Fonds MS-596 - Josef Huber fonds

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Josef Huber fonds

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  • 1909 - 1927 (Creation)
    Huber, Josef

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1 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Josef Huber came to Canada in 1910 with his wife, Francisca Lang and four children, John, Caroline, Paulina (Christina) and Anton, from Czernowitz, in the province of Bukowina, Austria. The family settled in Regina, Saskatchewan. However by 1912 Josef was in Edmonton, most likely to homestead, while his wife and children remained in Regina.
Following the outbreak of hostilities in Europe in 1914, Josef had to register with the local police as an enemy alien. Throughout the war (1914-1919) Josef Huber had to report his movements to the police and had to ask for permission to go outside of Edmonton. It is possible that this restriction placed on Josef Huber resulted in the family becoming estranged because by 1913 the family presumed he was dead. In the 1921 Census of Canada, Francisca Lang Huber (Fannie Huber) declares herself as a widow and is supporting herself working as a laundress.
In 1921 Joseph Huber obtained his Certificate of Naturalization from the Dominion of Canada. In 1927 he agreed to clear land for Ernest Abbott. It is not known what became of Josef Huber afterwards.

Custodial history

The records were found in the vault at the Edmonton City Hall, likely held there by the police when Josef Huber was declared an enemy alien.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of the identification papers and personal documentation of Josef Huber and family including:

  • Wedding certificate (Trauungs Schein) for Josef Huber and Francisca Lang, married 1891, certificate issued 1909
  • Baptismal certificate (Tauf-Schein) for Pauline, daughter of Josef Huber and Francisca Lang, born 19 Dec 1897, certificate issued 1909
  • Baptismal certificate (Testimonium ortus et baptismi) for Anton Huber, born 25 Oct 1900, certificiate issued 1909
  • Land certificate ? (Heimats-Schein) for Josef Huber, issued 1909
  • passport issued to Josef Huber by the Austro-Hungarian Empire at Chernowitz (Czernowitz), Bukovina in 1909; it includes Josef Huber, his wife Francisca Lang and their four children, sons Johann and Anton and daughers, Kristina and Karoline,
  • Dominion Lands interim homestead receipt for SE-21-56-6-W5, issued to Josef Huber, July 25, 1912 at Edmonton,
  • Register of Alien Enemies card issued July 2, 1915 at Edmonton,
  • Certificate of Naturalization issued February 26, 1921,
  • a letter of agreement with Ernest Abbott dated August 29, 1927.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives from City of Edmonton City Hall Management Material Services in 1983.


The material was arranged by the archivist by date.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Accession number: A83-88

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The records are fragile.



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  • Box: MS Room