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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. 30 Apr 2017.,_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 30 April 2017, from,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=81326.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, pp. 552-553. All rights reserved.

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