Dorrance Mennonite Brethren Church (Dorrance, Kansas, USA)

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Dorrance Mennonite Brethren Church, ca. 1947-1952
Creator: Henry J. Wiens
Digitized by Hiebert Library. Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies.

The Dorrance Mennonite Brethren Church, located in Russel County and a member of the Southern District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, was organized on 24 October 1913 with 30 members, under the leadership of the elders John Foth and Martin M. Just. The first meetinghouse was built in 1913 and dedicated 26 October 1913. By 1924 the membership had grown to 63. In later years, however, some families moved away, and the membership was never that high again.

The first minister was Peter Wiens. Others have been J. B. Reh, David B. Langhofer, D. W. Steinle, Andrew Feil, Elmo Warkentin, E. C. Ollenburger, F. P. Nickel, G. Warkentin, and J. F. Steinle.

By 1962 the membership had declined to 17, and the church closed soon thereafter.

Additional Information

Denominational Affiliation:

Southern District of Mennonite Brethren Churches

U. S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches


Author(s) P. C. Hiebert
Kevin Enns-Rempel
Date Published 2008


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Hiebert, P. C. and Kevin Enns-Rempel. "Dorrance Mennonite Brethren Church (Dorrance, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 2008. Web. 21 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dorrance_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Dorrance,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=116350.

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Hiebert, P. C. and Kevin Enns-Rempel. (2008). Dorrance Mennonite Brethren Church (Dorrance, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 June 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dorrance_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Dorrance,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=116350.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 94. All rights reserved.


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