Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.179

Title: Peter Johann Klassen

Dates of creation: [ca.1959]-[ca.1975]

Physical description: 33 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Klassen was born on January 19, 1891 in Osterwick, South Russia and died on April 15, 1977 in St. Catharines, Ontario. He received an elementary education in his home village and then attended high school and a year of Bible school in Sagradovka. Subsequently he attended a Baptist Seminary in Hamburg, Germany for three years.

In 1914 he married Bertha Stender and went to England where he attended language school. He then went to Germany where he ministered in the Hamburg Baptist Church from 1915 to 1918. He was ordained in 1919 and served in several Baptist congregations in Germany before emigrating to Brazil after WWII. In 1959 he immigrated to Canada. He broadcast Messengers for Christ for eighteen years.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by Peter Klassen's survivors in 1996

Scope and content: The fonds consists of sermons and related records created by Peter Johann Klassen.

Note: Original description created by Sam Steiner


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