An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Posts Tagged ‘Mennonites

Barn Raising on the New Jerusalem Road

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.

Written by Ruth

August 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

Stooks of Grain on an Old Order Mennonite Farm

In the area around Hawkesville and Linwood, many farms are dotted with hand-stooked grain drying in the fields. This Old Order Mennonite farm is on the Hawkesville Road. I do not know if it is wheat, oats or another crop which would be harvested in mid-July.

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July 27, 2010 at 12:04 am

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Sunday Afternoon Ride

These Old Order Mennonite cyclists were out for a leisurely Sunday afternoon ride on the back roads near St. Jacobs.

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July 26, 2010 at 12:02 am

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Plants for sale

Young vendor at St. Jacobs' Farmers Market

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July 10, 2010 at 12:05 am

Transportation Contrast

Line 86 near Elmira Ontario

My father captured this scene with a camera while I was driving the car.

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July 6, 2010 at 12:44 am

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Kinzie Biehn Cemetery

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)

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June 24, 2010 at 12:05 am

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Baseball Social

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)

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June 8, 2010 at 12:02 am