Collection 00/MS.314 - Leonhard B. Rempel Papers

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US BCMLA 00/MS.314


Leonhard B. Rempel Papers


  • 1954-1977 (Creation)

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3.45 Cubic Feet

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obituary from Hillsboro Star-Journal, 7 Oct 1971

Leonard Rempel, 66, 1408 W. 8th, Newton, died Monday at Halstead Hospital.

Mr. Rempel, a native and longtime resident of Hillsboro, was born February 19, 1905 to Mr. and Mrs. Johann Rempel.

On October 21, 1932 he married Irene Bartel. They farmed in the Hillsboro community before moving to Newton 17 years ago and he als was a former owner-operator of the Hillsboro Dari-Ette. He was a retired employee of the permit division of the highway department.

Survivors include his widow Irene: two daughters, Mrs. Max (Sylvia Jane) Froese, Inola, Okla., and Dilores Faye of Berlin, Germany; three sisters., Mrs. Alvin Penner, Hillsboro; Mrs. Ben Ewert, Marion; Mrs. Ed P. Ewert, Newton; and three grandchildren. A son, daughter, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

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Consists entirely of audio tape recordings. Rempel must have been a tape enthusiast.

Box 1: family recordings

Box 2-4: Mennonite speakers

Box 5-6: Miscellaneous recordings

Box 7-9: Music

Box 10: church services

Box 11: church conferences

Box 12: wire recordings

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partially processed

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open for research use

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  • English

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