of Alberta

Namaka Mennonite Church fonds

Accession 2002.019

Title and Physical Description

Namaka Mennonite Church fonds. — 1937-1971. — 3.5 cm of textual records

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Custodial History

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.

Access restrictions

Access to personal information in church registers & financial records is subject to MHSA privacy policy

Finding Aids

See Files Inventory

Associated Materials

Associated records may be found at the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies

Related Materials

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


Accession 2002.019
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.

Files Inventory

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