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Benjamin Eby's 1839 A B C book
Neues Buchstabir- und Lesebuch, Besonders bearbeitet und eingerichtet zum Gebrauch DeutscherSchulen. Enthaltend das ABC, und vielerley Buchstabir- und Leseuebungen, compiled by Benjamin Eby, was published by Heinrich Wilhelm Peterson at Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont., in 1839. A second edition, entitled A B C-Buchstabir- und Lesebuch, was printed by Heinrich Eby at Berlin in 1842, "for the use of German schools in Canada." This small booklet of 144 pages became very popular. It was reprinted again in 1847 at Berlin, and by J. F. Funk at Elkhart, Ind., 1869, 1871, 1882, 1896, 1909. It was used in German schools in the churches in Canada, and in Sunday schools for the teaching of German. It contains the alphabet, 81 exercises in orthography, the words graded from one to six syllables, a dictionary, rules of syntax, a list of the Old Testament books including the Apocrypha, some Bible history, a short history of printing, the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, some sample letters, wise sayings, the multiplication tables, and two addresses to children.

Author(s) S.F Coffman
Date Published 1957

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Coffman, S.F. "Neues Buchstabir- und Lesebuch." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 21 Oct 2016.

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Coffman, S.F. (1957). Neues Buchstabir- und Lesebuch. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 October 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 848. All rights reserved.

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