Mullingar Mennonite Brethren Church – Mullingar, SK
Mullingar Mennonite Brethren Church fonds
Dates of Creation
10 cm of textual records and microfilm reel
The Mullingar Mennonite Brethren Church, located in northern Saskatchewan, was a member of the Canadian Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches, Rosthern District. On December 11, 1927 Mennonite Brethren farmers on CPR land at Mullingar and Mayfair met to organize. Martin Unruh was chosen to be the leader of 25 charter members. A church building was erected in 1928.
Church leaders were: Martin K. Unruh (1927–1931), J.J. Klassen (1931–1932), F.P. Froese (1932–1937) and B.J. Derksen (1937–1953).
In 1947, the church had 16 members. The church register shows that four members transferred to British Columbia and two members transferred to Manitoba in 1948.
In 1955, the leader B.J. Derksen reported to the Northern District Conference that people had moved away except for two families. There had been no services in the past year. Derksen himself wanted to transfer to the Glenbush MB Church. The Conference declared Mullingar dissolved. The membership and family register shows that over the course of time 66 members were registered in the Mullingar MB Church.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of the following series: Minutes of congregational meetings, membership and family records. Although the church closed in 1955 the records in this fonds extend only to 1947.
Many of the records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference. The textual records came to the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies in 1996 from the Bethany Bible School in Saskatchewan where they had been housed.
- Volume 614.
- Formerly classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches inventory BF516b.
- Finding aid consists of a series description and a file list.
- Finding aid for microfilm: R14, pp. 702–858.
- Microfilm file list adapted from previous finding aid by Leslie Wiebe June 2003.
I. Mullingar Mennonite Brethren Church minutes of meetings.
4 cm of textual records.
- This series consists of a file containing unbound congregational minutes, a special combined program of the Glenbush, Fairholm, and Mullingar churches, receipts of donations, 1946 minutes of the Saskatchewan Home Missions Committee, and historical notes. Two books of bound minutes of congregational meetings are also in this series. Book I covering December 1927 to December 1934 is written in the German Gothic script by church leaders M.K. Unrau, F.P. Froese and Jacob Klassen. Book II, also in the German Gothic script, consists of minutes from March 1935 to January 1947.
- Finding aid: Mullingar Mennonite Brethren Church list 1–3.
II. Mullingar Mennonite Brethren Church membership and family records.
6 cm of textual records.
- This series consists of two bound books containing birth, baptism, marriage, and death dates of members in the German Gothic script.
- Finding aid: Mullingar Mennonite Brethren Church list 4–5.
Series I: Minutes of meetings
- Historical material and unbound minutes. – Undated, 1930–1946.
- Book I: Minutes of congregational meetings. – 1927–1934.
- Book II: Minutes of congregational meetings. – 1935–1947.
Series II: Membership and family records
- Book III: Membership and family register. – 1931.
- Book IV: Membership and family register. – 1940–1947.
Microfilm file list
- Membership and Family Records (Book III). – p.808–845.
- Membership and Family Records (Book IV). – p.845–858.
- Congregational Meeting Minutes (Book I). – Dec.1927–Dec.1934. – p.702–752.
- Congregational Meeting Minutes (Book II). – Mar.1935–Jan.1947. – p.753–807.
- History (memories) of Mullingar MB Church. -- 2001.