Fonds CMBS Personal Papers: - Abram J. Dick (1896-1977) fonds

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Abram J. Dick (1896-1977) fonds

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CA CMBS CMBS Personal Papers:

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  • 1930-1977 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records
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Abram J. Dick was born on December 19, 1896, in Gnadenheim, Halbstaedter Kreis, South Russia. His parents were Johann and Helena Fast Dick. He went to public school, high school, and the school of commerce in Russia. In 1915, he was called into the army. On May 1, 1925 he married Anna Ediger of Altonau. They left Russia on September 23, 1925 and arrived in Kitchener on October 25. The first seven months they worked on farms, but then moved to Pelee Island, where they lived for 1 1/2 years. In April 1928, they moved back to Kitchener where Dick found work in a furniture factory and soon took over the leadership of the Sunday school program in the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church. Dick attended Winkler Bible School for one year, in the fall of 1933. In 1948 he became a deacon in the Kitchener Church. From 1951 to 1964 the Dicks worked for MCC; in 1952 they established a Maedchenheim in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Abram J. Dick died on March 22, 1977.

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The Abram J. Dick fonds consists mostly of materials not created by Dick. Much of the family history and genealogy is photocopied from another source. The songs, poetry, and plays were probably copied for Dick's work in his leadership role in the Sunday School. The music is written in Ziffern and many of the textual materials are in the German Gothic script. Many of the published pamphlets appear to have been collected for Sunday School presentations. Others are of a devotional nature.

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Mainly German

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