Heinrich and Jacob H. Goertzen Papers, 1874-1940
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Brief Description:

Mostly correspondence among Goertzen relatives. Most of the letters were translated by Hilda Ediger Voth in the early 1990s. A few other items include a Hamilton County, Kansas, map and a folder of photos from Donovan and Helen Bachman (some identified). Additional (untranslated) letters and photos donated by Helen Bachman in Apr. 2013.


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] bethelks.edu
Record Series Number: 00/MS.283
Created by: Goertzen, Heinrich (1831-1899), Goertzen, Jacob H. (1868-1956)
Volume: 0.15 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 02/05/1990. additional correspondence and photos donated by Helen Bachman, Apr. 2, 2013
Arrangement: unprocessed, mostly chronological
Biographical Note for Goertzen, Heinrich (1831-1899) :

Born 23 November 1831, Sparrau, Molochna, Russia.  Parents Jakob Goertzen and Katharina Martens.

Married Sara Voth 1 February 1855.

Migrated to the United States 27 August 1874 and settled in Kansas.

Died 25 March 1899, Marion County, Kansas.

Access Restrictions: open for research use
Subject Index
American Relief Administration
Mennonites - Canada
Mennonites - Kansas
Mennonites - Nebraska
Mennonites - Ukraine
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Acquisition Notes: Bachman, Helen Goertzen  donation
Related Materials: MS. 233 Henry S. Goertzen papers (son of Jacob H.)