Anna (Guengerich) and Jacob Shetler Collection
2 Boxes (1 Gray, 1 Oversize)
These papers were deposited into the Archives by Nevin and Carolyn
Albrecht in 1993 and 1996, on behalf of Anna Marie (Shetler) Steckley
and the Shetler family. The papers span three generations from Iowa to
Missouri to Michigan.
Anna Guengerich and Jacob Shetler grew up in Iowa and were married in
1898. They moved to Centralia, Missouri, around 1905, and stayed there
for two years before moving on and settling at Pigeon, Michigan. Anna
Guengerich Shetler died in 1942 and Jacob Shetler died in 1943.
Please note that the Shetler German Family Bible, Die Heilige Schrift,
is found at the Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College. This
Bible was purchased by Ann Shetler from the Mennonite Publishing House,
Elkhart, Indiana around 1900. Shelter wrote her family records into the
Bible, including the births of their 11 children between 1899-1917; two
children died as infants. The Bible was transferred to the Mennonite
Historical Library, Goshen College, to
complement their book and genealogical collection.
Jacob D. Guengerich, 1843-1926
Married Lydia (Gingerich) Guengerich (1847-1910) in 1868. Jacob was the
father of Anna (Guengerich) Shetler. He died at Pigeon, Michigan, in
Business Ledger, Iowa, 1866-76
7, Origin of Amish Mennonites
Written by Guengerich, it tells the story from beginnings of
Anabaptists in Switzerland. Written in German language and Gothic
script. Has been translated into English, 5
of the Ozark people, Missouri
In English and written by Guengerich. The notebook also includes letter
of Guengerich to Samuel, written from Nebraska, 1919, and pertains to
subscription to Herald of Truth, etc.
Family Reunion, 1907 (1973)
Pamphlet of 18 pages regarding "First Union of the J. D. Guengerich
Family, Copy of account in Centralia, Mo. [Missouri] paper." Includes
an article "A Bit of Early History of Frontier Life of the Amish in
Iowa, by J. D. Guengerich." Copied and published by Henry D. Esch,
Phoenix, Arizona, in 1973.
J. D. & Lydia Guengerich
Anna (Guengerich) Shetler, 1873-1942
Married Jacob Shetler (1870-1943) on November 24, 1898, at Amish, Iowa,
by J. F. Swartzendruber. She died at Pigeon, Michigan, in 1942. Jacob
Shetler died in 1943, at Bay Port, Michigan.
German School Record, Iowa, 1895-98
Includes clippings of home life, extended family, missions and service.
Also includes many obituaries and family records, including a
Schoettler (Shetler) reunion of 1925.
[Because of its size, the scrapbook is found in Box 2 in an oversize
to Ruhama Beachy, 1919-30
Ruhama (Mrs. E.C. Beachy) was a sister to Anna, who lived in Iowa.
Includes writings by Anna Shelter; family records; family letters,
1926-29; and obituary cards for Jacob Guengerich (1843-1926) and his
spouse, Lydia Guengerich (1847-1910).
Literature, ca. 1905
Includes: German Song Sheet for School entitled "Ein Schul Gesang, mit
noch andern Reimen zum lernen, Besonders die Buecher der Bibel," 4
pages. Also includes a German Daily Bible Verse Booklet, (Title page,
and entries for Day 1 and Day 30 and 31 missing).
And includes Family Prayers, by Powell, 1905.
Anna and Jacob Shetler
Leona Shetler, 1908-1929
Daughter of Anna (Guengerich) Shelter.
School certificates, 1917-21, Michigan
Promotions into grade three, five, seven and eight, in School District
No. 1, Winsor, Huron County, Michigan.
Essays written by Leona Shetler
Obituary, Leona Shetler, 1929
Kathryn (Shelter) Albrecht, 1901-1982
She married Emanuel Albrecht in 1920. She was a member of the Pigeon
River Mennonite Church, Pigeon, Michigan, and she is buried in the
church cemetery. She was the niece of Anna (Guengerich) Shelter.
Missouri letters, 1929-30, 1957-74
Obituary, Kathryn Albrecht, 1982
This oversize file labelled as Box 2 contains the "Scrapbook, 1907-41"
of Anna Guengerich Shetler (1873-1942). It is located here because of
Name and Subject Tracings
Albrecht, Katie (Shetler), 1901-
Amish Mennonites - Iowa
Amish Mennonites - Michigan
Amish Mennonites - Missouri
Amish Mennonites - Nebraska
Esch, Henry D.
Guengerich, Jacob D., 1843-1926
Pigeon River Mennonite Church, Pigeon, Michigan
Public Schools - Michigan
Shetler, Anna (Guengerich), 1873-1942
Shetler, Jacob, 1870-1943
Shetler, Leona, 1908-1929
Steckley, Anna Marie (Shetler), 1917-
May 3, 2204 /
Reformatted on Web by Kathryn Yoder
May 2, 1996 / Dennis Stoesz
Church USA Archives - Goshen, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526