Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta


MHSA Archival Description Record

Title and Physical Description
Erna Goerzen fonds. — 1980s-1999. — .5 cm of textual records

Biographical History
Erna Goerzen was born in 1928 in Munson, Alberta as the fourth child to Herman and Katharina (nee Neufeld) Warkentin who had six children. She married Henry D. Goerzen in 1952 and together they had six children: Martin, Irene, Eric, Juanita, Erna, and Albert. They maintained a grain farm in Didsbury along with the help of their son. Erna has made significant and leadership contributions to a variety of organizations - including the Bergthal Mennonite Church and Alberta Women in Mission organizations and the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta.

Scope & Content
The fonds consists of short writings based on interviews that Erna conducted. Arranged by date

Source of Supplied Title
Title based on the contents of the fonds

Source of Acquisition
Gift by Erna Goerzen

Access Restrictions

Finding Aids
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Accession 2009.019
Last updated 9 Sep 2010 - Judith Rempel

Item Inventory

1-1 - Short Writings by Erna Goerzen - 1980s-1999
       .01 "Joy in the Lord is your Strength"/"Die Freude am Herrn ist eure Staerke": Nehemia 8:10 - [1980s]
       .02 Translation of Sarah Lehn's Christmas letters from Buffalo Head Prairie, 1955-1977 - [1980s]
       .03 Impressions from Old Colony Life - from a conversation with Sara Harder - [1980s]
       .04 Anne Falk and her work at the Edmonton Newcomer Centre - 1987
       .05 Katharina Wall - a Pioneer in Northern Alberta - [1988]
       .06 Hans Krueger - [1988]
       .07 Interview with Mrs. Erica Quiring and her daughter Ruth - 1989
       .08 Interview with Erna (Mantler) Dyck - 1989
       .09 Lydia Neufeld Moor - 1999

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