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Last updated 07 April 2014

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Title: Hanley Mennonite Church fonds
Dates: 1977-2013
Extent: 32 cm of textual records

Historical note

Russian Mennonite immigrant families arrived in the Hanley area of Saskatchewan in the 1920s. They soon formed a congregation for worship, meeting in homes and farm buildings. In 1929 they completed their first meeting house. A larger meeting house was completed in 1956. During these years the congregation was part of the Nordheimer Gemeinde, a multi-congregation church. The Nordheimer Gemeinde was dissolved in 1975. Thereafter, the congregations gradually emerged as independent congregations. In 1976 the membership was 102. By 1980 the congregation was independent although there were still associations with the other independent congregations which emerged from the Gemeinde. In 1986 the membership was 108. In 2000 it was 98. The leaders of the congregation were: Abram Martens (1929-1934), Abram A. Kröger (1931-1941), Franz Epp (1929-1977), Jacob Schellenberg (1943-1981), Henry Peters (1959-1996), Henry Patkau (1971-1981), Margaret and Gary Peters (1990- ).

Scope and content note

The fonds contains bulletins (1978-2000, 2002), reports (1977-1979), biographies of congregational members (1977-1979), membership lists (1976-1998), annual reports (1977-1993, 2002), congregational meeting minutes (1975-1994), ladies fellowship meeting minutes (1979), Gemeinde meeting minutes (1977-1979), programmes (1977-2000), congregational history (1980), and correspondence (1981-1997). The records pertains to the development of the Mennonite congregation in Hanley, Saskatchewan. They documents some of the leaders and participants in the congregation. A unique feature is the congregational journal which documents the life of the congregation in much detail (1979-1994).

Finding aids

Inventory file list available.

Notes

Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Other notes

Textual records have been deposited by the congregation on a regular basis at the Mennonite Heritage Centre. Described by Bert Friesen 14 February 2002.


Hanley Mennonite Church fonds file list:

Volume 1622

  1. Nordheimer Mennonite Church, Hanley congregation bulletins (1978), report (1977), biography of Franz Epp (1977)
  2. Nordheimer Mennonite Church, Hanley congregation bulletins (1979), membership list (1979), congregational annual reports (1979), congregational meeting minutes (1979), biography of Jacob Schellenberg (1979), Gemeinde annual reports (1979)
  3. Nordheimer Mennonite Church, Hanley congregation reports to the General Conference (1979), funeral programmme (1979), worship service reports (1979), financial statement (1978), Gemeinde meeting minutes (1979), ladies fellowship meeting minutes (1979), intercollegiate peace fellowship report (1979), baptismal testimony (1979), resolution to dissolve the Gemeinde (1979), 25th wedding anniversary report (1978), - This is in effect a congregational journal for 1979.
  4. Nordheimer Mennonite Church, Hanley congregation journal which includes a membership list (1980)
  5. Nordheimer Mennonite Church, Hanley congregation journal (1980), brief congregational histories of all congregations in Hanley (1980)
  6. Nordheimer Mennonite Church, Hanley congregational meeting minutes (1981), annual reports (1980), congregational journal (1981)
  7. Nordheimer Mennonite Church, Hanley congregation annual reports (1981), correspondence (1981), membership list (1982), congregational journal (1982)
  8. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1987), annual reports (1986), bulletins (1987), congregational journal (1987)

Volume 2824

  1. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1983), annual reports (1982), bulletins (1983), congregational journal (1983)
  2. Hanley Mennonite Church congregational activities summary (1983)
  3. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1984), congregational journal (1984), congregational meeting minutes (1984), annual reports (1983), congregational activities summary (1984)
  4. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1985), congregational journal (1985), congregational meeting minutes (1985), annual reports (1984), congregational activities summary (1985)
  5. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1986), congregational journal (1986), congregational meeting minutes (1986), annual reports (1985), bulletins (1986)
  6. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1988), congregational journal (1988), congregational meeting minutes (1988), annual reports (1987), congregational activities summary (1988), bulletins (1988)
  7. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1988), congregational journal (1989), congregational meeting minutes (1989), annual reports (1988), congregational activities summary (1989), bulletins (1989)

Volume 4031

  1. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1990), congregational journal (1990), congregational meeting minutes (1990), annual reports (1989), congregational activities summary (1990), bulletins (1990)
  2. Hanley Mennonite Church congregational journal (1991), bulletins (1991)
  3. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1991), congregational journal (1991), congregational meeting minutes (1991), annual reports (1990), congregational correspondence (1991)
  4. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1992), congregational journal (1992), annual reports (1991), congregational activities summary (1991), bulletins (1992), newspaper clippings (1992), funeral service programmes (1992)
  5. Hanley Mennonite Church congregational journal (1993), annual reports (1992), congregational activities summary (1994), membership list (1993)
  6. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1994), congregational journal (1994), congregational meeting minutes (1994), annual reports (1993), congregational activities summary (1994), bulletins (1994), membership lists (1994)

Volume 4426

  1. Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (1995)
  2. Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (1996)
  3. Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (1997), correspondence (1997)
  4. Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (1998), membership list (1998), sermon (1997)
  5. Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (1999)
  6. Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2000), 75th anniversary programme for Nordheimer Gemeinde (2000)
  7. Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2002), annual reports (2002)

Volume 66

  1. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1976), congregational journal (1976), congregational meeting minutes (1975)
  2. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1977), annual reports (1976), congregational journal (1976-1977), Nordheimer Gemeinde annual reports (1977), wedding and funeral programmes (1977)
  3. Hanley Mennonite Church membership list (1978), congregational journal (1983), education committee meeting minutes (1978), prayer programme (1978)
 

Volume 2883

1.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2003), report book (2003)

2.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2004), report book (2004)

3.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2005)

4.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2006)

5.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2007)

6.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2008) 

7.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2009)

 
Volume 5533
1.  
Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2010)
2.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2011); church meeting minutes (2011)
3.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2012)
4.  Hanley Mennonite Church bulletins (2013)