Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.78 (s.c.)

Title: Joseph Leis fonds

Dates of creation: 1856-1876

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Joseph Leis ( Feb. 9, 1817-July 6, 1896) was born in Bavaria. He married Catharine Kennel on Mar. 19, 1844; they had 13 children. Leis immigrated to Waterloo County, Ontario; he became a farmer in Wellesley Township.

Custodial history: Donated by Joseph Leis to Mennonite Archives of Ontario ca. 1970. Received from J. Winfield Fretz.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of four legal documents.

Notes: See also photocopies of pages from the Joseph Leis Bible at Hist.Mss. 2.12

Original description created by Sam Steiner.

File list:

  1. Crown sale / grant to Joseph Leis, Wellesley Township, Waterloo County, Feb. 21, 1856
  2. Deed of bargain and sale, Leonhard Streicher & Wife to Joseph Leis, Nov. 2, 1859
  3. Mortgage, Joseph Leis to Joseph Arnold, Jan. 18, 1876
  4. Abstract of all entries made affecting Lot No. 11 on the Fifth Concession in the Western Section of the Township of Wellesley, Jan. 22, 1876


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