Collection 00/MS.154 - Jacob D. Goering Papers

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US BCMLA 00/MS.154

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Jacob D. Goering Papers

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  • 1874-1974 (Creation)

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2.30 Cubic Feet

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This is probably the Jacob Daniel Goering, b. 1918, Bethel graduate of 1941. Lived in Silver Spring, MD, at the time much of papers were created.

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from a typed note in box 1: “The Swiss-Volhynian Mennonites Settling in Kansas 1874-1974, Jacob D. Goering.     “The information contained in these files was collected on 32 of the original 62 families of the Swiss-Volhynian Mennonites who immigrated from Russia in 1874 and settled at Moundridge, kansas. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of generational drift among the descendants of this group of people from generation to generation on four variables: 1. Geographic location; 2. Occupation; 3. Religious affiliation; and 4. Educational attainment.     “In most instances a separate information sheet exists for each adult. These are organized generation by generation and family unit by family unit. In addition to the four items mentioned above, these sheets usually contain information on date of birth and death, avocational interests, marital status, and occasionally even anecdotal material. The latter are not complete, however. A summary sheet on each of the immigrant families on which data were obtained is enclosed with the raw data in each envelope.     “Similar summaries could probably be made on the remaining 30 or so families from the data since the inter-familial linkage (intermarriage) was so extensive.     “A summary article based on these data was submitted to the Kansas Journal of Sociology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, and it is expected that it will appear in the June 1974 issue.”

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open for research

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  • English

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