Pearl Heckendorn Eby (1905-2000)

Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.251

Title: Pearl Eby fonds

Dates of creation: [195-] to [198-]

Physical description: 7 cm textual materials

Biographical sketch: Pearl Eby was born 1905 in Huron County, Michigan to Amanda Otterbein Heckendorn and Moses Heckendorn, one of eleven children. The family returned to Ontario and bought a farm in Breslau in 1911. At the age of 15, she moved to Vineland to work "inside and outside." Three years later she returned to Kitchener to work, but always desired to continue her education. In 1932 she graduated from Eastern Mennonite School in Virginia. She married Gordon C. Eby (1906-1980) in 1935; they raised three children and farmed near Mannheim and Breslau/Shantz Station before moving to Kitchener in 1961.

Custodial history: The collection was donated by Breslau Mennonite Church in 2010.

Scope and content: Three scrapbooks created by Pearl Eby, one from her "Christmas files," the second entitled "Flowers, faith and philosophy from Pearl H. Eby's files," and the third, "Quilts."

Notes: For more information, see The Otterbein family history : the descendents of Valentine and Elisabetha Herrmann Otterbein / by Betty Lou Robbins, 1981.

Original archival description created 2012 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

Filed with Hist.Mss. 4 - Scrapbooks.

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