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Balzer, Jacob (1847–1934)

Proper Title

Jacob Balzer fonds

Dates of Creation

1929, 1935, 1997

Physical Description

1 folder of textual records

Biographical Sketch

Jacob Balzer was born in Marienthal ca. 1847. In 1875, he married Katherina Ediger who was born in 1847, to Solomon Peter Ediger (1805–1870) and Margaretha Eitzen (1808–1872). They had at least three children that grew to adulthood. Daniel (1887–1962), David (1877–1918), and Maria (Martens). Jacob and Katherina lived in the village of Schardau, south Russia. Katherina died in 1916. Jacob Balzer immigrated to Canada where he died in Crowfoot, Alberta, on December 30, 1934.

Custodial History

The material was donated by Katharine Esau at an unknown date. It is probable it was donated at the same time she donated her father’s and uncle’s material to the Centre in March 1974.

Scope and Content

The material in this collection consists of a copy of a letter from Jacob Balzer to his granddaughter Katharina Esau who, at the time, was living in Central Butte, Saskatchewan. The letter is handwritten in the German Gothic script.


  • Volume 912.
  • Described by Conrad Stoesz January 10, 2000
  • Accession nos.

File List

Volume 912

  1. Letter from Jacob Balzer to Katharina Esau. – November 4, 1929.
  2. Obituaries of Jacob Balzer and his granddaughter Katharina Esau. – 1935, 1997.
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