Item 32 - CO camp baseball team

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CA CMBS NP145-1-32


CO camp baseball team


  • [ca. 1943] (Creation)

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1 photograph: b&w; 18 x 13 cm

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This photo is of 11 conscientious objectors posing for a photo with baseball glove and bats. These men were doing alternative service in Blubber Bay, BC in the Second World War. Back row, left to right is ?, ?, Hermann Ratzlaff, Henry Wiens, Henry Stobbe, Frank C. Peters. Front row: left to right, Henry Siebert, Bill Funston, Jake Balzer, ?, David Balzer.

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Published in the Mennonite Brethren Herald March/April 2017.

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Source for the third person back row being Hermann Ratzlaff and for Henry Stobbe is Ron Ratzlaff, son of Hermann (email to MB Herald and passed on to CDS at CMBS March 14, 2017). Initially this person was identified as David Neuman. ID for David Balzer, Jake Balzer and Henry Wiens come from their niece Elly Bargen (nee Elly Balzer). ID for Henry Siebert comes from his former neighbor in the 1930s, Dan Konrad. Sent via email to CDS (CMBS) March 1, 2017.

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