White Hall Mennonite Church (Oronogo, Missouri, USA)

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White Hall Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church), now extinct, near Oronogo in Jasper County, Missouri, was last listed in the 1953 Mennonite Yearbook, with 15 members. In 1936 the church had its largest membership of 69. Joseph Blosser and family of Virginia, who arrived in Jasper County in 1867, were the first Mennonites in the area; by 1892 the church had grown to some 20 members. The congregation worshiped in the White Hall school until 1897, when it built a church across the road from the school. The first minister was Joseph Weaver, from Virginia, who was ordained in Missouri. Andrew Shenk, from Ohio, became the minister of the church in 1895. Another well-known preacher of the congregation was E. J. Berkey.

Author(s) Melvin Gingerich
Date Published 1959

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Gingerich, Melvin. "White Hall Mennonite Church (Oronogo, Missouri, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 20 Jun 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=White_Hall_Mennonite_Church_(Oronogo,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=85994.

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Gingerich, Melvin. (1959). White Hall Mennonite Church (Oronogo, Missouri, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 June 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=White_Hall_Mennonite_Church_(Oronogo,_Missouri,_USA)&oldid=85994.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 940. All rights reserved.

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