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The Old Order Mennonites (also known as Wisler Mennonites) of Ohio and Indiana divided into two factions in 1907, with a majority of members in both states identifying with a less traditional group that retained the name of Wisler Mennonites, but eventually became more formally known as the Ohio-Indiana Mennonite Conference. The central issues were the use of telephones and English preaching, which the majority Wisler group allowed. In 1924 the Wisler group also approved the ownership of automobiles. A large group of Wisler Mennonites in Ohio withdrew in 1973 and organized the Ohio Wisler Mennonite Conference.

In 1994 the Ohio-Indiana conference had approximately 637 members.


Bibliography

Scott, Stephen. An Introduction to Old Order and Conservative Mennonite Groups. People's Place Book #12. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1996: 72.



Author(s) Richard D Thiessen
Date Published October 2010


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Thiessen, Richard D. "Ohio-Indiana (Wisler) Mennonite Conference." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. October 2010. Web. 21 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ohio-Indiana_(Wisler)_Mennonite_Conference&oldid=66902.

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Thiessen, Richard D. (October 2010). Ohio-Indiana (Wisler) Mennonite Conference. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 21 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ohio-Indiana_(Wisler)_Mennonite_Conference&oldid=66902.




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