3. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Campbell - 315 1/3 acres – July 14, 1832
4. Deed of land between between William Dickson and Jacob Kinsey - 150 acres – April 25, 1833
5. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Fraser - 50 acres – October 1, 1834
6. Deed of land between between William Dickson - Levi Howell, 25 acres – April 16, 1834
7. Receipt for Joseph Pettengall from the Commissioner for Crown Lands - 100 acres (Hillier Township) – June 6 1839

Dickson, William

Bowlby, David Sovereign.

File consists of two identical upper body studio portrait photographs of David Sovereign Bowbly in his graduation cap and gown.

Clement Bowlby Family

Plan.

Plan showing a subdivision of Berlin with 642 lots in three parcels. Includes transparent overlay stencil reflecting the locations of current Kitchener buildings and landmarks.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman, Issac Lucius.

One full body studio portrait of Issac Lucius Bowman seen dressed in a long coat and standing with left hand resting on the top of a chair.

Schantz Russell Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of one full length studio portrait showing Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement dressed as Little Red Riding Hood with her dog.

Clement Bowlby 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

Bowlby, George Herbert and dog Tippo Saib.

File consists of one full body studio portrait showing George Herbert Bowlby, about age 3, with dog Tippo Saib by the "Ontario" Photograph Gallery, Berlin, Ont. George and Tippo are shown in an outdoor setting in front of a wooden fence.

Clement Bowlby 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

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

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

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

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

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

Bowlby, Alfred.

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

Clement Bowlby Family

The First Saengerfest in Berlin, 1876.

Copy negative of old photograph printed in a book showing a decorated building with a large crowd of people at front. The caption under the reads: "The First Saengerfest in Berlin, 1876. Photograph kindly lent by Mr. Aug. Schmiedel." Typed caption included in file reads: "SAENGERFEST HALL 1876. photo from old book. located where present-day Woodside athletic field area is... large group of people."

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and Edwin Perry Clement.

File consists of two identical photographs showing the Bowlby and Clement families dressed as characters from "Cinderella." Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement is shown as Cinderella, and Edwin Perry Clement is the Prince. The family is shown standing on the front steps of Ward Hamilton Bowlby's home.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of two identical full length wedding portraits of Edwin Perry Clement and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby. Edwin Perry is seated in an arm chair and Janie is standing at his side, dressed in white gown and veil, with right arm resting on his shoulder.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Rev.

File consists of one head and shoulders studio portrait of Rev. Edwin Clement seen looking off camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Edwin Perry Clement seen looking off camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of one three quarter length studio portrait of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement. Inscription on verso reads "Janie E. Bowlby shortly before marriage."

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and cousins.

File consists of two identical group portraits showing Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement (far right) with cousins Alfred Hespeler, Samuel W. Jackson, Isabella Jackson Hayward, Berkley Powell, Adam Beck, and Geneva Jackson. Also includes note with cousin names written by Florence Grace Clement.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of one full length studio portrait of Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement, seen in a crown, gown and boot cuffs, dressed as King Richard III.

Clement Bowlby Family

Hailer, Jacob.

Studio portrait of Jacob Hailer. Jacob is seated holding a cane with his foot propped on a stool.

Wagner Hailer family

Bates, Catherine Wagner.

Studio portrait of Catherine Wagner Bates. Catherine is dressed formally in a dress with a silk scarf and her neck and earrings.

Wagner Hailer family

Rieder, Sam.

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

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Putting down tracks on King St., Waterloo.

Photograph of men working on a rail line along King Street at Erb Street. The shop front of H.A. Zoellner, Druggist, is visible as well as a telephone (telegraph?) pole. Possibly construction of tracks for electric street railway between Kitchener and Waterloo.

Company of Neighbours

Fritzy Beau.

File consists of one full length studio portrait of Bowlby family dog Fritzy Beau. The photo shows a white, long-haired, medium sized dog seated and looking at camera with mouth open in contented manner.

Clement Bowlby Family

Confirmation certificate of Gottfried Lehler.

Confirmation certificate granted to Gottfried Lehler from Lutherithen Kirche zu Luden. The certificate is written in German and the translation is as follows: Gottfried Lehler, born on the 1st of September in the year of 1869, confirmed on the 15th of April in the year of 1883 in the Lutheran Church of [ineligible], Waterloo, Ontario.

Bechler family

Kelly, Blanche Mildred Clement.

File consists of two identical portrait photographs showing Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly at the age of three. The portrait shows Blanche leaning on the back of a couch resting her head on her arms. Only her head is visible.

Clement Bowlby 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

Kelly, Blanche Mildred Clement.

Full length studio portrait of Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly as a child seen seen leaning against a decorative prop wall, wearing a dress and a bonnet.

Clement Bowlby Family

Waterloo, Ont.: Silver Lake, Waterloo Park

View of Waterloo looking south from the top of Central School at King and Central (formerly Church) streets. Albert Street is at top right and Silver Lake in Waterloo Park can be seen behind Albert Street. Spring Street is in the foreground. Written on verso: one storey house with two chimneys still on Albert St.

Company of Neighbours

Berlin water works plans.

File consists of a plan of the Berlin water works at Shoemaker Avenue, showing the proposed outlet of the dam; and a plat of the land of the Berlin Water Works Company. Plat shows land owned by Alexander Shoemaker, Jane Ann Shoemaker, James Potter, Berlin Water Works Company, and Moffett, Hodgkins, & Clarke.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Confirmation certificate of Edward Bechler.

Confirmation certificate granted to Edward Bechler. Certificate signed by Reverend E. von Pirch from the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berlin (later Kitchener) recognizing confirmation on March 25, 1888.

Bechler family

43 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener, Ont.

A hand drawn floor plan for the Schantz family home located at 43 Schneider Avenue, Kitchener, Ont. This is likely the original floor plan for the house. It is possible that not all of the rooms shown on this floor plan were physically constructed when the house was built.

Schantz Russell Family

Ahrens, Charles August and family.

Photograph of Charles August Ahrens and family in front of their first home on Courtland Ave. in what was then Berlin, Ontario.

Left to right: Charles August Ahrens, his wife Emma, children Lottie and Fred, and Martin Nagel.

Schneider, J.M. family

Ahrens family.

Studio portrait of the Ahrens sisters seen standing and seated in front of a decorative backdrop. Includes identifications:

Back row, left to right: Carrie, Laura, Emma.

Middle row, left to right: Helena, Louise, Minnie.

Front row: Mary.

Schneider, J.M. family

Clement, Charles Bowlby and Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly.

File consists of one studio portrait of Charles Bowlby Clement with sister Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly as children seen looking at camera. Blanche is seated on the edge of a couch, with a magazine in lap, and Charles is standing next to her, right arm resting on couch.

Clement Bowlby Family

Moyer, Theodore.

One three quarter length studio portrait of Theodore Moyer seen looking off camera with left hand in waistcoat pocket.

Schantz Russell Family

Nash, Victoria Priscilla.

One three quarter length studio portrait of Victoria Priscilla Nash seen wearing a high-collar top with leg of mutton sleeves, and leaning with right arm against what looks to be the end of a bed.

Schantz Russell Family

Fogel, Angeline.

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

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman, Abram O. and Susannah.

One full length studio portrait of Abram O. Bowman and Susannah Detweiler Bowman. Abram is sitting in a chair wearing a suit and Susannah is standing next to him in a full length velvet dress with leg of mutton sleeves.

Schantz Russell Family

Musselman, Amos.

One upper body studio portrait of Amos Musselman seen looking off camera. File also includes one small red paper flower that was included in the album with the photograph.

Schantz Russell Family

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