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Peter H. Unruh, son of Peter P. and Anna (Klassen) Unruh, was born in [[McPherson County (Kansas, USA)|McPherson County]], [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]], 23 January 1881. He was ordained minister of the Alexanderwohl [[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]] Church congregation in 1900 and elder in 1915. He served as a relief worker in Russia under the [[Mennonite Central Committee (International)|Mennonite Central Committee]] (MCC) 1922-23 and was for some years a member of the MCC and its vice-chairman. He also served for a time on the Conference Peace Committee and as treasurer of the Emergency Relief Board. He was married on 31 August 1905, to Susie Warkentin. He died at [[Goessel (Kansas, USA)|Goessel]], Kansas, 20 July 1943.
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Peter Hermann Unruh: minister and elder; born 23 January 1881 in [[Goessel (Kansas, USA)|Goessel]], Kansas, USA, the eldest of six children of Peter P. Unruh (26 November 1852, Nikolaidorf, Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, South Russia - 7 March 1939, Harvey County, Kansas) and Anna (Klaassen) Unruh (7 March 1859, Elisabeththal, Molotschna, South Russia - 12 February 1901, Marion County, Kansas). He was married on 31 August 1905 in Hillsboro, Kansas to Susanna "Susie" Warkentin (11 October 1882, Marion County, Kansas - 28 January 1950, Alexanderwohl, Marion County, Kansas), daughter of Jacob Warkentin (1833-1903) and Katharina (Sommerfeld) Warkentin (1838-1903). Peter and Susie had two children, Elmer and Velma. Peter died at [[Goessel (Kansas, USA)|Goessel]], Kansas, 20 July 1943 and was buried in the Alexanderwohl Cemetery.
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Peter was ordained a minister of the [[Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church (Goessel, Kansas, USA)|Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church]] (GCM) in 1900 and elder in 1915. He served as a relief worker in Russia under the [[Mennonite Central Committee (International)|Mennonite Central Committee]] (MCC) 1922-23 and was for some years a member of the MCC and its vice-chairman. He also served for a time on the Conference Peace Committee and as treasurer of the Emergency Relief Board.
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== Bibliography ==
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GRANDMA (The '''G'''enealogical '''R'''egistry '''an'''d '''D'''atabase of '''M'''ennonite '''A'''ncestry) Database, 7.04 ed. Fresno, CA: [http://calmenno.org/index.htm" California Mennonite Historical Society], 2013: #88553.
 
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Peter Hermann Unruh: minister and elder; born 23 January 1881 in Goessel, Kansas, USA, the eldest of six children of Peter P. Unruh (26 November 1852, Nikolaidorf, Molotschna Mennonite Settlement, South Russia - 7 March 1939, Harvey County, Kansas) and Anna (Klaassen) Unruh (7 March 1859, Elisabeththal, Molotschna, South Russia - 12 February 1901, Marion County, Kansas). He was married on 31 August 1905 in Hillsboro, Kansas to Susanna "Susie" Warkentin (11 October 1882, Marion County, Kansas - 28 January 1950, Alexanderwohl, Marion County, Kansas), daughter of Jacob Warkentin (1833-1903) and Katharina (Sommerfeld) Warkentin (1838-1903). Peter and Susie had two children, Elmer and Velma. Peter died at Goessel, Kansas, 20 July 1943 and was buried in the Alexanderwohl Cemetery.

Peter was ordained a minister of the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church (GCM) in 1900 and elder in 1915. He served as a relief worker in Russia under the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) 1922-23 and was for some years a member of the MCC and its vice-chairman. He also served for a time on the Conference Peace Committee and as treasurer of the Emergency Relief Board.

Bibliography

GRANDMA (The Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry) Database, 7.04 ed. Fresno, CA: " California Mennonite Historical Society, 2013: #88553.


Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959


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Bender, Harold S. "Unruh, Peter H. (1881-1943)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 29 Sep 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Unruh,_Peter_H._(1881-1943)&oldid=101899.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Unruh, Peter H. (1881-1943). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 September 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Unruh,_Peter_H._(1881-1943)&oldid=101899.




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