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Last updated November 20, 2006
Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba
Retrieval Numbers: Volumes 715-728, 972-974, 984, 1961-1970,
1981-1991, 2271, 2594, 2829, 2921, 3264, 3345; Reel to Reel Sound
Recording no. 29, 30; Audio Cassette no. 2024-2026.
Title: Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba fonds
Extent: 2.59 meters of textual records
Extent: Three audio tapes and two audio reels
The Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba traces its
origin to the ordination of Johann Funk in 1882 (although the church
did not subscribe to the Bergthaler name until 1892. Funk was to lead
the people who had migrated from the Mennonite East Reserve since 1877.
These people had settled on the east side of the West Reserve in what
is now the Altona-Gretna area. Originally these people had immigrated
to Canada from the Bergthal and other colonies in Russia. In the East
Reserve their church became known as the Chortitzer Gemeinde (church).
In 1889 the Choritizer church gave their members on the West Reserve
more autonomy with the establishment of the Waisenamt (church mutual
aid institution). Johann Funk pushed the church into new territory with
the vision of a teacher-training center in 1885. This became a reality
in 1889 with the establishment of the Mennonite Educational Institute
(MEI) later known as the Mennonite Collegiate Institute (MCI) in
Gretna, Manitoba. Funk also proposed to have singing practices, Bible
studies, Sunday School and fellowship with other churches. The biggest
issue became education and the continuation of the MEI. The parent
church on the East Reserve did not support Funk and in 1892 a church
split occurred. A group of fifty-seven to sixty-one families chose to
side with Funk but the vast majority, 441 families, aligned themselves
with the parent church. A new bishop, Abraham Doerksen from the village
of Sommerfeld, was elected by the Chortitzer church in 1894 to serve
its members. This larger group became known as the Sommerfelder
Mennonite church and Funk's group as the Bergthaler Mennonite church.
Included in Funk's small group of supporters were a few ministers. One
of these, Jacob Hoeppner, was elected as an assistant to Funk in 1903.
In that same year the Bergthaler church formed a partnership with the
Rosenorter Mennonite church of Saskatchewan, and thus beginning what
has become the Conference of Mennonites in Canada. In 1926 David
Schultz was elected as the Aeltester (Bishop) to take over the
responsibilities from Hoeppner. During this era the church expanded
greatly due to the depression forcing people to move, the influx of new
Mennonite immigrants and the controversy over the school and Waisenamt
were being somewhat forgotten. In 1929 the finance committee was
organized which took the control of the finances away from the
ministers. The Bergthaler Church of Manitoba initiated many new
ventures including the establishment of the Elim Bible School,
Mennonite Pioneer Mission to aid Mennonite people in Mexico and native
people in Canada, the Christian Home Hour and the Abundant Life radio
programs aired on CFAM in Altona, Manitoba. The church established
seniors homes and a Christian Bible camp located at Moose Lake,
Manitoba. It produced a church paper called Das Bergthaler Gemeinde
Blatt printed by D.W. Friesen Printers in Altona, Manitoba. The church
also supported its young men with getting contentious objectors (CO)
status during World War Two and with visits to the men in the
Alternative Service camps. The church suffered a serious set back when
the Waisenamt collapsed in 1931, where many people had invested their
life savings. When Schultz began as Bishop, the church had three houses
of worship. By 1952 there were ten church buildings, twenty-one places
of worship, twenty-four Sunday schools, one Elder or Bishop (Aeltester)
and twenty ministers. The church began its decentralization process
when it began to ordain more elders, moving away from the strong one
leader concept. In 1951 J.M. Pauls of Morden, Manitoba was ordained and
served until his death in 1961. In 1961 D.D. Klassen and J.F. Pauls
were ordained and in 1962 Ernest Wiebe was ordained. In 1965 the
Bergthaler church continued to decentralize. This gave more autonomy to
the local churches, which in 1967 included the right to baptize and
serve communion. By 1968 the Bergthaler church had almost totally
decentralized with all the major church programs going to the General
Conference Mennonite Church or Conference of Mennonites in Canada. With
decentralization almost complete, the next step by default was
dissolution. In a meeting in Carman, Manitoba on March 9, 1971, the
nineteen congregations decided to dissolve the Bergthaler Mennonite
Church. This became final in 1983 when Bill 112 received Royal Assent
and the Act to incorporate the Corporation of the Bergthaler Mennonite
Church of Manitoba was repealed.
