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Huebert, Abram A. (1884–1965)

Proper Title

Abram A. Huebert fonds

Dates of Creation

1929–1958

Physical Description

12 cm of textual material, and 3 photographs

Biographical Sketch

Abraham A. Huebert, the son of Abraham and Anna Esau Huebert, was born April 23, 1884 in Friedensruh, South Russia, where his father operated a blacksmith shop and farm. Huebert attended the village school and took two years of training at the Gnadenfeld Zentralschule. He had an appreciation for music and poetry, and wrote some of his own poems.

He married Anna Bergen on June 6, 1907, and in the following years they had one son and five daughters. Huebert was converted in 1923 and ordained to the ministry in 1927. He enjoyed visiting neighboring Russian villages, accompanied by a choir which he conducted, to bring them the Gospel in word and song.

The Huebert family immigrated to Canada, via Germany, in 1930, settling in Leamington, Ontario. Thereafter, Huebert travelled to preach in various Russian and Ukrainian communities in Canada and the United States.

He died on September 2, 1965 in Leamington, Ontario.

Custodial History

Huebert’s papers were donated by his daughter, Anna Thiessen, in March 1988. A further addition to the fonds was donated in May 1994, coming to Winnipeg via James Pankratz, President of Concord College, grandson to Huebert.

Scope and Content

The Abraham A. Huebert fonds consists of a small amount of correspondence, some poetry created by Huebert, and many Russian and German sermon notes written by him. Most of these are on very small pieces of paper, closely written, on both sides. Some of these notes have been transliterated by his daughter Anna (Mrs. Isaac Thiessen, Toronto).

Notes

  • Volume 973.
  • Title based on contents of fonds.
  • The Accession Numbers are 1988–10 and 1994–25.
  • Finding aid for photographs: NP116–1.

File List

Volume 973

  1. Russian sermons. – Undated.
    Russian song-book. – 1957.
  2. Russian poetry written by Huebert. – 1930–1947.
  3. German sermons (in Gothic script). – 1929–1958.
  4. 3 photographs, 2 postcards by Huebert to his daughter Marie. – 1951–1953.
  5. Correspondence regarding ordination and birth date verification. – 1936, 1953.
  6. German sermon notes, many transliterated by Huebert’s daughter. – 1953–1958.
    Russian correspondence Sunday School material, not created by Huebert. These papers are in a leather case that belonged to Huebert. – 1949–1950.
  7. Accession 1994–25
    • 7:1 A photocopy of a personal identification certificate issued in Hamerstein, Germany dated 1 March 1930.
    • 7:2 A copy of a letter written to Rudy Bartel about Doukabours, dated 18 April 1952. Huebert’s daughter Anna copied this letter written by her father, Abram A. Huebert.
    • NP116–1 Abraham A. Huebert Photograph Collection
    • NP116–1–1 Photograph of Abraham A. Huebert. 2.5 x 2.5 cm. – Undated.
    • NP116–1–2 Photograph of Abraham A. Huebert on a tour in Western Canada, preaching among Russian, Ukranian, Doukhobor, and German people. 7 x 11 cm. – After 1930.
    • NP116–1–3 Photograph of Abraham A. Huebert behind the pulpit at the dedication of the Russian Baptist Church in Buffalo. 8.5 x 8.5 cm. – After 1930.
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