Series 1 - Ratz family history and genealogy.

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Ratz family history and genealogy.

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SCA286-GA390-1

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  • [ca. 1853-1999] (Creation)
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    Ratz Family

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  • 9 cm of textual records
  • 134 photographs : b&w, some col. ; 15 x 62 cm
  • 3 artifacts

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The Ratz family was a prominent Mennonite family hailing from the Kitchener Waterloo area. John Ratz was the first of the family to be born in Canada. He purchased a farm in Elmira in 1855 and was eventually elected the first Reeve of Elmira in 1887. John Ratz was a miller and owner of the Ratz Brothers Company as well as having a large amount of real-estate in the Elmira area. John Ratz had 10 children including George Ratz who was married to Clara Dunke in 1863 and had 6 children. One of these children, Elmer Ratz, was the executor to the estates of John, Clara, and George. Elmer was also brother to Herbert Ratz.

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Material related to the Ratz family history and genealogy. Includes artifacts, photographs, genealogy research notes and booklets, correspondence, a diary excerpt, press clippings, and ephemera.

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Donated in 2017 by Herbert Ratz.

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  • English

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Described by NM in May 2018.

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