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Christian Erismann Diary


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Diary and Photocopies of Diary

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Christian Erismann Diary, 1866-1899 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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ID: HM1/216

Primary Creator: Erismann, Christian (1835-1905)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Single item.

Date Acquired: 04/23/1956

Subjects: Amish Mennonites - Illinois, Erismann, Christian, 1935-1905

Forms of Material: Diaries

Languages: English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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

Subject/Index Terms

Amish Mennonites - Illinois
Erismann, Christian, 1935-1905

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 archives box

Access Restrictions: These materials are open for public research.

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 Note: Because of the journal's fragile condition, researchers are asked to work from the photocopy of the diary as much as possible.

Acquisition Source: J. Kore Zook, Acc. 1019

Preferred Citation: Christian Erismann Diary, 1866-1899.  HM1-216.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.

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