Marquette Mennonite Brethren Church (Marquette, Manitoba, Canada)

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Marquette School / Meadowlea School No. 120 (RM of Woodlands) which apparently was purchased by the Marquette MB Church in 1962 and moved to another location for their use for several years.
Photo: Manitoba Historical Society website.

The Marquette Mennonite Brethren Church traces its beginning to 1925 when a number of recently arrived Mennonite families from the Soviet Union bought farms between Poplar Point and Marquette in Manitoba. After worshiping with an Alliance group for a several years, the group elected Johann Thiessen as a leader in 1935 and proceeded to build their church. It became a member of the Manitoba Provincial and the Canadian conferences. The families were poor and the church was also never very strong. They were often serviced by the North End Mennonite Brethren Church of Winnipeg. During the 1940s they lost a number of families who moved to Ontario or British Columbia for economic reasons. A few newly arrived Mennonite immigrant families joined after World War II. In 1954 they had 23 members. The Church dissolved around in 1978 and its members were encouraged to transfer their membership to the Elmwood (formerly North End) Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg.

Bibliography

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Marquette MB Church." Web. 20 October 2011.

Toews, John A. A History of the Mennonite Brethren Church: Pilgrims and Pioneers. Fresno, CA, 1975: 162. Available in full electronic text at: https://archive.org/details/AHistoryOfTheMennoniteBrethrenChurch.

Unruh, A. H. Die Geschichte der Mennoniten Bruedergemiende, 1860-1954. Hillsboro, KS: The General Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Church of North America, 1955: 508.

Archival Records

Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, MB: Volume 439, Reel 86.

Additional Information

Denominational Affiliations

Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

Marquette MB Church Leaders

Minister Years
Isaak Penner 1933–1938
Jacob Esau 1938–1939
Peter Epp 1939–1942
Johann Thiessen 1942–1943
Isaak Penner 1943–1951
Franz Falk 1951–1953
Nick Thiessen 1953–1978

Marquette MB Church Membership

Year Members
1954 22
1965 19


Author(s) Herman Neufeld
Jon Isaak
Alf Redekopp
Date Published April 2020



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Neufeld, Herman, Jon Isaak and Alf Redekopp. "Marquette Mennonite Brethren Church (Marquette, Manitoba, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2020. Web. 26 Sep 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Marquette_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Marquette,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=167263.

APA style

Neufeld, Herman, Jon Isaak and Alf Redekopp. (April 2020). Marquette Mennonite Brethren Church (Marquette, Manitoba, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 September 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Marquette_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Marquette,_Manitoba,_Canada)&oldid=167263.




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