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Herbert Mennonite Brethren Church fonds
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CA CMBS BF502; Microfilm: R42-R43.
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68 cm of textual records
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one reel microfilm
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The Herbert Mennonite Brethren Church, located in the town of Herbert in southern Saskatchewan, was organized in 1905, the same year Herbert was incorporated as a town. Jacob J. Martens led an initial membership of 68 consisting primarily of pioneers from southern Russia and the United States. The church was part of the Herbert Kreis, or Southern Saskatchewan District. Early settlers met for worship in homes and then a one-room school house. Because two different conferences were represented at first, services were conducted alternately by members of the General Conference of Mennonites and the Mennonite Brethren. In short order they moved into a church building and began to expand their ministry. Leaders and pastors of Herbert Mennonite Brethren Church have been: J.J. Martens (1905-1911), H.A. Neufeld (1912-1925, 1928-1929), William Bestvater (1926-1927), J. Schellenberg (1930, 1932), J.P. Wiebe (1931, 1934-1940), Frank Janzen (1933), H. Regehr (1941), Isaac Epp (the first salaried minister, 1942-1947), Dan Wiebe (1948-1949), Alfred Kroeker (1950-1951), Edward Lautermilch (1952), R. Janzen (1953-1957), C. Braun (1958), Nick Janz (1959-1962), Herman Voth (1963-1970), and Jacob Pauls (1971-1980).
Many of the records were microfilmed in 1978 through the work of the Historical Commission of the Mennonite Brethren Conference. The 1993 report on the Herbert Senior Citizens' Home was acquired as part of Acc. #1999-066. The rest of the textual records were acquired as part of Acc. #1999-058.
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This fonds consists of the following series: Historical notes, minutes, correspondence, legal documents, financial records, annual reports, Jugendverein, library, senior citizens' home, membership records, statistics, and early documents.
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Accession nos. 1999-066 and 1999-058.
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