Classification scheme: 

Title: Laura (Shantz Shantz) Good fonds

Dates of creation: 1930-1934, 1936-1942, 1944-1946, 1949-1951, 1954, 1958-1959

Physical description: 30 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Laura Shantz (1883-1969) was born near Haysville in Wilmot Township, Waterloo County to Noah S. and Susannah Shantz. In 1911, she joined Ida and Eva Bergey on a trip to California where the three worked as domestics. Laura Shantz married Tobias Shantz (1874-1944) in 1919 and Jeremiah Good (1873-1963) in 1950. Her residence for many years was 39 Rudy Street (39 Roslin Avenue South) near Erb Street Mennonite Church in Waterloo, where she was a member. She spent her later years at Fairview Mennonite Home.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives in 2020 by Malcolm Shantz

Scope and content: Handwritten diaries recording daily life and happenings in the community. Newspaper clippings of announcements of births, deaths and marriages as well as church events are meticulously inserted in.

Notes: Several photographs of Laura Shantz Good that are part of other collections can be located by searching the Mennonite Archival Information Database.
Original archival description created 2020 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


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