Collection 631 Oral History Interviews with Maria Katherine Waldschmidt
Scope and Contents
Oral history interview with Maria Katherine Waldschmidt in which she discusses her family background, Roman Catholic upbringing, experiences as an exchange student in Germany, her spiritual struggle and conversion; spiritual atmosphere in Germany in the late 1980s. The time period covered by the interview is roughly 1959-1988.
Maria Katherine Waldschmidt was interviewed by Bob Shuster at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives on February 9, 2007.
- Waldschmidt, Maria Katherine (Person)
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Full name: Katherine Maria Waldschmidt
Birth: September 26, 1959 in Harvey, Illinois, United States
Parents: Fredrick and Doris A, Pusateri Waldschmidt
Siblings: Six siblings: Frederick, Susan, Sally, Jon, Kathy, and Anthony
Marital Status: Single
Conversion: Ca. 1978 gave her life to Christ during her freshman year at college
1978-1982? - Graduated with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in German from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States
1985-1988 - Graduated with a Bible certificate from Bibelschule-Brake, Lemgo, West Germany
1982? - Salesperson at Marshal Fields in Chicago
1994 - Applied to Greater Europe Mission (GEM) to be a missionary
1996-1999 - Worked with Albanian refugees from Kosovo at a United States military base
1996-2001 - Worked with refugees in Ludenscheid, Germany, also ministered in Durres, Albania and Mitrovica Kosovo
2001-2005 - Evangelist and church planter in Mitrovica, Kosovo
Other significant information
1977 - Went to Luebbecke, West Germany as a Rotary Exchange student
1 Sound Recording
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Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Maria Katherine Waldschmidt in February 2007.
June 4, 2008
- Bibleschule-Brake (Lemgo, Germany)
- Catholic Church. -- United States.
- Conversion -- Personal narratives.
- Evangelicalism -- Germany.
- Germany -- Religious life
- Inter-Varsity Student Missions Convention (13th : 1981 : Urbana, Ill.)
- Navigators (Religious organization)
- Women -- Religious life.
- Women missionaries.
- Collection 631 Oral History Interviews with Maria Katherine Waldschmidt
- Bob Shuster
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