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Gerrit B. Boerfyn Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

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[General Materials]

Personal Material

Church and Home Missions

Scrapbooks and Photo Albums

Articles, Bulletins, and Reports

Scrapbooks and Photo Albums



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Gerrit B. Boerfyn Collection, 1927-1999 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

By Phil Eerfmeyer, 2016

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Collection Overview

Title: Gerrit B. Boerfyn Collection, 1927-1999

ID: COLL/556

Primary Creator: Boerfyn, Gerrit B. (1911-2000)

Extent: 3.5 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister and Home Missionary of the Christian Reformed Church. This collection contains personal mementos, scrapbooks and photo albums, photographs, letters, and bulletins. He served as a minister or missionary in Flint, MI; San Diego, CA; Tucson, AZ; San Jose, CA; Palo Alto/Redwood City, CA; Gary, IN; Fort Collins, CO; Honolulu, HI; and Ripon, CA.

Biographical Note

Gerrit Bastian Boerfyn was born in Peoria, Iowa, on 6 February 1911 to Gerrit and Jennie Boerfyn.  He graduated from Calvin College in 1937 and Calvin Theological Seminary in 1940 and was ordained as a minister in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. His ministerial career was focused on missions and church planting in the United States.

Boerfyn married Nellie Ada Vanden Berg from Kalamazoo, Michigan. They adopted two daughters Mary Lou and Ruth Ann.  After Nellie died, he married Agnes.  He died 20 July 200 in Ripon, CA.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Personal Material, 1927-1940],
[Series 3: Church and Home Missions, 1940-1996],
[Series 4: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, 1934-1965],
[Series 5: Articles, Bulletins, and Reports, 1937-1999],
[Series 6: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, 1937-1964],
[All]

Series 3: Church and Home Missions --- 1940-1996
Box 2
Folder 8: Pastor's Record Book --- 1943-1958
Folder 9: Pastor: Flint, MI --- 1940-1943
Folder 10: Home Missionary and Service Pastor: San Diego, CA --- 1943-1949
Folder 11: Home Missionary: Tucson, AZ --- 1949-1953
Folder 12: Home Missionary: San Jose, CA --- 1953-1957
Folder 13: Home Missionary: Palo Alto/Redwood City, CA --- 1957-1958
Folder 14: Missionary Pastor: Beacon Light Church, Gary, IN --- 1958-1964
Folder 15: Home Missionary:  Fort Collins, CO --- 1964-1969
Folder 16: Retirement Letters --- 1976
Folder 17: Honolulu Hospitality House --- 1976-1981
Folder 18: Chaplaincy Bethany Home, Ripon, CA --- 1987-1996
Folder 19: Misc. Correspondence re: Nellie Boerfyn

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Personal Material, 1927-1940],
[Series 3: Church and Home Missions, 1940-1996],
[Series 4: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, 1934-1965],
[Series 5: Articles, Bulletins, and Reports, 1937-1999],
[Series 6: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums, 1937-1964],
[All]


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