Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.74 (s.c.)

Title: Jacob D. Janzen fonds

Dates of creation: [196-]-[197-]

Physical description: 2 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Jacob D. Janzen (Feb. 2, 1895-Aug. 10, 1984) was born in the Molotschna Colony in Ukraine. On May 11, 1921 he married Elisabeth Unrau; they had seven children. They immigrated to Winkler, Manitoba in 1925 and the following year moved to Leamington, Ontario. He was ordained as a minister in 1926 and actively served for 45 years.

Custodial history: Photocopies made by the Mennonite Archives of Ontario in late 1970s.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of photocopies of materials prepared by Janzen in his later years. Primarily in German.

Note: Original archival description created by Sam Steiner

File list:

  1. "Etliche persoenliche Erfahrungen der ersten Jahre unseres Lebens in Kanada" (Personal experiences of our first years in Canada)
  2. "Goldhochzeit zu Leamington," Der Bote, 22 Juni 1971 (Golden wedding in Leamington)
  3. "Kurzgefasste Lebensergahrungen von Jacob David Janzen,...",  (Brief life experiences of Jacob David Janzen)
  4. "Lebensereignisse von Elisabeth Janzen geb. Unrau" (Life events of Elisabeth Janzen)
  5. Miscellaneous sheets with genealogical information on the Unrau and Janzen families
  6. "Lebenserfahrungen meiner Schwester Katharina Enns," 1973 (Life experiences of my sister Katharina Enns)
  7. "Stammbuch des Jacob Enns, Tiegenhof, 1870" (Genealogy of Jacob Enns)
  8. "Eine kurgefasste Beschreibung ueber die Entetehung und Entwickelung der Leamington Vereinigten Mennoniten-Gemeinde in Ontario," 1969 (A brief summary of the development of the Leamington United Mennonite Church in Ontario)
  9. Poem in English read at the time of the 50th anniversary by John and Helen Dick, 1971
  10. Sundry "Familien-Chronik" (family histories)


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