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The Cassel Mennonite congregation began services in 1935, and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1935, with an additional building program in 1994. [[Iutzi, Daniel S. (1873-1960)|Bishop Daniel Iutzi]] is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from [[East Zorra Mennonite Church (Tavistock, Ontario, Canada)|East Zorra Mennonite Church]] because of the latter congregation's increasing numbers. Cassel was listed as part of East Zorra membership until 1964.
Source: [http://www.brianlshantz.com/m/listings/details.php Brian L. Shantz Ltd.]'']]    The Cassel Mennonite congregation began services in 1935, and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1935, with an additional building program in 1994. [[Iutzi, Daniel S. (1873-1960)|Bishop Daniel Iutzi]] is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from [[East Zorra Mennonite Church (Tavistock, Ontario, Canada)|East Zorra Mennonite Church]] because of the latter congregation's increasing numbers. Cassel was listed as part of East Zorra membership until 1964.
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On 7-9 May 2010, the congregation celebrated its 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary.
 
On 7-9 May 2010, the congregation celebrated its 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary.
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
Lichti, Fred.<em class="gameo_bibliography"> A History of the East Zorra (Amish) Mennonite Church 1837-1977.</em> Tavistock, Ont.: East Zorra Mennonite Church, 1977, 132 pp.
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Lichti, Fred.<em> A History of the East Zorra (Amish) Mennonite Church 1837-1977.</em> Tavistock, Ont.: East Zorra Mennonite Church, 1977, 132 pp.
  
<em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Reporter</em> (26 December 1994): 9.
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<em>Mennonite Reporter</em> (26 December 1994): 9.
  
 
Rogalsky, Dave. "Comfortable Being Rural: Cassel Mennonite Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary." <em>Canadian Mennonite</em> (12 July 2010): 22.
 
Rogalsky, Dave. "Comfortable Being Rural: Cassel Mennonite Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary." <em>Canadian Mennonite</em> (12 July 2010): 22.
  
Zehr, Vernon and Leona Bender. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Cassel Mennonite Church 1935-1985.</em> Cassel Mennonite Church, 1985, 40 pp.
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Zehr, Vernon and Leona Bender. <em>Cassel Mennonite Church 1935-1985.</em> Cassel Mennonite Church, 1985, 40 pp.
  
<h3>Archival Records</h3> Church records at [http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/mao/archivesfonds/V-9.htm Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
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<h3>Archival Records</h3> Church records at [https://uwaterloo.ca/mennonite-archives-ontario/  Mennonite Archives of Ontario].
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
 
<strong>Address</strong>: 696556 17th Line, Tavistock, Ontario
 
<strong>Address</strong>: 696556 17th Line, Tavistock, Ontario
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[http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/ Mennonite Church Canada] (1995-present)
 
[http://www.mennonitechurch.ca/ Mennonite Church Canada] (1995-present)
  
<h3>Cassel Mennonite Ministers</h3> <table class="vertical listing">  <tr> <th>Name</th> <th>Years of
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== Cassel Mennonite Ministers ==
 
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Service
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</th> </tr>  <tr> <td>Daniel S. Iutzi (Bishop)  
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| Daniel S. Iutzi (Bishop) || 1935-1948  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1935-1948  
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| Jacob R. Bender || 1935-1947  
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Jacob R. Bender  
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| Menno Kuepfer || 1935-1940  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1935-1947  
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| Daniel Wagler || 1940-1958  
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Menno Kuepfer  
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| David Schwartzentruber || 1940-1958  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1935-1940  
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| Joel Schwartzentruber || 1947-1958  
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Daniel Wagler  
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| Henry Yantzi (Bishop) || 1948-1958  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1940-1958  
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| Vernon Zehr || 1958-1973  
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>David Schwartzentruber  
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| Ephraim Gingerich || 1973-1979  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1940-1958  
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| Dan Nighswander || 1979-1984  
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Joel Schwartzentruber  
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| Mary Jane Brenneman (interim) || 1984  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1947-1958  
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| Steve Martin || 1985-1987  
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Henry Yantzi (Bishop)  
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| Steve Gerber (interim) || 1987/1988  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1948-1958  
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| Gordon Martin || 1988-1997  
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Vernon Zehr  
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| Jim Whitehead ||  1997-2012
 
