Classification scheme: 

Title: Wilmot Amish Mennonite Church fonds

Dates of creation: 1889-1984

Physical description: 26 cm of textual records

Administrative history: The Wilmot congregation was composed of the members of the Steinmann and St. Agatha congregations. It's roots were in the original Amish immigration to Wilmot Township that began in 1824. For the first decades of the community worship services were held in homes. However in 1884 the Wilmot congregation built a meetinghouse on the present Steinmann property, and a year later on the St. Agatha property. In the early years services would have alternated between the buildings. In 1957 ministers were stationed at the separate meetinghouses, and in 1959 separate business meetings were held. 

Custodial history: Accessions have been received from time to time.

Scope and content: The formal and informal records of the congregation, including a congregational history, and bulletins.

Notes: For further information see Lillian Kennel, History of the Wilmot Amish Mennonite congregation. Baden, Ont. : Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1984)
Original description created March 2000 by Sam Steiner,
See also the Worship Services listing in Sound Recordings for congregation-related services.
Photographs relating to the congregation can be located using the Archives Mennonite Archival Image Database.

File list:

Series 1: Formal records

  1. Annual meeting minutes and financial records, 1906-1915
  2. Annual meeting minutes and financial records, 1915-1922
  3. Annual meeting minutes and financial records, 1923-1948
  4. Annual meeting minutes (1949-1953) and building receipts and expenses for Steinmann, 1949-1961
  5. Annual meeting minutes, 1953-1956, 1958-1959
  6. Member assessment receipt book, 1912-1917
  7. Receipts and expenses, 1889-1906
  8. Caretaker receipts and expenses, 1906-1915
  9. Caretaker receipts and expenses, 1920-1924
  10. Constitution of Mennonite Youth Fellowship, n.d.
  11. WMSA records, 1944-1957
  12. Financial records, [between 1910 and 1924].
    Note: Book contains congregational financial records for 1910, 1915-1917, 1920-1921, and "foreign relief and charity work" financial records mostly designated for "Russian Relief" and India, 1921-1922, 1924.

Series 2: Informal records, books

  1. Programs, 1931-1961
  2. Lillian Kennel, History of the Wilmot Amish Mennonite congregation : Steinman and St. Agatha churches, 1824-1984 (Baden, Ont. : Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1984)

Series 3: Bulletins


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