Bauman, Ella Garber (1895-1989)

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Ella Garber Bauman was b. 31 May 1895 in Versailles, Missouri to Daniel A. and Anna D. Loganbill Garber, a Mennonite farming family. She died 17 May 1989. Ella graduated from Bluffton College in 1919. She attended the University of Missouri Medical School and received her degree from Women's Medical College in Pennsylvania in 1924. She married Harvey R. Bauman in 1924. In 1925 they sailed to India and together established the first General Conference Mennonite hospital in Champa, Madhya Pradesh. The Baumans had five children: Kenneth, Clara Ann Stauffer, Albert, Harvella Stutzman, and Elizabeth Shelly. Ella served as Woodstock School doctor for an interim. During the 1947 uprising in India, Ella was called to work at a refugee camp near New Delhi. After retirement she and her husband were physicians at camp Men-O-Lan in Pennsylvania (1963-1976). They also worked in a cancer clinic in Allentown, PA, and later served as interim chaplains at Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, IL.


Juhnke, James C. A People of Mission: A History of General Conference Mennonite Overseas Missions. Newton, KS: Faith and Life, 1979: 33, 252, 223.

Author(s) Mary E Bauman
Date Published 1989

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