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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, J.M. family

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.

Robert Southey letter to William Webb.

  • SCA322-GA363
  • Fonds
  • 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, 1774-1843

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
  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • 1842

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

Wellington, Arthur Wellesley

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

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
  • Fonds
  • 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

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Sick wife

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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"

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Request for a loan

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine regarding a loan to Brother Büsch dependent on the receipt of money from Uncle Georg Schmitd following the sale of wheat. Includes well wishes to his parents and a question about the cost and potential sale of oats.

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Sebringville letter

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine that begins with an update about a blessed assembly and extended meeting at Brother Bittner's. He shares that his wife Magdalena has been unwell for some time, but remains cheerful, and notes that he wants to fetch Katharina Weber to server her. He also shares that Magdalena David, currently in Berlin, is expected in the next week. He concludes by asking that Heinrich be told to come to Sebringville to wed and that J. Wolf be advised to hold off selling half the wheat.

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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.

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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.

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Theobald Anthes letter

Letter from Theobald Anthes, writing from Oberseebach, to Martin Anthes. The letter is addressed to "[m]y dear brother and friends," begins with a confession that he is not doing as well financially he has heard the Anthes are but thanks the Lord for his health. He comments on the death of his sister Eva and the struggle of running the farm with is daughter at his age. Anthes shares news of a visit from Caspar Edighoffer from Buffalo. The updates conclude with news of people in good health and those who have died.

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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.

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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.

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Death and a burial

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine, regarding the death and burial of Brother J. Kastner.

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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 in 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.

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Correspondence to Martin Anthes.

File consists of 28 German letters from between 1867 and 1872. The majority of the letters were written by Reverend Jacob Anthes, from the Carrick and Port Elgin areas of Ontario, to his parents Martin and Catharina Anthes, in Baden and New Hamburg in Waterloo County. They document his young family's experience living in a new place while he preached, sometimes at long-distances, attempting to convert people to the Evangelical Association Church. Included are references to the Anthes family's health and living situation, local weather and farming conditions, and happenings related to the day to day lives of people with whom he interacted.
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?].

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Plans for a visit

Letter from Jacob Anthes to his parents, Martin and Catharine letting the know he won't be able to visit until the end of the following week. He asks for them to keep him aside apples and grapes, as well as about the plans of someone named Schorsch.

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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.

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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.

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