Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.302 (s.c.)

Title: Alvin Culp fonds

Dates of creation: 1919-1961

Physical description: 2 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Alvin Culp (3 Sept 1885-20 Jan 1982) was born in Vineland Station, Ontario. He was the son of Isaac G. and Matilda (Wismer). He married Alma (Werner); the couple had four children: Isaac W. Culp, Margaret Good, Enid Schmidt and Catherine Hallman. Alvin was ordained a deacon of the First Mennonite Church (Vineland) in 1937. Church members recall he was very conscientious in his deacon's duties of caring for the poor. He died in Kitchener but was interred in the Vineland cemetery.

Custodial history: Transferred from the Ontario Mennonite Bible School and Institute fonds when they were rearranged in 2016.

Scope and content:

Notes: For photographs related to Alvin Culp search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
Further materials related to Alvin Culp may be found by searching the Archives.
See also Harder, Laureen. Their richest inheritance: a celebration of the First Mennonite Church, Vineland (Vineland: [the church], 2001), pp. 56-7.
Original archival description created 2017 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

File list:

  1. Notebook of partial church records kept by Alvin Culp, 1943-1950, 1960-1961
  2. Letter from Nelson Michael to John H. Kratz regarding the establishment of an old peoples home, with accompanying note of custodial history, 15 Dec 1919
  3. Will of Isaac G. Culp, 10 Nov 1919
  4. Note to Alvin Culp from A. D. Grove re the Elizabeth Culp estate, 5 Apr 1957
  5. Will of Sarah Kratz (sister to Matilda Culp), 1 May 1934
  6. Program, First Mennonite Summer Bible School conference, Masontown, Pennsylvania, 18-19 May 1933
  7. Program, meetings featuring speakers C. Burkh9older, Jos. S. Newhouser, and Newton Weber, [19--]


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