Title and Physical Description
Namaka Mennonite Church fonds. — 1937-1971. — 3.5 cm of textual records
The Namaka Mennonite Church began services about 1925, and formally organized in 1927. H. H. Willms and A.J. Wall are considered the founding leaders of the group. The group included Mennonites from the village of Landskrone in the Molotschna. These immigrants from Ukraine settled on Namaka Farm, an 8 square mile tract of land southeast of Strathmore, Alberta, from a variety of places and churches in the Soviet Union. The group worshipped together with the Mennonite Brethren who built their own church in 1932-33, but were organizationally associated with the General Conference church at Rosemary, which sent a minister to Namaka once a month. Settlement in the area declined as economic conditions improved and mobility increased.
The records were transferred to the Conference of Mennonites in Alberta.
Scope & Content
The fonds consists of minutes, the congregational registry, and financial records.
Source of Acquisition
Gift by Conference of Mennonites in Alberta through Henry Goerzen, CMA Archivist.
See Files Inventory
Associated records may be found at the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies
For records related to the Namaka Mennonite Church fonds, see:
- Namaka Mennonite Brethren Church fonds, MHSA
- Goerzen, Henry D. (2000). Namaka, 1925-2000: Celebrating God’s Faithfulness from Generation to Generation. Didsbury, AB: Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
- Namaka Community Historical Committeer. (1993). Trails to Little Corner: Namaka & District – Blackfoot: West End, Cairnhill: East Side, Crowfoot, Elwood, Hammer Hill, Harwood, Namaka, Namaka Farm, Orange Valley: East Side in Alberta, Canada. Strathmore, AB: Namaka Community Historical Committee
Language – German and English
Source: Namaka 1925-2000: Celebrating God’s Faithfulness from Generation to Generation by Henry D. Goerzen (MHSA Library)
Last updated 04 May 2010 – Judith Rempel
Revised March 2012.
1- 1 Kassenbuch – Carseland – Namaka – Strathmore – 1937-1971 [separated to Vertical Files Box #3]
1- 2 Kontrolbuch – Carseland – Namaka – Strathmore – 1937-1971 [separated to Vertical Files Box #3]
1- 3 Minutes – 1946-1971