Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.2.104 (s.c.)

Title: Helen (Gimbel) Martin family fonds

Dates of creation: ca. 1950-1998

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records (photocopies)

Biographical sketch: Helen Gimbel (1917-1998) was the daughter of Irvin Gimbel and Ada (Cressman) Gimbel. The family lived near Breslau, Ontario and were members at Breslau Mennonite Church. Helen married Urias G. Martin in 1943.

Custodial history: Copied by the Archives from records in the possession of Sharon Martin, 2018

Scope and content: Contains a photocopy of a genealogy booklet documenting the matrilinial ancestors of Helen (Gimbel) Martin  compiled by her mother's sister Elvina Cressman. Family names included are Cressman, Weber, Wenger and Shantz. Fonds also contains photocopies of family photographs, and memories by Elvina Cressman of growing up on the Joseph S. and Lydia (Wenger) Cressman family farm on the west bank of the Grand River near Breslau.

Original archival description created 2021 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


Generally 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday. An appointment in advance is recommended.


Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Conrad Grebel University College
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Phone: 519-885-0220 x24238