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Last updated March 29 2011

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Title: Zoar Mennonite Church (Waldheim) fonds
Dates: 1963-2010
Extent: 40 cm of textual records

Historical note

In 1911 a congregation was organized in the Waldheim as a second group along with the Langham group to form the Zoar Mennonite Church. They met in rented facilities. In 1912, they built their own meeting house. In 1917 they joined the Conference of Mennonites. The meeting house was renovated in 1958. In 1960 there was a division which led to the formation of a new congregation, Grace Mennonite Mission in 1961. The membership was 202 in 1960 and 153 in 1962. In 1981 the membership was 191. The membership stood at 181 in 2000. The leaders of the congregation were: Nicholas Toews (1910-1914), J.C. Peters (1910-1916), David Toews (1916-1920), Joshua Buller (1913-1920), Gerhard Buhler (1922-1932), John L. Zacharias (1932-1957), Jacob R. Schmidt (1929-1941), J.C. Schmidt (1943-1944), John Block (1943-1960), I.V. Schmidt (1956-1958), Jacob Mierau (1956-1958), David Dyck (1958-1960), Henry Penner (1961-1962), Henry Funk (1962-1964, 1965-1971), Jake Krause (1971-1975), Gerald Klassen (1976-1979), Benno Klassen (1979-1996), George Hoeppner (1996-1997), Barry Lesser (1997- ).

Scope and content note

The fonds contains bulletins (1963-2002), annual reports (1964-1999, 2002), and directories (1966-1999).

Finding aids

Inventory file list available.

Notes

Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Other notes

Textual records have been deposited on a regular basis by the congregation at the Mennonite Heritage Centre. Described by Bert Friesen 7 February 2002.


Zoar Mennonite Church (Waldheim) Saskatchewan fonds file list:

Volume 82
  1. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1963)
  2. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1964), annual reports (1964)
  3. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1965)
  4. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1966), annual reports (1966), membership list (1966)
  5. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1967)
  6. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1968), annual reports (1968), membership list (1968)
  7. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1969), membership list (1969)
  8. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1970), membership list (1970)

Volume 83

  1. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1971)
  2. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1972), Sunday School staff list (1972), membership list (1972), annual reports (1972)
  3. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1973), membership list (1973)
  4. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1974), annual reports (1974)
  5. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1975), membership list (1975)
  6. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1976), membership list (1976)
  7. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1977), annual reports (1977), membership list (1977), directory (1977)

Volume 1627

  1. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1978), annual reports (1978), membership list (1978), directory (1978)
  2. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1979), annual reports (1979), membership list (1979), directory (1979)
  3. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1980), annual reports (1980), membership list (1980), directory (1980)
  4. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1981), annual reports (1981), membership list (1981), directory (1981)
  5. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1982), annual reports (1982), membership list (1982), directory (1982), conferernce report (1982)
  6. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1983), annual reports (1983), membership list (1983), directory (1983)

Volume 2941

  1. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1984)
  2. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1985)
  3. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1986), annual reports (1986), membership list (1986), directory (1986)
  4. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1987)
  5. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1988), annual reports (1988), membership list (1988), directory (1988)
  6. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1989)
  7. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1990)
  8. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1991)
  9. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1992)

Volume 2661

  1. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1993)
  2. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1994)
  3. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1995)
  4. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1996)
  5. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1997)
  6. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1998), annual reports (1998), congregational meeting minutes (1998), membership list (1998), directory (1998)
  7. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (1999), annual reports (1999), congregational meeting minutes (1999), membership list (1999), directory (1999)
  8. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2000)
  9. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2001)
  10. Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2002), annual report (2002)

Volume 2233

1.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2003)

2.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2004)

3.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2005)

4.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2006)

5.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2007)

Volume 5412

1.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2008); annual meeting minutes Part 2 (2007); annual meeting minutes Part 2 (2008); congregational meeting minutes

2.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2009); council meeting minutes (2009); annual meeting minutes (2009)

3.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2010); council meeting minutes (2010); annual meeting minutes (2010)

4.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2011); council meeting minutes (2011); annual meeting minutes (2011)

5.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2012)

6.  Zoar Mennonite Church bulletins (2013)