Roseville Mennonite Church (Roseville, Ontario, Canada)
The Roseville Mennonite congregation near Roseville, Ontario was Swiss/South German in cultural identity. The language of worship was English; the transition from German occurred in the early 1900s.
The congregation began services in ca. 1822. The first building was occupied in ca. 1830, with a later building in 1855. Jacob Detweiler is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through emigration from Pennsylvania. The congregation was also known as Detweiler Mennonite Church.
In the congregation's early years there was some rivalry with the Hallman church over where a building should be constructed. In the end two buildings went up, though the Hallman group dissolved about 1886.
The 1855 Roseville building was used for a time in the 1970s by groups of Mennonites from Mexico. See Kitchener Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church.
In 1925 there were 15 members; in 1950, 20; in 1965, 19. The congregation dissolved in 1966. It was affiliated with the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and the Mennonite Church.
The building and land was sold to Detweiler Meetinghouse Inc. in 1992, and restoration of the 1855 building as a heritage site began in 1996. The dedication of the restored meetinghouse took place in September 1999.
The church is located on Roseville Rd., 1 km west of Roseville.
Canadian Mennonite (4 January 1957): 4.
Mennonite Reporter (29 February 1988): 10; (22 January 1996): 13.
K-W Record, 6 Oct. 1987.
Burkholder, L. J. A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario. Kitchener, ON: Mennonite Conference of Ontario, 1935: 70-71.
Good, Reg. Detweiler's Meetinghouse: a History of Mennonites Near Roseville, Ontario. Roseville, ON : Detweiler Meetinghouse, Inc., 1999.
Church records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario
Detweiler Meetinghouse website
|Author(s)||Joseph C. Fretz|
|Date Published||April 1986|
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Fretz, Joseph C. and Marlene Epp. "Roseville Mennonite Church (Roseville, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 1986. Web. 20 Mar 2023. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Roseville_Mennonite_Church_(Roseville,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=142201.
Fretz, Joseph C. and Marlene Epp. (April 1986). Roseville Mennonite Church (Roseville, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 March 2023, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Roseville_Mennonite_Church_(Roseville,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=142201.
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