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Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Hague Mennonite Church

Retrieval numbers: Vols. 63, 2396, 3930, 4612, 2761; Microfilms 355, 356, 357.

Title: Hague Mennonite Church fonds
Dates: 1922-2012
Extent: 36 cm of textual records
Extent: 3 microfilm reels
Repository: Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives

Historical note

Hague was one of the congregations of the Rosenorter Gemeinde in Saskatchewan that had a meeting house. The founder of the Rosenorter Gemeinde was Peter Regier (1851-1925). He had been appointed Ältester in 1887 in Prussia. He emigrated to Tiefengrund, Saskatchewan in 1893. In 1894 the Rosenorter Gemeinde of Saskatchewan was founded. In 1909 their were enough families in the wider area to form districts with a minister in charge of each. One of these was Hague which had families worshipping together since 1907. They built their first meeting house in Hague in 1911. The leaders during these early years were Nicolai Bahnmann, M. Galle, and W. Friesen. In 1929 a larger meeting house was built. By this time the congregation was more or less independent. The old building was eventually used by the Mennonite congregation in Neuanlage. The congregation became independent from the Gemeinde in 1962. In 1963 the membership was 169. Around 1980 the membership was around 200. In 2000 it was at 156. The leaders of the congregation were: David Rempel (1923-1955), Johann Federau (1931-1955), Johann Janzen (1931-1952), Gerhard Dyck (1935-1950),Heinrich Klassen (1953-1954), Jacob Sawatzky (1957-1959), J. Mierau (1960-1962), Verner Friesen (1963-1967), John Bergen (1968-1971), Edwin Epp (1972-1980), Grant Noll (1982-1987), David Wilson (1988-1995), David Feick (1996- ).

Scope and content note

The fonds contains bulletins (1963-2010), annual reports (1912-1978), directories (1960-1976), financial records (1947-1973), registers (1922-1970), congregational meeting minutes (1928-1971), church council meeting minutes (1928-1971), correspondence (1956-1978), brief congregational history (1973), Sunday school records (1955-1968), young people's records (1964-1968), constitution (1964), and newsletters (1997-1998). These records pertain to the founding and development of the Mennonite congregation at Hague, Saskatchewan. It documents the leaders and participants in the congregation.

Subject terms

Hague Mennonite Church

Creators

Hague Mennonite Church

Adjunct descriptive data

Finding aids

Inventory file list available.
Online version of finding aid available at: http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/programs/archives/holdings/SK/SK_HagueMC.htm

Notes

Language

Much German.

Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Other notes

Textual records were microfilmed at the Mennonite Heritage Centre from the congregation in 1982. Textual records were deposited by the congregation at the Mennonite Heritage Centre on a regular basis. Described by Bert Friesen 9 January 2002. Updated by Alf Redekopp, 9 January 2012.

Hague Mennonite Church fonds file list:

Volume 63

  1. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1963).
  2. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1965).
  3. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1966).
  4. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1967).
  5. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1968).
  6. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1975), annual reports (1975).
  7. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1976).
  8. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1977).
  9. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1978).
  10. Hague Mennonite Church annual reports (1912, 1978), directory (1976).
  11. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1979).
  12. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1980).
  13. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1981).
  14. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1982).

Volume 2396

  1. Hague Mennonite Church directory (1960), congregational office holders (1960), Rosenort Mennonite Church financial statement (1959-1960).
  2. Hague Mennonite Church financial statement (1961, 1963, 1965), North American charitable giving statistics (1963), correspondence (1964-1966).
  3. Hague Mennonite Church Sunday school register (1963,1968), Christmas programme (1965), Sunday school financial statement (1964), Objectives for Christian Education Curriculum materials (1955), syllabus of church study courses (1962).
  4. Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization meeting minutes (1968), young people's questionnaire (1965, 1968), Bible quiz questions ([196-?]).
  5. Hague Mennonite Church financial statement (1962, 1966-1969), Home for the aged annual report (1968), minister's report (1968), annual reports (1962, 1968, 1970).
  6. Hague Mennonite Church directories (1962-1968, 1971).
  7. Hague Mennonite Church constitution (1964), membership list (1967-1968), Gemeinde meeting minutes (1962), financial statement (1961-1964, 1968), Gemeinde constitution ([195-?]), Gemeinde statistics (1961), Sunday school statistics (1965), young peoples' constitution ([196-?]), young peoples' meeting minutes (1964-1966), young people's financial records (1964-1966).
  8. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1983).
  9. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1984).
  10. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1985).
  11. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1986).

Volume 3930

  1. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1987).
  2. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1988).
  3. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1989).
  4. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1990).
  5. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1991).
  6. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1992).
  7. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1993).
  8. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1994).
  9. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1995).
  10. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1996).

Volume 4612

  1. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1997), newsletters (1997).
  2. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1998), newsletters (1998).
  3. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (1999).
  4. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2000).
  5. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2001)
  6. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2002).
  7. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2003).
  8. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2004).
  9. Hague Mennonite church bulletins (2005).

Volume 2761

  1. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2006).
  2. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2007).
  3. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2008). 
  4. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2009).
  5. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2010).
  6. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2011)
  7. Hague Mennonite Church bulletins (2012)
Bulletins produced since Oct. 24, 2010 are available from the Hague Mennonite Church website at:
http://web.me.com/youthfarm/Hague_Mennonite_Church/Bulletins.html.

 Microfilm No. 355,356, 357 - Table of Contents

(MHC Project No. 112)

  1. Church membership registers
    1. Register 1 ca. 1922-1924
    2. Register 2 ca. 1924-1954
    3. Register 3 ca. 1927-1956
    4. Register 4 ca. 1950-1970
    5. Register 5 1964
    6. Miscellaneous papers
  2. Congregational meetings - minutes and annual reports (reports appear before that years minutes)
    1. Report book - annual register of deaths, births, baptisms, and marriages, 1933-1947 - Sunday School report, budget, etc. - 1933-1947
    2. Minute book 1947-1964
    3. Minutes and reports 1965-1971
  3. Council Minutes
    1. Minutes book 1 5 June 1928 - 5 August 1947
    2. Minute book 2 30 Jan. 1959 - 18 Jan. 1965
    3. Minute book 3 26 Jna.1965 - 6 Jan.1969
    4. Minute book 4 10 Feb.1969 - Jan. 1971
  4. Finances
    1. Account books
      1. Account book 1 1947-1956
      2. Account book 2 1957-1962
      3. Account book 3 1962 - Jan. 1963
      4. Account book 4 Feb.1963 - Sept. 1965
      5. Account book 5 Oct.1965 - Dec.1968
      6. Account book 6 Jan.1969 - Dec.1971
    2. Membership contribution records (alphebatically) ca.1945-1973
    3. Miscellaneous
  5. Correspondence 1956-1978
  6. "Mission helpers" minutes 1955-1958
  7. Guest book from 75th anniversary (7-8 October 1978)
  8. History
    1. Epp, Richard, "A Tale of Three Churches", Research paper, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1973, located in the Vertical File at Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives, Winnipeg, Manitoba