Fonds S2097 - Emil Hoffmann fonds

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Emil Hoffmann fonds

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  • ca 1914-1924 (Creation)
    Hoffmann, Emil

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8.5 cm of textual records

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Emil Hoffmann (1862-1926) was a Lutheran pastor, president of the Canada Synod for 16 years, and president of The Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada in Waterloo, Ontario from 1920-1926.

Emil Hoffmann was born in Oebisfelde, Saxony, Germany, and educated at Halle, and The Theolgical Seminary at Kropp He immigrated to Canada in 1886 to accept a call from the North-Easthope-Wellesley-Gadshill Parish. He was ordained at St. James, North Easthope on January 15, 1887. He served as pastor at many Lutheran congregations: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Ontario; St. Matthews Church in Kitchener, Ontario; First Lutheran Church in Toronto, Ontario, 1912-1920; St. James Lutheran Church in St. Jacobs, Ontario.

Emil Hoffmann was president of the Canada Synod for 16 years. In 1920 he accepted a call to serve as President of the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada in Waterloo, Ontario. He resigned from the position on January 1, 1926, but remained as a professor.

Emil Hoffmann married Pauline Treush in 1888, and they had four children.

Emil Hoffmann died on April 11, 1926 at his home in Waterloo. Funeral services were held at St. Matthews Church in Kitchener, Ontario.

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This fonds contains professional records of Emil Hoffman. Includes notes, correspondence and other material. Most of the records are undated.

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  • English
  • German

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  • Shelf: 1-5-5