From GAMEO
Revision as of 18:54, 20 August 2013 by GameoAdmin (Talk | contribs)


Jump to: navigation, search

John D. Overholt (1797-1878), a great-grandson of Martin Oberholtzer of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, who emigrated to America and settled near Deep Run, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was ordained as minister in 1830 for the church in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. In 1833 he was ordained bishop. In his work as bishop he made annual trips as far west as Columbiana County, Ohio. In 1857 Henry Yother (1810-1900) was ordained bishop to assist Overholt.

Bibliography

Yoder, Edward. "The Mennonites of Westmoreland County, Pa." Mennonite Quarterly Review 15 (1941): 151-186.


Author(s) Wilmer D Swope
Date Published 1959


Cite This Article

MLA style

Swope, Wilmer D. "Overholt, John D. (1797-1878)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Sep 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Overholt,_John_D._(1797-1878)&oldid=76780.

APA style

Swope, Wilmer D. (1959). Overholt, John D. (1797-1878). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 September 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Overholt,_John_D._(1797-1878)&oldid=76780.




Hpbuttns.gif
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 100. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


©1996-2014 by the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. All rights reserved.