Frank J. Enns Papers, 1930-1970
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Brief Description:

consists almost entirely of publications, with some handwritten annotations

- mostly complete set of Congo Missionary Messenger, unbound and available for scanning

- some non-Mennonite Congo mission publications, apparently Protestant mission groups in which Enns was involved

Held at:
Bethel College Mennonite Library and Archives
Bethel College-Mennonite Library and Archives
300 East 27th St
North Newton, KS 67117 531
Phone: 316-284-5304
Fax: 316-284-5843
Email: mla [at]
Record Series Number: 00/MS.507
Created by: Enns, Frank J. (1895-1975)
Volume: 1.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 12/07/2002.
Arrangement: unprocessed
Biographical Note for Enns, Frank J. (1895-1975) :

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary:

Inman, Kan.—Rev. Frank J. Enns, who served as a missionary to Zaire, Africa for 36 years, died here Sunday, July 20, at the age of 80.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Bethel Mennonite Church, of which he was a member. Rev. Paul Isaak, the pastor, officiated. Rev. Arthur Janz represented the Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission at the service and gave a tribute to Rev. Enns.

A native of this community, Rev. Enns married Agnes Neufeld on June 11, 1926, and the couple left that same year for mission service in what was then the Belgian Congo. They arrived at the Nyanga station in January 1927.

The couple served in the Congo under the Congo Inland Mission, now the Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission, until 1960, when they retired. For many years Rev. Enns was field chairman of the mission.

Following the death of his first wife in 1965, Rev. Enns accepted a call to return to Zaire and served three more years. On Dec. 30, 1974, he married Aganetha K. Friesen, a retired missionary nurse who had also served in Zaire.

Survivors include the widow, of Inman; a son, John F. of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Katharine of Inman and Mrs. Emerson Neufeldt of Buhler; and a brother, Abe F. of Meade.

Access Restrictions: open for research
Subject Index
Missions - Congo (Democratic Republic)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Enns, Katharine  donation by daughter