Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.116 (s.c.)

Title: Eli S. Hallman family fonds

Dates of creation: 1891-1892, 1905

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Eli S. Hallman (Feb. 26, 1866-Aug. 25, 1955) was the son of Abraham Hallman and Mary Schmitt. On Aug. 9, 1893 he married Melinda Clemens; they had five children. He was ordained as a minister at First Mennonite Church in Berlin, Ontario on June 17, 1897. In 1905 he helped to establish the Mennonite settlement at Guernsey, Sask. In Nov. 1907 he was ordained as a Bishop in the Mennonite Church for oversight in the Alberta-Saskatchewan Conference. He also served congregations in Alabama and Texas before his retirement in 1951.

Scope and content: Correspondence

Custodial history: Photocopies made by Sam Steiner in the Archives of the Mennonite Church in the HM 1-26 collection, and from the Berlin Daily Telegraph in the 1980s.

Notes: For further information see the obituary in Gospel Herald, Sept. 20, 1955 and Who's who among the Mennonites(1943), p. 93.
Original description created by Sam Steiner

File list:

  1. Correspondence with John S. Coffman and Menno C. Cressman, 1891-1892.
  2. "Letter from the Mennonite Reserve: Interesting Information Regarding the New Settlement Founded by Well-Known Waterloo Countyites. Hardships of Pioneer Life." / E.S. Hallman. Berlin Daily Telegraph. Berlin, Ont.: May 23, 1905.


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