Collection II-1914 - Filer Mennonite Church (Filer, Idaho) Records

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Filer Mennonite Church (Filer, Idaho) Records


  • 1931-2015 (Creation)

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2" archival box with two folders, room for more; 4 online b&w photos

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Filer Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), located at 109 Fifth Street, Filer, Idaho, a member of the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference (formerly Pacific Coast Conference), was organized on 31 January 1914 with 22 charter members, and with David Hilty as bishop, Samuel Honderich as minister, and Chris Snyder as deacon. In 1955 the membership was 106. The first church was dedicated on 19 September 1915, enlarged in 1953. The 1954 ministerial body was E. S. Garber, bishop; Samuel Honderich and Louis Landis, ministers; Joe E. Slatter, deacon. The General Conference Mennonites organized a congregation here in 1955 with 19 members.

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A very small collection including occasional bulletins, correspondence and various church programs. Includes "Out of the Closet Into the Church; A Story of E. S. Garber" by Hope Kauffman Lind; church history to 1988; 1959 and 2001-2002 church directories; Anniversary Celebrations: 25 years, 1939; 50 years, 1964; 100 years, 2014-2015; 4 online photos from 1948.

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These records are open for public research.

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  • English

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2012-09-18; online photos added, MAID cataloging revised 17 May 2023


  • English



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