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The Ebenezer Mennonite Brethren Church, now extinct, located four miles (6.5 km) east of Buhler, Reno County, Kansas, had its beginning in 1878, when a number of families from Russia settled in the community, with Franz Ediger and Peter Wall as leaders. In 1879 Elder Abraham Schellenberg organized this group as a church; he served as elder until 1906. Their first building, erected in 1880, was of earthen brick, 30 x 50 feet, and was replaced by a frame church in 1900. Other ministers who have served this congregation are Elder Henry Adrian, Franz Ediger, Peter Wall, and Gerhard Franz. In 1921 this congregation united as a body with the Mennonite Brethren Church of Buhler, after having been the mother church of other congregations in Reno, McPherson, and Harvey counties in Kansas.

Author(s) Jacob J Toews
Date Published 1956

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Toews, Jacob J. "Ebenezer Mennonite Brethren Church (Reno County, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 31 May 2016.,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=87176.

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Toews, Jacob J. (1956). Ebenezer Mennonite Brethren Church (Reno County, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 May 2016, from,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=87176.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 136. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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