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Title: Herbert Snider family fonds

Dates of creation:

Physical description: 17 cm of textual records ; ca. 97 photographs

Biographical sketch: Herbert Snider (1888-1973), the son of Samuel and Magdalena (Brubacher) Snider, was born in Waterloo, Ontario. He married Manda Binder (1890-1915) in 1914. Following Manda's death, he married Hannah Weber (1892-1987) in 1917. Hannah and Herbert had one child, Harold Samuel Snider. The family lived on the Snider family farm on Erb Street in Waterloo, and attended Erb Street Mennonite Church. Herbert conducted various businesses, including ice cutting and farming.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives in 2017 by Robert Snider

Scope and content: The fonds consists primarily of journals and account books kept by Herbert Snider. The fonds also includes photographs of family members and locations around Waterloo, legal documents, miscellaneous ephemera and a recipe book.

Original archival description created 2018 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

File list:

  1. Herbert Snider's journals, 1910-1944, 1955-1959
  2. Deeds of land and wills of various family members
  3. Ephemera
    In Memoriam cards
    Wedding invitation for Herbert Snider and Manda Binder
    Family register pages from Herbert Snider's Bible
  4. Magdalena Snider's recipe book
    Note: Includes journal entries from 1917-1919 documenting a trip to Alberta
  5. Photographs
    Scope and content: An album includes photographs of family members, locations and activities around the city of Waterloo and the family farm, and ice cutting. Several loose photographs are formal portraits of various family members.


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