Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

Larry D. Spicer fonds, 2002-2004, cm.

Accession 2012.033

Title and Description

Larry D. Spicer fonds, 2000-2004, 3 cm.

Administrative/Biographical History

Larry D. Spicer is a descendant of Elias and Annie (Auker) Reist who provided leadership in the establishment and early history of the Mennonite settlements and churches at Reist, Alberta. Westward Ho, Alberta, and the Mount View Mennonite Church near High River/ Okotoks, Alberta.  He is also a descendant of Silas and Lucinda (Weber) Good who provided leadership in the establishment and early history of the Mount View Mennonite Church near High River/Okotoks, Alberta.  The Mennonite churches at Reist, Westward Ho and Mount View were all affiliated with the Alberta-Saskatchewwan Mennonite Conference (later renamed The Northwest Mennonite Conference).  Larry Spicer served as Pastor of Ministreis and Equipping at the First Church of the Nazarene in Missoula, Montana.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of historical work written or collected and published by Larry D. Spicer, concerning the life and work of his grandparents, Elias and Annie (Auker) Reist in the Mennonite settlements at Reist and Westward Ho, Alberta.   He also donated a copy of the published History of the Alberta-Sskatchewan Mennonite Conference by Ezra Stauffer into which he has inserted numerous obituaries and a few other notes and reports.

Larry Ralso donated a detailed map of the Mount View Mennonite Church Cemetary which has been filed, together with other documents about thecemetary, as part of Accession 2011.029

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Larry Spicer

Finding Aid

  1. Clearwater Mennonite Church and Congregation, Reist, Alberta, reports and documents written or gathered by Larry D. Spicer for the first reunion of the descendants of Elias and Annie (Auker) Bricker held in 2002 on the campus of Olds College in Olds, Alberta.
  2. Booklet written and published by Larry D. Spicer, Westward Ho! On the Trail of Elias and Annie Auker Reist and Their Descendants.
  3. History of the Alberta-Ssakatchewan Mennonite Conference, by Ezra Stauffer, published in 1960 by the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference, with numerous obituary and other inserts by Larry D. Spicer.

Larry Spicer also donated a detailed map of the Mount View Mennonite Church Cemetary, which has been filed, together with other documents about the cemetary, as part of Accession 2011.020.

Related material

MHSA archvies Accession 2003.031 Northwest Mennonite Conference fonds

MHSA archives Accession 2003.031 Theodore Regehr fonds, records collected or created when writing Faith, Life and Witness.  Centennial History of the Northwest Mennonite Conference, 1903-2003, (Kitchener: Padora Press, 2003).

T. D. Regehr, Faith Life and Witness, Centennial History of the Northwest Mennonite Conference, 1903-2003 IKitchener: Pandora Press, 2003).

Ezra Stauffer, History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference, (Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Church, 1960).