Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.343 (s.c.)

Title: Jacob Neufeld fonds

Dates of creation: 1942-1943

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records ; 7 photographs

Biographical sketch: Jacob Neufeld (1922-2009) was the son of Johann and Maria (Letkemann) Neufeld. The family immigrated from South Russia to Canada in 1925. Jacob was working in a felt factory in Kitchener in 1942 when he was sent to Montreal River Alternative Service work camp as a conscientious objector. He served at Montreal River in the winter of 1942-1943. Jacob married Justina Goetz in 1944. He was a member of Waterloo-Kitchener Mennonite Church.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives in 2016 by Mary (Neufeld) Huber

Scope and content: Photographs from Jacob Neufeld's time in Montreal River, as well as a handwritten list of 203 men in the camp together with their hometowns, religious affiliations and occupations. A note from Mary Huber is also included.

Notes: For digital reproductions of photographs related to Jacob Neufeld search the Mennonite Archival Information Database.
Original archival description created 2021 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


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