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Swift Current Mennonite Settlement near Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, was established in 1926 by approximately 1,000 Old Colony Mennonites from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. The settlement consists of some sixteen villages and is located northwest of the larger Manitoba Mennonite settlement. The land was purchased in the name of two settlers from each village. The settlement has its own civic administration (<em>Oberschulze</em>) and is an independent ecclesiastical unit with its own elder (Jacob Peters). In 1953 the population was 2,694.

Author(s) Cornelius N Krahn
Date Published 1959

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Krahn, Cornelius N. "Swift Current Mennonite Settlement (Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 May 2016.,_Chihuahua,_Mexico)&oldid=85513.

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Krahn, Cornelius N. (1959). Swift Current Mennonite Settlement (Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 May 2016, from,_Chihuahua,_Mexico)&oldid=85513.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 669. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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