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Object Name Papers, Family
Manuscript Collection # Hist. Mss. 082
Title Abraham & Jennie Heckler Mensch Papers
Year Range from 1869
Year Range to 1934
Scope & Content Abraham B. Mensch (1963-1934) was a public school teacher, later had an orchard on Mensch Rd. in Skippack Township, was a Sunday School leader at the Skippack Mennonite Meetinghouse and was involved in missions, having started a church in Limerick for which he was excommunicated from the Franconia Conference.

Jennie Heckler Mensch (1873-1960) was raised as a Schwenkfelder. Her Mennonite father died when she was a child.

Includes teaching material and books from the years Abraham taught in public schools in the Skippack area.

Includes information about Jennie's mother, Schwenkfelder Mary Dresher Heckler Seipt, and her step father, Anthony Seipt.

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Object ID # 1999.11.55
Source Gift of Hiram & Mary Jane Lederach Hershey
Collection Abraham & Jennie Heckler Mensch Papers
Containers Abraham letters to parents 1877-1901
Misc. letters
Abraham - his education
Marriage/wills & death related
Louise Mensch (Mattson) Showalter (1911-1992)
Trips to Canada, Colorado and Kansas, 1919-1920
Church and mission related
Photo Album
Mary Dresher Heckler Seipt , d. 1925
Mary Dresher Heckler Seipt , step children, Emma Wolf & Manilius Seipt
Mary Dresher Heckler Seipt , letters from step-children
Mary Dresher Heckler Seipt , letters re money loaned to step-children
Jennie's sister, Joanna & Jeremiah Kriebel
Related to Abraham's years of school teaching
Diaries of Abraham B. Mensch (1863-1934)