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Waterloo, a city (1959 pop. 14,000; 2006 pop. 97,475) located in Waterloo County in the southern part of Ontario, had two Mennonite churches in the late 1950s, the Erb Street Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church) founded in 1851, with 276 members in 1957, and the Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite) whose members were mostly immigrants from Russia, founded in 1925, with 407 members in 1957. Waterloo and Kitchener are built together, hence are often called the "Twin Cities." Together they constituted an urban community of more than 60,000 in 1958, and more recently with Kitchener and Cambridge, a population of 451,235 in 2006. There are numerous Mennonite congregations around Waterloo.


Author(s) Jesse B Martin
Date Published 1959


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Martin, Jesse B. "Waterloo (Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 20 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waterloo_(Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=78647.

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Martin, Jesse B. (1959). Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Waterloo_(Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=78647.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 897. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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