John Reble and a group of men standing in a church
- V. Rein, Photographer
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- Black and white photograph of a group of 12 men standing in a church. John H. Reble, president of the Canada Synod, is standing in the centre of the front row.In the background are decorated Christmas trees.
- -- The right side of the photograph is damaged.
-- 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.
- Photographer stamp, reverse: Foto V. Rein / 4965 Maplewood Ave. Apt. 14 / Tel. AT 5091 / Montreal, Que.
Handwritten on back: To Dr. J.H. Reble in highest appreciation of his services [signature illegible] Montreal, January 6, 1952.
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- Image Dimensions
Image Width: 14cm
Image Height: 9cm
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- John H. Reble fonds
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- Recommended Citation
- John Reble and a group of men standing in a church, S2078, File 4.3, John H. Reble fonds, Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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