Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.125 (s.c.)

Title:  Jacob Oberholtzer fonds

Dates of creation: 1814; photocopies in 1980s

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Little is known of Jacob Oberholtzer, a Bertie Township farmer. He was arrested during the War of 1812 and sentenced to death for High Treason. It does not appear the sentence was carried out.

Custodial history: Photocopies and transcriptions made by Mennonite Archives of Ontario from originals in the Public Archives of Canada

Scope and content: The fonds consists of items photocopied from original letters and petitions.

Note: Archival description created by Sam Steiner

File list:

  1. Petitions signed by friends and neighbors of Oberholtzer seeking his release (copy)
  2. Letter by Thomas Moore, a Quaker, in support of Oberholtzer.
  3. Transcriptions of above.


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