Adolf & Julia Stadelmeir fonds:

An Inventory of their Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Ian Richards
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2006)

Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (2006)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Adolf & Julia Stadelmeir

Title:
Adolf & Julia Stadelmeir fonds

Dates:
1939 – 1988

Quantity:
.04 m of textual records

Identification:
MSS 201, A.05-20

English

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Biography of Adolf & Julia Stadelmeir

Julia Stadelmeir (nee Rudawski) was born in Winnipeg on 17 April 1912 and died in Winnipeg on 12 May 2000. Adolf Leonard Stadelmeir was born on November 14, 1911. Julia and Adolf had a daughter, Louise, circa 1938. In September of 1939, Adolf enlisted in the Canadian Army and was assigned to the 12th Field Coy (company) of the Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). He was posted to England in early 1940, was acting Company Quarter Master Sargent (CQMS) by the fall of 1940, and later full CQMS with the No. 2 Tunneling Coy of the RCE. He served with this company at Gibraltar from March 1941 to December 1942. After returning to England Adolf disappeared under disputed circumstances. Julia Stadelmeir continued to attempt to locate Adolf until at least 1988. His whereabouts and fate are still unknown, although Julia Stadelmeir’s obituary indicated, perhaps speculatively, that he predeceased her. Further information regarding the activities of the No. 2 Tunneling Coy can be found in Stanley, Major George F. G. “Canadian Tunnellers [sic] at Gibraltar,” Canadian Geographical Journal 28 (June 1944) 244-257, and in the report of Stacey, C.P., Major, Historical Officer, Canadian Military Headquarters, at <www.forces.gc.ca/dhh/downloads/cmhq/cmhq080.pdf.>

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds contains three series. The first is comprised of personal letters to Julia Stadelmeir from Adolf and Emmie, dating from 10 February 1940 to April 1943, as well as correspondence from various military, government officials and Members of Parliament to Julia Stadelmeir dating from 22 April 1943 to 29 February 1988 detailing her efforts to locate her husband. The second series contains newspaper articles detailing the activities of the No. 2 Tunneling Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers. The third contains various items relating to Adolf’s military service, and 18 envelopes without letters from Julia to Adolf marked “returned as undeliverable.”

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into three series:

  • 1. Correspondence, 1940-1988
  • 2. Newspaper clippings, 1940-1943
  • 3. Various items, 1939-1944

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Custodial History

Donated by Louise Mazur (nee Stadelmeir) on 14 February 2005

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Personal correspondence to Julia Stadelmeir, [ 1940-1943 ]
BoxFolder
11

Adolf to Julia, 10 February 1940

Adolf to Julia, 21 February 1940

Adolf to Julia, 1 March 1940

Undated, Adolf to Julia, circa March 1940

Adolf to Julia, 12 April 1940, with an enclosure to Adolf’s mother, Louisa

Adolf to Julia, One item dated 20 & 21 May 1940

Adolf to Julia, 27 May 1940

Adolf to Julia, 12 June 1940

Adolf to Julia, 5 July 1940

Adolf to Julia, 18 July 1940

Adolf to Julia, 29 July 1940

Undated, Adolf to Julia, circa August 1940

Adolf to Julia, 24 August 1940

Adolf to Julia, 7 September 1940

Adolf to Julia, 14 September 1940

Adolf to Julia, 15 September 1940

Adolf to Julia, 25 September 1940

Adolf to Julia, 24 October 1940

Undated, Adolf to Julia, written between 24 October 1940 and 3 November 1940

Adolf to Julia, 3 November 1940

Undated, Adolf to Julia, circa January 1940

Adolf to Julia, 13 February 1941

Adolf to Julia, 18 February 1941

DND to Julia, 2 July 1941

Adolf to Julia, 14 August 1941

DND to Julia, 6 September 1941

Adolf to Julia, 21 October 1941

Adolf to Julia, 13 November 1941

Adolf to Julia, 28 August 1942

Adolf to Julia, 12 September 1942

Adolf to Julia, 12 October 1942

Undated, Adolf to Julia, circa October 1942

Adolf to Julia, 23 October 1942

Emmie to Julia, enclosing item from Adolf to Emmie, 10 September 1942

Emmie to Julia, 14 November 1942

Adolf to Julia, 7 November 1942

Undated, circa April 1943

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Governmental correspondence to Julia Stadelmeir, 1943-1988
BoxFolder
12

