Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.105

Title:Gordon Schrag fonds

Dates of creation: 1930-1980

Physical description: 40 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Gordon Schrag (28 Feb 1906-22 Aug 1999) was the second child and first son of Christian and Mary (Gingerich) Schrag. He was raised in the Zurich, Ontario area. On 16 Jun 1937 he married Laura Nettie Sherk (b. 6 Oct 1914); they had four children. He was ordained as a minister on 22 Aug 1937, and served from 1937-1942 at the Glasgow Mennonite Church in the Stouffville area. The family then moved to Moorefield where he pastored the Berea Mennonite Church until 1945, and then Lowville, New York where he served the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, an unaffiliated Mennonite congregation, until 1957. After 1957 the Schrags lived in Indiana, Arizona and Virginia. He died in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Custodial history: Files 1-3 were donated by Lorraine Roth to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Files 4-7 were received as a transfer from the Archives of the Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.) in 2015.

Notes: Biographical sources include a Daniel Schrag genealogy, the Berea Mennonite Church records, and Mennonite Yearbooks.
For photographs related to Gordon Schrag search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
Further materials related to Gordon Schrag may be found by searching the Archives.
Original archival description created by Sam Steiner and updated in 2016 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.

Box 1

  1. Collection of programs, 1930-1980
  2. Undated programmes, misc. other bulletins, constitutions
  3. Booklet - Rudiments of music by Peter Shupe (pocket ed.). Mrs. G. Schrag signature on cover
  4. Record book of marriages, baptisms and deaths at New Bremen kept by Gordon Schrag, 1945-1956
  5. Sermon outlines, [undated], 1949-1976
  6. Personal correspondence, 1937-1939, 1945
    Note: Item from 1945 is an auction sale poster for Gordon Schrag's household effects
  7. Archives of the Mennonite Church accession records for Gordon Schrag

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