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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. 30 Mar 2015.,_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 30 March 2015, from,_Peter_S._(1846-1934)&oldid=95125.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 668. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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