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Hebron Mennonite Church (General Conference Mennonite), located five miles east of Buhler, Kansas, a member of the Western District Conference, was founded in 1879 with Bernhard Buhler as elder. From the beginning the congregation made the mode of baptism optional, administering it by sprinkling or immersion. Buhler was baptized by sprinkling and ordained as minister by Leonhard Sudermann. The Hebron Mennonite Church is an exception in that it practices more than one mode of baptism. In 1882 a church building was constructed, which was replaced in 1900 by the present building. Bernhard Buhler served Hebron as elder 1879-1906, succeeded by A. M. Martens 1906-23. Other ministers were J. B. Dick 1900-17, Peter Lohrentz 1888-1924, David Penner 1879-95, Cornelius Froese 1879-1902, P. E. Frantz 1925-29 and 1931-36, P. S. Goertz 1930-31, T. A. van der Smissen 1937-46, J. W. Nickel 1947-48, Elbert Koontz 1948-53, and O'Ray Graber since 1954. The membership in 1955 was 207.

Bibliography

Epp, C. C.  "Early Hebron Mennonite Church." Mennonite Life VIII (April 1953): 86 ff.

Year Book of the Hebron Church (1941): 4 ff.


Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1956


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Krahn, Cornelius. "Hebron Mennonite Church (Buhler, Kansas, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 20 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hebron_Mennonite_Church_(Buhler,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=81823.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1956). Hebron Mennonite Church (Buhler, Kansas, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hebron_Mennonite_Church_(Buhler,_Kansas,_USA)&oldid=81823.




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