← Back to Publications

Zionsbote

Description

Hillsboro KS: Weekly, bi-weekly. 1884–1964.

The Zionsbote was the official publication of the General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches from 1884-1964.  It was first published as a quarterly, by 1886 a semimonthly, and in 1904 a weekly paper of sixteen pages.  The purpose of the paper was to build community and to educate its readers about various missionaries and their work. The last issue was published December 29, 1964. Its readership was based in the Untied States with representation in Canada and Russia.

An index is available. Obituary and marriage indices created by Michael Penner have also been digitized.

Holdings

Note: The links to digital reproductions (PDF) of the Zionsbote index, obituary list, and marriage list for the years 1884–1964 precedes the holdings list.

Click a link below to open a .pdf file, or use the search bar to search for a keyword within these files.

Name Size
Name Size
Zionsbote Index Vol 1 1884-1919 OCR Reduced 6.3 MB
Zionsbote Index Vol 2 1920-1940 OCR Reduced2 8.7 MB
Zionsbote Index Vol 3 1941-1964 OCR Reduced 8.7 MB
Zionsbote Marriage Index - 1884-1964 1.2 MB
Zionsbote Obit Index 1884-1919 23.2 MB

Note: Early issues held in the Public Archives of Topeka, KS.

* Indicates on microfilm.

Date       Vol.     No.
*1890     6          5-22, 24-26, 28-35, 39-40, 42-50
*1891     7          1-7, 13-18, 20-29, 31-36, 38-43, 45-47, 49-50
1892       8          1-28, 30-49
1893       9          1-15, 17-28, 30-34
*1894     10        1-6, 9-36, 38-50
*1895     11        Complete
*1896     12        Complete
*1897     13        Complete
*1898     14        Complete
*1899     15        1-30, 32-50
*1900     16        Complete
*1901     17        Complete
*1902     18        1-26, 28-30, 32-50
*1903     19        Complete
*1904     20        Complete
*1905     21        1-32, 24-50
*1906     22        Complete
*1907     23        Complete
*1908     24        Complete
*1909     25        Complete
*1910     26        Complete
*1911     27        Complete
*1912     28        Complete
*1913     29        Complete
*1914     30        Complete
*1915     31        Complete
*1916     32        Complete
*1917     33        Complete
*1918     34        Complete
*1919     35        Complete
*1920     36        Complete
*1921     37        1-28, 30-50
*1922     38        1-10, 12-52
*1923     39        Complete
*1924     40        Complete
*1925     41        Complete
*1926     42        Complete
*1927     43        Complete
*1928     44        1-27, 29-52
*1929     45        Complete
*1930     46        Complete
*1931     47        Complete
*1932     48        Complete
*1933     49        Complete
*1934     50        Complete
*1935     51        Complete
*1936     52        Complete
*1937     53        Complete
*1938     54        Complete
*1939     55        Complete
*1940     56        Complete
*1941     57        Complete
*1942     58        Complete
*1943     59        Complete
*1944     60        Complete
*1945     61        Complete
*1946     62        Complete
*1947     63        1-9

Volumes 40-80 are bound

Set 1
1892       8          1-28, 30-49
1893       9         1-15, 17-28, 30-34
1905       21        1, 44-46, 48-49
1906       22        3-8, 11-12, 14-15, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28-35, 39-41, 43, 45-48
1907       23        4, 6-7, 9, 12-13, 15-23, 30, 33, 41, 43-45
1908       24        13
1910       26        9, 12, 44, 46
1911       27        1, 6, 10, 14-15, 18, 23, 29-31, 33, 35, 41-45, 47-48, 50
1912       28        1, 2, 6, 13, 18, 23, 38
1913       29        2, 5-6, 8-9, 11, 13-15, 20-21, 23, 26, 28-29, 32-33, 35-36, 39-51
1916       32        4, 28-29, 51
1918       34        6, 8, 11, 50
1919       35        1
1922       38        34, 36-37, 41
1923       39        13, 16, 40, 42, 48
1924-64 40-80 Complete

Set 2
1907       23        13
1911       27        29, 30
1913       29        36, 42
1924       40        46
1925       41        4-6, 8-52
1926       42        Complete
1927       43        2-45, 47-52
1928       44        1, 3-52
1929       45        Complete
1930       46        1-26, 28-52
1931       47        1-50
1932       48        1-42, 44-45, 48-52
1933-64 49-80   Complete

Set 3
1926       42        7, 25-34. 36, 46, 49-52
1927       43        16, 26-33, 35-37, 39-41, 43, 45, 47-50, 52
1928       44        2-13, 19-25, 32
1929       45        1, 3, 7, 19, 21, 34, 45-52
1930       46        2-6, 8-29, 33
1931       47        42, 44-45, 48-50
1932       48        38-43, 45-47
1933       49        2-13, 15-40, 44-52
1934       50        Complete
1935       51        1-14, 16- 36, 38, 40- 52
1936       52        Complete
1937       53        1, 2-9, 11-15, 18-24, 28-35, 37, 43-45, 47-52
1938       54        1-32, 34-44, 46-52
1939       55        Complete
1940       56        1-17, 19, 23-24, 29, 31-35, 38-49, 52
1941       57        Complete
1942       58        Complete
1943       59        Complete
1944       60        Complete
1945       61        Complete
1946       62        2-20, 22-52
1947       63        5, 10-13, 16-22, 25-26, 28-29, 31-36, 38-41, 44-46, 51-53
1948       64        Complete
1949       65        2-10, 12, 14, 15, 17-23, 25
1950       66        2, 3, 18, 20-22, 24, 29-30, 34-39, 41-43, 46-47, 50-52
1951       67        Complete
1952       68        1-18, 21-41, 43-45, 47-53
1953       69        1-38, 40-52
1954       70        2-13, 17, 19-20, 22-23, 25-28, 31, 33-34, 37, 39, 41, 43-44, 52
1955       71        1, 3-28, 35, 39-42, 44-52
1956       72        1, 2, 7, 9, 10 (partial), 12-22, 26-34, 36-45, 47-52
1957       73        1-7, 9, 13-26, 29-30, 32, 35, 37, 40-44, 46-47
1958       74        1-21, 23-27
1959       75        1-19, 21-24
1960       76        1-5, 7-12, 14-16, 18-21, 23-26
1961       77        1-10, 12, 15, 17-22, 24-25
1962       78        1,3-8, 10, 12-25
1963       79        1-5, 7, 9, 11-12, 14-15, 18-19, 24, 27
1964       80        Complete

← Back to Publications