Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.268 (s.c.)

Title: Ward Shantz fonds

Dates of creation: 1941

Physical description: 1 cm  of textual records

Biographical sketch: Ward Amos Shantz, the son of Alfred and Cinetta Gimbel Shantz, was born in Waterloo Township in 1918 and died in Kitchener, Ontario in 1982. He married Erma Martin in 1942; the couple had four children. He was a member of Erb Street Mennonite Church. During World War II, Ward was among the first group of conscientious objectors assigned to Alternative Service at the Montreal River camp. Following his release, he worked on his father's farm. Later, he established his own farm and became the founding chairman of the Ontario Mennonite Relief Sale.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives by daughter Sandra Schiedel in 2013.

Scope and content: An autograph book containing notes and signatures from his fellow workers at Montreal River.

Notes: For photographs related to this person, search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
An oral history interview was recorded with Ward Shantz, see Hist.Mss.22.1
Further materials related to this person may be found by searching the Archives.
Original archival description created 2013 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.
 

File list:

1. Autograph book

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