Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.80 (s.c.)

Title: Johannes Gascho fonds

Dates of creation: [between 1855 and 1861]

Physical description: 1 folded sheet of textual records

Biographical sketch: Johannes Gascho (21 February 1830-13 December 1909)  was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Christian Gascho and Christina Petersheim. On 21 September 1852 he married Barbara Erb from Waterloo County; they had eleven children. After her death he married another Barbara Erb. Gascho was ordained as a deacon in the Amish Mennonite Church in Wilmot Township in 1854, and as a bishop in 1872.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario via Lorraine Roth.

Scope and context: The fonds consists of folded sheet showing a lot plan as divided by John Erb, Sr. between his son John Erb and son-in-law, John Gascho.

Notes: Original archival description created 1990s by Sam Steiner.


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