Illig Family
Illig family fonds.  - [ca. 1900]-2014.

30 cm of textual records and other materials. - 6 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller. - 1 ribbon : polyester.

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Alphonse Illig was born in 1889 and married Rose Mehlman on July 27, 1921. Alphonse worked for Bauer Limited. Their son Joseph Illig was born in 1924. Joseph joined the Canadian forces for the Second World War and served on the HMCS Kirkland Lake. He was later a founding member of the K-W Naval Veterans Association and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Joseph died in 2012.


Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by generations of the Illig family. Includes naval photographs and ephemera relating to the Second World War, and a photograph of employees in front of the Bauer building.


  • Title from content of the fonds.
  • Extent is measured in linear metres of shelf space as occupied by the fonds.
  • Donated by Jim Illig (son of Joseph) in 2015.

Call number: GA 268