W.H. Knauff and Alberta Ritzer wedding portrait, 1909
Description
Creator
Moyer, A. C., Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white wedding portrait of Pastor W.H. Knauff and Alberta Ritzer. They are posed in a photographer's studio. The bride is wearing a long white gown and veil. The groom is wearing a dark suit, white gloves, and white tie.
Notes
Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada is one of five synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, consisting of more than 200 member congregations and 78,000 baptized members. The territory of the Eastern Synod runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In July 1861 the Canada Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada was organized by the former Canadian Conference of the Pittsburgh Synod. In 1867 the Canada Synod helped organize the General Council. In 1908 the Central Canada Synod organized as a result of English activity of the General Council. In 1918 both synods became part of the United Lutheran Church in America. In 1925 the Canada Synod and the Central Canada Synod merged, retaining the name Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Canada. In 1962 the Canada Synod reorganized as the Eastern Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, comprised of the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and most of Ontario. In 1985 the Eastern Canada Synod withdrew from the Lutheran Church in America to join with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. In 1986 the new church began to function officially, retaining its membership in the Lutheran Council in Canada.
Inscriptions
Front, photographer's stamp: A.C. Moyer / Waterloo, Ont.

Reverse, in ink: Helmuth Knauff / & / Alberta Ritzer / Wedding / June 16, 1909 / Waterloo
Date of Original
June 16, 1909
Dimensions
Width: 17.5 cm
Height: 28 cm
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 10cm
Image Height: 14cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
LSPH405
Collection
Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada fonds
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
S100 Disc6
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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W.H. Knauff and Alberta Ritzer wedding portrait, 1909


Black and white wedding portrait of Pastor W.H. Knauff and Alberta Ritzer. They are posed in a photographer's studio. The bride is wearing a long white gown and veil. The groom is wearing a dark suit, white gloves, and white tie.