Scope and content note
This fonds consists of six series: 1) Church membership
ledgers recording vital statistics 2) Minutes of the brotherhood,
ministerial, and finance committee meetings 3) Financial records, legal
documents, and correspondence 4) Fire insurance records 5) Bergthaler
Waisenamt (aid organization) records 6) Disbanding of the Organization.
Finding aid includes a series description with inventory file list.
Related material in this repository
Personal papers of D.W. Friesen,
J.M. Pauls, Henry J. Gerbrandt and David Schultz, Benjamin Ewert, Heinrich Ewert,
David D. Klassen, Das Bergthaler Gemeindeblatt. Altona, Manitoba, 1936-1971.
Monthly Der Mitarbeiter. Gretna, Manitoba, 1906-1934. Monthly. Gerbrandt, Henry
J. Adventure in Faith. Altona, Manitoba: Bergthaler Mennonite church of Manitoba,
1970. Gerbrandt, Henry J. Postscript to Adventure in Faith. Winnipeg, Maniotba:
CMBC Publications, 1986. Hamm, H.H. "Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Manitoba."
Mennonite Encyclopedia. Das Gemeinde Blatt. Altona, Manitoba: Bergthaler Mennonite
church of Manitoba. Peters, Jake. The Waisenamt: A History of Mennonite Inheritance
Custom. Steinbach, Manitoba: Mennonite Village Museum, 1985. Rempel, J.G. Fuenfzig
Jahre Konferenz Bestrebungen, 1902-1952: Konferenz der Mennoniten in Canada.
Steinbach, Manitoba: Derksen Printers, 1952. Toews, Harvey. 'The Bergthaler
Mennonites." Undergraduate paper, Goshen College, Goshen Indiana, n.d.
This collection came to the Mennonite Heritage Centre in
numerous deposits. The first was collected and deposited by Henry
Gerbrandt after he finished his work on the book Adventure of Faith in
July and August of 1974, a history of the church. The second deposit
was made in the fall of 1974 by former Bishop David Schultz (via Ernest
Wiebe). This consisted of nine large membership ledgers. On June 20,
1979, D.H. Loewen deposited a third group of records dealing with the
finance committee. In December of 1983 and January 1984, Loewen
deposited another two collections of material that dealt with the
finances of the church. The sixth deposit was brought to the Heritage
Centre by Alf Loewen in 1984-1985 that dealt with the dissolution of
the church. Two audio recording reels have been brought to the Centre
by John C. Klassen in 1974. The Waisenamt correspondence records were
deposited by Henry Gerbrandt in 1974 after the completion of his
research. These records were created by the liquidations of the
Waisenamt. In the same year the ledger books were deposited by the Red
River Mutual Insurance company who occupied the old Bergthaler
Some in German
Description completed by
Conrad Stoesz in 1998, updated by Conrad Stoesz November 20, 2006.
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction and publication
Accession nos. 74-1, 74-5,
74-6, 74-7, 75-2, 79-43, 83-74, 85-48, 85-49, 85-50, 05-069, 06-076.
Retrieval numbers: Volumes 715-716, 718-728, 972-974, 984,
1961-1970, 1981-1991, 2594, 2829, 2921, 3264. Audio Reel to reel no.
1) Bergthaler Mennonite church registers. -- 1882-1954. – 45 cm of textual records.
This series consists of two groups of church registers. The first
two registers are preliminary records having been used from 1882-1895.
The families in these two registers are recorded in four segments. A
total of 220 families are recorded; however some families appear in
more than one list. The content includes name of husband, wife and
children with birth, marriage, baptism and death dates. The second
group of registers are the permanent Bergthaler Church of Manitoba
church registers begun around 1896 and consisting of nine volumes.
Title based on content of the series.
Location: Volumes 715, 718-726.
Language: Notes written in Gothic German handwriting.
2) Minutes. -- 1893-1973. -- 44 cm of textual records.
This series consists of minutes of meetings from the finance
committee, brotherhood meetings, ministerial meetings, Arden church and
Camp Moose Lake. The decisions made in the early portion of the
church’s history were made by the ministerial or the brotherhood.
In 1929 the finance committee was established and began to make
decisions and create records. The Altona Bergthaler Church Naehverein
(sewing circle) has four notebooks of records in this series.
Title based on contents of the series.
