Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.95 (s.c.)

Title: Jaqueline Dirstein Penfold fonds

Dates of creation: 1854-1926

Physical descrtion: 1 cm. of textual records

Biographical sketch: Jaqueline Dirstein (1953-    ) was the youngest child of John L. Dirstein and Florence Bluhm. On Mar. 25, 1978 she married Allan Penfold. She has genealogical interests in the Dirstein/Derstine family and donated a collection of letters pertaining to the John Dirstein family.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario on June 12, 1982 by Jaqueline Dirstein Penfold.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of items of correspondence; most are originals, several are photocopies.

Notes: Original archival description created February 2007 by Sam Steiner.

File list:

  1. Dr. Frank H. Durstine to Lydia Dirstien, Oct. 21, 1909 re: family history (photocopy)
  2. Frank H. Durstine to John Dirstein, July 1, 1899 re: receipt of old family Bible and family history
  3. To the editor of the Paris Star, October 1860 (by John Dirstein)
  4. Account of a letter Jacob Dirstein and Barbara Dirstein wrote to Abraham Clemens (hand copied from original)
  5. Paper inscribed to John Dirstine by "his friend" C. McAlpin [?], Township of Pelham, Canada West (n.d.)
  6. Henry Elber to Mrs. D. & Family, Aug. 31, 1882 expressing sympathy of the death of her husband [Penfold suggests date is wrong on letter]
  7. F.H. Durstine to Lydia Durstine, March 7, 1916 re: death of Lydia Durstine's mother
  8. Frank H. Durstine to John Dirstine, Sept. 10, 1900
  9. JHD to Lydia Durstine, June 6, 1901 re: John Dirstein's failing health, family history
  10. Frank H. Durstine to John Dirstien, Nov. 10, 1899
  11. F.H. Durstine to Lydia Dirstein, Nov. 5, 1898
  12. Lydia Hill to L. Dirstein, March 12, 1905
  13. W.K. Snider, Agricultural Superintendent to John H. Dirstine, Nov. 7, 1902
  14. Daniel Eby to Dear Uncle, May 30, 1892
  15. Edith M. Rife to the Dirstine girls, Jan. 30, 1916 re: sympathy at death of mother
  16. Thomas B. Clements to Dear Uncle, July 22, 1882
  17. Jacob Dirstine to Dear Brother, Feb. 18, 1889
  18. Jacob Dirstine to Dear Brother, Jan. 1, 1890
  19. H.S. Hallman to Mr. Derstien, Apr. 3, 1889
  20. Hannah Stedinger to Lydia Derstein, n.d.
  21. C.D. Bowman to Miss Lydia Derstine, Mar. 6, 1905
  22. D. Bergey to Dear Uncle, Feb. 15, 1892  re: John S. Coffman revival meetings
  23. Geo. O. Pattison to John Dirstein, Nov. 25, 1890
  24. Enos Johnson to John Durstine, Mar. 7, 1858 re: buying land in Michigan
  25. Legal note (scrap of item) re: Christopher Birshert to John Dirstein, Nov. 8, 1854


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