Hanston Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church USA), formerly known as the Einsiedel Church, located 1.5 miles (ca. 2.5 km) north and 254 miles(ca. four km) west of Hanston, Hodgeman County, Kansas, is a member of the Western District Conference. The original name "Einsiedel" was chosen in memory of the church in Galicia from which seven of the first eight families immigrated to Hanston in 1885, the eighth being a related family from the Palatinate. The eight family heads were two Johann Müllers, Johann Linscheid, Johann Ewy, Heinrich Rupp, Johann Brubacher, Peter Ewy, and Christian Hirschler. Johann P. Müller was preacher 1885-1915 (elder from 1899); Christian E. Hirschler served as preacher and elder 1915 until his death. In 1888 the first church was dedicated. In 1902 it was destroyed by a tornado, but was rebuilt from lumber salvaged from the wreckage. In 1924 this building was replaced by a larger one, still in use. The pastor in 1955 was Menno Ediger; the membership was 67.
Hege, Christian and Neff, Christian. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 548.
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Address: Hanston, Kansas
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Hirschler, E. E. "Hanston Mennonite Church (Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 8 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hanston_Mennonite_Church_(Kansas,_USA)&oldid=95101.
Hirschler, E. E. (1956). Hanston Mennonite Church (Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 8 March 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hanston_Mennonite_Church_(Kansas,_USA)&oldid=95101.
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