Location: Volumes 715, 716, 727, 1964 , 1966, 1968, 1969, 2271, 2594, 2829, 3264, 3345.
Language: In mixed Gothic and Latin script (mainly German) .
3) Financial records, legal documents and correspondence. -- 1914-1985. – 1.25 m of textual records.
This series consists of the financial records of the large church
body. It contains records of each church members contributions and
records of the disbursements of outreach committees that the church
funded. There are files of correspondence, ledger books and bank
statements. The legal documents consist of constitutions, incorporation
documents and sale of land documents. There are also the records
pertaining to the dissolving of the corporation.
Title based on contents of the series.
Location: 715, 716, 728, 1961 – 1970, 1988-1991, 2594, 2829.
Language: German and English.
4) Fire insurance records. -- 1919-1941. -- 20 cm of textual records.
This series consists of registers that were used to record the
assessed value of members property, the payment to individuals who lost
property and a set of indexes. Also included is the published
constitution entitled Verändurung und Ausbesserung der Feuerregeln der Gegenseitigen Mennonitischen Brandordnug (Altona, Man., 1919).
Title based on contents of the series.
5) Bergthaler Waisenamt (Aid Organization) records. -- 1889, 1903-1907, 1914-1919, 1930-1953, 1955, 1965, 1967. -- 25 cm of textual records.
This series consists of three big financial ledgers which record
the assets, liabilities and cash on hand of the organization. The
series also contains important files containing legal documents and
correspondence relating to the dissolution of the Waisenamt. The Waisenamt
was an organization originally set up to provide aid to widows and
orphans and to distribute inheritance money and property. It had its
beginnings with Mennonites in Prussia, however the institution proper
came into being on August 31, 1792 in the Russian Mennonite colony of
Chortitza. The institution was transported along with the immigrants in
1874 to Canada. In its later years it functioned also as a bank
accepting deposits and offering mortgages.
Title based on contents.
Location: 972-974, 984, 2921, 3345.
Language: Some records in German
6) Disbanding of the Organization. -- 1972. --
2 audio reels, three audio cassettes, and one speech.
The material in this series includes recordings of the disbanding
service of the Bergthaler organization. The service was held in the
Altona Bergthaler Mennonite church.
Location: Audio Cassettes: 2024-2026;
Audio Reels 29-30; Texual records volume 3264:8.
Bergthal Mennonite Church of Manitoba fonds inventory file list:
- Bergthaler Mennonite church transcribed lists of church registers A and B. – [197-?]
- West Reserve Bergthal Mennonite Church Register A. -- 1882-1895.
- West Reserve Bergthal Mennonite Church Register B. -- 1886-1894.
NOTE: These two church registers are the "preliminary" or early West
Reserve Bergthaler Church registers.
- Minutes of the Brotherhood and Finance committee meetings. – 1930-1962.
- Financial ledger of the Canadian Mennonite Conference of Home Missions. – 1914-1931.
- Minutes of the Bergthaler ministerial meetings. – 1935-1949.
- Minutes of the Bergthaler Ministerial meetings. – 1950-1963.
- Ledger and financial repots from Herbert, Altona, and Lost River. – 1905, 1918.
- General Conference relationship. – ca. 1969.
- Ministerial minutes. – 1924-1941.
- Brotherhood meetings. – 1929.
- Letters and reports. – 1936-1967; predominantly 1950-1961.
- Arden Bergthaler Mennonite church minutes. – 1942, 1953-1955; 1960-1966.
- Arden Bergthaler Mennonite church minutes. – 1942-1953.
- Bergthal Church Register No.1. – ca. 1896-1904.
- Bergthal Church Register No.2. – ca. 1904-1920.
- Bergthal Church Register No. 3. – ca. 1919-1927.
- Bergthal Church Register No. 4. – ca. 1928-1935.
- Bergthal Church Register No.5. – ca. 1936-1939.
- Bergthal Church Register No.6. – ca. 1940-1943.
- Bergthal Church Register No. 7. – ca. 1943-1949.
- Bergthal Church Register No. 8. – ca. 1949-1954.
- Bergthal Church Register No. 9. – ca. 1953-1954.
- Ministerial meeting minutes. – 1893-1926.
- Ministerial meeting minutes. – 1927-1935.
- Brotherhood meeting minutes. – 1901-1934.
- Student aid fund. – 1959-1965; 1947-1960.
- Financial records of Mennonite Pioneer Mission. – 1942-1945.
