David Brubacher Betzner (1863-1950)

Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.153

Title: David B. Betzner fonds

Dates of creation:

Biographical sketch: David Betzner was the fourth son of David and Catherine (Brubacher) Betzner. He was born near St. Jacob's, Ontario. On 11 January 1911 he married Fannie Hess of Lititz, Pennsylvania. He owned and operated the Ontario Woodworking Company, Berlin/Kitchener, until his retirement in 1923. In 1915 he was baptized and joined First Mennonite Church, Kitchener.

Custodial history: unknown

Scope and content: Miscellaneous papers, primarily of Mennonite or local historical interest, collected by David Betzner.

Note: Original archival description created by Sam Steiner

File list:

Box 1

  1. 1920 Betzner Reunion
  2. Betzner Family Records
  3. Sheet Music: Peter Shupe & A.C. Kolb
  4. Mennonite General Conference Management Committee 1934
  5. Doon Pioneer Tower
  6. D.J. Dickie. In Pioneer Days. 1926; rev'd ed. Toronto: Dent, 1927.
  7. Waterloo Historical Society Reports
  8. Lancaster Historical Society Papers
  9. The Pennsylvania-German. May 1911.
  10. D.H. and Lauretta Kress Tracts
  11. Brubacher reunion brochure 1923


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