Classification scheme: 

Title: Kasper Schurch family fonds

Dates of creation: [196-]-2022
Note: Further accruals are expected.

Custodial history: The first two CDs were donated by Schürch Family Association in April 2007; additional donation September 2008.Also included is a letter from Stephen Shirk permitting free use of the material on the CDs. The set of CDs containing the newsletter were donated beginning in 2012. The genealogy by John Adams Becker was donated by Sam Steiner in about 2019.

  1. Journeys of a Mennonite: "Kasper Schürch's Descendants," 1700-2005 by Stephen Donald Shirk, 2005 on a CD in a Microsoft Word format. The file is 5.3 mbs in size.
  2. Journeys of a Mennonite Family: the Schürch Family Vol. 2008-213. ISBN 0-9683298-1-0 by Stephen D. Shirk, 2008. The CD also contains photos and material from the 2008 Schürch/Sherk/Shirk Reunion. There are 41.9 mbs of material.
  3. Schurch Family Association of North America Newsletter, v. 28-31B (Apr 2010-Nov 2013), 33A (Apr 2015), 33B (Nov 2015), 34A (April 2016), 35B (Nov 2017), 36B (Nov 2018)-40B (Nov 2022). - optical discs. - A complete set of newsletters in print form is located in the Milton Good Library.
  4. "Sherk : a genealogy of one line of the Sherk family tracing their lives in Switzerland, Pennsylvania, Humberstone Township in Welland Co., Upper Canada and South Dorchester Township, Elgin County, Ontario : including Hans Schurch of Sumiswald, Switzerland, born c.1560, Mary S. Sherk (1845-1887) and her great grandson John Adams Becker, born 1932," by John Adams Becker (photocopy)


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

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