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Voth, Heinrich S., 1878-1953

Retrieval numbers: Vol. 2122-2

Title: Heinrich S. Voth fonds
Dates: 19--
Extent: 2 p.

Historical note

Heinrich S. Voth of Winkler, Manitoba, pioneer minister and evangelist of the Mennonite Brethren Church, was born on January 28, 1878, at Bingham Lake, Minnesota, son of Aeltester Heinrich Voth (1851-1918) and Sara (nee Kornelson) Voth. He attended the Mountain Lake, Minnesota public and high school and later McPherson College in Kansas. In 1902, Voth was called to be the Conference evangelist in Canada and the United States. He married Susanna Warkentin in 1904; six children were born to them. He was ordained into the ministry in 1907 and for many years was a full-time evangelist. From 1908 to 1915, he held pastorates in the Mennonite Brethren churches at Dallas, and at Portland, Oregon. In 1919, he became the pastor of the Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church where he remained until his retirement in 1950. He was always interested in missions and in training young people. For many years Voth was the chairman of the General Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church and also the Canadian Conference. For a number of years he was a member of the Foreign Mission Board of the Mennonite Brethren Conference and an officer of this board. He also served on the Education Committee of the General Conference and the local Bible School. Heinrich S. Voth died on October 25, 1953.

Scope and content note

This fonds contains two photocopied pages of a hand-written sermon based on Luke14:22.

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Voth, Heinrich S., 1878-1953

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Related material in other repositories

Henry S. Voth fonds at the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Winnipeg contains 0.55 m of textual records, books from his library and 86 photographs and 2 sound recordings.


Custodial history

Collected by David and Trudy Schellenberg of Winkler for the Christian Heritage Library.


Hand-written Gothic German


Described by Sharon H. H. Brown December, 2002.

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Other notes

Acc. no. 97-150