Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.60 (s.c.)

Title: Jacob E. Schwartzentruber fonds

Dates of creation: 1927-1934

Physical description: 1 cm. of textual records

Biographical Sketch: Jacob E. Schwartzentruber (June 13, 1867-Dec. 15, 1957) was the son of Jacob Schwartzentruber and Jacobena Erb. On Feb. 21, 1893 he married Elizabeth Litwiller (Apr. 12, 1873-Mar. 31, 1929). The family lived in the original Peter Litwiller homestead north of St. Agatha, Ontario. The original two-story long hourse and barn remained on the property in 1999.

Custodial history: Donated to the archives in the 1980s.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of a diary recording Schwartzentruber's custodial duties at the Amish Mennonite meetinghouse west of the town in the late 1920s.


Original archival description created 1990s by Sam Steiner.

For more information see Peter Litwiller and Elizabeth Lichti family history and genealogy (1998), pp. 425-432.

File list:

1. Jacob E. Schwartzentruber, diary, late 1920s?


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