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Arthur J. Frey and Cornelius Frey Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Register

Cornelius Frey correspondence

Cornelius Frey diaries

Cornelius Frey financial

Cornelius Frey miscellaneous

Cornelius Frey political

Cornelius Frey printed matter

Cornelius Frey school

Arthur J. Frey correspondence

Arthur J. Frey genealogy

Arthur J. Frey printed matter

Arthur J. Frey miscellaneous

Appendix

Oversize items

Later accessions



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Collection Overview

Title: Arthur J. Frey and Cornelius Frey Papers, 1890-1980Add to your cart.

ID: 00/MS.152

Primary Creator: Frey, Arthur J. (1900-1980)

Other Creators: Frey, Cornelius (1869-1948)

Extent: 10.5 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 01/01/1980. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Balzer family, Bethanian Mennonite Church (Coy, Oklahoma), Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.), Bethel College Mennonite Church (North Newton, Kan.), Bethesda Hospital (Goessel, Kansas), Boese family, Dalke family, Frey family, Koehn family, Lemke family, Mennonite Aid Plan (Freeman, South Dakota), Mennonite Church USA. Western District Conference, Mennonites - Kansas, Mennonites - Oklahoma, Nachtigal family, Pankratz family, Regier family, Reimer family, Richert family, Schartner family, Schmidt family, Schulz family, Sommerfeld family, Unruh family, Voth family, Wedel family

Forms of Material: Title abstract

Languages: English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection has two distinct groups of materials. The larger group is the papers of Cornelius Frey. These papers contain a wide variety of materials, but the most significant is the extensive correspondence. There are letters from many of the leading Mennonites of his time, such as missionaries H. R. Voth and J. B. Frey (Cornelius’ brother), Oklahoma leader Michael Klaassen, and even a few European Mennonites such as Christian Neff. Among the other important materials are Bethanian Church records, a large group of pamphlets and printed matter, and some political materials. These political items are election records and census materials for West Branch Township, Marion County, for the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. These records provide a bit of first-hand evidence for the extent of Mennonite interest and involvement in politics at this time. The collection also contains quite a bit of personal materials such as diaries, financial records, and school materials. An interesting item in the school materials is the minutes of the Grünfeld Literary and Song Society for 1890. The papers of A. J. Frey, the other group of materials in this collection, consist almost entirely of genealogical materials. Frey collected all kinds of records and reminiscences in his genealogical research. These materials would be extremely important to the family histories of persons connected with the Alexanderwohl and Tabor churches. Also in A. J. Frey’s materials is a volume of Mennonite Aid Plan minutes, 1897-1960. Appendix: The materials in this addition to the collection are generally similar to the first part of the collection, consisting most importantly of correspondence, genealogy records, and Coy, Oklahoma, historical records. In addition, the appendix contains a small amount of correspondence and other material of family members other than Arthur J. or Cornelius Frey. They are: John Becker (1870-1968) and Eva Frey Becker (1880-1960), Eva sister of Cornelius Benjamin C. Frey (1895-1960), son of Cornelius Eva Balzer (Henry) Frey (1873-1936), sister-in-law of Cornelius Helena Schmidt (Cornelius) Frey (1870-1934), wife of Cornelius John B. Frey (1882-1942) and Sarah Unruh Frey (1885-1967), John brother of Cornelius Maria Wedel (Benjamin) Frey (1843-1934), mother of Cornelius Sara Elizabeth Frey (Paul G.) Schmidt (1898-1974), daughter of Cornelius Maria Ann Frey (McLoren) Temple (1906-), daughter of Cornelius

Biographical Note

A. J. Frey was born August 16, 1900, in Marion County, Kansas. He married Mabel C. Elder from Kingman County, Kansas, on September 21, 1924. Frey was a Newton-area builder, supervising construction of several buildings at Bethel College, the Bethel College Mennonite Church, and other Mennonite churches. He also worked with Mennonite Aid Plan and was an amateur historian and genealogist. He compiled The Wedel Sisters Genealogy which was privately published in Newton in 1977. A. J. Frey died February 22, 1980. He has two sons.

