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To purchase any of the books or booklets below, contact the Essex Kent Mennonite Historical Association in Leamington, Ontario at:
Address: 31 Pickwick Drive, Leamington, Ontario, Canada N8H 4T5
Telephone: (519) 322-0456
EKMHA’s newsletter: Historian
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Books and Booklets
Prices listed below do not include shipping costs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if shipping is necessary.
Die Leamingtoner Vereinigten Mennonitengemeinde 1925-1972
Rev. N. N. Driedger, author
Jacob N. Driedger, editor
German language; statistics, memories and many photos of the congregation’s early years in Canada. 197 pages. $5.
Mennonite Graves on Pelee Island and the Reesor Settlement, 1987.
Edith Tiessen and Astrid Koop, editors
Information about Mennonites who lived and died in these settlements. 1991. 37 pages. $2.
South Western Ontario Women in Mission 1925-1987
Reports and photos of 23 women’s groups who met through the years. $2.
What God has joined together…, 1986
Henry N. Driedger, Martha Wiens, Astrid Koop, editorial committee
Weddings of Essex County Mennonite Church members 1926-1946. 45 pages. Statistics and photos. $2.
Mary M. Janzen, Linda Tiessen, Martha Wiens, Astrid Koop, editorial committee
Sixty years of Mennonite life in Essex and Kent Counties 1925-1985. Nine Mennonite congregations.
Biographies of our Late Leaders and Histories of the Mennonite Churches in Essex and Kent Counties, 1925-1995
Gisela Schartner and Astrid Koop, editors
Foreword by Rev. David Derksen
Information about the six conference churches in the Essex-Kent area and New Reinland, Old Colony and Reinland Mennonite Churches. Contributions from the leading ministers. Many photos. 141 pages. $10.
The Mennonites in Essex and Kent Counties, Ontario, an introduction, 1997
Victor Kliewer, editor
18 Mennonite congregations, values and lifestyles, cooperative projects and institutions. 110 pages. $10.
Sarmem (Sara’s Memories), 1998
Sally Froese Dyck
This book contains information about the Froese family’s journey to Canada in 1926, to Gretna, Manitoba, then Halkirk, Alberta, British Columbia and Leamington, Ontario. 99 pages. $10.
The Mennonite Settlement on Pelee Island, Ontario, 1999
Astrid Koop, editor.
Many photos, maps, list of Mennonite Island families, interviews of former Islanders.119 pages. $20
Mennonite Peace Perspectives from Essex and Kent, 2001
Victor D. Kliewer, editor.
Contains many photos, confessional material, sermons by late pastors, WWI and post WWII experiences, Statements to Government, peace making efforts and reflections. 143 pages. $10.
Memories of Reesor: The Mennonite Settlement in Northern Ontario 1925-1948, 2001
Hedy Lepp Dennis
Many photos and contributors. Third printing. $25.
There Was a Boy, 2003
Jacob N. Driedger
In the foreword Victor J. Winter writes, “In writing about the rustic, simple experiences of an immigrant community, Jake has found humour, pathos and redemption.” 100 pages. $20.
Putting Away Childish Things, 2006
Jacob N. Driedger
Recollections of the 1940s; events related to WWII, high school years, Niagara Christian Collegiate, poetry. 115 pages. $20.
80 Years: Our Country Canada 1925-2005
Astrid Koop, editor
Reports from 22 Mennonite congregations in Essex-Kent. Immigrations from a) Russia, b) Prussia and Russia, c) Latin America. Many photos. $25
Two Journeys of Faith, 2007
Erna Klassen Witherspoon, Krysanne C. Klassen, Helen E. Moore, editors
Diaries kept by Katharine Schellenberg Klassen and Rev. Johann P. Klassen. $10.
A Shepherd of the Oppressed
Henry H. Winter
Available in English and German. $20.
Rev. N.N. Driedger
German language. 15 used copies only. $5.
Why I do not take the Sword
Rev. Isaac Tiessen
Once copy only. $8.
Mennonite Memories of Pelee Island
Anne Fast and Astrid Koop, editors.
The Mennonites in Essex-Kent (Cassette)
Processing tomatoes in Leamington (Video)