File Hist.Mss. - John H. Enns photograph collection

Eating lunch during mountain hike Five men ready for trip into the mountains Two supervisors at Montreal River Man sitting on a log Shelves beside bunk at Montreal River Man standing beside car Conscientious objectors ready to leave for work at Montreal River Camp Men outside work shed Two men eating breakfast before work Conscientious objector assisting wtih surveying at Montreal River Camp Men listening to presentation in Montreal River Camp Conscientious objectors surveying at Montreal River Camp Three conscientious objectors shoveling dirt Conscientious objectors surveying at Montreal River Camp Men sharing a hot drink
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CA MAO Hist.Mss.


John H. Enns photograph collection


  • 1942-1944 (Creation)

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1 album (132 photographs)

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John Enns was born in Ohrloff, Molotschna, Ukaine. In 1924 his family immigrated to Canada and came to Waterloo, Ontario. In 1926 the family homesteaded in what became Reesor, Ontario. From 1936-1966 he taught school in Reesor, with a brief interlude as an Alternative Service worker (Montreal River, 1942-1943; Chatham and Exeter, agricultural work, 1943; Mile 10 camp at Petawawa Forest Experiment Station, 1943-1944). From 1966-1971, he taught in Kapuskasing.

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Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario

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Hist.Mss.1.136 John H. Enns fonds, Mennonite Archives of Ontario

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Not all photographs in the album have been scanned and described at the item level. Close variant photographs and scenic photographs have largely been omitted. The album in its entirety can be viewed at the Archives.

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