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[[File:Duchess.JPG|400px|thumb|right|''Duchess Mennonite Church<br />
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Duchess Mennonite Church began services in 1916, and formally organized in 1917 by Bishop [[Stauffer, Norman B. (1870-1927)|N. B. Stauffer]]. The first building was occupied in 1924, with subsequent building programs in 1948 and 1980. Prior to construction of the church building, services were held in a schoolhouse. J. S. Ramer is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the the [[United States of America|United States]], primarily from [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]].
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[[File:DuchessMennoniteChurch1948.jpg|350px|thumbnail|''Duchess Mennonite Church in Duchess, Alberta on 4 August 1948.<br />
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Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 1 photo 010.8-30).<br />
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[http://www.flickr.com/photos/mennonitechurchusa-archives/5370401126/in/set-72157625860688692/ Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana]''.]]
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[[File:Duchess.JPG|350px|thumb|right|''Duchess Mennonite Church, Duchess, Alberta.<br />
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Source: [http://www.nwmc.ca/churches/15-churches/36-churches-and-pastors#faqnoanchor Northwest Mennonite Conference website].'']]
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Duchess Mennonite Church ([[Northwest Mennonite Conference]]) began services in 1916, and formally organized in 1917 by Bishop [[Stauffer, Norman B. (1870-1927)|N. B. Stauffer]]. The first building was occupied in 1924, with subsequent building programs in 1948 and 1980. Prior to construction of the church building, services were held in a schoolhouse. J. S. Ramer is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the the [[United States of America|United States]], primarily from [[Pennsylvania (USA)|Pennsylvania]].
  
 
The first settler in the area was S. B. Ramer, who came in 1915. J. H. Brubaker and family came in 1916. Ordained leaders prior to 1950 included [[Ramer, Jacob S. (1846-1925)|J. S. Ramer]], [[Ramer, Henry Brubaker (1876-1960)|H. B. Ramer]], [[Ramer, Clarence J. (1905-1987)|C. J. Ramer]], Paul Martin, Chris Snyder, Eli Kauffman, [[Ramer, Jacob David (1902-1967)|David Ramer]] and [[Brubaker, Marlin Milton (1904-1993)|Marlin Brubaker]].
 
The first settler in the area was S. B. Ramer, who came in 1915. J. H. Brubaker and family came in 1916. Ordained leaders prior to 1950 included [[Ramer, Jacob S. (1846-1925)|J. S. Ramer]], [[Ramer, Henry Brubaker (1876-1960)|H. B. Ramer]], [[Ramer, Clarence J. (1905-1987)|C. J. Ramer]], Paul Martin, Chris Snyder, Eli Kauffman, [[Ramer, Jacob David (1902-1967)|David Ramer]] and [[Brubaker, Marlin Milton (1904-1993)|Marlin Brubaker]].
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Stauffer, Ezra. <em><em>History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference</em>.</em> The Conference, 1960: 5.
 
Stauffer, Ezra. <em><em>History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference</em>.</em> The Conference, 1960: 5.
 
= Additional Information =
 
= Additional Information =
<strong>Address</strong>: P. O. Box 298, Duchess, AB T0J 0Z0
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'''Address''': P. O. Box 298, Duchess, AB T0J 0Z0
  
<strong>Telephone</strong>: 403-378-4966
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'''Phone''': 403-378-4966
  
<strong>Website</strong>: [http://www.duchessmennonite.ca/ Duchess Mennonite Church]
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'''Website''': [http://www.duchessmennonite.ca/ Duchess Mennonite Church]
  
<strong>Denominational Affiliations</strong>:
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'''Denominational Affiliations''':
  
 
[http://www.nwmc.ca/ Northwest Mennonite Conference] (1917-present)
 
[http://www.nwmc.ca/ Northwest Mennonite Conference] (1917-present)
  
Mennonite Church (1917-1999)
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[[Mennonite Church (MC)]] (1917-1999)
  
<h3>Duchess Mennonite Church Membership</h3>
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=== Duchess Mennonite Church Membership ===
<table class="vertical listing"> <tr> <th>Year</th> <th>Members</th> </tr>
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<tr> <td>1925</td> <td align="right">16</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>1950</td> <td align="right">82</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>1965</td> <td align="right">159</td> </tr>
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!Year
<tr> <td>1975</td> <td align="right">74</td> </tr>
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!Members
<tr> <td>1985</td> <td align="right">129</td> </tr>
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<tr> <td>1995</td> <td align="right">97</td> </tr>
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|1925
<tr> <td>2000</td> <td align="right">126</td> </tr>
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|16
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|159
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|97
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|126
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[[Category:Canadian Congregations]]
 
[[Category:Canadian Congregations]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:07, 5 December 2016

Duchess Mennonite Church in Duchess, Alberta on 4 August 1948.
Source: Mennonite Community Photograph Collection, The Congregation (HM4-134 Box 1 photo 010.8-30).
Mennonite Church USA Archives, Goshen, Indiana
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Duchess Mennonite Church, Duchess, Alberta.
Source: Northwest Mennonite Conference website.

Duchess Mennonite Church (Northwest Mennonite Conference) began services in 1916, and formally organized in 1917 by Bishop N. B. Stauffer. The first building was occupied in 1924, with subsequent building programs in 1948 and 1980. Prior to construction of the church building, services were held in a schoolhouse. J. S. Ramer is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from the the United States, primarily from Pennsylvania.

The first settler in the area was S. B. Ramer, who came in 1915. J. H. Brubaker and family came in 1916. Ordained leaders prior to 1950 included J. S. Ramer, H. B. Ramer, C. J. Ramer, Paul Martin, Chris Snyder, Eli Kauffman, David Ramer and Marlin Brubaker.

Bibliography

Mennonite Reporter (21 July 1980): 4.

Stauffer, Ezra. History of the Alberta-Saskatchewan Mennonite Conference. The Conference, 1960: 5.

Additional Information

Address: P. O. Box 298, Duchess, AB T0J 0Z0

Phone: 403-378-4966

Website: Duchess Mennonite Church

Denominational Affiliations:

Northwest Mennonite Conference (1917-present)

Mennonite Church (MC) (1917-1999)

Duchess Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1925 16
1950 82
1965 159
1975 74
1985 129
1995 97
2000 126


Author(s) Ezra Stauffer
Marlene Epp
Date Published May 1989


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Stauffer, Ezra and Marlene Epp. "Duchess Mennonite Church (Duchess, Alberta, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. May 1989. Web. 26 Sep 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Duchess_Mennonite_Church_(Duchess,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=141653.

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Stauffer, Ezra and Marlene Epp. (May 1989). Duchess Mennonite Church (Duchess, Alberta, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 September 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Duchess_Mennonite_Church_(Duchess,_Alberta,_Canada)&oldid=141653.




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