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Fort Wayne, Indiana, located in Allen County, is the second-largest city (population of 120,000 in 1950; 250,000 in 2008) in the stateAllen County. "Mad Anthony" Wayne built a stockade fort here in 1795. The first permanent settlement at Fort Wayne was made in 1815. For a long time Fort Wayne was a fur-trading center.

The Mennonites opened a Sunday school in Fort Wayne in 1903, and erected a building for worship in 1905. The present church was built in 1915. The city became the headquarters for the location of the Fort Wayne Bible College operated by this group, as well as a strong congregation. There was also an Evangelical Mennonite church in the city.

Author(s) John C Wenger
Date Published 1956

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Wenger, John C. "Fort Wayne (Indiana, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 Apr 2017.,_USA)&oldid=80906.

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Wenger, John C. (1956). Fort Wayne (Indiana, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 April 2017, from,_USA)&oldid=80906.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 356. All rights reserved.

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