Schlegel is a Mennonite family name of Swiss origin that, as of 1959, was found chiefly in Illinois, Oregon and Ontario. Nicholas Schlegel was one of the early members of the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church in Ontario. Christian Schlegel settled in the Amish community of central Illinois in 1835. It is possible that he is the Christian Schlegel (1819-84) who served as an Amish Mennonite bishop in Livingston County. His son Joseph Schlegel (1847-1914) was ordained an Amish Mennonite bishop in 1891, serving the Pleasant View congregation at Hydro, OK. Joseph's son, John Slagell, was a minister in this congregation as well. Joseph Schlegel (1837-1913), a native of Alsace, was ordained bishop at Wayland, Iowa in 1868. In 1879 he moved to Milford, NE where he served the rest of his life. Daniel W. Slagel (1864-1947) was a minister in the Waldo Mennonite Church and Emmanuel Slagle (1869-1944) served as bishop of the Pioneer and Archbold Evangelical Mennonite churches in Ohio. Arthur Slagel of the Waldo church served as a relief worker in Russia after World War I. Five representatives of the family were in the ministry of the Mennonite Church (MC) in 1957.
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Gingerich, Melvin. "Schlegel (Slagel, Slagle, Slagell) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 May 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schlegel_(Slagel,_Slagle,_Slagell)_family&oldid=60720.
Gingerich, Melvin. (1959). Schlegel (Slagel, Slagle, Slagell) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 May 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Schlegel_(Slagel,_Slagle,_Slagell)_family&oldid=60720.
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