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Peter S. Hartman (1846-1934), the son of David and Elizabeth Burkholder Hartman, was a success­ful farmer, businessman, and lay church worker of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Though he at first opposed the Sunday-school movement, he later became an active leader and teacher in the Sunday school. He was the first solicitor for the Eastern Mennonite Col­lege and was one of its founders and ardent sup­porters. He was an enthusiastic speaker and the talk which appealed most to the students was entitled, "Reminiscences of the Civil War." Stu­dents knew him as "Uncle Pete." He served as a member of the General Mission Board for a num­ber of years. He was a strong temperance advocate.


Brunk, H. A. Life of Peter S. Hartman. Scottdale, ca. 1937.

Hartman, P. S. "Civil War Reminiscences." Mennonite Quarterly Review III (July 1929): 203-19.

Author(s) Harry A Brunk
Date Published 1956

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Brunk, Harry A. "Hartman, Peter S. (1846-1934)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Oct 2016.,_Peter_S._(1846-1934)&oldid=95125.

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Brunk, Harry A. (1956). Hartman, Peter S. (1846-1934). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 October 2016, from,_Peter_S._(1846-1934)&oldid=95125.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 668. All rights reserved.

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