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Duchess Mennonite Church Source: Church website
Duchess Mennonite Church began services in 1916, and formally organized in 1917 by Bishop N. B. Stauffer. The first building was occupied in 1924, with subsequent building programs in 1948 and 1980. Prior to construction of the church building, services were held in a schoolhouse. J. S. Ramer is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the the United States, primarily from Pennsylvania.

The first settler in the area was S. B. Ramer, who came in 1915. J. H. Brubaker and family came in 1916. Ordained leaders prior to 1950 included J. S. Ramer, H. B. Ramer, C. J. Ramer, Paul Martin, Chris Snyder, Eli Kauffman, David Ramer and Marlin Brubaker.



Mennonite Reporter (21 July 1980): 4.

Stauffer, Ezra. History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference. The Conference, 1960: 5.

Additional Information

Address: P. O. Box 298, Duchess, AB T0J 0Z0

Telephone: 403-378-4966

Website: Duchess Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Northwest Mennonite Conference (1917-present)

Mennonite Church (1917-1999)

Duchess Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1925 16
1950 82
1965 159
1975 74
1985 129
1995 97
2000 126

Author(s) Ezra Stauffer
Marlene Epp
Date Published May 1989

Cite This Article

MLA style

Stauffer, Ezra and Marlene Epp. "Duchess Mennonite Church (Duchess, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 1989. Web. 26 Apr 2017.,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=91592.

APA style

Stauffer, Ezra and Marlene Epp. (May 1989). Duchess Mennonite Church (Duchess, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2017, from,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=91592.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 105. All rights reserved.

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