Jonathan Kurtz, b. 8 July 1848 near Lancaster, Fairfield County Ohio
, d. 10 July 1930 in Mishawaka, Indiana
, was a leading bishop in the Indiana-Michigan Amish Mennonite Conference
, and the merged Mennonite (Mennonite Church) Conference
. He was ordained preacher in 1882, and bishop in 1888, serving the Maple Grove
congregation near Topeka
, Indiana. He was an early and active supporter of progressive activities of all kinds, and helped in establishing missionary and educational work (Goshen College
) in the activities of the church. He was married to Lizzie Byler on 19 March 1878. They had five children.
|| Harold S Bender
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Bender, Harold S. "Kurtz, Jonathan (1848-1938)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1958. Web. 24 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kurtz,_Jonathan_(1848-1938)&oldid=92375.
Bender, Harold S. (1958). Kurtz, Jonathan (1848-1938). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Kurtz,_Jonathan_(1848-1938)&oldid=92375.
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