Fonds ORG - Eyebrow Mennonite Church fonds

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CA MHC ORG

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Eyebrow Mennonite Church fonds

Date(s)

  • 1928-1989 (Creation)

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8 cm of textual records

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(1928-)

Administrative history

Mennonites settled in the Eyebrow area half way between Regina and Swift Current and slightly north in the 1920s. In 1928 a congregation was founded. In 1934 a large part of the congregation moved to the Yorkton area. Before they left the membership was 85. The group that remained had a membership of 33 in 1935. By 1954 the membership stood at 64. In 1954 the congregation divided into two congregations with one having 27 and the other 25 members. The original congregation took the name First Mennonite Eyebrow and the other the Eyebrow Mennonite Church. Both struggled until 1969 when the group that left dissolved. The original congregation retained the First Mennonite Eyebrow name until 1982 when it changed back to the Eyebrow Mennonite Church name. It had 28 members in 1982. In 2000 the membership stood at 25. The leaders of the congregation were: Johann Martens (1928-1934) and Peter Martens (1928-1934) [brothers who left with the group to form a new congregation in the Yorkton area], Bernhard Rempel (1930-1980), David B├╝ckert (1938-1987) [these two leaders remained with the original congregation after the 1954 split], Gerhard Fedrau (1944-1954) [then after the split he led the other congregation until it dissolved, 1955-1969], John Bueckert (1966-1967), John Heinrichs (1967-1977), Herman Wiebe (1978-1982), Charles Stein (1983-1987), Ernest Bueckert (1988-1989), Jake Klaassen (19890-1991), David Bueckert (1994-1995), Orlando Bueckert (1991-1993, 1996- ).

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-the congregation
-John Dyck (1991)
-Ed Krahn (2011)

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The fonds contains registers (1928-1962) and congregational bulletins (1976-1989) which pertain to the Mennonite congregation in Eyebrow, Saskatchewan. The records document the some of the leaders and participants of the congregation.

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By Bert Friesen 4 February 2002.

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