Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.335 (s.c.)

Title: Jacob P. Driedger fonds

Dates of creation: 1974-1983

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Jacob P. Driedger (1901-1989) was born in the Mennonite settlement of Schoenfeld, South Russia to Peter A. and Maria (Dick) Driedger. Due to civil unrest, the family moved to Orloff, Molotschna for five years before immigrating to Canada in 1924. In 1924 the family settled on Pelee Island, Ontario. He married Agnes Dick (1902-1996) in 1927 and the couple began farming near Leamington. He was a member of Leamington United Mennonite Church.

Custodial history: Received from Ernest J. Dick in 2016 as part of the John H. Dick fonds. Transferred to a separate fonds by the Archives in 2020.

Scope and content: A typescript compilation of letters from Jacob Driedger to his grandchildren written over several years. Driedger describes his childhood home and schooldays, the events of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, his arrival and Canada and his wedding.

Notes: See also the John P. Driedger fonds. The two men are brothers.
Additional information from "Jacob P. Driedger." Der Bote, 27 Sept 1989, 6.
Original archival description created 2020 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


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