Collection PNCG/II-1907 - First Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Idaho) Records

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First Mennonite Church (Aberdeen, Idaho) Records


  • 1946-Jan 2014 (Creation)

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5-in. archives box with 9 folders

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First Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), a member of the Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference, was organized in Aberdeen, Idaho, on 4 July 1907, with a membership of 36 and the Elder Jacob Hege officiating. Mennonites first came to the area in 1905, when the Aberdeen-Springfield irrigation tract was opened to settlers. Canal builders and land promoters invited German-speaking Mennonite farmers to come to Idaho to help settle that area. The church was erected in 1909, enlarged in 1938, and again in 1947. The congregation had a membership of 357 in 1955, and 223 in 2006. In the 1950s it had two missionaries in overseas service.

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This small collection includes eleven annual yearbooks from 1946-1966, various other material from 1946-Jan 2014, and a history, "Seventy-five Years at Aberdeen, 1907-1982."

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These records are open to public research.

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  • English

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2012-09-11; folders 8 & 9 added and catalog entry for collection revised by Stephen W. Turner 25 May 2022


  • English



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