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Altona Mennonite Brethren Church – Altona, MB

Proper Title

Altona Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of Creation

1939–1951

Physical Description

7 cm of textual records and 1 microfilm reel

Administrative History

The Altona Mennonite Brethren Church began in 1927. Its earliest members originated from the Soviet Union. For the first four years the congregation met in a rented house occasionally for church meetings. Teachers and students of the Winkler Bible School held evangelistic meetings as well. In 1931 the church was officially organized under the leadership of Johann Andres with about 15 members. In 1932 it was affiliated with the Manitoba Conference. They continued to meet in a rented house and in 1937 a small building was bought.

The leaders of the church included: Johann Andres (1931–1934), H. P. Toews (1935–1936), Joh. Andres (1937–1942), F. B. Friesen (1943), Gerh. Braun (1944–1950). The church dissolved in 1951 because some members moved away and others formed their own fellowship.

The language of worship is German.

Scope and Content

This fond consists of financial data, membership records and transfers.

Custodial History

Some of the records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference.

Notes

  •  Volume 515.
  • Finding aid: The records are classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches inventory BC533 (file list available).
  • Finding aid for microfilm: R90, pp. 948–1006.
  • Microfilm file list adapted from a previous finding aid by Leslie Wiebe June 2003.
  • Related material: Manitoba Mennonite Brethren Conference fonds, Moderator's Files, Box 1, No. 16.

File List

Volume 515

  1. Membership Transfers.
  2. Finances. – 1943–1946.
  3. Altona MB Church Membership Record. – 1941–1944.
  4. Altona MB Church Treasury Ledger. – 1939–1947.
  5. Financial Accounts (on microfilm). – 1941–1951.
  6. Minutes of the Final Congregational Meeting (on microfilm). – June 12, 1951.

Microfilm file list

Reel 90

  • Congregational meeting minutes of the final meeting (Book 9). – June 12, 1951. – p.1003–1006.
  • Financial Accounts (Book 9). – 1941–1951. – p.948–1002.
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