Bauman, Harvey Rosenberger (1897-1970)

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Harvey Rosenberger Bauman was born 26 February 1897 to farming parents, Samuel W. and Clara Rosenberger Bauman in Congo, Pennsylvania. He died 4 October 1970. He graduated from Bluffton College, (1919) and from Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia (1923). On 11 June 1924, he married Ella Garber, also a physician. They served as medical missionaries in India for 35 years (1925-1961). Harvey and Ella founded the Christian Hospital in Champa, Madhya Pradesh, India; he was its medical superintendent. He was medical superintendent of the Bethesda Leprosy Hospital, Champa, India, from 1947-1953. Harvey was secretary and treasurer of the General Conference Mennonite Mission in India for the 35 years he worked there. He also served as pastor, deacon, and Sunday School teacher, and supervised building and maintenance. In his medical work he trained compounders, nurses, and paramedics. Harvey served on the board of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, Utter Pradesh, where his five children attended boarding school.


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 1987

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