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</td> <td align="right">1958-1973  
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| Wanda Roth Amstutz (interim)  || 2012-Present
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Ephraim Gingerich  
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== Cassel Mennonite Membership ==
 
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{|  class="wikitable" style="text-align: right;"
</td> <td align="right">1973-1979  
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Dan Nighswander  
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| 1965  || 173  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1979-1984  
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| 1975 || 163  
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Mary Jane Brenneman (interim)  
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| 1985 || 179  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1984  
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| 1995 || 166  
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Steve Martin  
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| 2000 || 153  
 
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</td> <td align="right">1985-1987  
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| 2011  || 144
 
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Steve Gerber (interim)
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</td> <td align="right">1987/1988  
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Gordon Martin  
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</td> <td align="right">1988-1997  
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Jim Whitehead  
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</td> <td align="right">1997-present
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</td> </tr>  </table> <h3>Cassel Mennonite Membership</h3> <table class="vertical listing">  <tr> <th>Year</th> <th>Members</th> </tr>  <tr> <td>1965
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</td> <td>173  
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1975  
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1985  
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1995
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</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2000  
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</td> <td>153  
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Cassel Mennonite Church, Tavistock, Ontario. Source: Brian L. Shantz Ltd.

The Cassel Mennonite congregation began services in 1935, and formally organized in 1964. The first building was occupied in 1935, with an additional building program in 1994. Bishop Daniel Iutzi is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through division from East Zorra Mennonite Church because of the latter congregation's increasing numbers. Cassel was listed as part of East Zorra membership until 1964.

On 7-9 May 2010, the congregation celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Bibliography

Lichti, Fred. A History of the East Zorra (Amish) Mennonite Church 1837-1977. Tavistock, Ont.: East Zorra Mennonite Church, 1977, 132 pp.

Mennonite Reporter (26 December 1994): 9.

Rogalsky, Dave. "Comfortable Being Rural: Cassel Mennonite Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary." Canadian Mennonite (12 July 2010): 22.

Zehr, Vernon and Leona Bender. Cassel Mennonite Church 1935-1985. Cassel Mennonite Church, 1985, 40 pp.

Archival Records

Church records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Address: 696556 17th Line, Tavistock, Ontario

Phone: 519-462-2251

Website: Cassel Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Western Ontario Mennonite Conference (1964-1988)

Mennonite Church (1964-1999)

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (1988-present)

Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)

Cassel Mennonite Ministers

Name Years of Service
Daniel S. Iutzi (Bishop) 1935-1948
Jacob R. Bender 1935-1947
Menno Kuepfer 1935-1940
Daniel Wagler 1940-1958
David Schwartzentruber 1940-1958
Joel Schwartzentruber 1947-1958
Henry Yantzi (Bishop) 1948-1958
Vernon Zehr 1958-1973
Ephraim Gingerich 1973-1979
Dan Nighswander 1979-1984
Mary Jane Brenneman (interim) 1984
Steve Martin 1985-1987
Steve Gerber (interim) 1987/1988
Gordon Martin 1988-1997
Jim Whitehead 1997-2012
Wanda Roth Amstutz (interim) 2012-Present

Cassel Mennonite Membership

Year Members
1965 173
1975 163
1985 179
1995 166
2000 153
2011 144


Author(s) Marlene Epp
Sam Steiner
Date Published January 2014


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Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. "Cassel Mennonite Church (Tavistock, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 2014. Web. 20 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cassel_Mennonite_Church_(Tavistock,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105484.

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Epp, Marlene and Sam Steiner. (January 2014). Cassel Mennonite Church (Tavistock, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Cassel_Mennonite_Church_(Tavistock,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105484.




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