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Baerg, Frank J. (1881–1968)

Proper Title

Frank J Baerg fonds

Dates of Creation


Physical Description

0.5 cm of textual material

Biographical Sketch

Frank Baerg was born September 22, 1881, on a farm in a small town south of Petersburg, Nebraska.

Frank was not a strong child and was often teased by his classmates.  He was a good student who enjoyed the music classes.  In 1901 his family moved to Hague, Saskatchewan.  There was a great need for teachers there and so Frank attended Normal School in Regina.

On January 2, 1903 Frank began teaching in various District Schools.  In 1906 he accepted a position at the Brotherfield School.  In 1911 he was a teacher in the Hepbrun-Waldheim area of Saskathewan and became an active leader in the Northern Saskatchewan District of Mennonite Brethren Churches.

On July 19, 1906 Frank Baerg married Elizabeth Neufeld by Rev. Abraham Buhler.  They had six children, five sons and one daughter.  Two sons were Rueben Baerg, teacher at Bethany Bible Institue, the Mennonite Brethren Bible College, and the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, and Sam Baerg, an educator in Saskatchewan and B.C.

Frank died on December 11, 1968, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Custodial History

The contents of this fonds were donated to the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies by Janice Goertz, a granddaughter of Frank J. Baerg.  She lives with her husband John Goertz in Surrey, B.C.  The Goertz family were former missionaries to Colombia and Panama with MBMSI.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of an autobiography detailing some of the adventures of a young man growing up in Nebraska, moving to Saskatchewan and becoming a teacher.


  • Volume 912.
  • Accession number 2010-024.
  • No restrictions on access.
  • Language: English.
  • Described by Tamara Dyck, January 2011.

File List

Volume 912

  • A Teacher's short life story during the pioneer years of Saskatchewan. -- 1954.
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