Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.103

Title: Christian and Daniel Schrag family fonds

Dates of creation: 1861-1900 (photocopies, 1980s)

Physical description: 5 cm. of textual records

Biographical sketch: Daniel Schrag (April 1813-Nov. 1, 1891) was born in Bavaria. His first wife was Elizabeth Güngerich (July 27, 1825- Nov. 26, 1854). There were six children to this union. On June 24, 1849 Daniel Schrag was ordained as a minister for the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church. On June 3, 1855 he married Magdalena Steinman (October 1825-Sept. 8, 1878). Nine children were born to the couple.

Christian Schrag (Jan. 30, 1843-Feb. 1, 1901) was the second son of Daniel and Elizabeth Schrag. He died in New York state, but is buried on the 19th Concession of East Zorra. He married Veronica Kennel (August 25, 1845-May 22, 1914). Christian was a farmer and a cheesemaker. Christian and Veronica had four children, including Christian Schrag (1876-1939), who became a Mennonite minister.

From Daniel Schrag genealogy 1813-1964, compiled by Keith G. Schrag (Goshen, 1964)

Custodial history: Donated by Lorraine Roth

Scope and content: Family records and legal documents


Original archival description created 1990s by Sam Steiner.

File list:

Box 1

  1. Will of John Schrag, brother of Daniel Schrag, 1861 (Copy)
  2. Indenture between Daniel & Magdalena Schrag and trustees for the South Easthope Amish Menonist congregation, 1872 (Copy)
  3. Will of Magdalena Schrag, sister of Daniel Schrag, 1879 (Copy)
  4. Daniel Schrag's will, 1891 (Copy)
  5. Obituaries or handwritten death notes for: Daniel Schrag, 1891; Magdalena Schrag, 1885 (daughter); Mary (Schrag) Roth, 1918 (daughter of Christian Schrag); and Elmer Roth, 1903 (son of Mary Roth)
  6. Family register of Daniel K. Schrag (1869-1951), son of Christian Schrag
  7. Indenture between Christian & Veronica Schrag and Christian Baechler, 1896 (Copy)
  8. Poster from Christian Schrag auction sale, 1896
  9. Christian Schrag datebook, 1900
  10. Christian Schrag date/account book, 1887


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