Mennonite Migration Aid Society
The Mennonite Migration Aid Society was founded after World War I to aid Mennonites from Russia in their attempt to settle in North America. The business office was in Newton, Kansas, and the Executive Board consisted of H. P. Krehbiel, president, C. E. Krehbiel, secretary, and J. G. Regier. Other members were P. H. Unruh, Gerhard Regier, and P. H. Richert. According to the files of the president of this organization the primary purpose seems to have been to settle a group of Mennonites from Russia in Mexico at San Juan, Irapuato, and Gto. The Society dealt with Mennonite immigrants from Russia, the government of Mexico, land agents of Mexico, the Dutch Immigration Bureau of Rotterdam, and the Mennonite congregations who supported the project. The settlement in Mexico was unsuccessful. The activities of the Society and the settlement have not been fully investigated.
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Krahn, Cornelius. "Mennonite Migration Aid Society." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 20 Mar 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Migration_Aid_Society&oldid=89762.
Krahn, Cornelius. (1957). Mennonite Migration Aid Society. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 March 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mennonite_Migration_Aid_Society&oldid=89762.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 631-632. All rights reserved.
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