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Abram B. Kolb

Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.123 (s.c.)

Dates of creation: 1908

1 cm. of textual records

Abram B. Kolb (Nov. 10, 1862-Mar. 15, 1925) was the eldest son of Jacob Z. Kolb and Maria Bowman. He grew up in the Berlin, Ontario area, and received his high school education there. He followed the vocation of a teacher for some years, until he went to Elkhart, Indiana in 1886 to serve as an assistant editor in the Mennonite Publishing Co. owned by John F. Funk. He continued in the Company until 1904. He composed a number of hymns over the years that appeared the Church hymnal.

On Jan. 3, 1893 he married Phoebe Funk, the second daughter of John F. Funk; they had four children.

For further information see the lengthy obituary in Gospel Herald, April 16, 1925.

The fonds consists of various pieces of correspondence from 1908.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario in the late 1980s

  1. Misc. correspondence and lists from 1908 (regarding West Swamp Mennonite Church, and the Mennonite Brethren in Christ in Michigan and Indiana)

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