Fonds CMBS Personal Papers: - Isaac H. Block (1905 - 1997) and Ella Derksen Block (1909 - ) fonds

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Isaac H. Block (1905 - 1997) and Ella Derksen Block (1909 - ) fonds

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  • [196-?]-1993 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records

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Isaac H. Block was born on May 24, 1905 in Egoropol to Heinrich J. Block (1867-1928) and Katharina Van Kampen (1872-1934). He came to Canada in 1926 and married Ella Derksen on June 8, 1930 in Borden, Saskatchewan. Ella Derksen was born on Nov. 19, 1909 in Borden, Saskatchewan to Gerhard G. Derksen (1866-1933) and Anna Pantkratz (1871-1969), who came to Canada from Russia in 1905. Isaac H. Block was a farmer and lay minister (preacher). He was ordained to the preaching ministry on Oct. 20, 1944 in the Mennonite Brethren Church at Borden. Block was active in various conference committees, especially MCC Canada. At present (1996) the Blocks are retired and reside at the Central Haven Personal Home in Saskatoon. Isaac and Ella Block have 12 sons and 1 daughter.

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Permission to photocopy the Block and Derksen family histories was given to the Centre for M.B. Studies by Isaac and Alvina Block of Winnipeg, Manitoba in August 1993.

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This fonds consists of photocopied family history and genealogy of the Block and Derksen families. These photocopies are from textual records consisting of diaries, memoirs, records of financial expenditures and genealogical records created or acquired by persons such as Gerhard G. Derksen (1866-1933), his wife Anna Pankratz Derksen (1871-1969), Ella Derksen Block (1909- ) and Isaac H. Block (1905- ). Some of the family history was originally created by Block's ancestors in the nineteenth century. Most of the history was written by Isaac H. Block in retrospect, after 1960. A small part of this fonds is genealogy created by Henry J. Block of Campden, Ontario after 1980.

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Online version of finding aid available at: http://mbconf.ca/mbstudies/guide/perspapers/block_ih.htm

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mainly photocopied material

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The accession number is 1993-34.

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