Subject/Index Terms

Balzer family
Bethanian Mennonite Church (Coy, Oklahoma)
Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.)
Bethel College Mennonite Church (North Newton, Kan.)
Bethesda Hospital (Goessel, Kansas)
Boese family
Dalke family
Frey family
Koehn family
Lemke family
Mennonite Aid Plan (Freeman, South Dakota)
Mennonite Church USA. Western District Conference
Mennonites - Kansas
Mennonites - Oklahoma
Nachtigal family
Pankratz family
Regier family
Reimer family
Richert family
Schartner family
Schmidt family
Schulz family
Sommerfeld family
Unruh family
Voth family
Wedel family

Administrative Information

Repository: Bethel College Mennonite Library and Archives

Accruals: The Appendix was donated to the MLA in November 1983 by the family.

Access Restrictions: open for research

Acquisition Source: Frey, J. R.

Acquisition Method: The papers of Arthur J. Frey and his father Cornelius Frey were donated to the MLA in 1980 by J. R. Frey, Arthur’s son.

Appraisal Information: A number of photographs from the Arthur J. and Cornelius Frey collection appendix have been transferred to the MLA photograph collection.


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[Series 1: Register],
[Series 2: Cornelius Frey correspondence],
[Series 3: Cornelius Frey diaries],
[Series 4: Cornelius Frey financial],
[Series 5: Cornelius Frey miscellaneous],
[Series 6: Cornelius Frey political],
[Series 7: Cornelius Frey printed matter],
[Series 8: Cornelius Frey school],
[Series 9: Arthur J. Frey correspondence],
[Series 10: Arthur J. Frey genealogy],
[Series 11: Arthur J. Frey printed matter],
[Series 12: Arthur J. Frey miscellaneous],
[Series 13: Appendix, November 1983],
[Series 14: Oversize items],
[Series 15: Later accessions],
[All]

