Bertie Mennonite Church (Sherkston, ON)

Classification scheme: 
III-42-4

Title: Bertie Mennonite Church fonds

Dates of creation: 1931-1953

Physical description:  1 file

Administrative history: 

Minister Simon Martin served in 1930 as a congregational leader. In 1925 there were 25 members. The congregation dissolved in 1931. It had been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario since 1820. The language of worship was English.

The community was settled about 1788, and a congregation was formally organized in the early 1800s. The first building was occupied in 1828, with subsequent building programs in 1853 and 1917. George Zavitz is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the United States.

Bertie Mennonite sold its church building to Bertie Brethren in Christ Church in 1931.

The church was located on Lot 35, Concession 1 of Bertie Township one mile east of Sherkston.

The congregation was also known as Sherkston Mennonite Church.

Custodial history:  The origin of the materials in this fonds is not known.

Scope and Content: There is one series: Records

Notes:
For photographs related to this congregation search the Mennonite Archival Image Database.
An encyclopedia entry for this congregation may be found in GAMEO under the name Sherkston Mennonite Church.
Original archival description created 2002 by Sam Steiner

File list:

Series 1: Records

  1. Declaration by congregation to sell church and property to the Tunkers, 20 October 1931
  2. Offprint of "Early History of the Mennonites in Welland County, Ontario," by J. C. Fretz

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