Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.278 (s.c.)

Title: Elias B. Brubacher fonds

Dates of creation: 1941

Physical description: 2 pages of textual records

Biographical sketch: Elias B. Brubacher (1918-1996) grew up in the Elmira area. After a grade 8 education, he worked as a hired hand and later as a carpenter. He was baptized into the Old Order Mennonite Church, but joined Elmira Mennonite Church a few years later. He married Elizabeth Knarr in 1944; the couple had 2 children. During the Second World War, Brubacher was a conscientious objector, serving in Alternative Service at the Montreal River camp (1941) and later in British Columbia.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives by daughter Gladys Brubacher.

Scope and content: Two postcards written to Elias Brubacher while he was in Alternative Service at the Montreal River camp near Sault Ste. Marie.

Notes: For photographs related to Elias Brubacher search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
An oral history interview with Elias Brubacher is located in Hist.Mss.22.1/4.
Original archival description created 2015 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

File list:

  1. Sylvester Brubacher (brother) to Elias Brubacher, 15 Aug 1941, postcard of the Grand River at Brantford
  2. Lovina (cousin) to Elias Brubacher, 27 Aug 1941, postcard of the library and post office in Elmira


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