David Schwartzentruber (1897-1982)

Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.192 (s.c.)

Title: David Schwartzentruber fonds

Dates of creation: 1947

Physical description: 1 cm. of textual records (2 notesbooks)

Biographical Sketch: David Schwartzentruber (24 Oct. 1897-11 Dec. 1982) was the son of John and Barbara Brenneman Schwartzentruber. On Sept. 4, 1928 he married Barbara Streicher; they had four children. He was ordained as a deacon in 1934 and minister in 1940 in the Ontario Amish Mennonite Conference. In 1947 he served for Mennonite Central Committee in Poland. 

Custodial history: Donated by his children, Harold, Glenn and Earl Schwartzentruber and Betty Bearinger to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario on 28 August 2000.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of two notebooks which were his diary of this experience from Feb. 27, 1947-Sept. 12, 1947. 


Original archival description created 1990s by Sam Steiner.

File list:

  1. Diary, 1947


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