Laying of Cornerstone at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Kitchener
Description
Creators
Berlet, Irene, Correspondent
Reble, Gertrud
, Recipient
Media Type
Text
Item Type
Postcards
Description
Black and white postcard of the cornerstone laying ceremony at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Kitchener, Ontario on May 24, 1914. The postcard was sent by Irene Berlet to Mrs. J. H. Reble on June 25, 1914.
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
Handwritten, front: Laying of cornerstone, St. Matthews, Kitchener, 1914 or 15

Handwritten, reverse:57 Chapel St., Berlin, June 25-14
Dear Friend:-
This is one of the pictures of the cornerstone laying. Can you find me on it? I was very glad to get your letter but sorry I could not accept your kind invitation to visit you last Sunday, but will do so later. Irene
Date of Original
June 1914
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 14cm
Image Height: 8cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S2078_4.1
Collection
John H. Reble collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Laying of cornerstone at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, S2078, File 4.1, 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

Full Text

Front : Laying of cornerstone, st. Matthews, Kitchener, 1914 or 15

Reverse: 57 Chapel St

Berlin, June 2-6-14

Dear Friend:-

This is one of the pictures of the cornerstone laying. Can you find me on it? I was very glad to get your letter but sorry I could not accept your kind invitation to visit you last Sunday, but will do so later. Irene

Mrs. J. Reble,

Linwood,

Ont.

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Laying of Cornerstone at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Kitchener


Black and white postcard of the cornerstone laying ceremony at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Kitchener, Ontario on May 24, 1914. The postcard was sent by Irene Berlet to Mrs. J. H. Reble on June 25, 1914.