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The Clearwater Mennonite Church, now extinct, was located near Youngstown, in east-central Alberta. The first settlers came to the area in 1910. The church was organized in 1912 by Bishop Norman B. Stauffer. Ordained brethren who served the church were Isaac MillerM. H. Schmitt and Abe Reist, the latter being ordained there in 1919. Year after year of drought with only an occasional good crop was the cause of the abandonment of this district. The last Mennonite family left in 1924, moving to Tofield, Alberta.


Stauffer, Ezra. History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference. 1960: 18.

Author(s) Ezra Stauffer
Date Published 1953

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Stauffer, Ezra. "Clearwater Mennonite Church (Reist, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 31 May 2016.,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=86847.

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Stauffer, Ezra. (1953). Clearwater Mennonite Church (Reist, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 May 2016, from,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=86847.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 620. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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