Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 2.56

Dates of creation: 1860-1932

1 cm. of textual records

The fonds consists of material removed from the Benjamin Horst (Sept. 18, 1837-Oct. 29, 1871) and Veronica Weber Horst (Nov. 25, 1840-Apr. 3, 1916) family Bible (Philadelphia : J. Kohler, 1856). They were married May 14, 1860. They had two children, Susannah and Mary. Susannah was the second wife of Bishop Jonas Snider. See Hist.Mss.2.55.

Also included are Brubacher family records connected to Susanna Brubacher Weber (June 28, 1819-May 21, 1891) Veronica's mother.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario on April 29, 1999 by Merlyn Martin.

  1. Benjamin & Veronica Horst family record; attached to record of Susanna Brubacher Weber's ancestry.
  2. Fraktur containing unidentified poem. On verso written: "Susanna Brubacher, November den 28ten, 1828" This was likely presented to Susanna Brubacher as a child.
  3. Marriage certificate for Benjamin and Veronica Horst, May 14, 1860
  4. Printed poem, n.d.
  5. Portion of printed poem, printed in Goshen, Indiana, n.d.
  6. Death card for Mary Horst Hunsberger (second daughter and wife of Moses Hunsberger), Dec. 1, 1932
  7. Letter from Isaac Hoffer to Dear Brother and Sister, Williams County, Ohio, dated Jan. 26, 1864
  8. Printed, folded sheet on "The family of Brubaker," n.d.

Back to genealogical manuscripts page

Return to top

Last modified 20-Feb-2007 by Sam Steiner


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