Series 13: Appendix, November 1983Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: RegisterAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: RegisterAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Cornelius Frey correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1903-1908Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1914 January-JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1914 July-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 19161-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1931, 1933, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1940, 1948Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Cornelius Frey diaries and notebooksAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Diary, 1904-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Diary transcripts made by Arthur J. Frey, 1936-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Notebook - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Notebook, 1902Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Notebook, 1903-1904Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Notebook, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Notebook, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Notebook, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Notebook, 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Cornelius Frey financialAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 23: AbstractAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: EstateAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Cornelius Frey miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Bethel CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Bethel College Mennonite ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Bethel College Mennonite Church - Men’s Bible Class records, 1923-1943Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Bethel Deaconess HospitalAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Bethesda Herold articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Bethesda Herold articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Bethesda Herold articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Miscellaneous manuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Songs and poemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Western District Reiseprediger committee - Cornelius Frey report to, 1923Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Cornelius Frey politicalAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Census taker appointment, 1900Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Cornelius Frey printed matter - books and articlesAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 39: A. Monroe Aurand, Jr., Little Known Facts about Bundling in the New World. Lancaster, PA: Aurand Press, 1938.Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Chinese book from Aganetha FastAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: J. P. Klassen, Nohoaksel. Yarrow, BC: Columbia Press, 1946.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Cornelius Frey printed matter - otherAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Bible postcardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Bible verse cards, Himmelsblüten am LebenswegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Mennonite - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Mennonite reports and constitutionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Non-religiousAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Religious - English languageAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Religious - German languageAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: Cornelius Frey - schoolAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 49: School notebooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: School papersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: Arthur J. Frey correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Correspondence - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Correspondence, 1909-1915, 1929, 1941, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Correspondence, 1950-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Correspondence, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Correspondence, 1961-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Correspondence, 1965-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Correspondence, 1975-1979Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 11: Arthur J. Frey genealogyAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Balzer, Henry P., marriage licenseAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Cimbria ship list, Alexanderwohl cemetery listAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: DalkeAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: DalkeAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: FreyAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Frey, SchmidtAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: Frey, WedelAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Frey, WedelAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: Frey-Wedel-Schmidt reunionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 67: Frey, Wedel, SchmidtAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Frey, Wedel, SchmidtAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: Cornelius J. Frey marriage licenseAdd to your cart.
Folder 70: Heinrichsdorf church, Frey, BoeseAdd to your cart.
Folder 71: Pankratz, Gerhard G., marriage licenseAdd to your cart.
Folder 72: Reimer, Abe H., marriage licenseAdd to your cart.
Folder 73: Jacob and Elisabeth (Schmidt) Schmidt reunionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 74: SchmidtAdd to your cart.
Folder 75: Schmidt, Voth, Frey, WedelAdd to your cart.
Folder 76: Schmidt, WedelAdd to your cart.
Folder 77: Schmidt, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 78: Schmidt, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 79: Schmidt, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 80: Sommerfeld reunions, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 81: VothAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Voth, Herbert Jacob (1900-1977) obituaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 83: WedelAdd to your cart.
Folder 84: WedelAdd to your cart.
Folder 85: Wedel, Nachtigal, RegierAdd to your cart.
Folder 86: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 87: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 88: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 12: Arthur J. Frey printed matter - books and articlesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Alfred Baldamus and Ernst Schwabe, F. W. Putzgers Historischer Schul-Atlas zur alten, mittleren und neuen Geschichte in 68 Haupt- und 71 Nebenkarten. Bielefeld and Leipzig: Velhagen & Klasing, 1900. (this copy once belonged to P. H. Richert)Add to your cart.
Folder 90: The Church Peace Mission, The Christian Conscience and War. New York: Church Peace Mission, ca. 1950.Add to your cart.
Folder 91: John A. Esau, “Tribute to My Father - John J. Esau,” no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 92: Elizabeth Hatch Fredricks, Poems of Variety. N. l.: by the author, 1950.Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Marie Schmidt Friesen, Gift Packages. North Newton, KS: n.p., 1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 94: The Genealogy and History of Jacob H. and Carolina Nightingale Schmidt. N. l.: n. p., ca. 1977.Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Martha Friesen Graber, comp., Alexanderwohl-Tabor: From Holland to America. North Newton, KS: n.p., 1961.Add to your cart.
