Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.99

Title: Jacob R. Bender fonds

Dates of creation: 1922-1957

Physical description: 5 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Jacob R. Bender (Aug. 8, 1875-Apr. 23, 1947) was the son of Jacob M. Bender and Maria Ruby. On Sept. 29, 1910 he married Veronica Swartzentruber; they had five children. On Oct. 21, 1914 he was ordained as a minister in the Ontario Amish Mennonite Conference. In 1932 he helped to start the first winter Bible school in the Ontario A.M. Conference. He also served on the Non-Resistant Relief Organization and the Military Problems Committee.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of misc. papers from Jacob R. Bender's files.

Custodial history: Donated by Annie Leis to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario in 1982.

Note: For more information see Daniel S. Iutzi, Jacob R. Bender : servants of God and the church by Hugh Laurence and Lorraine Roth (Waterloo, Ont. : Historical Committee of the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference, 1984).

File list:

  1. Manuscript on history of the Amish in Ontario, 1934
  2. Ontario Amish Mennonite Sunday school conference programs, some with annotations, 1922-1951
  3. Misc. programs, Winter Bible School schedules, some annotated programs and orders of service, 1939-1957
  4. Notes (1925-1929) from the Ontario Amish Mennonite annual conference; programs (1940-1944) from annual conferences
  5. Programs from other conferences, 1940s
  6. Correspondence, mostly relating to Military Problems Committee, 1940-1944
  7. Misc. notes, draft constitutions, issue papers and correspondence, 1925-1947

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