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Altona Mennonite Church

 
 
Altona Mennonite Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Douglas Chan, March 22, 2022
1. Altona Mennonite Church Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed by pioneers who emigrated to this area from Pennsylvania in the early 1800's. Members of the congregation hauled the bricks from the Cherrywood brick-yard. Heads of local families served through the years as trustees. These included Reesors, Widemans, Nighswanders, Hoovers and Stouffers. The first grave is dated 1835. The last regular service was held September 15, 1974. The church and cemetery are reminders of the work and influence of the Mennonites in the development of this community.
 
Erected 1852.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 43° 58.54′ N, 79° 11.793′ W. Marker is in Altona, Ontario, in Durham Region. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Altona ON L0C 1A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Founding of Pickering (approx. 17.5 kilometers away); The Village Bell (approx. 17.6 kilometers away).
 
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Photographed By Douglas Chan
2. Altona Mennonite Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2022, by Douglas Chan of Toronto, Ontario. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2022, by Douglas Chan of Toronto, Ontario. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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