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Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind.) Records

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Official Church Records

Bulletins

Organization, Committee, and Club Records

Miscellaneous



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Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind.) Records, 1851-2017 | Mennonite Church USA Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind.) Records, 1851-2017Add to your cart.

ID: III/14/005

Primary Creator: Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind)

Extent: 14.6 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: By series.

Date Acquired: 08/13/1951. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind.)

Forms of Material: Church records and registers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These records are divided into four series:

(1) Official Church Records

(2) Bulletins

(3) Committee, Organization, and Club Records

(4) Miscellaneous.

Biographical Note

The first settlers of the Holdeman Family arrived in Wakarusa (known then as Salem), Indiana in 1848.  Pastors from Yellow Creek Church conducted services in the George Holdeman home every four weeks.  In 1851, land was leased to construct the Holdeman Mennonite Church Meetinghouse.  That land was later purchased in 1854.  Because the Yellow Creek ministry continued to preside over services, the Holdeman congregation was considered part of Yellow Creek Church until 1875.

The first Sunday School was held at Holdeman in 1872, and ministers from inside the congregation were appointed from 1875 on. 

Holdeman Mennonite Church began holding revival meetings in 1894, organized a library in 1897, and hosted the first regular sessions of the Mennonite General Conference. 

In 1913, the frame meetinghouse was enlarged.  In 1922, Holdeman Mennonite Church held the first Summer Bible School, thought to be the first held by a Mennonite Church in the U.S.   By the late 1920s, the congregation sponsored both a Young People's Literary Society (1927) and a Sewing Circle (1929).

In 1936, the last lot was held for the selection of a minister (Warren Schaum).  In 1950, Simon Gingerich was voted to be the first paid minister.  The congregation built a new building from 1972-1974. 

Holdeman Mennonite Church is affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA.  It is not a congregation of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, also known as the Holdeman Mennonites.

Subject/Index Terms

Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Mennonite Church USA Archives

Accruals: Lowell Nunnemaker, Acc. 2011-42.  Many previous additions have been made to these records.

Alternate Extent Statement: 4 records cartons, 4 archives boxes, 3 1/2 archives boxes

Access Restrictions: These materials are open to public research.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the Mennonite Church USA Archives.

Preferred Citation: Holdeman Mennonite Church (Wakarusa, Ind.) Records, 1851-2017.  III-14-5.  Mennonite Church USA Archives. Elkhart, Indiana.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Official Church Records, 1851-2013],
[Series 2: Bulletins, 1951-2010],
[Series 3: Organization, Committee, and Club Records, 1927-1999],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1924-2001],
[All]

Series 1: Official Church Records, 1851-2013Add to your cart.
Minutes, reports, membership rolls, publications, and other governing and administrative documents pertaining to the congregation as a whole.  3.7 linear feet.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Membership Book, 1851-Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Membership Transfers, 1946-1959, 1966-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Title to Property (photocopy), 1854Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Congregational Officers' Reports, 1875-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Church Council Minutes, 1950-1968Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Financial Records, 1956-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ledger Book, 1954-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Constitution, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Constitution, 1971, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 1968-2007Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2008-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2008-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2008-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2013Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Minutes, Reports, and Publications, 2017Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Caring Commission and Vision Team Minutes, 1993-1994, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Directories, 1993-2010Add to your cart.
Series 2: Bulletins, 1951-2010Add to your cart.
Some official church records may be interfiled with bulletins.  Extent: 3 linear feet.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bulletins, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bulletins, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
Box 5: Bulletins, 1951-1981Add to your cart.
Box 6: Bulletins, 1982-2008Add to your cart.
Series 3: Organization, Committee, and Club Records, 1927-1999Add to your cart.
Records of organizations, committees, and clubs sponsored by the Congregation.  These include the Literary Society, the Sewing Circle, the Youth Fellowship, and the Building Committee, among others.  Extent:  1.4 linear feet.
Box 7: Young People's Bible Meeting; Literary Society Records, 1927-1957Add to your cart.
Box 8: Sewing Circle Records, 1929-1995Add to your cart.
Box 9: Church Building Committee Records, 1971-1974Add to your cart.
Box 10: Miscellaneous Records, 1949-1999Add to your cart.
Includes Mennonite Youth Fellowship, Women's Fellowship, Meal Serving Committee, Cradle Roll, Torchbearers, and Campout records.
Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1924-2001Add to your cart.
Includes clippings, photographs, histories of the congregation, and other assorted materials.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sunday School Record Book, 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sunday School Record Book, 1897Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sunday School Record Book, 1898Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Sunday School Record Books, 1901, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Sunday School Library, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Sketch of the Holdeman Mennonite Church Near Wakarusa, Ind." in the Rural Evangel, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "A Centennial History of Holdeman Mennonite Church" -- Manuscript and Corrections, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Timeline, circa 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 150th Anniversary Book and Photographs, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 150th Anniversary Service, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bishop George J. Lapp File on Holdeman Mennonite Church, 1949-1951Add to your cart.
Folder 7: H. Wayne Buzzard Notebook, circa 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Roscoe Brown Notebooks Containing Sermon Notes, Memoirs, Etc., 1927-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Clippings, 1953-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Sunshine Class Photograph, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Sunday School Class Photograph, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Miscellaneous Programs, 1907-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous Records, 1955-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Deacon J. I. Weldy Papers, 1921-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Jacob A. Buetler Papers (photocopies), 1833-1886Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Old Holdeman Church Cemetery, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 17: German Bible Information, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Sunday School Photographs, 1966-1967Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Official Church Records, 1851-2013],
[Series 2: Bulletins, 1951-2010],
[Series 3: Organization, Committee, and Club Records, 1927-1999],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1924-2001],
[All]


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