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Gotebo Mennonite Brethren Church, Gotebo, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, now extinct, had its beginning in 1902, when a number of families of the [[Mennonite Brethren Church|Mennonite Brethren Church]] settled in that locality and organized a church. The first pastor was Peter Richert; he was succeeded by Benjamin Wedel. A church was built in 1903. Since most of the early settlers left the community, the church was for some time almost completely dissolved, but in 1916 a number of German Baptists joined it, and John Geis became its presiding minister. The church continued as an Mennonite Brethren congregation until 1942.
 
Gotebo Mennonite Brethren Church, Gotebo, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, now extinct, had its beginning in 1902, when a number of families of the [[Mennonite Brethren Church|Mennonite Brethren Church]] settled in that locality and organized a church. The first pastor was Peter Richert; he was succeeded by Benjamin Wedel. A church was built in 1903. Since most of the early settlers left the community, the church was for some time almost completely dissolved, but in 1916 a number of German Baptists joined it, and John Geis became its presiding minister. The church continued as an Mennonite Brethren congregation until 1942.
 
 
 
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Gotebo Mennonite Brethren Church, Gotebo, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, now extinct, had its beginning in 1902, when a number of families of the Mennonite Brethren Church settled in that locality and organized a church. The first pastor was Peter Richert; he was succeeded by Benjamin Wedel. A church was built in 1903. Since most of the early settlers left the community, the church was for some time almost completely dissolved, but in 1916 a number of German Baptists joined it, and John Geis became its presiding minister. The church continued as an Mennonite Brethren congregation until 1942.


Author(s) John H Lohrenz
Date Published 1956


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Lohrenz, John H. "Gotebo Mennonite Brethren Church (Gotebo, Oklahoma, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 16 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gotebo_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Gotebo,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=81326.

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Lohrenz, John H. (1956). Gotebo Mennonite Brethren Church (Gotebo, Oklahoma, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Gotebo_Mennonite_Brethren_Church_(Gotebo,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=81326.




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