The settlement began when the Cornelius B. Schultz, Andrew B. Becker, and Benjamin H. Boese families moved to the Vona area from South Dakota in 1907.
New Friedensberg had 20 members in 1959. The congregation last sent a representative to the Western District Conference in 1969, though services led by lay leaders may have continued for a few years. Even in the early 1980s a few families still used the building for Bible study and funerals.
Blevins, Terry W. "A Little Cemetery With a Big Story." Our Heritage. http://www.ourjourney.info/HeritageStories/LittleCemetery.asp (accessed 26 October 2009).
Haury, David A. Prairie People: a History of the Western District Conference. Newton, KS: Faith and Life Press, 1981: 136, 454.
Pastors at New Friedensberg Church
|Pastor||Years of Service|
|H. U. Schmidt||1918-1924|
|A. L. Boese||1925-1927|
|J. J. Boese||1927-1928|
|J. H. Epp
|J. W. Bergen||1956-1963|
|Date Published||October 2009|
Cite This Article
Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. "New Friedensberg Mennonite Church (Vona, Colorado, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2009. Web. 28 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=New_Friedensberg_Mennonite_Church_(Vona,_Colorado,_USA)&oldid=83644.
Gingerich, Melvin and Sam Steiner. (October 2009). New Friedensberg Mennonite Church (Vona, Colorado, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=New_Friedensberg_Mennonite_Church_(Vona,_Colorado,_USA)&oldid=83644.
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