Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.180

Title: Henry Yantzi fonds

Dates of creation: 1920-1995

Physical description​: 18 cm. of textual and visual records

Biographical sketch​: Henry Yantzi (Dec. 12, 1913- July 12, 1995) was ordained as a deacon (July 16, 1940) in the Ontario Amish Mennonite Conference, as well as a minister (Oct. 12, 1947), and as a bishop (May 30, 1948 by Samuel Schultz). He served in a total of eight congregations, and served several terms as moderator of the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference. At the time of his death, Yantzi was Pastor Emeritus at the Hillcrest Mennonite Church.

Henry Yantzi married Lily Mae Schwartzentruber (May 28, 1912-) on October 14, 1936. They had nine children. They lived in the New Hamburg - Tavistock, Ontario area most of their life, except for a time when Henry pastored the Hunta Mennonite Church near Cochrane, Ontario.

Scope and content​: The fonds consists primarily of subject files maintained by Yantzi as part of his pastoral ministry. Some of these files also include handwritten notes by both Henry and Mae Yantzi. There are a few notes in some files from Henry's father, Daniel R. Yantzi (1882-1929).

Henry and Mae Yantzi compiled and published, The family history and genealogy of Michael B. Yantzi and Jacobena (Kennel) Yantzi in 1991.

Custodial history: The collection was donated by Yantzi's son, Mark Yantzi, in late 1996.


Yantzi's file on Brantford Mennonite Church has been transferred to that congregation's collection (XXX-3).

The treasurer's book for the Ontario Amish Conference, 1924-1949 has been transferred to the Western Ontario Mennonite Conference collection (IV-2.3.1).

Further materials related to Edward Snyder may be found by searching the Archives.

For further biographical information, search GAMEO.

Original archival description created  by Sam Steiner.

File list:

Vol. 1

  1.     Abortion
  2.     Aging ministries
  3.     Alcohol
  4.     Anabaptism
  5.     Baptism
  6.     Biblical interpretation
  7.     Child training
  8.     Christian workers
  9.     Church administration
  10.     Church buildings
  11.     Church councils
  12.     Church membership covenants
  13.     Church & State
  14.     Communion
  15.     Congregational self-evaluation
  16.     Constitutions
  17.     Constitutions, pastoral evaluations
  18.     Conversion of children
  19.     Courtship
  20.     Cults
  21.     Death to self / death in family
  22.     Divorce and remarriage study

    22a. Devotional covering 22b. Discipleship

  1.     East Zorra Mennonite Church
  2.     Evangelism
  3.     Faith
  4.     Farming
  5.     Giving
  6.     "Halfway back" - notes from London Psychiatric Centre course
  7.     Hebrews
  8.     Hillcrest Mennonite Church
  9.     Holy Spirit
  10.     Home
  11.     Illustrations and poems
  12.     Leaders
  13.     Let healing through
  14.     Marriage and family counseling
  15.     Marriage
  16.     Marriage counseling (London)
  17.     Mennonite World Conference
  18.     Modernism

    40a. Modesty

  1.     Ministerial Study Conference, 1962
  2.     "Ministers Study" in Drayton Community News
  3.     Missions
  4.     Narrow way and power
  5.     New birth
  6.     Nonresistance
  7.     Ordination, Ministry
  8.     Pacifists
  9.     Parents Association
  10.     Pastor
  11.     Prayer
  12.     Prophecy
  13.     Religious approach to personal crisis
  14.     Religious concerns
  15.     Retardation
  16.     Revival and second mile
  17.     Romance
  18.     Romans
  19.     R.S.V.
  20.     Salvation
  21.     Sanctification
  22.     Satan
  23.     Second Coming
  24.     Separation, non-conformity
  25.     Sermons
  26.     Sex
  27.     Simplicity
  28.     Singing
  29.     Soul winning
  30.     Stewardship
  31.     Stewardship (2)
  32.     Suffering of Christ
  33.     "Teen power"
  34.     Tobacco
  35.     TV
  36.     Weddings
  37.     Western Ontario Mennonite Conference (minutes from years Yantzi was moderator of the conference in the 1960s)
  38.     Winter Bible School
  39.     Yantzi, Henry (misc. notes, sermons, record of ordination and license to marry from the Province of Ontario).

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