- Financial records of Mennonite Pioneer Mission. – 1945-1949.
- Certificate of baptism. - blank.
- Constitution. – 1969.
- Constitution revisions. – 1958.
- Statuten des Altenheims der Bergthaler Gemeinde in Manitoba
= By-laws of the Old Folks home of the Bergthaler church in Manitoba. – 1918.
- Sale of Winnipeg building. – 1973-1974.
- Transfer correspondence. – 1932-1940.
- Building fund financial record. – 1942-1951.
- Bergthaler Mennonite church of Manitoba: Trend of Past; Possibilities for Future. – 1970.
- Mission biographies. – ca. 1965.
- Records of mission pledges. – 1944-1946.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt regulation books. – 1903.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt asset book. – 1904-1907.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt index for asset book. – 1904-1907.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt liabilities book. – 1903-1907.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt index for liabilities book. – 1903-1907.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt cash book. - 1914-1918.
- Financial records of individual churches giving. – 1938-1953.
- Correspondence regarding individual churches giving. – 1949.
- Financial correspondence. – 1950.
- Financial correspondence and records of individual members giving. – 1950-1951, primarily 1950.
- Correspondence and individual members giving. – 1951.
- Financial correspondence and records of individual members giving. – 1951.
- Financial correspondence, individual members giving, and bank statements. – 1952.
- Financial correspondence and individual members giving. – 1952.
- Financial correspondence and bank statements. – 1953.
- Individual members giving and financial correspondence. – 1953.
- Financial correspondence, individual members giving, and bank statements. – 1954-1955, predominantly 1954.
- Financial correspondence, individual members giving, and bank statements. – 1955.
- Financial correspondence, individual members giving, and bank statements. – 1956-1957, predominantly 1956.
- Financial correspondence, individual members giving and bank statements. – 1957-1958.
- Account book. – 1957.
- Financial correspondence, individual members giving, and bank statements. – 1958-1959.
- Financial correspondence. – 1959.
- Financial correspondence, bank statements, and individual members giving. – 1959.
- Minutes of the finance committee and brotherhood meetings. – 1956-1959, predominantly 1959.
- Financial correspondence, bank statements, and individual members giving. – 1960
- Financial records and bank statements. – 1960-1961.
- Correspondence. – 1960-1967, predominantly 1960-1961.
- Individual members giving. – 1960-1961.
- Questionnaire regarding land title. – ca. 1965.
- Questionnaire regarding church financing. – ca. 1968.
- Minister’s lists and financial reports. – 1963-1972.
- Correspondence and individual members giving. – 1968-1977, predominantly 1971-1972.
- Camp Moose Lake minutes. – 1957-1961.
- Conference of Mennonite in Canada correspondence . – 1967,1971.
- Receipt books and cancelled cheques. – 1949-1951, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966.
- Receipt books. – 1955, 1961.
- Adventure in Faith
orders and finances. – 1970-1972.
- Correspondence. – 1967-1968.
- Radio mission correspondence. – 1963-1968.
- Gemeinde Blatt
= church paper correspondence. – 1967-1969.
- Board of missions minutes. – 1960.
- Eden mental health correspondence and contributions. 1964-1967.
- Questionnaire regarding land value and membership numbers. – 1966, 1971-1972.
- Honorarium pension fund. – 1968-1971.
- Finance committee minutes, report and correspondence. – 1945-1971, predominantly 1960-1971.
- Tax returns. – 1966-1971.
- Conference of Mennonites in Manitoba reports and Conference of Mennonites in Canada Statistics. – 1969-1966.
- Constitution report and constitution. – 1966, 1969.
- Correspondence. – 1968-1971.
- Legal documents regarding incorporation and land titles. – 1954-1970, primarily 1966-1971.
- Ministerial itinerary and correspondence. – ca. 1969-1971.
- List of ministers. – 1967-1969.
- Ministerial meeting minutes and report on ministry to divorced and remarried people. – 1967- 1973.
- Brotherhood meeting minutes. – 1964-1971, incomplete.
- Bank statements. – 1962-1971.
- Statements of revenue and disbursements. – 1970-1972.
- Student aid fund. – ca. 1968.
- Gemeinde Blatt
= church paper notes. – 1971.
- History book finances. – 1971.
- Camp Moose Lake legal documents, minutes and correspondence. – 1960-1964.
- Conference of Mennonites in Canada. – 1963.
