Bixler, Jacob K. (1877-1939)

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Jacob K. & Susan Bixler.
Scan courtesy of Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen HM 4-136, Box 1/21

Jacob K. Bixler, son of John and Barbara (Huber) Bixler, was born at Winesburg, Ohio on 5 September 1877, and died at Elkhart, Indiana on 20 December 1939.

At the age of five he moved with his family to near Wakarusa, Indiana, where he graduated from high school as one of the first Mennonite (Mennonite Church) graduates in the midwest, then taught school for two years. In 1904 he was married to Susan Bailey, and ordained to the ministry of the Mennonite Church (MC), and in 1907 ordained a bishop. He became an influential leader in the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference and Mission Board, and was the leader in establishing numerous mission congregations in the state of Michigan, while serving as secretary of the district mission board.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1953

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Bender, Harold S. "Bixler, Jacob K. (1877-1939)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 22 Jul 2024.,_Jacob_K._(1877-1939)&oldid=113733.

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Bender, Harold S. (1953). Bixler, Jacob K. (1877-1939). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 July 2024, from,_Jacob_K._(1877-1939)&oldid=113733.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, vol. 1, p. 350. All rights reserved.

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