of Alberta

Mary Warkentin fonds

Title and Physical Description

Mary Warkentin fonds. — 1984-1986. — 5 cm of textual records

Administrative/Biographical History

Mary Warkentin, 1924-2003, was born in Friedensruh, Molotschna to Herman and Katharina (nee Neufeld) Warkentin. She immigrated to Canada, arriving on 25 October 1925 in Didsbury, Alberta with her family. From birth Mary has health difficulties, with rickets even slowing her learning to walk until age 3. From age 14 to 19, Mary lived with undiagnosed tuberculosis. Her early education was taken at the Munson School – a five-mile walk per day. Her health limited her ability to attend school while a teenager, but later on she made up for it by going to Bible school. Mary never married, but instead dedicated her life to teaching. Her teaching assignments included schools at Delia, Vauxhall, Acme, and Three Hills in Alberta; and South America.

Scope & Content

The fonds consists of study notes prepared by Mary Warkentin in the context of developing her teaching skills and curricula

Source of Supplied Title

Title based on the contents of the fonds

Source of Acquisition

Gift from Erna (nee Warkentin) Goerzen, sister of Mary Warkentin, 2003

Access Restrictions


Finding Aids

See Files Inventory

Related Materials

For a family history related to the fonds, see:

  • Goerzen, Erna. (2003). Frintschoft. Didsbury, AB: Author (available at the MHSA library as CS 38WAR GOE).


Accession 2003.028
Last updated 3 March 2007 – Judith Rempel
Revised, July 2012

Files Inventory

Box 1
1 – 1 Genesis – Study Notes – 1985
1 – 2 Gospel of Luke – Study Notes – 1985
1 – 3 Gospel to the Jews – Study Notes – n.d.
1 – 4 Madam Montessori – Study Notes – 1984
1 – 5 Ministry of Reconciliation – Study Notes – n.d.
1 – 6 Seduction of Christianity – Study Notes – 1985
1 – 7 Study of Ephesians – Study Notes – 1986
1 – 8 Miscellaneous – Study Notes – n.d.

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