- Brotherhood and finance committee minutes. – 1963.
- Constitution. – ca.1963.
- Promissory notes. – 1958-1964.
- Wills. – 1963.
- Correspondence. – 1962-1966, primarily 1962.
- Collections for projects. – 1969.
- Correspondence relating to donations from Arden church. – 1962-1966.
- Collectors report from Bethel Bergthaler church. – 1962-1971.
- Collectors report and correspondence from Carmen Bergthaler church. – 1962-1972.
- Gladstone Bergthaler church correspondence. – 1962-1968.
- Graysville Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1968.
- Gretna Bergthaler church collectors report. – 1962-1969.
- Halbstadt Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1970.
- Homewood Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1963-1969.
- Kane Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1971.
- Lowe Farm Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1971.
- MacGregor Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1971.
- Morden Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1972.
- Morris Bergthaler church correspondence. – 1957-1973.
- Plum Coulee Bergthaler church legal documents and collectors report. – 1963-1972.
- Rosenfeld Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1961-1966.
- Spencer collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1970.
- Steinbach Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1971.
- Winkler Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1973.
- Winnipeg Bergthaler church collectors report and correspondence. – 1962-1972.
- Canada pension plan. – 1966-1971.
- Christian Home Hour radio program correspondence and receipts. – 1964-1970.
- Mission committee correspondence and minutes. – 1962-1971.
- Correspondence with Back to the Bible. – 1963.
- Correspondence with Canadian Mennonite Bible College. – 1963-1964
- Correspondence with Mennonite Biblical Seminary. – 1962-1963.
- Receipts from Union Gospel Mission. – 1963.
- Correspondence, receipts, and Waisenamt document. – 1962-1963.
- Service Committee Minutes. – 1963.
- Missions committee minutes. – 1963-1964.
- Stewardship reports and Bethel Bergthaler statistics. – ca.1964.
- Correspondence with Canadian Bible Society. – 1963.
- Correspondence with Canadian Mennonite Conference. – 1962-1966.
- Correspondence with Child Evangelism Fellowship. – 1963.
- Receipts from Elim Bible school and Ebenezer Old folks home. – 1963-1968.
- Correspondence with Gospel Missionary Union. – 1963.
- Receipts from Womens' Mission Society. – 1963.
- Correspondence with Manitoba March of Dimes. – 1963.
- Correspondence with Mennonite Collegiate Institute and report
from proposed Winkler community mental health Centre. – 1961-1964.
- Mennonite Central Committee receipts. – 1962-1967.
- Correspondence with mission to lepers. – 1963.
- Receipts from Salem Home for the Aged. – 1962-1963.
- Constitution / Regulations: Verändurung und Ausbesserung der Feuerregeln der Gegenseitigen Mennonitischen Brandordnu (Altona, Man., 1919).
- Index (unsure for what). – [192-?].
- Fire insurance financial register and list of Brandtschultzen. - 1933-1941.
- Fire Insurance financial register and list of people receiving aid from Waisenamt and fire insurance. - 1924-1942.
- Index (unsure for what). – [19-?].
- Fire insurance property assessment register. - 1920-1941.
- Fire insurance register of payments to individuals. - 1920-1941.
- Fire insurance register of payment to individuals. - 1937-1941.
- Financial ledger. - 1940-1950.
- Financial ledger. - 1959-1961.
- Financial ledger. - 1958-1959.
- Financial ledger. - 1950-1955.
- Altona Bergthaler Mennonite church Naehverein (Sewing Circle) minutes, 4 notebooks. 1913-1970.
- Minutes of Brotherhood meetings and correspondence. – 1935,
1940, 1942, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1963-1965, 1967.
- Minutes of finance committee and correspondence. – 1939-1949.
- Minutes of finance committee. – 1950-1959.
- Minutes of finance committee. – 1960-1970.
- Legal correspondence and incorporation documents. – 1940, 1943, 1944, 1954, 1955, 1964, 1965.
- Minutes of ministerial meetings. – 1963-1966.
- Legal documents dealing with incorporation. – 1965.
- Minutes of the finance committee and brotherhood meetings. – 1962-1973, 1978, 1983.
- Minutes of brotherhood meetings. – 1969, 1972.
- Bank statements and correspondence. – 1977-1983.
- Legal documents regarding sale of land. – 1972-1980.
- Legal documents and correspondence. – 1968-1975.
