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  • Eve Neff (nee Sherk) photograph
    Image       A black and white photo of Eve Sherk Neff, dressed as a Mennonite, standing with her right hand on a well pump and a screen door behind her. The photo is on a buff matte and is surrounded by a black matte. On the back is written "Aunt Margaret from ...
    Image     A black and white photo of Eve Sherk Neff, dressed as a Mennonite, standing with her right hand on a well pump and a screen door behind her. The photo ...
  • Abraham Neff Photograph
    Imagecomment       A photo of Abraham P. Neff (December 7, 1802- December 16, 1874) wearing traditional Mennonite clothing. He 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 ...
    Imagecomment     A photo of Abraham P. Neff (December 7, 1802- December 16, 1874) wearing traditional Mennonite clothing. He was 10 years old when Michael Graybiel made the bellows for his father ...
  • Fraktur Mennonite Birth Certificate- Abraham Neff, 1802
    Text       "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 ...
    Text     "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 ...
  • Mennonite Exemption Certificate- John Graybiel,1812
    Text       An original hand-written certificate dated August 31, 1812 declaring that John Graybiel of the Township of Wainfleet, County of Lincoln was a "manonist" and a son of a "Manonist" (meaning a Mennonite). This certificate, which the Militia Act required to be signed by three members of the congregation, exempted 16 ...
    Text     An original hand-written certificate dated August 31, 1812 declaring that John Graybiel of the Township of Wainfleet, County of Lincoln was a "manonist" and a son of a "Manonist" (meaning ...
  • Marriage Certificate Between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin
    Text       A marriage certificate between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin. Clockwise starting from top right: Peter Neff a son of Abraham Neff. Bottom Right: was born the 23 October, 1780 in Yorck County, Pennsylvania. Bottom Left: his wife Maria Neff is born Durrin. Was born the 13 November 1779, Top Left: ...
    Text     A marriage certificate between Peter Neff and Maria Durrin. Clockwise starting from top right: Peter Neff a son of Abraham Neff. Bottom Right: was born the 23 October, 1780 in ...
  • Cider Press- c. 1815
    Object       Cider press created by Jacob Fry in 1815.
    Object     Cider press created by Jacob Fry in 1815.
  • Fraktur Artwork- 1780
    Image       Fraktur artwork created by Jacob Moyer. It is believed to be the oldest of its kind in Canada.
    Image     Fraktur artwork created by Jacob Moyer. It is believed to be the oldest of its kind in Canada.
  • Jacob Fry House- 1815
    Object       This house was built by Jacob Fry and is based on the medieval architectural style.
    Object     This house was built by Jacob Fry and is based on the medieval architectural style.
  • Fraktur Poem- 1789
    Text       A Fraktur poem created by Magdalena Bechtel.
    Text     A Fraktur poem created by Magdalena Bechtel.
  • German Bible that Belonged to Salomon Moyer- 1799
    Text       Bible written in German that belonged to Salomon Moyer. 385 pages
    Text     Bible written in German that belonged to Salomon Moyer. 385 pages
  • Fraktur Writing Exercise- 1811
    Text       Fraktur Writing Exercise by the Wills Family.
    Text     Fraktur Writing Exercise by the Wills Family.
  • Fraktur Writing Exercise- 1790
    Text       A Fraktur writing exercise belonging to Samuel Moyer.
    Text     A Fraktur writing exercise belonging to Samuel Moyer.
  • Christian Confession Mennonists
    Text       Reprint of "The Christian Confession of the Faith of the Harmless Christians, in the Netherlands Known by the Name of the Mennonists" Niagara [Ont.] : Amsterdam, printed. Re-printed and sold by Joseph Willcocks, 1811. Willcocks is known as an office holder, printer, publisher, journalist, politician, and army officer. Coming to ...
    Text     Reprint of "The Christian Confession of the Faith of the Harmless Christians, in the Netherlands Known by the Name of the Mennonists" Niagara [Ont.] : Amsterdam, printed. Re-printed and sold ...
  • Religious Book- 1805
    Text       Religious book belonging to the Moyer Family
    Text     Religious book belonging to the Moyer Family
  • Religious Book- 1805
    Text       Religious Book
    Text     Religious Book
  • Moyer Family Bible- 1776
    Text       Moyer Family Bible. Includes genealogical information.
    Text     Moyer Family Bible. Includes genealogical information.
  • Bible (German)- 1742
    Text       A bible written in German from the year 1742. This bible might also have been used during the War of 1812.
    Text     A bible written in German from the year 1742. This bible might also have been used during the War of 1812.
  • Fraktur Songbook- 1788
    Text       Fraktur songbook belonging to Maria Grosin.
    Text     Fraktur songbook belonging to Maria Grosin.
  • Fraktur Songbook- 1811
    Text       Fraktur songbook belonging to Jacob Moyer.
    Text     Fraktur songbook belonging to Jacob Moyer.
  • Fraktur Songbook- 1804
    Text       This piece is said to be the first known Fraktur actually made in Canada. Earlier Frakturs were all brought into the country with the settlers from Pennsylvania, carefully packed away with the Bible and other precious family heirlooms.
    Text     This piece is said to be the first known Fraktur actually made in Canada. Earlier Frakturs were all brought into the country with the settlers from Pennsylvania, carefully packed away ...
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