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Zion Arapahoe (Indian) Mennonite Mission Church ([[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]]) is located 2 miles (3 km) south of Canton in [[Blaine County (Oklahoma, USA)|Blaine County, OK]]. [[Arapaho Mennonite Mission|Missionary work among the Arapaho]] Indians in this district was begun by S. S. Haury at [[Cantonment Mennonite Mission (Canton, Oklahoma, USA)|Cantonment]] 1883-87. Other workers were J. J. Kliewer 1887-89, D. B. Hirschler 1889-90, Paul Mouttet 1890-92, A. S. Voth 1892-93, N. L. Weis 1893-95, and J. A. Funk 1897-1907. In 1907 the church was moved from Cantonment to its present location and continued by J. A. Funk 1907-20, Albert Claassen 1920, G. A. Linscheid 1920-21, H. T. Neufeld 1921-27, H. J. Kliewer 1927-36, G. A. Linscheid 1936-38, Benno Toews 1938-40, Arthur Friesen 1940-47, and Alfred Wiebe 1947- . The total number of Arapahoe baptized was 236 by the mid-1950s. In 1952 living members totaled 111.
 
Zion Arapahoe (Indian) Mennonite Mission Church ([[General Conference Mennonite Church (GCM)|General Conference Mennonite]]) is located 2 miles (3 km) south of Canton in [[Blaine County (Oklahoma, USA)|Blaine County, OK]]. [[Arapaho Mennonite Mission|Missionary work among the Arapaho]] Indians in this district was begun by S. S. Haury at [[Cantonment Mennonite Mission (Canton, Oklahoma, USA)|Cantonment]] 1883-87. Other workers were J. J. Kliewer 1887-89, D. B. Hirschler 1889-90, Paul Mouttet 1890-92, A. S. Voth 1892-93, N. L. Weis 1893-95, and J. A. Funk 1897-1907. In 1907 the church was moved from Cantonment to its present location and continued by J. A. Funk 1907-20, Albert Claassen 1920, G. A. Linscheid 1920-21, H. T. Neufeld 1921-27, H. J. Kliewer 1927-36, G. A. Linscheid 1936-38, Benno Toews 1938-40, Arthur Friesen 1940-47, and Alfred Wiebe 1947- . The total number of Arapahoe baptized was 236 by the mid-1950s. In 1952 living members totaled 111.
 
 
 
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Zion Arapahoe (Indian) Mennonite Mission Church (General Conference Mennonite) is located 2 miles (3 km) south of Canton in Blaine County, OK. Missionary work among the Arapaho Indians in this district was begun by S. S. Haury at Cantonment 1883-87. Other workers were J. J. Kliewer 1887-89, D. B. Hirschler 1889-90, Paul Mouttet 1890-92, A. S. Voth 1892-93, N. L. Weis 1893-95, and J. A. Funk 1897-1907. In 1907 the church was moved from Cantonment to its present location and continued by J. A. Funk 1907-20, Albert Claassen 1920, G. A. Linscheid 1920-21, H. T. Neufeld 1921-27, H. J. Kliewer 1927-36, G. A. Linscheid 1936-38, Benno Toews 1938-40, Arthur Friesen 1940-47, and Alfred Wiebe 1947- . The total number of Arapahoe baptized was 236 by the mid-1950s. In 1952 living members totaled 111.


Author(s) Alfred Wiebe
Date Published 1959


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Wiebe, Alfred. "Zion Arapahoe (Indian) Mennonite Mission Church (Canton, Oklahoma, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Jul 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Arapahoe_(Indian)_Mennonite_Mission_Church_(Canton,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=79031.

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Wiebe, Alfred. (1959). Zion Arapahoe (Indian) Mennonite Mission Church (Canton, Oklahoma, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 July 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Zion_Arapahoe_(Indian)_Mennonite_Mission_Church_(Canton,_Oklahoma,_USA)&oldid=79031.




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