Wallace Mennonite Church (Palmerston, ON)

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Dates of creation: 1983

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Palmerston, ON. Located on Perth Line 88, eight miles northwest of Listowel.

The congregation dissolved in 1902. It had been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario from 1864-1902. The language of worship was German.

The congregation began services in 1864, and formally organized in 1869. The first building was occupied in 1871. Isaac Weber is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Waterloo County. The congregation was evenly divided over the Mennonite Brethren in Christ division, with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ group retaining the church property. The remaining Mennonite Conference of Ontario group worshipped for a time in homes but eventually built another church, though the date is uncertain. The membership dwindled and the building was sold in 1902. The proceeds went to First Mennonite Church (Kitchener) for their own building project.

Custodial history: The photos and commentary were donated by Melvin Buehler in 1983.

Created March 2002 by Sam Steiner

There is one series: Informal Records

Series 1: Informal Records

  1. Holograph historical commentary and photographs about the Wallace Mennonite settlement, 1983.
  2. "The Wallace Township Mennonite settlement" by Melvin Bhttps://uwaterloo.ca/mennonite-archives-ontario/congregations

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Last modified 20-Feb-2007 by Sam Steiner


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