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In the 1951 <em>[[Mennonite Yearbook and Directory|Mennonite Yearbook]] </em>three [[Old Order Amish|Old Order Amish]] Mennonite ordained Bontragers were listed for Illinois, 15 for Indiana, five for Iowa, one for Kansas, three for [[Michigan (State)|Michigan]], two for Ohio, one for [[Tennessee (USA)|Tennessee]], and two for [[Wisconsin (USA)|Wisconsin]]. In addition nine are listed for the [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]] and one for the [[Conservative Mennonite Conference|Conservative Amish Mennonite Church]].
 
In the 1951 <em>[[Mennonite Yearbook and Directory|Mennonite Yearbook]] </em>three [[Old Order Amish|Old Order Amish]] Mennonite ordained Bontragers were listed for Illinois, 15 for Indiana, five for Iowa, one for Kansas, three for [[Michigan (State)|Michigan]], two for Ohio, one for [[Tennessee (USA)|Tennessee]], and two for [[Wisconsin (USA)|Wisconsin]]. In addition nine are listed for the [[Mennonite Church (MC)|Mennonite Church]] and one for the [[Conservative Mennonite Conference|Conservative Amish Mennonite Church]].
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Bontrager, Sam R. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Family Record of Daniel J. Borntrager and His Descendants. </em>Haven, Kansas, 1942.
 
Bontrager, Sam R. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Family Record of Daniel J. Borntrager and His Descendants. </em>Haven, Kansas, 1942.
  
 
Borntreger, John E. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Descendants of Martin Borntraeger the Emigrant of 1767. </em>Scottdale, PA, 1923.
 
Borntreger, John E. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Descendants of Martin Borntraeger the Emigrant of 1767. </em>Scottdale, PA, 1923.
 
 
 
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Bontrager is a Mennonite family name of Swiss origin. Martin Bornträger, an Amish Mennonite, was born in Switzerland and on 5 October 1767, and arrived in Philadelphia with three sons—John, Christian, and Andrew. The family located at Meyersdale in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It is said that Andrew later moved to Virginia and Christian to Indiana County, Pennsylvania. The descendants of John are widely scattered in Amish and Mennonite communities in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and other states. Among the well-known Amish descendants was Joseph Bontreger (1811-1908), who was a deacon in Elkhart County, Indiana. Of his sons, two were chosen bishops, one a minister, and two deacons. A grandson, Bishop Eli J. Bontrager, of Shipshewana, Indiana, was widely known both in Amish and in Mennonite circles.

In the 1951 Mennonite Yearbook three Old Order Amish Mennonite ordained Bontragers were listed for Illinois, 15 for Indiana, five for Iowa, one for Kansas, three for Michigan, two for Ohio, one for Tennessee, and two for Wisconsin. In addition nine are listed for the Mennonite Church and one for the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church.

Bibliography

Bontrager, Sam R. Family Record of Daniel J. Borntrager and His Descendants. Haven, Kansas, 1942.

Borntreger, John E. Descendants of Martin Borntraeger the Emigrant of 1767. Scottdale, PA, 1923.


Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1953


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Gingerich, Melvin. "Bontrager (Bontreger, Borntrager, Bornträger, Borntreger, Borntraeger) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 21 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bontrager_(Bontreger,_Borntrager,_Borntr%C3%A4ger,_Borntreger,_Borntraeger)_family&oldid=75856.

APA style

Gingerich, Melvin. (1953). Bontrager (Bontreger, Borntrager, Bornträger, Borntreger, Borntraeger) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Bontrager_(Bontreger,_Borntrager,_Borntr%C3%A4ger,_Borntreger,_Borntraeger)_family&oldid=75856.




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