Helena Graewe Warkentin Papers, 1917-1940
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Brief Description:

Diaries covering roughly 1917-1940.

Autobiography

clippings

book of handwritten poems or songs

photocopy of typed account of Central Asia trek

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.255
Created by: Warkentin, Helena Graewe (1865-1942)
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 03/00/1985.
Arrangement: unprocessed
Biographical Note for Warkentin, Helena Graewe (1865-1942) :

Born 4 January 1865, Kleefeld, Molotschna, Russia. Parents Heinrich Graewe and Katharina Giesbrecht.

Moved to Central Asia in 1881. Baptized at Serabulak by Jacob Toews. Migrated to the United States 1884.

Married John J. Warkentin 4 January 1887. He died in 1914.

Died 20 May 1942 at Bethesda Hospital, Goessel, Kansas.

Access Restrictions: open for research use
Subject Index
Central Asia Trek (Claas Epp)
Mennonites - Kansas
Mennonites - Russia (Federation) - Volga River Region
Mennonites - Ukraine
Genres/Forms of Material
Autobiography
Mennonite women - Diaries
Poetry
Languages of Materials
German [ger]
Acquisition Notes: Thiesen, Daniel S.  Apparently all the material was donated by Daniel S. Thiesen during 1985-1987. He does not seem to have been a close relative of hers.