Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.104

Title: Christian & Mary Schrag fonds

Dates of creation: 1886-1955

Physical description: 11 cm. of textual records

Biographical sketch: Christian Schrag (Jan. 8, 1870-Nov. 6, 1939) was the youngest son of Christian and Vernonica Schrag. On Dec. 23, 1902 he married Mary Gingerich; they had six children. In 1909 he was ordained a deacon at the Zurich, Ontario congregation. In 1911 he was ordained a minister at the same place.

Mary Gingerich (May 20, 1876-1955) was the daughter of Jacob Gingerich and Marie Brenneman.

Custodial history: Donated by Lorraine Roth in the 1980s.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, diary, and business materials as noted.


For more information see the obituary of Christian in the Gospel Herald, Dec. 14, 1939 and the Kitchener Record, Nov. 1, 1955.

Original archival description created 1990s by Sam Steiner.

File list:

Box 1

  1. Letter from Christian Schrag (1843-1901) to Christian Schrag
  2. Sermon notes, 1922-1939
  3. Christian Schrag autograph book, ca. 1886
  4. Christian Schrag diary, 1902
  5. Christian Schrag notebook, n.d.
  6. Correspondence, 1897-1937
  7. Business account books, 1903, 1906, 1918, 1925, 1934
  8. Misc. business records, notes, auction posters
  9. Mary Schrag correspondence, 1943-1955; funeral & estate materials, 1955; memorandum book, ca. 1955
  10. R.A. Torrey, The gist of the lesson, 1914


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