Fonds ORG - North Kildonan Mennonite Church fonds

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North Kildonan Mennonite Church fonds


  • 1929-2016 (Creation)

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60 cm of textual records
1 reel of microfilm

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Mennonites first settled in North Kildonan in 1928, in part to fulfil immigration requirements to be farmers and yet be close to city employment opportunities. These families initially worshipped together even though they came from distinctly different backgrounds. In 1935 the families which affliated with the Schönwieser Gemeinde, organized their own group and built a meeting house on Devon Avenue. In 1938 this building was expanded. In 1938 Anna Vogt also began the first German Kindergarten. Further expansion of this building happened in 1943. Due to immigration after the WWII, a new meeting house basement was completed on Roch Street in 1951 and the upper building in 1956. In 1964 this building was further expanded. The congregation became independant of the Schoenwieser Gemeinde (by then known as First Mennonite Church (Winnipeg) in 1957.

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the congregation

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This fonds consists of bulletins, annual reports, minutes, directories, constitutions, and registers which pertain to the beginning and development of the Mennonite congregation in North Kildonan, Manitoba. It documents the leaders and participants. The fonds contains membership, baptismal, marriage, and family registers (1929-1979), congregational constitutions (1976-1996), congregational bulletins (1963-1965, 1968-1974, 1976-1979, 1982-1992, 1994-2016), annual reports (1975-2000), congregational meeting minutes (1976-2000), congregational board meeting minutes (1976-1979), directories (1969-1997), and a funeral aid society constitution (1969).

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Some German

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Some material were microfilmed in 1980

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By Bert Friesen 14 December 2001; updated by Selenna Wolfe 22 February 2019.




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