First service of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Erie, Ontario
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white photograph of six men, five women, and a child standing in front of a building in Fort Erie, Ontario. They are gathered for the first service of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Left to right, standing: John Reble, president of Synod; Mrs. Gertrud Reble; Unknown; Unknown; Unknown; Mrs. Gertrude Leupold; Ulrich Leupold; Unknown. Front row: Unknown; Unknown; Unknown child; Unknown.
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.
Date of Original
Oct. 1947
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 9cm
Image Height: 6.5cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S2078_4.27
Collection
John H. Reble fonds
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -78.93286
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
S2078 Disc1
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
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75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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First service of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Erie, Ontario


Black and white photograph of six men, five women, and a child standing in front of a building in Fort Erie, Ontario. They are gathered for the first service of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Left to right, standing: John Reble, president of Synod; Mrs. Gertrud Reble; Unknown; Unknown; Unknown; Mrs. Gertrude Leupold; Ulrich Leupold; Unknown. Front row: Unknown; Unknown; Unknown child; Unknown.