Classification scheme: 
Hist.Mss.1.338 (s.c.)

Title: Martha Baer fonds

Dates of creation: 1989, 1992

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Martha Baer (1919-1999) was the 12th child of Ephraim and Lovina (Nahrgang) Baer. She grew up on the family farm near New Hamburg, Ontario. Martha attended Eastern Mennonite Bible College in Virginia for two years. She then did city mission work in Scarborough, Ontario with the Mennonite Church. She later nursed at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener, and worked in nursing homes in Kitchener, London and Tavistock. She was very active in church life at Wilmot Mennonite Church. In her later years she lived and worked at Nithview Home in New Hamburg.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives by Wilmot Mennonite Church in about 2017

Scope and content: Two spiral-bound books by Martha Baer: Martha's Radiance (1989) and Martha's Symphonies (1992). Both are compliations of poems by Martha Baer. Content includes meditations of Christian devotion, descriptions of family and friends, oberservations of the natural world, descriptions of work life, and musings on aging, among other themes.

Notes: See also Irwin, Mary Baer. Ephraim & Lovina Baer Family History Book. Sixth edition. Portage la Prairie, Manitoba: [the family], 2015.
Original archival description created 2021 by Laureen Harder-Gissing.


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