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Item ID# RB Hillmer series 2
Title Elizabeth Audrey Hillmer Heilig records
Object Name Archival Series
Dates of Creation 1917-1940
Creator Heilig, Elizabeth Audrey (Hillmer)
Other Creators Heilig, Carl
Description This second series of the Robert Benjamin family fonds consists chiefly of records created and collected by Elizabeth Audrey Hillmer who married Carl Heilig.

The series consists of the following files:

File 1 - Elizabeth A. Hillmer personal records
File 2 - Correspondence between Carl Heilig and Elizabeth Hillmer
Admin/Biographical History Elizabeth Audrey (Hillmer) Heilig (1905-2003) is the daughter of Robert Benjamin Hillmer and Mabel Powell. She was born in Southampton, Ontario and resided there as she grew up, along with her brother, Carl George Heilig (1906-1952).

In 1917, Elizabeth complied with the requirements of the Department of Education for admission to Collegiate Institute, High School or Continuation School (certificate signed at Port Elgin). She passed her "University Junior Matriculation Examination" in 1920. Elizabeth earned her "Interim Public School Second-Class Certificate" from Normal School at Stratford in 1924 and taught at a school in the area for a year. Elizabeth attended Queens University for at least one year sometime in the late 1920s.

She carried on a long-distance relationship with Carl Heilig, whom she met while attending Queen's University, from approximately 1928 until they married in or around March 11, 1932. At that time, Elizabeth was employed as a teacher in the Niagara Falls area and kept the fact of her marriage a secret until the end of the school year so that she would not lose her job.

Carl was employed by the Canadian Westinghouse Company Limited in air conditioning sales and travelled across the country and into the United States for employment training.

Carl and Elizabeth resided in Hamilton and built a cottage in Southampton in 1940. They had at least three children: Kenneth, Margaret and Bobbie.

(Source: Contents of fonds; "The Hillmer Family: Southampton & Port Elgin", A2011.039)
Collection Hillmer, Robert Benjamin family fonds
Physical Description 27 cm of textual records
Subjects Education
People Heilig, Carl
Heilig, Elizabeth Hillmer
Hillmer, Elizabeth
Place Southampton
Level of Description Series
Parent Object RB Hillmer fonds
Child Records RB Hillmer S2, F1
RB Hillmer S2, F2