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Archives of the Agricultural Experience: Wenceslaus Hallama Family

 

Wenceslaus Hallama Family

 

Biographical Sketch

Wenceslaus Hallama settled in Canada in 1891 and purchased land near Grande Pointe from his uncle, Joseph Schwab, four years later.  He married Barbara Blahnik from Bohemia and they had two children.  Wenceslaus was the first farmer in the area to own a seed drill, and a gasoline tractor.  In 1938, their only son, Joseph, took over the farm.  In 1971, his son, Edward, took over the farm.

 

Scope and Content

The collection consists of consists of photographs, farm account books and a history of the Hallama family and farm.

 

Collection Reference: MSS SC 128
Inclusive Dates: 1900-1938, 1990
Collection Contents: 3 cm of textual records, 6 photographs
Access Conditions: None

 

Hallama Family fonds