Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.204

Title: Gerald W. Baechler fonds

Dates of creation: 1970-2001

Physical description: 23 envelopes of notes

Biographical sketch: Gerald Baechler (10 March 1955-) was the seventh child (fifth son) of eight children born to Arthur Baechler and Idella Steinmann Baechler (one son was born to Arthur's first wife, Anna Mae Roth). Gerald Baechler was a prominent lay leader in the Steinmann Mennonite congregation, and worked for a number of years for the Mennonite Publishing House as the manager of the Canadian warehouse. He was a Registered Massage Therapist and self-employed contractor after he left the Publishing House.

Scope and content: Beginning about 1970 Baechler began to maintain quite detailed notes of sermons he heard at Steinmann Mennonite Church and elsewhere. These were recorded on loose-leaf pages in 12 x 18 cm. notebooks. The fonds consists of the contents of the notebooks he maintained from 1970-2001.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by Gerald Baechler in 2002.

Note: Created 5 May 2004 by Sam Steiner

File list:

  1. Sermon notes, 1970-2001

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