Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.341 (s.c.)

Title: Christian Eby (1821-1859) fonds

Dates of creation: 1851-1858

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Christian Eby (1821-1859), born near the nascent village of Berlin (later Kitchener, Ontario), was the eighth child of Bishop Benjamin and Maria (Brubacher) Eby. He married Mary Cressman in 1843; the couple had two children but neither survived infancy. Christian Eby was a farmer who was ordained as a minister in 1854 shortly after his father's death. He was said to be a gifted and knowledgeable preacher and church leader, however his time in this role was brief due to ailing health.

Custodial history: Fonds created from files transferred to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario from the Mennonite Church USA Archives (Goshen, Ind.) in 2015

Scope and content: Correspondence

Notes: Original archival description created 2021 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

File list:

  1. Agreement regarding the sale of a premisis known as the "Farmer's Manufactory" in Berlin between Jacob Y. Shantz, and Elias and Christian Eby, 9 Apr 1851. The manufactory was sold to Gabriel Bowman and Michael Corell, cabinet makers.
  2. Letter from Christian Eby while in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1854 (in German, transcribed)
  3. Tilman Moyer to Christian Eby (in German, transcribed)
  4. Samuel S. Meyer and wife (of Clinton, Ontario) to Christian Eby and wife, 13 Jan 1856 (in German, transcribed)
  5. Johann Colosky to Christian Eby, Jan 1856 (in German, transcribed)
  6. Two devotional poems in German
  7. Samuel S. Meyer to Isaac Meyer, 1856 (in German, transcribed)
  8. Letter from John C. Clemens and Catarina Clemens, 1858 (in German, transcribed)
  9. Two lists of names


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