- Annual local collections. – 1953-1972.
- Legal documents and correspondence regarding dissolution of Bergthaler Mennonite church of Manitoba. – 1965, 1983, 1985.
- Legal documents. – 1924, 1954-1956, 1958, 1964-1966, 1970, 1973, 1977-1979.
- Legal documents regarding Home Street Mennonite church. – 1973.
- Financial statements and legal correspondence. – 1973-1978.
- Bank statements. – 1971, 1974-1981.
- Legal documents and correspondence. – 1966-1967, 1970-1983.
- Financial ledger. – 1930-1972; predominantly 1951-1972. Note: oldest records at the back.
- Financial ledger. – 1969-1975.
- Bergthaler Mennonite church, 2 stamps, and 1 ledger key.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt financial records, correspondence, and research notes. - 1919, 1931, 1951 1965, 1967.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt legal documents and correspondence regarding dissolution. - 1933, 1944 - 1946, 1948, 1949.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt legal documents and correspondence. - 1931-1937.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt correspondence. - 1930-1943. - Note: Borrowed from Monarch Life.
- Bergthaler Waisenamt correspondence. - 1937 - 1940, 1943 - 1953, 1955.
regulations. – 1889.
- Minutes of ministerial meetings, correspondence and ministerial itinerary.
- Minutes of brotherhood meetings and reports. - 1964-1968.
- Minutes of ministerial meetings. – 1963-1964.
- Minutes of ministerial meetings. – 1965-1966.
- Minutes of ministerial meetings. - 1967-1968.
- Minutes of ministerial meetings. – 1969-1970.
- Minutes of ministerial meetings and correspondence. – 1971-1973.
Words of Farewell,
and a look into the future at the Brotherhood meeting of the General Bergthaler
Church of Manitoba held at the Homewood Mennonite Church , March 13, 1972
/ D.D. Klassen.
- Ministerial Minutes of the Bergthaler Mennonite church of Manitoba. -- 1950-1956.
- Ministerial Minutes of the Bergthaler Mennonite church of Manitoba. -- 1957-1963.
- Ministerial Minutes of the Bergthaler Mennonite church of Manitoba. -- 1967-1969.
- Study Commission on Constitution. -- 1958.
- Wedding guidelines. -- 1924, [195?].
- Programs, correspondence, Bergthaler Gemeinde Blatt, and other material. -- 1952-1976.
- Christian Education papers. -- 1961.
46. Bergthaler Waisenamt annual
financial reports. -- 1920-1930
46a. Bergthaler Waisenamt listing
of creditors and the amounts of money they had in the institution. -- June 1930.
provided by Jake Rempel.
Reel to Reel sound recordings
Volume 29 & 30
Thanksgiving service at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite church on the
occasion of the disbanding of the Bergthaler Mennonite Church of
Manitoba. -- June 11, 1972.
Thanksgiving service - Disbanding of the Bergthaler Mennonite Church Organization, Altona, Manitoba. -- June 11, 1972.
Bergthaler Mennonite Church of Manitoba inventory file location list (by series):
Series 1: Church membership ledgers
- Volume 715:1-3
- Volume 718-726
Series 2: Minutes
- Volume 715:4
- Volume 716:1-2, 4-6, 8-9
- Volume 727:1-3
- Volume 1964:4
- Volume 1966:2
- Volume 1967:1
- Volume 1968:1-2
- Volume 1969:3
- Volume 2271
- Volume 2594:1-4, 6
- Volume 2829:3
- Volume 3264
- Volume 3345:4-10
Series 3: Financial records, legal documents, and correspondence
- Volume 715:5
- Volume 716:3,7
- Volume 728:1-13
- Volume 1961:1-8
- Volume 1962:1-4
- Volume 1963:1-3
- Volume 1964:1-3
- Volume 1965:1-7
- Volume 1966:1, 3-9
- Volume 1967:2-12
- Volume 1968:3-7
- Volume 1969:1-2, 4-19
- Volume 1970:1-30
- Volume 1988-1991
- Volume 2594:5
- Volume 2829:1, 3-16
Series 4: Fire insurance records
Series 5: Bergthaler Waisenamt (aid organization) records
- Volume 972-974, 984, 2921
- Volume 3345:45.
Series 6: Disbanding of the Organization:
- Audio Cassettes: 2024-2026
- Audio Reels: 29-30.
- Texual Records Volume 3264:8.