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Erb St. Mennonite Church
Source: Brian L. Shantz Ltd. Website

Erb Street Mennonite Church began services in 1837, and formally organized in 1851. The first building was occupied in 1851, with subsequent building programs in 1902, 1950 and 1980. David Eby is considered the founding leader of the group. The congregation originated through immigration from Pennsylvania. The early settlers included David Eby, Jonas Bingeman and Samuel Schantz.

Erb St. was originally known as the David Eby church, and later the Waterloo Church. Ministers prior to 1950 included Elias Schneider, Jonas Snider, Noah Hunsberger, Newton Weber and Jesse B. Martin. The language of worship is English; the transition from German occurred in the first decade of the 20th century.

Bibliography

Burkholder, L. J. A Brief History of the Mennonites in Ontario. Kitchener, Ontario: Mennonite Conference of Ontario, 1935: 95-98.

Hunsberger, Albert and Greta. A Brief History of the David Eby Church and Erb Street Mennonite at Waterloo, Ontario from 1851-1976. The Church, 1976.

Kessler, Karl. Path of a People: Erb Street Mennonite Church 1851-2001. Waterloo, Ontario: Erb Street Mennonite Church, 2001.

Archival Records

Church records at Mennonite Archives of Ontario.

Additional Information

Address: 131 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 1T7

Telephone: 519-886-3570

Denominational Affiliations:

Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec (1851-1988)

Mennonite Church (1898-1999)

Mennonite Church Eastern Canada  (1988-present)

Conference of Mennonites in Canada / Mennonite Church Canada (1995-present)

Erb St. Mennonite Church Pastors

Name Years
of Service
Jacob M. Oberholtzer ca. 1840-
ca. 1870
Elias Snider 1874-1889
Jonas Snider
Bishop
1892-1895
1895-1944
Noah Hunsberger 1900-1920
1923-1929
Newton Weber 1921-1923
Jesse B. Martin
Bishop
1929-1946
1947-1964
Milton Schwartzentruber 1964-1970
Galen Johns 1970-1976
Wilmer Martin 1978-1991
Richard Yordy
(Interim)
1992
Renee Sauder 1993-2003
Allan Rudy-Froese
(Associate)
2000-2004
Laurence Martin
(Interim)
2003-2004
Eleanor Epp-Stobbe 2004-Present
Sandi Hannigan
(Associate)
2004-2007
Matthew Bailey-Dick
(Associate)
2005-2007
Tanya Dyck Steinman
(Interim Associate)
2007-2008
Gord Alton
(Associate)
2008-2011
Jenny Csinos
(Interim Associate)
2012-2013

Erb St. Mennonite Church Membership

Year Members
1900 100
1925 165
1950 290
1965 298
1975 269
1985 292
1995 321
2000 314
2011 314


Author(s) J. B. Martin
Marlene Epp
Date Published July 2011


Cite This Article

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Martin, J. B. and Marlene Epp. "Erb Street Mennonite Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2011. Web. 20 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Erb_Street_Mennonite_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105473.

APA style

Martin, J. B. and Marlene Epp. (July 2011). Erb Street Mennonite Church (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Erb_Street_Mennonite_Church_(Waterloo,_Ontario,_Canada)&oldid=105473.




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