1812 History
Fraktur Mennonite Birth Certificate- Abraham Neff, 1802
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1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
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Text
Item Type
Documents
Description
"Fraktur" Mennonite artwork which celebrates the birth of Abraham Neff. It reads: "In the year of our Lord, December 7, 1802 ". Abraham was 10 years old when Michael Graybiel made the bellows for his father Peter Neff in 1812 to begin the Neff metal-working tradition. Abraham came form a Mennonite family of strong faith who did not take an active part in the War of 1812.

For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.
Date of Original
1802
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Local identifier
993.36.3379
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.8789831885008 Longitude: -79.2498779296875
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Image courtesy of the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum
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Fraktur Mennonite Birth Certificate- Abraham Neff, 1802


"Fraktur" Mennonite artwork which celebrates the birth of Abraham Neff. It reads: "In the year of our Lord, December 7, 1802 ". Abraham was 10 years old when Michael Graybiel made the bellows for his father Peter Neff in 1812 to begin the Neff metal-working tradition. Abraham came form a Mennonite family of strong faith who did not take an active part in the War of 1812.

For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.