Cornelius J. Rempel (1912-1994)

Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.191 (s.c.)

Title: Cornelius J. Rempel fonds

Dates of creation: 1947-1949

Physical description: 2 cm. of textual records

Biographical sketch: Cornelius J. Rempel (Feb. 1912-13 Jan. 1994) immigrated to Canada in 1924 with his family. He spent most of his life in Kitchener, Ontario. He served as the first director of Mennonite Central Committee for seven years (the Canadian staff person for Mennonite Central Committee based in Akron, Pa.). He worked as a trust officer for Waterloo Trust (later Canada Trust) the rest of his professional life. He served on many boards within the Mennonite Brethren denomination, and was active in the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church.

He was married to Marguerite Barg for 55 years; they had three children.

Custodial history: Donated by Betsy Petker to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario in 2000.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of photocopies of correspondence from C.J. to his family while he was on trips on behalf of MCC. These include trips to Europe and Latin America.


Original archival description created in 2000s by Sam Steiner.

File list:

  1. Correspondence with family, 1947-1949


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