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Frederick Wolff Papers




2012



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Creation: 05.04.2012
Language: English

Title: Frederick Wolff Papers
Dates: 1912 - 1970
Quantity: 9 boxes
Identification: PP WFr
Location: 159A+B
Language: GermanEnglish

The Frederick Wolff collection consists primarily of sermons, prayers, correspondence, and miscellaneous items such as notebooks, undated and misplaced materials. The general sermons are organized by date, occasion, or subject. Funeral sermons are grouped together, and then sub-divided into those with an inclusive biography and those given on more than one occasion. The prayers within the collection are organized based on subject or occasion. The letters are organized by date, and the leftover material fall within a miscellaneous category that is divided up on an item level.


Frederick Wolff was born in Balkarvo, Russian Poland, on December 13th, 1898. Wolff was of German heritage, and from 1919 to 1924 he attended the Moravian Mission School in Niesky and Herrnhut, Germany. Because of urgent need at the time, Wolff volunteered for service in Nicaragua and then later in 1924 to 1925 he took further training at the Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem PA. He was ordained in Bethlehem in 1925. April of 1925 Wolff was united in marriage to Gertraut M. Meyer and together they had two children, Frederick (Ted) and Irmtraut. In 1932 due to ill health the Wolffs were forced to leave the tropics, and afterwards Wolff answered a call to serve in Alberta, and later he served in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The 1950 synod elected Wolff to the Executive Board of the Western District on which he served until 1963. In 1959 Wolff was given a doctor of divinity. In 1933 he was consecrated a presbyter, and then in 1961 he was consecrated a bishop. In 1970 Wolff and his wife moved to Bethlehem so that they could be closer to their children who both lived in New York at the time. After several months of ill health Frederick Wolff finally passed away on October 12th, 1970.


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