Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.305 (s.c.)

Title: Jacob Johann Dyck fonds

Dates of creation: 1903-1911, 1914-1915

Physical description: 2 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Jacob Johann Dyck (1884-1958) was born in Muntau, Molotschna, South Russia to Johann J. and Justina Dyck (or Dueck). He married Maria Willms (1886-1967) in 1912; the couple had five sons, four of whom survived infancy. Dyck became a teacher in 1903 and taught at Schoenfeld, Neu Schoensee and Halbstadt. During the First World War he was in Alternative Service (as a conscientious objector), serving on medical trains bringing the wounded back from the eastern front. The family immigrated to Kitchener, Ontario in 1924, lived briefly in Dominion City, Manitoba, moved to Vineland, Ontario in 1927, and to Virgil in 1936.

Custodial history: Received from the estate of Jacob N. Fransen.

Scope and content: Translation from German and Russian into English of "Mein Tagebuch" (my journal) of Jacob Dyck (1903-1911). Translation of letters from German and Russian into English; correspondence is from Jacob Dyck to his wife Maria (Manja) while he was in Alternative Service (1914-1915).

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GRANDMA# for Jacob J. Dyck: 473241
Original archival description created 2017 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


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