Included in the Rieder Anthes family fonds is set of 28 German letters from between 1867 and 1872. The majority of the letters were written by Reverend Jacob Anthes, from the Carrick and Port Elgin areas of Ontario, to his parents Martin and Catharina Anthes, in Baden and New Hamburg in Waterloo County. They document his young family's experience living in a new place while he preached, sometimes at long-distances, attempting to convert people to the Evangelical Association Church. Included are references to the Anthes family's health and living situation, local weather and farming conditions, and happenings related to the day to day lives of people with whom he interacted. The letters were transcribed and translated by Dr. Susan Thorne. See the Archives Database for PDF copies of letter transcriptions and a detailed finding aid about the Anthes letters.