Christian Erismann Diary, 1866-1899
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Brief Description:

A short autobiograpy and lengthy diary (in German script) of an Amish Mennonite who immigrated to the United States with his family in 1857 to Granville, Ill.  and taught in Amish Mennonite Schools in various Illinois communities.  The diary contains a good deal of information about Erismann's religious and spiritual life, recording his prayers, uinderstanding of Christian behavior, and attendance of worhsip services and Sunday schools.  Over time, the diary becomes a journal of devotions on special religious days.

Only the first 44 pages of the diary have been translated into English

Held at:
Mennonite Church USA Archives
3145 Benham Ave, Ste. 1
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-523-3080
Email: JasonK [at]
Record Series Number: HM1/216
Created by: Erismann, Christian (1835-1905)
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/23/1956.
Arrangement: Single item.
Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.
Subject Index
Amish Mennonites - Illinois
Erismann, Christian, 1935-1905
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.
Physical Access Notes: Because of the journal's fragile condition, researchers are asked to work from the photocopy of the diary as much as possible.
Acquisition Notes: J. Kore Zook, Acc. 1019
PreferredCitation: Christian Erismann Diary, 1866-1899.  HM1-216.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.