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Mancelona, Michigan, a town about 40 miles (65 km) south of Petoskey, the location of a small settlement of Mennonites (MC), where J. S. Coffman held several services in July 1881, and where he hoped a congregation would soon be organized. One of the Coffman meetings was held in the house of David Garber. One must have been organized soon, since on 22 September 1883, "two young persons were received into the church by baptism," and "on the 23rd communion services were held." Nothing further could be learned about this early group. In 1948 a mission was established here called Cold Springs. In 1956 Willard Bontrager was the pastor, with 22 members.

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Herald of Truth (1881): 139; (1883): 314.


Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1957


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Bender, Harold S. "Mancelona (Michigan, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 18 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mancelona_(Michigan,_USA)&oldid=113838.

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Bender, Harold S. (1957). Mancelona (Michigan, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Mancelona_(Michigan,_USA)&oldid=113838.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 445. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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