Department of National Defense, 22 April 1943

Dependents Allowance Board, DND, 18 August 1943

Telegram, Dependents Allowance Board, DND, 19 August 1943

C.E.White, commanding officer, No. 2 Tunnelling [sic] Coy, RCE, 23 August 1943

DND, 14 September 1943

Canadian Postal Corps, 16 September 1943

Dependents Allowance Board, DND, 26 October 1943

DND, 1 November 1943

DND, 29 December 1943

The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League (hereafter: The Canadian Legion), 11 August 1944

The Canadian Legion, 13 September 1944

The Canadian Legion, 11 October 1944

The Canadian Legion, 14 October 1944

DND, 10 May 1945 1 2 DND, 28 August 1946

Leeds City Police, Criminal Investigation Department, 23 September 1946

DND, 18 April 1947

Ralph Maybank, Member of Parliament (MP), 12 April 1951

Ralph Maybank. MP, 15 July 1951, handwritten

J. A. Blanchette, Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of National Defense, 23 August 1951

Department of Veterans Affairs, 19 January 1953

News of the World news service, 27 March 1953

W. B. Nelson (formerly served with A.L. Stadelmeir), 24 March 1953

The Canadian Legion, 3 July 1953

Canadian Pension Commission, 4 August 1953

Canadian Pension Commission, 9 September 1953

Canadian Pension Commission, 21 October 1953

Canadian Pension Commission, 29 March 1954

Stanley Knowles, MP, Winnipeg North Centre, 2 October 1954, handwritten

Stanley Knowles, MP, 7 February 1955

Stanley Knowles, MP, 19 April 1955

Stanley Knowles, MP, 7 September 1955, handwritten

Stanley Knowles, MP, 13 February 1956

Stanley Knowles, MP, 22 February 1956

Stanley Knowles, MP, 27 February 1956

Stanley Knowles, MP, 27 December 1956, handwritten

David Orlikow, MP, Winnipeg North, 26 May 1971

Stanley Knowles, MP, 31 May 1971

Stanley Knowles, MP, 3 June 1971

Copy of David Orlikow, MP to Jean-Edus Dube, Minister of Veterans Affairs, 3 June 1971

Copy of Jean-Edus Dube reply to David Orlikow, 21 June 1971

David Orlikow, MP, 25 June 1971

Government of Canada Pension Commission, 17 December 1981

Treasury Board, 17 February 1988

National Archives of Canada, 29 February 1988

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Newspaper clippings, 1940-1943
BoxFolder
12

8 February 1940

8 June 1940

Undated, circa 1943

Undated, circa 1943

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Various items, 1939-1944
BoxFolder
13

Xerox of photograph, captioned on reverse: “Adolf and Julia Stadelmeir with baby Louise. Taken Christmas, 1939. Adolph [sic] left for overseas January, 1940”

Xerox of photograph of Julia and Adolf used in newspaper article dated 8 February 1940.

Poem entitled “From the ‘Twelfth’” by Sapper J. Ohrne

Caricature by Sapper R. J. Cunningham RCE of “Sgt. A. L. Stadelmeir H 13046,” on yellow cardboard.

Correspondence dated 2 September 1939 instructing A. L. Stadelmeir to report to Minto Armouries, Winnipeg, to join 12th Field Coy (Company) of RCE.

Correspondence from King George V, dated 17 December 1939 to Sgt Adolf Stadelmeir, welcoming members of the first contingent of Canadian Forces to England.

18 envelopes without correspondence, marked undeliverable and cancelled between 16 February 1944 and 11 May 1944, addressed to: H 13046 CQMS A. L. Stadelmeir No. 2 Tunnelling [sic] Company Royal Canadian Engineers Canadian Army Overseas

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