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Henry G. Jager Collection, 1937-1997

Collection Overview

Title: Henry G. Jager Collection, 1937-1997

ID: COLL/131

Creator: Henry G. Jager (1896-1993)

Extent: 1.0 Box

Arrangement: Folder level description


Chaplain and home missionary. The collection includes sermons, articles on Diamond Chapel (Zeeland, Michigan), Good News Chapel (Oskaloosa, Iowa), Horseshoe Chapel (Allegan, Michigan), Milgrove Chapel (Allegan, Michigan), Helping Hand Mission (Chicago, Illinois), and Christian Aaron Post #788 (Chicago, Illinois); plus a tribute to his ministry, and a 16mm film [1949] also a video on the Helping Hand Mission entitled "Christ on the Street."

Biographical Note

Henry G. Jager was born on August 29, 1896. In late 1930s Jager was the Chaplain the American Legion of the all Christian Aaron Post # 788 in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to Allegan, Michigan where he helped build chapels and preached at Diamond School under classis Zeeland.  He then served as superintendent of the Chicago Helping Hand mission under classis North from 1947 to 1950.  In the latter half of the 1950s, Jager served as a Missionary in Marion, Michigan for a short period. Before retiring from full time missionary work, Jager served the Good News Chapel in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Henry G. Jager passed away on January 11, 1993.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: Article on Diamond Chapel in Bible Truth --- January 20, 1957
Folder 2
Item 1: Article on the Good News Chapel of Oskaloosa, Iowa --- February 10, 1957
Item 2: Bulletin --- February 2, 1956
Folder 3: Sermon records of Horseshoe Chapel, Diamond Chapel, and Milgrove Chapel --- 1946
Folder 4: Possible sermon thoughts and texts
Folder 5: Sermons to be improved
Folder 6: Tribute to Henry G. Jager on his ministry --- February 18, 1997
Folder 7: Ministry of Henry G. Jager, in envelopes, selected sermons, where preached --- 1937-1966
Folder 8: Helping Hand Mission:  "Christ on the Street," c.1949 (16 mm film), filmed in Chicago, IL and VHS --- 2002
Item 1: Selected sermonic material --- 1937-1997