Posts Tagged ‘Mennonites’
I took this picture on Saturday, August 7, 2010 just 12 days after a fierce fire destroyed the Old Order Mennonite barn that stood here at the corner of Scotch Line and New Jerusalem Road between Conestogo and Elmira. All the rubble is cleared and the new barn is well on its way to completion. The Mennonite community comes together very quickly to rebuild after a barn fire. I should have come sooner to see the structural work in progress.
Here is the link to the story about the fire in The Record.
My father captured this scene with a camera while I was driving the car.
This pioneer cemetery is just down the road from the new Waterloo Region Museum. A plaque commemorates the Mennonite pioneers who travelled by Conestoga wagon from Pennsylvania and settled in this region around 1800. The cemetery is on Mill Park Drive. (map)
These young people were enjoying an informal coed game of baseball on a Saturday afternoon near St. Jacobs. The Markham-Waterloo Mennonites split from the Old Order Mennonites in Ontario in 1931 over the use of modern technology. This conservative group drive black cars and use electricity and telephones. (source)