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The Wallace Mennonite congregation near Palmerston, ON began services in 1864, and formally organized in 1869. The first building was occupied in 1871. Isaac Weber is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through colonization from Waterloo County. The congregation was evenly divided over the Mennonite Brethren in Christ division, with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ group obtaining the church property. The remaining Mennonite Conference of Ontario group worshipped for a time in homes but eventually built another church, though the date is uncertain. The membership dwindled and the building was sold in 1902. The proceeds went to First Mennonite Church (Kitchener) for their own building project.

The church was located on Perth Line 88, 13 km northwest of Listowel. The congregation dissolved in 1902. It had been affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario from 1864-1902. The language of worship was German.

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Burkholder, L. J. A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario. Kitchener, ON: Mennonite Conference of Ontario, 1935: 127-128.


Author(s) Joseph Fretz
Marlene Epp
Date Published January 1989


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Fretz, Joseph and Marlene Epp. "Wallace Mennonite Church (Palmerston, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. January 1989. Web. 27 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wallace_Mennonite_Church_(Palmerston,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114484.

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Fretz, Joseph and Marlene Epp. (January 1989). Wallace Mennonite Church (Palmerston, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Wallace_Mennonite_Church_(Palmerston,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=114484.




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