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Collection 631 Oral History Interviews with Maria Katherine Waldschmidt

Identifier: CN 631

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.


  • 2007


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

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

101 Minutes

Language of Materials


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.

Accession: 07-08

June 4, 2008

Bob Shuster

Collection 631 Oral History Interviews with Maria Katherine Waldschmidt
Bob Shuster
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Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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