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New Hamburg Mennonite Brethren Church – New Hamburg, ON

Proper Title

New Hamburg Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of Creation


Physical Description

0.1 cm of textual records

Administrative History

Mennonite immigrants had settled in Ontario in the 1920s. In 1929, a group in New Hamburg began worshiping together. In 1932, they founded the New Hamburg Mennonite Brethren Church with 41 charter members. They met in rented facilities. By 1942, the membership stood at 29. Families continued to move to nearby Kitchener/Waterloo so that in 1950, the congregation decided to become an affiliate congregation of the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church. In the autumn of 1952 it officially dissolved.

The leaders of the congregation were: Peter Goertzen (1932-[before 1942]), Gerhard Wiebe ([before 1942]-1945), David Dick (1946–1952).

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of a congregational membership and family register (1929–1932) and other church correspondence and  meeting minutes to 1952.

Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Centre for MB Studies archives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


  • Volume 536.
  • Finding aid consists of a series description and a file list.
  • Formerly classified under the Canadian Conference of MB Churches inventory BD-501.
  • Described by Bert Friesen 9 October 2001.
  • No restrictions.

File List

Volume 536

1. New Hamburg Mennonite Brethren Church register. -- 1929–1932.
2. Missions ledger. -- 1947–1952.
3. Correspondence. -- 1932–1945.
4. Minutes (Book I). -- 1926–1932.
5. Minutes. -- 1932–1949.
6. Minutes. -- 1949–1952.

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