Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.59

Title: Peter Litwiller fonds

Dates of creation: 1838-1867; 1960s

Physical description: 5 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Peter Litwiller (8 Jan 1809-7 Jul 1878) was born in the Alsace, the second youngest (of 11) children of Jacob Litwiller and Maria Maurer. The Litwillers came to Canada in 1827 and settled in Wilmot Township. Peter Litwiller married Elizabeth Lichti in 1830; they had eleven children. He was ordained a minister in the Wilmot Amish Mennonite church in 1845, and as a Bishop in 1850.

Custodial history: Items 1-3 were donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by Litwiller descendants. Items 4-6 were received by the Mennonite Archives of Ontario as a transfer from the Archives of the Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.) in 2015.

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Further materials related to Peter Litwiller may be found by searching the Archives or library catalogue.
Original archival description created by Sam Steiner; updated in 2016 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

File list:

  1. Business account book ("Notizbuch"), 1838-1867
  2. Paper about Peter Litwiller given at 1967 reunion by Phoebe Sanders
  3. Communion sermon by Peter Litwiller, translated by John Umble, 1961
  4. "Peter Litwiller" by Lorraine Roth, Jun 2004
  5. License to marry issued by the County of Waterloo, 11 Jul 1853
  6. Archives of the Mennonite Church accession record

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