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Der Mitarbeiter, a monthly German periodical founded in 1906 in the interests of the Canadian Mennonite Conference and Gretna Collegiate Institute, where it was edited and published. Henry H. Ewert served as editor throughout its publication. David Toews and N. W. Bahnmann served temporarily as assistant editors. In 1913 the paper had 500 readers, 230 in Manitoba and 225 in Saskatchewan. Special collections were raised to subsidize the paper.

During World War I the publication of the paper was suspended for about two years. In 1925 at the Canadian Mennonite Conference it was decided to discontinue the publication of the paper, However, H. H. Ewert continued it privately by founding a publishing company and raising the funds necessary to subsidize it. In December 1934, just before his death, the paper was discontinued. The paper had a definite influence among the Mennonites of Canada in promoting and maintaining high religious and educational standards. Major credit goes to H. H. Ewert.

Copies are available at major Mennonite historical libraries.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 143.

Schaefer, Paul J. Heinrich H. Ewert. Gretna, MB, 1945: 108.

"Zum Abschied." Der Mitarbeiter (December 1934).

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1956

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