Brubacher, Daniel M. (1840-1921)

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Daniel Brubacher, born 20 September 1840, died 8 November 1921, was the fifth son and ninth child (of 13) of Deacon John W. Brubacher (1803-1886) and Catharine Martin Brubacher (1808-1895). Daniel was ordained preacher in 1876 for the Conestoga Meetinghouse, Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Ontario. In 1889 he withdrew from the Mennonite Conference of Ontario with others in the Old Order Mennonite division in Ontario. In 1909 he withdrew from the Old Order group and worshiped with the dissident group in private houses. At one time he lived with a group at Brutus, Michigan, but when these were scattered, he returned to Ontario. There he and his group, known as the Daniel Brubacher Group, joined forces with the two David Martins in 1917. He ordained his son Menno as minister, later broke with the David Martin group, and died with but a few adherents.


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Author(s) Ira D. Landis
Samuel J. Steiner
Date Published 1953

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Landis, Ira D. and Samuel J. Steiner. "Brubacher, Daniel M. (1840-1921)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 27 Sep 2022.,_Daniel_M._(1840-1921)&oldid=165759.

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Landis, Ira D. and Samuel J. Steiner. (1953). Brubacher, Daniel M. (1840-1921). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 September 2022, from,_Daniel_M._(1840-1921)&oldid=165759.


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