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Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church – Springstein, MB

Proper Title

Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church fonds

Dates of Creation


Physical Description

4 cm of textual records and 1 microfilm reel

Administrative History

The Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church was organized on May 17, 1942 by members of the North End Mennonite Brethren Church of Winnipeg. The church building was erected in 1938 and enlarged in 1948.The church is a member of the Manitoba Provincial and the Canadian District MB conferences. The church closed in 1962.

The leaders of the church included: Bernhard B. Fast (1938–1940), John Both (1942–1945), Abraham Froese (1946), Johannes Voth (1947), Abraham Froese (1948–1951), J. J. Friesen (1952–1953), P. P. Dueck (1954–1964).

Scope and Content

This contents of this fonds include congregational minutes, Winnipeg Area Churches minutes, information from the Manitoba Conference, correspondence, and a choir book that used ziphern, instead of notes. This material shows the activities of the church and its members.

Custodial History

Some of the records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference. The song book was donated by a former member of the church, Herta Voth.


  • Volume 517.
  • Formerly classified under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches inventory BC535.
  • Finding aid consists of a series description and a file list.
  • Finding aid for microfilm: R83, pp 1909–1974.
  • Updated January 21, 2003 by Conrad Stoesz. Microfilm file list adapted from a previous finding aid by Leslie Wiebe June 2003.
  • Accession number 2003-002.

Series Descriptions

I. Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church membership records.
2 pp; microfilm.

  • This series consists of a membership list.
  • Finding aid: microfilm R83, pp 1909–1910.

II. Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church congregational meetings.
2.5 cm of textual records and 63 pp (microfilm).

  • This series consists of congregational meeting minutes.
  • Finding aid: Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 1–2.
  • microfilm R83, 1911–1974.

III. Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church Winnipeg area churches.
0.5 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of the minutes from the Winnipeg area churches’ meeting minutes. Springstein MB Church was one of four churches belonging to this group.
  • Finding aid: Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 3.

IV. Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church Manitoba conference.
0.25 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of information received from the Manitoba Conference.
  • Finding aid: Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 4.

V. Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church Music.
2 cm of textual records.

  • This series consists of a choir song book that uses ziphern (numbers) instead of notes. Unsigned pages by Johannes T. Voth, others sign by Peter P. Dueck.
  • Finding aid: Springstein Mennonite Brethren Church file list no. 5.

File List

Volume 517

  1. Congregational Minutes. – 1935–1941.
  2. Congregational Minutes. – 1938–1947.
  3. Winnipeg Area Churches Minutes. – 1935–1939.
  4. Manitoba Conference. Correspondence and minutes. – 1935–1940.
  5. Springstein MB Church correspondence. – 1935–1940.
  6. Chor Lieder Buch Mennoniten Gemeinde, Springstein Manitoba 1939–1942. – Note: This book is Choir songs using ziphern (numbers instead of notes).

Microfilm file list

Reel 83

  • Membership List (Book I). – 1935–1940. – pp. 1909–1910.
  • Congregational Meeting Minutes (Book I). – Feb.1935–Nov.9, 1941. – pp. 1911–1974.
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