I recently came across this New Year postcard in the collection and wanted to share it with you. I think that I am feeling nostalgic for the white Christmas that we missed this year.
The postcard was postmarked 31 December 1914. It was addressed to Miss Ina Eby, Chapel Street, Berlin. It had been sent by “Lulu”.
Ina Eby was the daughter of Ezra Eby and Mary Ann Clemmer. She was born in Bridgeport on 24 January 1884. She had 4 brothers, Ira, Ion, Leo and Odo. According to the 1911 Census of Canada, she lived at 41 Chapel Street, Berlin with her mother and worked as a sample maker in the White Wear factory. Ina died at the age of 72, on 18 February 1956, and was buried at First Mennonite Cemetery in Kitchener.
From all of us in the Grace Schmidt Room, Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!