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Derksen, David D. (1881–1964)

Proper Title

David D. Derksen fonds

Dates of Creation

1933, [195-?], [ca. 196-], 1962–1964

Physical Description

2 folders of textual records

Biographical Sketch

David D. Derksen was born on March 30, 1881 to David Derksen and Katharina Mandtler in the village of Fischau, Molotschna, South Russia. His mother, Katharina, died when David was only eight years old. In 1906 he was ordained as a minister.

On December 9, 1926 he and his wife immigrated to Canada and first settled in Winkler, Manitoba. After one year they moved to Boissevain, Manitoba and began farming. Eleven children were born to this couple. He was sick during the last few years of his life. He died on November 27, 1964.

Scope and Content

The material in this collection consists primarily of sermons written by David Derksen. Most of the sermons are handwritten in the gothic script, and a few are typed.


  • Volume 922.
  • Title based on contents of the fonds.
  • Described by Conrad Stoesz October 15, 1999.
  • Accession nos. Unknown.

File List

Volume 922

1. Obituary of David Derksen. – 1964.

  •  “Vortrag gebracht von Br. D.D. Derksen auf der Arbeitersitzung in Lena, den 31ten Maerz 1964”. – 2 copies.
  • “Vortrag ueber das Thema: Aufnahme von Glaeubingen in die Bruedergemeinde...”[195-?]. – 2 copies.
  •  Photocopy of an inscription from a book once owned by Derksen. – photocopied 1996.

2. Handwritten sermons by David Derksen. – 1933, [ca. 196-], 1962, 1963.

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