George A. Gonder papers
Scope and Content of the Collection
Church-related correspondence and documents of George A. Gonder, Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion convert and official. In 1899 Gonder and his wife Margaret received their church memberships in Nickerson, Kansas, where he led the denomination's gathering until April or May of 1901. The Gonders then moved to Zion City, Illinois, where Gonder may have run or worked in the Horticultural Department. By 1906, he was in Plains, Kansas. Also includes postcards showing Zion City parks, buildings, and officials John Alexander Dowie and Wilbur Glenn Voliva.
- Creation: 1899-1907
- Gonder, George A. (Person)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The George A. Gonder papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The George A. Gonder papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections at email@example.com.
Biography of George A. Gonder
Canadian immigrant and member of the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion, Illinois.
George Arthur Gonder was born in Ontario, Canada on Sept. 15, 1840. During the 1871 Canadian census, he is listed as a farmer living in Grimsby, Lincoln, Ontario, married to Margaret Lousia Price Gonder (1844-1908). His family immigrated to the United States around 1875, lived in Medford, Kansas in 1880, and moved to Nickerson, Kansas by 1890. Margaret died in October 1908 and George died in February 1910.
0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Church-related correspondence and documents of George A. Gonder, Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion convert and official in Kansas and Illinois. Includes postcards showing Zion City parks, buildings, and church officials.
Arranged alphabetically with miscellaneous at the end.
Collection Stack Location
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Gift, Diane K. Lampe, June 2010.
Martha Briggs, 2013.
- Inventory of the George A. Gonder papers, 1899-1907
- Finding aid prepared by Catherine Grandgeorge
- Language of description
- Script of description