Luther League picnic in Brantford, Ontario
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white group photograph of men, women and children attending a Luther League picnic in Brantford, Ontario. Two of the boys are holding baseball bats and a ball.
Notes
John H. Reble (1887-1975) was a Lutheran pastor who served as President of the Canada Synod from 1945 to 1953.

John Reble was born in Kropp, Germany on December 14, 1887. He was educated at Kropp Seminary, moved to Canada in 1909. Reble was ordained in Hamilton, Ontario in 1909.

Reble served as pastor of Denbigh-Raglan from 1909 to 1912, Linwood-Hessen from 1912-1925, and St. Paul in Hamilton from 1925-1945. He became the president of the Canadian Synod starting in 1925, and was elected as full-time president in 1945. Reble maintained this position until 1953 when he retired. Following retirement he continued to lead supply services in Walkerton, Arnprior, Kitchener, and Germany.

He married Gertrud Butze on May 26, 1909 at Arnpoir, Ontario. The couple had one daughter, Elsie, and four sons: Kurt, Otto, Eric and John.

Reble passed away on April 7, 1975 at 87 years old in his home in Kitchener, and a funeral service was held on April 10 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. His wife, Getrud, died on January 20, 1985.
Inscriptions
Luther League Picnic, Hamilton Conf, at park in Brantford - 1925
Date of Original
1925
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 25.5cm
Image Height: 15cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S2078_4.2
Collection
John H. Reble fonds
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1334 Longitude: -80.26636
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Luther League Picnic in Brantford, S2078, File 4.2, John H. Reble fonds, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Reproduction Notes
S2078 Disc1
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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Luther League picnic in Brantford, Ontario


Black and white group photograph of men, women and children attending a Luther League picnic in Brantford, Ontario. Two of the boys are holding baseball bats and a ball.