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Last updated 22 February 2019 

Mennonite Heritage Centre Archives
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Title: Nordheim Mennonite Church fonds
Dates: 1997-2000
Extent: 8 cm of textual records

Historical note

Mennonite immigrants from Russia settled in the Winnipegosis and Fork River areas in the 1920s. A meeting was held February 18, 1931, organized by Aeltester Johan P. Bueckert.  Here it was agreed that the families would meet for Bible study and take truns reading sermons to the group every Sunday.  A Sunday school for the children was established with Johann Warkentin elected as teacher.  The families also agreed to teach their children the High German language.  In 1933 the group formally organized as a congregation. In 1935 they built their own meeting house. Ältester J. Bückert who remained a resident of Gretna served as their intitial leader. In 1953 C.C. Janzen became their 'resident' Ältester. Because of its geographic isolation from the rest of the conference congregations, it did not become too involved in conference activities but rather concentrated its efforts on a local camping programme. The leaders of the congregation were: C.C. Janzen (1953-1979), Abram Bergen (1933-1965), Henry Klassen (1959-1996), Jake Wiebe (1959-1998), Gerhard Goertzen (1934-1936), Jacob Martens (1933-1941), Glenn Nickerson (1981-1984), D. Rempel (1984-1989), George Oosterveld (1989-1990), David Wiebe (1993), Don Read (1994-1999), Abe Krahn (2000- )

Scope and content note

The fonds contains the weekly Sunday bulletins (1997-2000) which show the regular weekly activities of its leaders and participants, two history publications and minutes from the meeting on February 18, 1931.

Finding aids

Inventory file list available.


Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access.

Accession number 2012-079.

Other notes

Textual records were deposited at the Mennonite Heritage Centre. Described by Bert Friesen 11 December 2001. Updated by Conrad Stoesz 9 November 2012. Updated by Selenna Wolfe 22 February 2019. 

Nordheim Mennonite Church (Winnipegosis) fonds file list:

Volume 4618

  1. Nordheim Mennonite Church bulletins (1997)
  2. Nordheim Mennonite Church bulletins (1998)
  3. Nordheim Mennonite Church bulletins (1999)
  4. Nordheim Mennonite Church - 50th Anniversary of the Nordheim Mennonite Church 16-page booklet.
  5. Nordheim Mennonite Church - 75th Anniversary of the Nordheim Mennonite Church  47-page booklet.
  6. Winnipegosis group meeting minutes. -- February 18, 1931.
  7. Nordheim Mennonite Church bulletins (2000) [incomplete]