Leon Irschick
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white photograph of Leon Irschick (1889-1974), a 1919 graduate of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada. He is seated and wearing a dark suit.
Notes
Leon Irschick was born in Riga, Latvia in 1889. In 1912 he immigrated to Canada, and entered the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada in 1915. After graduation in 1919 he entered the Biblical Seminary in New York to prepare for missionary work. From 1922 to 1960 he served as a missionary in India where he met and married Viola Steigerwalt, a nurse at the Rajahmundry Mission Hospital.

Wilfrid Laurier University is located in Waterloo, Ontario. It began in 1911 as the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada. In 1924 Waterloo College was established, providing courses in post-secondary education. In 1960 Waterloo College became Waterloo Lutheran University, and in 1973 changed its name to Wilfrid Laurier University. Laurier Brantford opened in 1999.
Inscriptions
Reverse, in pencil: Dr. Leon E. L. Irschick
Reserse, stamp: 6480
Date of Original
Between 1915 and 1960
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 8cm
Image Height: 5.5cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
U57_861.1
Collection
Wilfrid Laurier University photograph collection
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
U57 Disc42
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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Leon Irschick


Black and white photograph of Leon Irschick (1889-1974), a 1919 graduate of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada. He is seated and wearing a dark suit.