Fonds ORG - Hanley Mennonite Church fonds

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Hanley Mennonite Church fonds


  • 1977-2019 (Creation)

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56 cm of textual records

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Russian Mennonite immigrant families arrived in the Hanley area of Saskatchewan in the 1920s. They soon formed a congregation for worship, meeting in homes and farm buildings. In 1929 they completed their first meeting house. A larger meeting house was completed in 1956. During these years the congregation was part of the Nordheimer Gemeinde, a multi-congregation church. The Nordheimer Gemeinde was dissolved in 1975. Thereafter, the congregations gradually emerged as independent congregations. In 1976 the membership was 102. By 1980 the congregation was independent although there were still associations with the other independent congregations which emerged from the Gemeinde. In 1986 the membership was 108. In 2000 it was 98.

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the congregation

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The fonds contains bulletins (1978-2000, 2002-2019), annual reports (1977-1993, 2002-2004, 2013-2019), biographies of congregational members (1977-1979), membership lists (1976-1998), congregational meeting minutes (1975-1994), ladies fellowship meeting minutes (1979), Gemeinde meeting minutes (1977-1979), programmes (1977-2000), congregational history (1980), and correspondence (1981-1997). The records pertains to the development of the Mennonite congregation in Hanley, Saskatchewan. They documents some of the leaders and participants in the congregation. A unique feature is the congregational journal which documents the life of the congregation in much detail (1979-1994).

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Nordheimer Mennonite Church of Saskatchewan fonds

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By Bert Friesen 14 February 2002. Edited by Selenna Wolfe 7 February 2019. Updated by Selenna Wolfe 14 May 2021.




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