Baerg, Jacob J. (1890-1978)

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Jacob J. Baerg, minister, b. 4 February 1890 (22 January O.S.) in Akerman, South Russia to Jacob W. and Anna (Thiessen) Baerg. He was baptized on 8 June 1908 in Grigoryevka, Russia. He married Maria Harms (28 October 1893, Grigoryevka, Russia - December 1974) on 23 May 1920. She was the daughter of Jacob P. Harms (1855-1897) and Susanna (Funk) Harms (1857-1922). Jacob and Maria had three sons and two daughters: Jake, George, Nora, Mary and Peter (three other children died in infancy).  Jacob passed away 19 January 1978 in Clearbrook, British Columbia.

Jacob attended public school and high school in Grigoryevka, South Russia, and studied for the ministry in St. Chrischona, Switzerland from 1909 to 1911.

In November 1925 his family immigrated to Canada and settled near Vineland, Ontario. Two years later they moved to Starbuck and then McAuley, Manitoba. Jacob was ordained to the ministry in McAuley Mennonite Church in 1929.  In 1933 the family moved to Whitewater, Manitoba for a year before moving to Langley, British Columbia in the fall of 1934, where they settled in the Coghlan area. Jacob became one of the ministers in the Coghlan Mennonite Church along with Heinrich H. Dueck and Aron Jantzen.  Most of his ministry was in the Bethel Mennonite Church in Aldergrove.


Bethel Mennonite Church: 1936-1980. Aldergrove, BC: Bethel Mennonite Church, n.d.

Der Bote (8 February 1978): 7

Peters, Gerhard. Remember Our Leaders: Conference of Mennonites in Canada 1902-1977. Clearbrook, BC: The Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia, 1982.

Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published March 2005

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