Folder 96: J. C. Harrington, Archeology and the Historical Society. Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1965.Add to your cart.
Folder 97: E. G. Kaufman, The Peter Kaufman and Freni Strausz Kaufman Family Record 1844-1963. North Newton, KS: by the author, 1963. (photocopy)Add to your cart.
Folder 98: L. D. G. Knipscheer, “A Dutch Mennonite Analysis of U. S. Policy in Vietnam (Vietnam en Wij)” Newton, KS: Committee on Peace and Social Concerns of the Board of Christian Service of the General Conference Mennonite Church, 1966.Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Luberta McCulloch, Unruh Family History. N. l.: by the author, 1969.Add to your cart.
Folder 100: Newton City Directory 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Newton City Directory 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Newton City Directory 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 103: Newton City Directory 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 104: J. G. Rempel, Die Rosenorter Gemeinde in Saskatchewan in Wort und Bild. N. l.: n. p., 1950.Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Helene Schroeder Schmidt, The Jacob Pankratz Genealogy. N. l.: n. p., 1940.Add to your cart.
Folder 106: Elisabeth Unruh Schulz, “Lebenslauf und Erlebnisse,” undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 107: A. J. and Lizzie Unruh, Peter A. Unruh Nov. 11, 1854 - Feb. 10, 1938 and Susanna (Koehn) Unruh Jan. 9, 1865 - Feb. 2, 1939. N. l.: n. p., n. d.Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Sophia Unruh et al., Sommerfeld Genealogy 1815 to 1972. Newton, KS: n. p., 1972.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 13: Arthur J. Frey printed matter - newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 109: GenealogyAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Mennonite relatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 111: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 112: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 14: Arthur J. Frey printed matter - otherAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Mennonite relatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 114: Non-religiousAdd to your cart.
Folder 115: Non-religiousAdd to your cart.
Folder 116: ReligiousAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 15: Arthur J. Frey miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 117: Alexanderwohl-Tabor bookAdd to your cart.
Folder 118: Bargen, BennieAdd to your cart.
Folder 119: Bethanian church records, Coy, OklahomaAdd to your cart.
Folder 120: Bethel CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 121: Bethel College Mennonite ChurchAdd to your cart.
Folder 122: Bethel Deaconess HospitalAdd to your cart.
Folder 123: Coy and Lookout, Oklahoma, materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 124: Coy and Lookout, Oklahoma, materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 125: Coy, Oklahoma, cemetery recordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 126: Draft papers, World War IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 127: Financial - abstract and deedAdd to your cart.
Folder 128: Financial - estateAdd to your cart.
Folder 129: Financial - notebooks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 130: Financial - notebooks, 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 131: Financial - notebooks, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 132: Financial - notebooks, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 133: Financial - notebooks, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 134: Financial - notebooks, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 135: Financial - notebooks, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 136: Financial - notebooks, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 137: Financial - notebooks, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 138: Financial - notebooks, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 139: Financial - notebooks, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 140: Financial - notebooks, 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 141: Financial - will, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 142: Financial - miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 143: A. J. Frey family mementoesAdd to your cart.
Folder 144: Cornelius Frey obituary, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 145: Cornelius Frey marriage licenseAdd to your cart.
Folder 146: Goessel, Kansas, historical materialAdd to your cart.
Folder 147: Grace Hill Mennonite Church historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 148: Harvey County Historical SocietyAdd to your cart.
Folder 149: Horsch-Keller letters (photocopies), 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 150: KU Aging Study, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 151: Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, Wichita, KansasAdd to your cart.
Folder 152: Mennonite Centennial, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 153: Mennonite Immigrant Historical Foundation, Goessel, KansasAdd to your cart.
Folder 154: Mennonite Weekly Review articles by Arthur J. FreyAdd to your cart.
Folder 155: Miscellaneous notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 156: Dave Rutschman autobiographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 157: Jacob S. Schmidt cemeteryAdd to your cart.
Folder 158: School papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 159: Song lyricsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 16: Other family membersAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 160: John Becker and Eva Frey Becker correspondence, 1907-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 161: Benjamin C. Frey correspondence, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 162: Eva Balzer Frey correspondence, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 163: Helena Schmidt Frey catechism, 1872Add to your cart.
Folder 164: Helena Schmidt Frey Christmas Wunsch, 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 165: Helena Schmidt Frey book - Karl Gerok, Unter dem Abendstern. Stuttgart: Greiner & Pfeiffer, 1888.Add to your cart.
Folder 166: Helena Schmidt Frey school papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 167: Helena Schmidt Frey school notebooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 168: John B. Frey and Sarah Unruh Frey correspondence, 1909-1913Add to your cart.
Folder 169: Maria Wedel Frey correspondence, 1905-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 170: Sara Elizabeth Frey Schmidt correspondence, 1912-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 171: Maria Ann Frey Temple correspondence - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 172: Miscellaneous and unidentifiedAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Register],
[Series 2: Cornelius Frey correspondence],
[Series 3: Cornelius Frey diaries],
[Series 4: Cornelius Frey financial],
[Series 5: Cornelius Frey miscellaneous],
[Series 6: Cornelius Frey political],
[Series 7: Cornelius Frey printed matter],
[Series 8: Cornelius Frey school],
[Series 9: Arthur J. Frey correspondence],
[Series 10: Arthur J. Frey genealogy],
[Series 11: Arthur J. Frey printed matter],
[Series 12: Arthur J. Frey miscellaneous],
[Series 13: Appendix, November 1983],
[Series 14: Oversize items],
[Series 15: Later accessions],
[All]


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