Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.134 (s.c.)

Title: Heinrich P. Unruh fonds

Dates of creation: 1920s; 1988;  original photocopied 1988

Physical description​: 2 cm. of textual records

Biographical sketch​: Heinrich P. Unruh was born in 1845 in Alexanderwohl in the Molotschnaia settlement in Ukraine. He was an minister and elder in the Mennonite Church in Ukraine for 45 years. He died November 4, 1928. He prepared an autobiographical account in his later years; parts of the manuscript arrived in North America by various means. Herbert P. Enns translated the manuscript into English in 1988.

Custodial history: Donated to archives by Herbert P. Enns

File list:

The collection includes five items:

  1. Cover letter by Herbert P. Enns, 1988
  2. Translation of eulogy for Heinrich Unruh published in Der Bote, Nov. 23, 1928
  3. Account of Heinrich Unruh's last days from a letter sent by his daughter
  4. "Autobiography of our father and grandfather Heinrich Unruh: teacher, and preacher and elder of the Halbstaedter Mennonite Church, South Russia" translated by Herbert P. Enns. -- 34, [2] p.
  5. Photocopy of manuscript in gothic German script


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